Marquesa’s Hair Texture Chart
We have 9 natural textures available, but we can customize to whatever texture you want.
Some specific virgin hair types come in specific textures but the original texture can always be customized to something different with customer request. But however we always recommend you retain hair in its natural texture form. Our most comment textures are natural straight, wavy and curly.
Hair Texture FYI
What are the different curly hair types to choose from? What type of hair do I have?
Type 1: Straight Hair
Straight hair reflects the most sheen. It is also the most resilient hair of all of the hair types. This hair texture is hard to damage and next to impossible to curl. Because the sebum (natural oil produced in the sebaceous glands of the scalp) gently works its way from the scalp to the ends without the interference of curls or kinks, it is the most oily hair texture of all.
Type 2: Wavy Hair
Wavy hair lies somewhere between straight and curly hair. It also reflect sheen, more than curly hair, but less than straight hair. The further down the wavy spectrum you go the less sheen the hair will reflect. Wavy hair is typically more prone to frizz.
WAVY HAIR STYLING TIP: Because wavy hair is more prone to frizz, anti-frizz/humidity protective styling products are key for creating and keeping gorgeous waves
Type 3: Curly Hair
If you pull a strand of a type 3 curly, you will notice it has a definite S shape. Granted, the S may be a lower case s or upper case S, or it may even resemble a Z on some occasions…however, there is a definite curl pattern in place, with our without products. This hair type is full bodied, climate dependent (humidity = frizz), and damage prone. Lack of proper care renders dull curls.
CURLY HAIR STYLING TIP: Curly hair is the most temperamental hair type If you apply too much styling product= weighed down/greasy looking curls. For frizz free curls the proper styling product application. Always start with a fresh, clean palette on day #1. Cleanse, Condition, Moisturize, then apply your styling product of choice,
Type 4: Kinky Hair
Despite many misconceptions, this tightly coiled hair is quite fine and fragile. It is wiry, and delicate by nature. Each strand usually has a zig zag pattern. Kinky hair is the driest hair type, thus it is more prone to breakage and requires a gentle touch. A misconception exists that this hair type does not grow. Kinky hair grows at the same rate as other texture, however, if not treated properly it breaks more than other textures. Treat this hair type like a fine silk blouse – cleanse gently, detangle softly, and avoid harsh chemicals.
KINKY HAIR CARE TIP: Because kinky hair is dry by nature, and therefore breaks easily, it needs added moisture, daily. Dry hair breaks…well moisturized hair is supple and has elasticity. The key to keeping these natural locks healthy, shiny, and beautiful is to moisturize every step of the way.