Hair Type

All your questions about your specific hair type, answered. Read on for how to care for and style your hair—from coily and thick to fine and straight—with advice and product recommendations from the pros.

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How to Care For Combination Hair, According to Experts

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How to Detangle Your Hair, Based on Your Hair Type

Model with a shaggy haircut.
Dry Cutting Is the Method of Choice for Stylists—Here's Why

Low Porosity Hair Characteristics: Expert Hair Care Tips

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Shampoo 101: Choosing the Right Shampoo for Your Hair Type

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The Best Short Haircut for Your Hair Type

60 Shoulder-Length Haircuts for Thick Hair to Take to Your Stylist

Ruth Negga curly pixie cut
30 Celeb-Inspired Pixie Cuts for Thick Hair

20 Low-Maintenance Haircuts for Every Texture

The Most Flattering Short Haircuts for Thick Hair

How to Treat High Porosity Hair

Kristina Bazan
11 Time-Saving Hairstyles for Thick Hair

How to Tame Thick & Unruly Hair for Men

The Winter Haircut You Should Get, According to Your Texture

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The One Haircut That Looks Good on Everyone

Ty Lauren
My Mixed-Texture Curls Would Be Flat and Lifeless Without These Products

25 Stunning Prom Hairstyles for Every Hair Type

Woman with dark, fine hair that is wet
How to Detangle Fine Hair Like a Total Pro

Thinning Hair at Your Temples
Thinning Hair at Your Temples? Experts Explain Why

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Is Your Hair Fine or Thin? Here's How to Tell the Difference

Jourdan Dunn
25 Styles and Cuts That Give Thin Hair Major Volume

Found: 50 Super-Flattering Bob Haircuts for Fine Hair

18 Flat Hair Fixes That Add Volume to Fine Hair

How to Determine Your Hair Strand Type and Density

17 Expert Tips for Styling Fine, Thin Hair

taylor hill
30 Medium-Length Cuts and Styles For Fine Hair That Are Impossibly Cool

hallie gould
How to Care for Thin, Curly Hair: My Products and Rituals

A trio of haircuts for thin hair
70 Stunning Hairstyles for Thin Hair—From Flippy Blowouts to Textured Lobs

Jude Law
25 Best Cuts for Men With Thinning Hair

fine hair
Everything You Need to Know About How to Shampoo Fine Hair Correctly

How I Get Away With Only Washing My Fine, Straight Hair Once a Week

Lucy Hale with a wavy bob haircut
These Haircut Trends Are Perfect for Thin Hair Textures

3 Ponytail Tricks That Make Thin Hair Look Fuller

Alexa Chung shoulder-length haircut with curtain bangs
25 Hairstyles That Make Fine Hair Look Amazing

taylor hill
30 Updos For Thin Hair (and How to Achieve Them)

The One Mistake That's Ruining Your Thin Hair

49 Flattering Shoulder-Length Hairstyles

4 Hairstyles for Thin Hair That Give Major Volume

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I Finally Found a Routine That Works For My Thin, Fragile Hair

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How to Make Thinning Hair Appear Fuller

20 Hairstyle Ideas That Make Fine Hair Look Amazing

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The 20-Second Makeup Trick Every Thin-Haired Girl Needs

Epic Curls
A Celebrity Hairstylist Gave Me the Most Epic Curls—Here's How

Lupita Nyong'o on the red carpet with her natural curls in a voluminous updo hairstyle
Type 4C Hair: What It Is and How to Care for It

The actor Yara Shahidi with twisted out hair
Braid-Outs and Twist-Outs Are Similar Styles—With Some Key Differences

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The Hustle: Meet the Lawyer Redefining Natural Haircare

Michaela Angela Davis
Michaela Angela Davis' Series "Hair Tales" Celebrates the Power of Black Hair

Woman with soft, bouncy coily hair.
How to Condition Natural Hair for Your Healthiest Strands Ever

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How the Early Natural Hair Movement Changed the Beauty World as We Know It

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33 Afro Hairstyles for 2022 That Embrace Your Natural Texture

What Can I Do About Braids That Are Too Tight? Hair Experts Explain

10 Genius Tips to Protect Natural Hair While Swimming

How to Determine Your Hair Porosity (And Care for It Accordingly)

How to Treat Dry Natural Hair: 7 Expert Tips

Halsey Posted a Picture of Her Natural Hair, and We Did a Double Take

Karlie Kloss Platinum
25 Examples of Platinum Blonde Hair That Actually Look Natural

Singer Wynter Gordan at the Mataano - Presentation - Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Make Transitioning to Natural Hair Easier With These 16 Tips

Actress and singer Michaela Jae Rodriguez with 2C hair.
Type 2C Hair: What It Is and How to Care for It

Kerry Washington with coily hair.
Type 4A Hair: What It Is and How to Care for It

Real Women Share Their Kinky-Curly Hair Stories

Zendaya Coleman
34 Beautiful Bob Hairstyles for Black Women

Zendaya with curly hair.
Type 3B Hair: What It Is and How to Care for It

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30 Women of Color Share Their Most Personal Natural Hair Stories

9 Nourishing Natural Ingredients for Black Hair