When you really think about it, hair can become a complicated subject.
There are four basic types of hair:
It is common for people with straight hair to want curly hair and vice versa and many people alter their hair with a variety of techniques. Each hair type has his advantages and disadvantages. Straight hair is often associated with fly-aways but it is typically easier to style and maintain. Curly and kinky hair often tends to attract frizz and is harder to maintain but once a style is set, it lasts for days longer.
When talking about hair and the four main types, there are also a few sub-categories such as fine, thick, oily, dry, and normal which can occur in any of the above hair types as well as high or low porosity.
Whatever type of hair that you may sport, there are ways to get the best performance from it. Your hair can survive some abuse, but it is best to always be mindful of the state of your hair and the best way to care for it.