7 Things You Never Knew About Curly Hair

Ready to learn 7 things you never knew about curly hair from Curly Hair Artist of the Year 2015?

As the curly hair movement becomes part of popular culture, we only thought it fitting to ask one of our Curl Specialists for curly hair insight!  Learn seven new curly hair facts that you didn’t know before from .

1. Curly Hair Averages:  The average head of hair has 120,000 hairs while a curly head only has 100,000.

2. Shampoo Less: Curlies don’t need to “shampoo” as often because there aren’t as many hair follicles on those heads/ less sebaceous glands so their scalps aren’t as oily as a straight hair person.

3. Many Curl Types: There are several DIFFERENT types of Curl patterns (s’wavy, wavy, Botticelli, corkscrew, and coily!)

4. One Head, Many Curl Types: There can be several different Curl types… on one head!!!

5.  Growth: Curly hair grows approximately six inches a year.

6. Curly Hair Phases: 90 percent of curls are in a growing phase and the remaining 10 percent are in a resting phase.

7. Shrinkage: Wavy hair can shrink up to 5 percent, curly hair can shrink up to 30 percent, and coily hair can shrink up to 75 percent of true length.

Did you learn something new about curly hair?  We sure did!  Special thanks to Robin Sjoblom from for sharing her curly hair wisdom.

Looking for a Curl Specialist near you?  Check out global directory.  Plus, discover Robin’s insight in !

Photo credit: Brit @BWATUWANT





  • Vicki Ribal says:

    Thank you! I loved the 7 facts on curly hair. I knew most of the. I’m old and have been sporting my curly locks a long time

    • Megan Krieg says:

      Hi Vicki,
      Of course, we love spreading the curl knowledge to our amazing community. Sending you lots of happy, healthy hair love!

  • I love this
    I just disagree with one fact only because I do wash so frequently and i love my results I founded that washing more makes mine longer and healthier.

    • Innersense Organic Beauty says:

      Hi Jasmine,
      We are pleased to hear you enjoyed this read! Of course all hair types are different, so it is great to hear that you found out what works for yours! Sending you lots of happy, healthy, hair love!

  • Melvin S says:

    Hello, these facts are very helpfull for me because im also apart of the 10% community.

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