Hair texture is commonly confused for hair type.  For clarification the definitions of both are as follows:

Hair Texture

The size of the diameter of one hair strand; classified as fine, medium and coarse. Fine hair has the smallest diameter followed by medium and coarse, which have the largest diameter. The texture affects the hair’s ability to effectively bend to form curls, resist damage and hold the weight of products.

Hair Type

The amount of curl or movement along the hair strands; classified as straight, wavy, curly and excessively curly (kinky). The more curl hair has the more shrinkage that occurs and the more moisture is required.

For “Naturalistas,” knowing hair texture is key to product selection and usage. Check out our Curl Finder to better understand your texture(s) and how to best care for your natural hair.