CURL/WAVE PATTERN GUIDE

Hair curl and wave patterns are very complicated. The images shown below is only a rough idea. This is a tool that the factory uses to produce hair systems. The curls and waves will be altered with different hair lengths, colors, hair types ,density and other variable factors. This could be very misleading. The good thing is that we offer a questionnaire and your job is to fill this form out as best as you can and with that information we can figure out on our ends to meet your style requirements for hair curls and wave patterns.

Hair length affects the actual curl or wave patterns on the hair system. For example a Tight wave on 18″ hair is much looser than 6″, since 18″ long hair has more weight to drag the curl down. Our hair consultant will explain variables like this to you so that the correct desired curl patterns are achieved when ordering your hair system. 

Hair colors play a big roll in the final selection of curl and wave patterns on a hair system. Darker hair holds curls better than blondes and red tones since blonde and red colors require more processing to achieve these certain colors. It is rare that we recommend a tight curl pattern on red or blonde colored hair due to the risk of damaging the hair which will cause shedding, breakage and tangling from being processed too much.

INDIAN HAIR

Soft and fine characteristics with a natural wave or bend in it. The hair texture is too fine to tolerate any processing for tight curls or bone straight hair textures. Indian hair is an ideal candidate for hair systems that require  a slight movement or body wave textures.

CHINESE HAIR

Thick and strong, it can hold curls better without the hair looking frizzy. So Chinese hair is best when used on hair systems with curls and really straight hair textures.

SYNTHETIC

Synthetic hair can hold the real curl, but heat and steam can cause the hair to lose the curl pattern and needs to be reset or curled again

Hair systems with curly and wavy hair textures will look much more fuller than hair textures with straight or loose wave patterns. Again it’s best to discuss these things with our staff and they will order the proper configurations to achieve what you desire.

straight

STRAIGHT

Absolutely straight as a pencil. This is not a logical choice for 99% of all men’s hair styles because it will stick straight out if it is not long enough to create the weight to make it lay natural.

Body Wave

BODY WAVE

Light movement or body will remain. When cutting 2-1/2 inches shorter it will appear to be almost straight, any wave curl less than this ( F wave) will not have the body

Slight Wave

SLIGHT WAVE

This very light blend will definitely not work well for a brushback style. When it is cut short, it will appear very straight

Tight Wave

TIGHT WAVE

The most common wave used for the majority of styles. When this is cut two inches or shorter there will only be light movement remaining.

Medium Curl

MEDIUM CURL

If cut shorter than 2” most of the curl is out. This can also be a wave or curl depending on the direction it dries. Wet it and scrunch into a curl or comb flatter into a wave.

Tight Afro

TIGHT CURL

This curl is about the size of your thumb. This can be a wave texture or curl depending on the way it dries. Wet it and scrunch into a curl or comb flatter into a wave.