Understanding Hair Texture

November 13 2019


You hear about hair texture all the time. It’s clearly important and can have a massive impact on the look and health of your hair. But if you’ve ever wondered exactly why and how adding texture improves limp and straight hair, you’re not alone. The texture of your hair also plays into how certain styles will look, so if you have your heart set on a look that relies on a specific texture, like curls, it’s smart to consider how texturizing services can help you achieve the best results. 

So what is texture? The term refers to the density of hair. We often think of it simply as fine or thick, but there are actually six different types of texture hair can embody. They are coarse, curly, fine, frizzy, straight, and wavy. When your hair naturally falls flat, it’s more on the finer side, while pouffier hair usually indicates texture like coarse or curlier. Knowing which type of texture your tresses have can have a significant impact on how you style and manage your hair.

With the way styles interact with the texture, it might feel deflating if the look you want contradicts your hair’s natural state. However, there are plenty of different ways to get the ideal texture and volume for your hair. Styling products and tools help manipulate hair, such as going from wavy to straight and vice versa, but these take up your time and can damage your locks. 

Services like blowouts, perms, keratin treatments, and Japanese straightening give the ability to change your hair to a more desirable texture, whether only for a few weeks or if you wanted a more lasting effect.

At Meraki Hair & Makeup Studio, our expert stylists are familiar with every hair texture and their specific needs. Check out our variety of texturizing services and finally get the style you’ve always wanted. You can find us at 1281 Arthur Kill Road in Staten Island or call 718.966.6601 to book an appointment. Prefer to instantly schedule an appointment yourself? Try our Meraki Hair & Makeup Studio mobile app, available for a free download on iTunes or Google Play