guess my texture

justagurljustagurl Registered Users Posts: 29
can you help me figure out my texture?


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  • kinkyncurlykinkyncurly Registered Users Posts: 110
    You look 3c to me. How long have you been transitioning?
    Transitioning! :hello1:
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  • justagurljustagurl Registered Users Posts: 29
    Thanks for your input...I've been transitioning since Novemeber 09...my goal is APL
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  • Nicky791Nicky791 Registered Users Posts: 679
    It's pratically impossible for me to tell you your TEXTURE through pics. That would be something that you could probably determine on your own, in order to tell your texture your hair would have to be touched. If your are asking for your curl type then thats a different story, you can sometimes tell that through pics.

    But curl type won't help you with how you should be taking care of your hair. You would need to learn your porsitiy, density, and texture. There was an excellent link to an article about how to test your hair for those atributes. I'll go search for it now, hopefully if I find it i'll put the link in your thread :)

    You hair looks great btw, you are doing an excellent job.
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  • Nicky791Nicky791 Registered Users Posts: 679
    Found it!!!!

    Hope that helps...I found it in the 3C forum

    Oh okay.. Yeah... first off.. you can't tell what products you should be using in your hair based on hair type.

    That's a well known..well established fact around this board. :) All hair typing does is show you the curl pattern size. For instance.. 3b curls are Sharpie Magic Marker size, 3c curls are pencil or straw size, 4a is pen spring size, etc. There is no way you can tell what products are best for your hair just by knowing a hair type.

    For instance, you and another person can have EXACTLY the same hair type (same curl size) but may not be able to use the same products because you have different hair properties.

    Texture and Porosity is what you need to know to determine the products that are best suited for your hair.

    What your actual texture is (texture is the measurement of the circumference of a single hair strand..it's either fine, medium, or thick (which people usually call coarse). And knowing the porosity (how the hair absorbs moisture) which ranges from low, medium, to high. That's what essential to know.

    Here is a link to finding out that info:
    www.livecurlylivefree.com. The website also has an inexpensive e-book (like 10 bucks) that gives even more excellent info about what product ingredients suit which hair properties for curly heads.

    You can also learn lots of porosity details from the following post that I made in another thread:

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=111453

    Just scroll down to my first post in that thread to learn all about porosity.

    If you need further help to determine your texture..just let me know and I will be happy to help you out. Once you let me know those 2 things..then I can recommend many products and product ingredients.. LOL!
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  • gforceroygforceroy Registered Users Posts: 36
    This is off topic but your hair looks just like mine and the length too! :happy3:
    BC: 9/2009

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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Registered Users Posts: 15,402 Curl Neophyte
    If you are still transitioning and haven't chopped off all the relaxed ends it's virtually impossible to tell texture. Also your hair looks like it has conditioner in it which affects the visual.

    Wait for a month or two after you big chop then re-assess. You don't need to know your texture to choose the right products, just how strong (coarse, medium, fine) your hair is and how porous or non porous. Also how much it shrinks.
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  • justagurljustagurl Registered Users Posts: 29
    thanks for everyone's input..I really meant to ask about my hair type I had no idea about different textures but I'm glad I know now...you guys think I'm a 3c?
    Check out My Youtube! :love7:

    http://www.youtube.com/aminazena

    Last Relaxer: Nov 6, 2009
    BC: June 20, 2010

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