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Different Hair Types and Treatments: How AI Can Help

Aug 31, 2022 · 3 minutes read
Different Hair Types and Treatments: How AI Can Help

Healthy, luscious, and soft tresses are everyone’s dream, and it can be easily achieved with a proper hair routine. Certainly, maintaining a good haircare regimen is just as important as following a skincare routine or any other essential beauty ritual. However, if done wrong, a haircare routine can do more harm than good as there are many factors that consumers need to consider. Thankfully, AR and AI technologies can help to identify hair types and textures in 2 seconds and lead your consumers to the best products for their needs.

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How to Identify Different Hair Types and Hair Textures

There are four general hair types: straight, wavy, curly, and coily. Each of these main types contains subcategories with certain unique characteristics. 

Identify Different Types of Hair

Type 1: Straight.

Does not curl easily and falls flat from the roots.

Type 2: Wavy.

Mid-point between straight and wavy hair. 

There are 3 different types of wavy hair:

  • 2A: Thin wavy
  • 2B: Medium wavy
  • 2C: Thick wavy 

Type 3: Curly.

Prominent curls from the root down.

There are 3 different types of curly hair:

  • 3A: Loose curls
  • 3B: Medium curls
  • 3C: Tight curls

Type 4: Coily.

Characterized by very tight curls that could break easily.

There are 3 different types of coily hair:

  • 4A: Tight coils
  • 4B: Z coils
  • 4C: Very tight coils

There's a common way of finding out if you have thick or thin hair. Take one strand of hair and put opon a flat table, then take a sewing thread and compare it with you hair. If your hair is thinner, then you have thin hair, if it's thicker, you're more likely to have thick hair. 

Taking the above hair information into consideration, it comes as no surprise that some consumers spend hours analyzing their hair trying to determine the correct hair type and still don’t arrive at any definite conclusion. Thankfully, Perfect Corp. has an easy and quick solution that will help ensure that your customers receive a personalized haircare recommendation when shopping with your brand.

How AI & AR Analyze Hair Type and Texture to Recommend Haircare Products

Perfect Corp.’s advanced innovative AI Hair technology makes the process of finding the perfect haircare routine effortless. With this technology, your customers can identify their hair type in seconds.  


AI & AR Hair Type Analysis for Haircare Recommendations


All the customers have to do is:
  • Step 1: Enable the camera via any smart device.
  • Step 2: In 2 seconds, his/her hair type will be detected and displayed.
  • Step 3: Depending on the results, the customer can choose the best corresponding haircare products for their hair type.

After a quick scan, the technology will use AI and visual computing to detect the curl pattern and shape, if any, and classify one’s hair type according to the four major categories and subcategories. 

Once your customers know their hair type, finding the right products to treat their hair and establishing the right haircare regimen is extremely easy.


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Deliver Personalized Haircare Recommendations with AI

The perfect haircare routine will take your customers hair from dull to gorgeous, but there’s no universal formula and the proper regimen should be fully customized just for your customers and their hair needs. 

When building an ideal, one-of-a-kind haircare routine, several factors should be taken into consideration, including:

  • Hair type and texture
    • (e.g. what types of hair textures your customers have, how to provide a personal treatment for different types of curly hair, waves hair or any other type)
  • Preferred hairstyling method
    • (e.g. do your customers use heat styling tools such as a curling iron on a daily basis or prefer a more natural style)
  • Has your customer's hair been chemically processed
  • The elasticity and porosity of the hair
  • Personal needs and concerns
    • (e.g. do your customers wish to combat excess hair dryness, oiliness, or frizz?)

Hair Porosity 

Porosity relates to the hair's ability to absorb water and moisture. It can be classified as low, medium, and high. The higher the porosity, the more likely you hair is to absorb moisture or water.

Porosity means how's the hair's ability to absorb water and moisture.

There's pros and cons to having hair with high porosity. Your hair can be easily nourished by the hair products, yet in the meantime, it can be prone to frizz and dryness.

Porosity Test

There's an easy way to test your hair's porosity. Place a strand in a bowl of water, and see how it floats. If it quickly sinks into bottom, it means the hair is of a higher porosity. But if it floats, then it's of a low porosity.

As you can see, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all haircare routine. Furthermore, whereas some factors on that list can be easily addressed, determining one’s hair type and texture can be quite challenging. So, how can your customers determine their hair type?

Find the Perfect Haircare Regimen Based on Personal Hair Type and Texture

Get a FREE Demo to see how AI tech helps to provide the best haircare regimen.

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Different hair types need different types of care. You can’t look after straight hair the same way you do for coily hair.

Luckily, advances in AI & AR hair technology make the process of determining one’s hair type much easier, elevating the consumer shopping journey and offering a stress-free way to find the right hair products.

With Perfect Corp.’s trailblazing AI Hair technology, the ideal haircare routine is just a few clicks away.


Different Types of Hair FAQ

What are the different types of curly hair?

There are 3 unique subcategories under the general curly hair type. Type 3A is large and loose curls. Type 3B is medium curls that are usually tighter than type 3A curls. Lastly, type 3C is tight curls, which typically has the most volume.  


What are the four types of hair?

There are 4 distinct types of natural hair: straight, wavy, curly, and coily. Within each of these types there are certain subcategories with unique characteristics. Properly identifying one’s hair type is crucial for finding the proper haircare regimen.


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