Natural Curl Key Guide

TYPE I

Straight to Minimal Wave

 

TYPE II

Open Wave


Loose S-shaped curves

TYPE III

Wavy


Distinct S-shaped curves with uniform wave pattern

TYPE IV

Curly

Curl Type IV - Curly

Defined, mixed curl patterns: loops to spirals; ringlets to corkscrews

TYPE V

Very Curly

Curl Type V - Very Curly

Defined curl with S-shapes forming into coils

TYPE VI

Coiled

Loose afro-medium coils close to the scalp

TYPE VII

Very Coiled

Curl Type VII - Very Coiled

Tight afro-distinct, springy coils closer to scalp

TYPE VIII

Zig-Zag Coiled

Curl Type VIII - Zig-Zag Coiled

Extremely tight afro-interlocking coils and zig-zag patterns

With the support of our world renowned scientists in the United States and France, MIZANI has pioneered the Natural Curl Key™. After years of research and testing, our laboratories defined global hair types based on specific-shape criteria and utilising a scientific approach to measuring features of human-hair strands, including curve diameter, curl index, number of twists and number of waves. This research resulted in the identification of eight distinct hair types worldwide: Type I – Type VIII.

The MIZANI Natural Curl Key™ is an easy-to-use reference guide that allows professional stylists and clients, to better identify hair types and determine its key characteristics and special needs, as well as the most beneficial care and service suggestions.

Which curl type are you? Look at the Natural Curl Key™ and book a consultation with your stylist.