Unlocking the Beauty: Hair care routine for type 2b hair

Hair care routine for type 2b hair

Are you tired of dealing with frizzy, undefined waves? Look no further! In this article, we’ll be discussing a hair care routine specifically tailored to type 2B hair. With the right products and techniques, you can enhance your natural waves and achieve a healthy, voluminous look. We’ll cover everything from washing and conditioning to styling and maintenance, so you can create a personalized routine that works for you. Say goodbye to bad hair days and hello to gorgeous, bouncy waves!

What is 2b hair?

2b hair is wavy hair that falls between 2a and 2c on the hair type scale. If you have 2b hair, your waves are usually well-defined, and you may even have some curl patterns. This hair type can be a little difficult to manage, but with the right products and styling techniques, you can achieve some incredible looks.

2b hair is often described as “beachy” waves due to its natural texture. If you have 2b hair, you probably don’t have to do much to get this look. Just let your hair air dry and tousle it with your fingers for a casual look.

Hair typing system Andre Walker

Hair typing
Hair typing

Walker’s hair typing system divides hair texture into four categories: type 1 – straight, type 2 – wavy, type 3 – curly, and type 4 – curly/tangled. In each category (1, 2, 3, and 4) some letters determine the degree of texture, curly or kinky of a certain type of hair (A, B, and C).

So, in total, here are all the hair types:

  • Straight hair types: 1A, 1B, 1C
  • Wavy hair types: 2A, 2B, 2C
  • Curly hair types: 3A, 3B, 3C
  • Curly/Tangled Hair Types: 4A, 4B, 4C

As you can see, 2B hair is in the wavy category, between 2A and 2C. 2A is the least wavy of all hair types, and 2C is the most wavy. 2B is in the middle, with waves that are neither subtle nor very defined.

2B Hair Care Routine Tips

Hair care routine for type 2b hair
Hair care routine for type 2b hair

Caring for your naturally wavy curls isn’t as easy as it seems. Your hair type is prone to frustrating frizz and annoying tangles. Following the 2B hair care routine below will ensure you never have to deal with these hair problems again – well, maybe not as often as usual.

1. Opt for sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners.

Sulfates can be really harmful to your strands, especially if they tend to get frizzy frequently. Using sulfate-free shampoos, conditioners, and other hair products will help keep frizz to a minimum and better condition your hair. They offer a way to gently cleanse your scalp and hair without stripping them of their natural oils, leaving them feeling cleansed without being dried out.

2. Add product.

products-for-2B hair
products-for-2B hair

Many (if not all) hair types before you cannot add too much product to their hair. Anything more than a light serum and your strands will take a lot of strain. However, you are lucky enough to add a lot of products to your hair without this happening. And that’s great because you need it. From leave-ins to serums to gels, your hair needs products to keep it looking its best. Whatever you do, don’t be afraid of them

3. Use a wide-tooth comb over a brush.

When it comes to brushing your hair, try using a wide-tooth comb. Your hair often gets tangled and knotted quite easily. Brushing out can work, but it can also be quite damaging. Use a wide-tooth comb, which is a little gentler on your strands and will also enhance your natural waves better.

4. Add a diffuser to your blow-dry routine.

Using a diffuser can really help enhance the ripple of your, well, waves. The attachment enhances the beautiful natural waves you have been blessed with. So next time you blow dry your hair, use a diffuser during the process.

5. Avoid straightening your hair.

It takes a lot of work to straighten your hair. So much so that simply using a straightener won’t cut it. You’ll probably need to straighten your strands the old-fashioned way, with a blow-dryer and a round brush. And we all know how much energy this process requires. Plus, you’ve been blessed with stunning waves – show them off. Mist them with a sea salt spray and you’re good to go.

How to style your wavy hair type

How to style your wavy hair type
How to style your wavy hair type

Styling your wavy strands is relatively easy, especially if your main goal is to enhance your hair’s natural pattern. All you really need is a diffuser, some frizz-free styling cream, a wide-tooth comb, and some sea salt spray, and you’re all set. With this hair type, we recommend opting for styles that show off the waves you have been blessed with. Yes, you can absolutely curl your hair or make your waves wavier if that’s what you’re looking for. But when it comes to straightening your hair, we recommend avoiding it for your hair type. We’ve mentioned this before, but it requires a lot of energy to get your strands straight. You also can’t use an old straightener, so you have to resort to the hair dryer and round brush method.

Products to Avoid

It is important to use products that do not weigh down the hair or cause frizz.

  • Heavy oils and creams: Avoid using heavy oils and creams, as they can make your hair appear greasy and limp.
  • Products with sulfates and alcohol: Also, avoid using products with alcohol, as they can dry out your hair and cause frizz.

What are the most common problems in type 2b hair?

Frizz: One of the most common problems with 2b hair is that it can be prone to frizz. If your hair is naturally dry, or you live in a humid climate, your waves may become fuzzy and unruly.

Not easy to straighten: Many girls with 2b hair find it very difficult to straighten their hair. This is because waves tend to resist heat and often spring back into place as soon as the iron is removed.

If you want to straighten your hair, it is best to use a ceramic straightener and make sure to use a heat protection spray.

The best hairstyles for 2B hair

The best hairstyles for 2B hair
The best hairstyles for 2B hair

For 2B hair, which is characterized by loose waves, there are several flattering hairstyles to consider:

1. Beachy Waves

 Embrace your natural texture by enhancing your waves with a salt spray or texturizing product. Scrunch your hair and let it air dry, or use a diffuser for a more defined look.

2. Half-Up Half-Down

 Create a stylish and effortless look by pulling back the top half of your hair and securing it with a clip or hair tie. This style allows you to showcase your waves while keeping your hair out of your face.

3. Braids:

 Incorporating braids into your hairstyle can add a boho-chic touch. Try a loose side braid or a fishtail braid to keep your waves intact while adding an element of elegance.

4. Low Ponytail

Gather your waves into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck for a simple yet sophisticated look. You can also wrap a small section of hair around the hair tie to elevate the style.

5. Messy Bun

Embrace the effortless charm of a messy bun. Pull your hair back into a loose bun, allowing some waves to frame your face. Use bobby pins to secure the bun in place and pull out a few strands for a relaxed vibe.

Remember to experiment with different hairstyles to find the ones that suit your personal style and preferences. Enjoy embracing the beauty of your 2B waves!


In conclusion, a well-executed hair care routine can make all the difference for those with type 2B hair. By following the tips and techniques outlined in this article, you can enhance your natural waves and achieve the beautiful, effortless look you desire. Remember to choose products that are specifically formulated for your hair type, and be consistent with your routine to see the best results.