Understanding what wave or curl pattern to choose for your hair system can make all the difference in achieving a natural appearance.
At LaVivid, we offer many wave and curl options to meet your specific needs. 28mm to 30mm rod size waves are most popular and you can find them in our stock hair systems. For other wave or curl options, we can customize for you. You can choose from our wave/curl chart below, or you can send us your hair sample and we can customize the exact same curl pattern just for you.
Below you will find the details for each wave and curl pattern and how it looks on a real person. Please kindly note that the person is not wearing a hair system in the pictures. They are just for your reference.
Afro – The rod size for Afro is around 1/8 inch and the hair is a tight kink.
Medium Afro – 3/16 inch rod size is a slightly looser afro kink-curl.
Tight Curl – It is in around 3/8 inch rod size, which are small curls. You can open it to 3/4 inch curl.
Medium Curl – 1/2 inch rod size will open to approximately 1 inch curl. This can also be wave or curl depending on the direction it dries. Wet it and scrunch into curls or comb flat for a wave.
Tight Wave – 3/4 inch rod size will open to approximately 1-1/2 inch wave. Remember, if this is cut shorter than two inches most of the curl will be gone.
Medium Wave – 7/8 inch rod size will open to approximately 1-3/4 inch wave. This will be a light wave and is the most common wave used for most styles.
Body Wave – 9/10 inch rod size will open to an approximately 2 inch wave, the light movement and body will remain.
Straight Hair – It is natural straight hair. It might bend after a night’s sleeping. After washing and slight styling, it will become straight again.
Except for the Afro and Medium Afro texture, curl patterns will always become looser gradually after several washings and wearing. It must be noted that for lighter hair, the curls may not hold their shape for as long as dark hair where the curls are naturally more sturdy.
Connect with our experts at [email protected] to find out which curl pattern is for you.
When you are selecting a perfect hair system, the right front Contour shape is a factor that you should never overlook. Increase with age, your front hair contour gradually changes. Having a disproportionate frontal hairline recession (for your age or hair style) is a common indication that you might be wearing a hair system. But with a right front contour shape, people can hardly tell that you are wearing one.
At LaVivid, contour shape is categorized into six types which are A, AA, B, BB, C, and CC. Contour C is a almost straight hairline being similar to that of a young man in his 20’s or 30’s, while Contour AA is similar to that of a man in his 40’s to 50’s.
Temporarily, we only provide front contours ranging from A to C. If yours is not one of these, please send us your template and we will customize for you. Connect with us now at [email protected]
To make sure that your hair system contour can be well secured, we provide you with the corresponding contour tapes.
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Visit our Accessories page for more details about our contour tapes. Or contact our experts directly at [email protected] to let us help you find the correct product.