A Complete Hair Texture Guide with Pictures
Body Wave (Deep, Loose) vs. Curly (Deep, Kinky) vs. Yaki and Funmi
As you may know, the length, color, and style are one of the main elements when you think about your hair extensions, but hair texture is also extremely important because it can drastically change your hairstyle. From straight to curly – hair texture has a really important part in your look.
When talking about curly hair, a lot of people are not aware that there are many different types of curly hair with very subtle but important differences. So, if you’re looking to get a perm, you can choose from these different hair textures and get the perfect one. Or if you already have curly hair and want to buy extensions for your hair, this guide can help you find the curls that match your natural ones exactly. From straight hair to body wave, loose wave, deep wave, deep curls, kinky curls, funmi hair and yaki hair. So, take a look at these 8 different textures you can choose from and get inspired for your new look.
Keep in mind that all our hair extensions come in these textures, so you do not have to make a compromise of any kind. Just pick the length, texture and you are good to go. What if the texture does not match hair exactly? Since AiryHair sells only real Remy hair, you can restyle them without a worry.
Straight is the simplest hair extensions texture ever; it’s classic and usually looks great on everyone. It’s very easy to style, maintain, and take care of. The best thing is that you can change hairstyles easily and play around with it to get new looks on a daily basis. A lot of people with naturally curly hair want to have straight hair because curls are often hard to style.
There are many different hair straightening methods like blow-drying (pretty self-explanatory), straightening creams that eliminate frizzy hair extensions and straighten your real hair, using straighteners (high heat treatment), chemical relaxers that work for 4 to 10 weeks (also known as lanthionization), Japanese thermal reconditioning, and keratin treatment that also shortens the overall blow dry timer by as much as 60%.
Since our straight hair extensions are made of real hair, you can style them into curls or any other texture. It is as versatile as you can get.
Body wave is a loose type of curl that looks very natural and it flows nicely. It’s not completely straight but it’s also not too curly. It is like a happy medium of hair extensions. Due to various misconceptions, body weave hair may sometimes be referred as Brazilian hair even though that is not the case. The only problem with getting a body wave is that the curls start to relax and almost disappear over time. But it’s still a great option if you’re bored with your straight hair or if you have natural curls that need a bit of styling and rejuvenation.
You can also liven up your natural curly hair with body wave extensions that are long-lasting and add a real boost to your hair. Alternative, you can achieve this look with a couple of hair rollers or by using a hair straightener. Simply apply high heat and twist as you slide it from the hair roots to ends.
Loose wave extensions are similar to body wave in texture because it’s a very loose curl. The difference between body wave and loose wave is that loose wave doesn’t flow in one piece like body wave, it’s more loose, like the name says. It is made by using a larger roller and that’s the reason why it’s so relaxed and soft. It has a great flow and it can be used on different hairstyles.
Since loose curls can relax over time, proper care and maintenance is extremely important. Moisture is the key for protecting your curls. If you are using loose wave hair extensions, it is important to re-apply the texture after every few washes. Otherwise, you risk of having hair that is too relaxed and is closer to that of a body wave.
Deep have hair extension texture flows in smooth waves, but they are much deeper than body wave and that results in tighter curls. These are the closest wavy extensions you can get without looking too curly. It is like someone cranked the wave level to the max. Deep wave is a great texture that looks really luxurious and boosts your hair volume. If you are buying deep wave extensions for the first time, please keep in mind that all hair is measured while straight, so the 20-inch straight extensions will look longer than 20-inch-deep wave extensions. However, if you were to straighten the later, they would be of an equal length. Hopefully, that makes sense.
Again, proper maintenance is paramount. But if you want to just add to your natural curls, deep wave extension can really make a difference and add to length and thickness of your curls.
Deep curls are a bit tighter than a deep wave and they have a really cool natural look. Deep curls add a lot of body to your hair and create a funky curly look that is everything but boring. If you have naturally curly hair but lack length and thickness, or if your curls are damaged and hard to style, add deep curl extensions. Extensions are always a great choice because they are easy to maintain and style and when if you get bored with them, you can always just take them out and get back to your natural hair style without much trouble.
The other benefit of deep curls? If you get extensions, the texture is already pre-applied so you don’t have to add chemicals or heat treatment to your own hair. And when all is said and done, your hair will look healthier, fuller, richer, and you will be able to style it more easily.
Kinky Curly Hair
Kinky curly hair is a type of curly hair that also has a torsion twist and the hair basically turns around itself, and has a zig-zag pattern. Despite looking very strong, kinky curly hair is actually pretty fragile and often dry and requires a lot of maintenance and special care. Therefore, it is important to apply hair moisturizer and wash extensions with a sulphate free shampoo that does not damage the hair.
Kinky curly extensions look absolutely fantastic and stylish. It’s no wonder why so many people who don’t have naturally kinky curly hair want this texture. The main problem with getting those tight curls is that you need a lot of hair because it can reduce your hair length by more than a half! However, that is a minor sacrifice considering the looks you get from everyone passing by. It is the ultimate fashionista hairstyle.
There are always curly extensions you can use even if your hair is naturally kinky curly; it can give it that boost and a healthier look.
Although funmi hair has a lot of different meanings, it usually refers to extensions where the curls don’t start from the roots, but from the middle of your hair, giving a very specific look. It is sort of a love child of straight and curly hair extensions.
Just like with other textures, proper hair care is important. However, a cheat that you can use (assuming you need funmi texture for special occasions only) is by buying temporary clipin hair extensions; and if 10-minute application is too much, there is another alternative: funmi flip in extensions that are applied in seconds. It’s a fun look to play with, so definitely give it a chance!
Yaki hair primarily refers to yaki extensions that mimic the relaxed, straightened African-American hair. It does have this magical look that you can only get with a chemical treatment. The great thing about it is that you can choose from various types of yaki hair extensions, lengths and styles.
Depending on how you look at it, yaki extensions have one quality of them: people will want to touch your hair because they have rarely seen the texture like this. If you love to be the center of attention, yaki extensions is a great choice to consider. It can also give you freedom to style your hair the way you want and play around with different looks.
Now that you know about the different hair textures and the way they look, it’s time to pick your own package of hair extensions and get that goddess like look. Did you know that AiryHair is the only supplier that offers hair extensions in any texture, any color, length, size and weight?
Unlike other suppliers, we do not rely on the third parties and produce everything at our own place.
Please note: when buying textured, real human hair, it is important that you redo them from time to time, especially after washing, as these are not synthetic extensions and won't hold the texture, just like the regular hair.