What products are suitable for 2C hair type

We get so many ads about many types of products that are suitable for your wavy hair texture. 

The good thing is that there are so many products for you to choose from, that’s if this is your hair type.  

First of all, we have make sure that you truly belong to this hair type before we jump into the hair products suitable for you. 

First of all, why don’t we give you an outline of all hair types, so you know who the 2C is identified as well as how it can be distinguished from the other hair types

Later in this article, you will learn about how you can best take care of this hair. This part will include some styling techniques and how to wash or dry it. 

You will then be given the list of the products that are suitable for you. We are specifically talking about moisturizing shampoos. 

As many of us may know, caring for hair that is divided into 4 categories, must be based on the hair textures,porosity and most importantly, the look. 

The main categories of hair were actually assigned numbers rather than names- if you are asking why use numbers instead of names, its simplicity! The numbers are 1 to 4, just as simple as that. 

Further in the categories, we have subcategories that range from the lightest to the heaviest type of that category of hair.


What are the main types of hair?

As we mentioned before, there are 4 main types, into which all hair is classified. The hair types have been explained below. Let’s start in order

Type 1: Straight Hair

Straight hair is probably the most common type of hair out there. “Why is so common?” you may ask. 

Well, it gives you a classic look and it can go with just about anything. It is considered to be a professional hair type. 

It is further categorized into 1A, which is only slightly straight, to 1B and then 1C, which is the straightest in this category. 1B is considered a neutral between 1A and 1C so it is not as straight as 1C or 1A. 

Type 2: Wavy Hair

This type of hair has a wave-like look, just as the name states. The wavy hair is broken down into 2A, 2B and 2C, just like our first category above. 

In this case, the 2A has a sort of straight look (remember that this comes after the straight type of hair, Type 1C). The 2C hair is the waviest hair in the type 2 category.

Just like in our first hair type, the wavy hair has a medium look, which in this case is the 2B. Quite a few people actually fall under this category.

Type 3: Curly Hair

The type 3 hair is the one you probably hear about the most. Why? Because it is probably the most stylish hair out there. 

Curly hair is the most popular hair because it can go with just about any outfit. Curly hair can go well with your corporate outfit, or your beach day outfit. It makes you glow.

On top of all this, the best part about this type of hair is that it suits everyone. 

The Type 3 category is further divided into 3A hair type and 3B hair type. However, It was later discovered that women had a hair type that was too curly to be 3B and less kinky to be 4A (this category will be explained below). 

Eventually, the 3C category was identified and recognized, despite that it hasn’t been added to the hair types charting system. If you have this type of hair, there are many products out there suitable for your 3C hair. The only thing you need to keep in mind is how different hair composition demands unique hair care products needs.

According to research the make up of hair which consists of lipids, trace elements, water and pigments, it means when you are choosing hair care products, your hair type should be taken into consideration.

Type 4: Kinky

While it may not be as popular as the type 3 hair, the kinky type of hair comes gives you a unique look. 

The kinky hair is suitable for almost everyone and it can be styled with a lot of outfits as well as colors. 

In this category, you have 4A, which falls between the 3C curly hair and the 4B hair. In this case the 4B type hair is the kinkiest hair. 


What does it mean to belong to this hair type?

Now that you we have known about the other hair types, we know a little background about where this hair falls in the hair chart. 

Also, if you were not sure what type of hair type you have, our summary has probably given you an idea of your hair type. 

So, what does it mean to have the 2C type hair?

We know that the 2C falls between the 2B and the 3A. It has a much looser texture and as such, it is prone to frizz. 

Because of these factors, it is always best to look for products that will enrich the texture, add shine to your 2C hair as well as reduce the frizz that develops from time to time.

We are, of course, talking about hydrating shampoo, lightweight oils and smooth conditioner sets. These products renew the hair strands while keeping them light (ensuring that your hair is not weighed down. 

Getting back to the subject matter, we will give you a list of the moisturizing shampoos that you can buy today. So, keep scrolling. 

Top 10 best moisturizing shampoo for 2C hair type

All the products in this list have been carefully selected to ensure that you get the best of the best. However, there is no particular order of products. 

Curl junkie hibiscus & banana deep fix moisturizing conditioner

The first on our list is this great product. The curl junkie hibiscus & banana deep fix moisturizing conditioner was specially made for your extreme wavy hair. 

It has some hydrating benefits like no other. On top of that, it has some great ingredients like hibiscus and banana, which go a long way to enriching your skin to keep it looking fabulous. 

For just $20, you can purchase the 236 ml (or 8 Oz) deep fix and make your hair happy. 

Elucence volume clarifying shampoo

The elucence brand has been around for a long time and they have been making this great beauty product ever better. 

This shampoo has some great clarifying benefits- there’s a reason why it is in the name. 

The product won the 2016 Natural Curl competition for the best cleansing shampoo. No product makes it at first place unless it is really the best.

Also, you don’t have to worry about spending too much money on this product. The 300 ml (10 Oz) bottle only costs $9. 

African pride moisture miracle aloe & coconut water pre-shampoo

Third on our list is a product that is specially combined with African ingredients to give you a 12 Oz product. 

The pre-shampoo is enriched with aloe as well as coconut water. The aloe acts as a antioxidant, purifying your hair while the coconut water rehydrates the hair. 

The product minimizes hair breakage, especially in curly and wavy hair. 

Elucence moisture benefits shampoo

Elucence has yet another great shampoo for your 2C hair. The moisture benefits shampoo does just what its name states. 

It cleanses your hair of all impurities while making sure that your hair and scarp are properly moisturized. Throughout the whole process, your hair will remain soft. 

For as little as $16.00 you get the whole 1 L. bottle. The best part? The bottle will definitely last a long time. 

Curl junkie beauticurls argan & olive oil daily hair conditioner

Curl junkie is a brand that specializes in curly and wavy hair such as this 2C type. The Beauticurls argan product was made to moisturizing your hair after a deep shampooing job. 

Besides that, it redefines the curls, thereby maintaining your wavy look after every wash. 

Elucence moisture balancing shampoo 

The elucence moisturizing shampoo cleanses the hair while making sure that there is a stable balance of moisture, thereby preventing the hair from a complete dry state. 

The 1 L. bottle goes for a much lower price than you can imagine. Seriously,  the price surely justifies the benefits. 

Eden bodyworks coconut shea cleansing cowash 

Eden bodyworks created this product just for you. It is enriched with coconut oils which have a high fiber content that keep the hair strong in the long run. 

The best part is that it is very affordable. 

Curl junkie beauticurls strengthening hair conditioner 

The strengthening hair conditioner comes with a lot of ingredients which are added just for your 2C hair type. 

For  a low price, you get a large bottle that will last for a while. 

TRESemme Pro Pure light Moisture Shampoo 

Above all the products in our list, this one is probably the most recommended one. The TRESemme Moisturizing shampoo is the most popular shampoo on this entire list. 

It is wel renowned for its hydrating abilities and keeping the hair smooth. 

Curl junkie curls in a bottle

What makes this Curl junkie product different from other products is that besides hydrating the hair, it will maintain the nature of your curls. Also, it makes your hair less prone to fizz. 

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