A PureWow Quiz

The Ultimate Hair Type Quiz

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If you haven’t quite found the right products to use or have trouble styling your hair day to day, you have come to the right place. This super speedy quiz will help identify your exact hair type so you can better manage your mane. Let’s get right to it.


Which Photo Most Resembles Your Hair Without Any Heat Styling?

Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Gwyneth Paltrow

David M. Benett/Getty Images

Alexa Chung

Gardiner Anderson/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

Camila Alves

Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images


Jean-Baptiste Lacroix/Getty Images

Nathalie Emmanuel

Michael Tran/FilmMagic

Issa Rae

Aurora Rose/Getty Images

Solange Knowles

Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Lupita Nyong’o


Your Hair In One Word?










You Get Stuck In A Torrential Downpour On The Way To Work. Quick! What’s Your Game Plan For Your Hair?

Blot it dry with a towel or toss it up into a pony.

Reach for some sea salt spray.

Nothing a bit of gel and a quick scrunch can’t fix.

Something between a gel and a cream would be nice.

I’m going to need a curl cream, stat.

Does anyone have a diffuser I can borrow?

Time for a twist-out.

BRB. Need to grab my oils and creams.


What Shape Most Resembles Your Hair?

Angel hair pasta

Ramen noodles

The letter S

Half S’s/Half L’s

A corkscrew

The spring inside a pen

A bunch of zig zags

Springs and zig zags

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Beauty Director

Jenny Jin is PureWow’s Beauty Director and is currently based in Los Angeles. Since beginning her journalism career at Real Simple magazine, she has become a human encyclopedia of...