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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.

Close up of model Imaan Hammam with her natural curly hair
6 Tips for Preserving Your Curls Overnight, Straight From Hairstylists

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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

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Dry Cutting Is the Method of Choice for Stylists—Here's Why

Low Porosity Hair Characteristics: Expert Hair Care Tips

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How to Choose the Right Shampoo For Your Hair Type, According to Experts

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The Best Short Haircut for Your Hair Type, According to Hairstylists

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65 Shoulder-Length Hairstyles for Thick Hair That Make the Most of Your Texture

Ruth Negga curly pixie cut
37 Best Pixie Cut Ideas for Thick Hair

Low Maintenance Haircuts Gallery
30 Low-Maintenance Haircuts for Every Hair Type and 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

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Does Ketoconazole—an Anti-Dandruff Ingredient—Actually Help With Hair Loss?

Haircuts for Thin Hair
30 Volume-Boosting Styles and Cuts for Thin Hair, According to Experts

Ella Mai
47 Super-Flattering Bob Haircuts for Fine Hair

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20 Ways to Add Volume to Fine, Flat Hair, According to Stylists

How to Determine Your Hair Strand Type and Density

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How to Style Fine Hair: 17 Tips to Add Volume

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

 Sabrina Carpenter, Lana Condor, and Joan Smalls with Stunning Thin Hair Hairstyles
79 Hairstyles and Cuts That Make Thin Hair Look Thicker

Jude Law
25 Best Cuts for Men With Thinning Hair

fine hair
How to Shampoo Fine Hair Correctly, According to Experts

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

Eva Longoria, Hilary Duff, and Simone Ashley with Updos for Thin Hair
35 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

Frontal Queen Baby Hair Gel Review
We Tried the TikTok-Viral Frontal Queen Edge Control—Here Are Our Thoughts

Justine Skye
How to Achieve a Slicked-Back Bun on Natural Hair, According to Hairstylists

Ava DuVernay
How to Retwist Your Locs, According to Natural Hair Experts

Halle Bailey spiral loc hairstyle
16 Short Loc Hairstyles That Are Easy and Elegant

Yara Shahidi wearing braids
20 Summery Protective Styles You'll Want to Wear All Season Long

tia mowry wearing braids
The Best Products for Maintaining Braids, According to Hairstylists

"PsychoHairapy" Merges Mental Health and Haircare—Here's Why It's Important

Tamera Mowry with curly hair
Natural Hair TikTok Says Botanical Gels Will Unlock Your Bounciest Curls Ever

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The Bowl Method Is TikTok's Latest Curly Hair Hack—Here's What You Need to Know

The actor Sasha Lane in profile, her dreadlocks piled into a chic ponytail
How to Wash Dreadlocks, According to Natural Hair Experts

Actor Madison Pettis with her curly hair in a high ponytail, standing against a white wall
6 Tips for Preventing Frizzy Hair, Straight From Pro Hairstylists

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 vs. Twist-Outs: Which Style Is Right For You?

Naturally Drenched founder Jamila Powell laughs in a yellow dress inset on purple template
The Hustle: Meet the Lawyer Redefining Natural Haircare

Lupita Nyong'o wearing purple eyeshadow and frosted lips
Lupita Nyong'o Debuted a Joyful New Buzzcut on Instagram

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

woman with coily hair
36 Afro Hairstyles That Embrace Your Natural Texture