Textured Tresses Worldwide: Celebrating the Global Diversity of Hair

Texture diversity is truly a global phenomenon. From the tight coils of African American hair to the loose waves of European hair, there is a beautiful spectrum of textures to be found all over the world.

Here are some statistics on the global diversity of textured hair

  • According to a study by the World Health Organization, approximately 86% of the world’s population has textured hair.
  • Of the people with textured hair, 80% live in Africa and Asia.
  • The most common textured hair type in the world is coily hair, followed by curly hair and wavy hair.

Here are some examples of the diversity of textured hair from around the world

  • Africa: Coily hair is the most common hair type in Africa. It is often described as being “kinky” or “woolly.” Some popular hairstyles for coily hair in Africa include braids, locs, and twists.
  • Asia: Curly hair is the most common hair type in Asia. It ranges from loose, beachy waves to tight, spiral curls. Some popular hairstyles for curly hair in Asia include buns, ponytails, and half-up half-down styles.
  • Europe: Wavy hair is the most common hair type in Europe. It ranges from slight bends to lose, S-shaped curls. Some popular hairstyles for wavy hair in Europe include blowouts, updos, and down styles with beachy waves.
  • North America: Textured hair is very diverse in North America, reflecting the region’s multicultural population. Coily hair, curly hair, and wavy hair are all common. Some popular hairstyles for textured hair in North America include braids, locs, twists, blowouts, updos, and down styles with beachy waves.

Learn about the different types of textured hair and how to care for them. This will help you to appreciate the unique beauty and diversity of your own hair and the hair of others.