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Hair types

What’s Your Curly Hair Type? 

We get it. Figuring out your curly hair type can be confusing. But, it can be super useful to know your type so shopping for hair-care products isn’t as overwhelming. 

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Your curl type is determined by the shape of the follicle that your hair grows out of from your scalp. The flatter or more oval-shaped the follicle, the curlier your hair; the more circular the cross-section, the straighten your hair. Your curl pattern is also identified by the shape that the strands of hair make, whether they kink, curve, or wind around themselves into spirals.

What’s Your Type?

Type 2 (Wavy) 

Fine to coarse hair, waves are bendy, and have an S pattern closer to the head. 


Wash your hair every 2-3 days or 3-5 days. Be careful of sulfates. 


Natural oils are great for your hair and scalp, but they can make your hair feel and look greasy. Instead, use a pre-poo treatment and wash it out afterward. 


Deep condition every two weeks. 


Creams and gels will be too heavy and weigh down your hair, a mousse or leave-in serum is the best option for styling your hair. While your curl pattern is less sensitive to heat, less is always better. 

Type 3 (Curly)

Loose to tight, springy corkscrews which have some sheen but are susceptible to frizz. 


Wash your hair once a week, or less. Avoid sulfates and other harmful ingredients that can dry out your hair. Choose a gentle shampoo that won’t strip your hair of natural oils. 


If you have dry ends, apply a daily conditioner. Lock in moisture by applying a lightweight oil when hair is wet. 


Deep condition your hair every 1-2 weeks. 


Use a lighter gel over curls to define them. Stay away from heat tools as much as possible.

Type 4 (Coily)

Coily hair is naturally dry and spongy, ranging from fine to coarse and wiry.  Strands form very tight with small curls of zig-zags from the scalp and are prone to major shrinkage. 


Shampoo every 2-3 weeks, and no more than once a week. Avoid sulfates and other harmful ingredients that can dry out your hair. 



Moisturize your hair daily by using a lightweight product that does not contain harmful ingredients that can dry out your hair. Use oils to lock moisture into your roots. 


Deep condition every 1-2 weeks. 


Limit the use of heat on your hair as it can cause irreparable damage.

Fight frizz with a light gel to define your curls. 

Remember, at Fox Den, we think that all hair is beautiful and hair in the healthiest state is the best for you!

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It is with great respect and humility that we acknowledge that we gather and create on the traditional land of the Dakota people and the many other tribes that have stewarded it for generations.  This beautiful and often complicated city has been the ancestral home to the Dakota people, as well as a home to the Ojibwe (Anishinaabeg), Ho-Chunk, Cheyenne, Oto, Iowa, Sauk and Meskwaki people over generations.  The continual strategic disenfranchisement of the colonial settlers on the native peoples of this land have diminished but not deterred the capacity for acknowledgement of the many gifts, strengths, voices, and achievements of the indigenous people that have come before, as well as  those that remain in our communities. 

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