Help!!! Whats the hair definition of theses curls?

carrice3carrice3 Posts: 10Registered Users
Hello curlys,:laughing6:

Can you please tell if these are 3c 4a curls or not. I'm just curious, the person in the video said they are 3b 3c curls. I can' believe it because how kinky it is in the beginning.:profileleft:

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  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    there is nothing 3b about those curls. freshly styled it looks 3c. but then the day 4 hair looks 3c/4a-ish to me.
  • itsKelCeeEeeitsKelCeeEee Posts: 1,084Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My FOOT. That's 3c MAYBE. I'm thinking more 4a.
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  • puppitypuppuppitypup Posts: 115Registered Users
    I'm leaning more towards 4a then anything.
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  • ajnaajna Posts: 494Registered Users
    I would call that 4a/4b hair personally.
    Mostly because when her hair is wet I do not see the corkscrew shape that I associate with 3b or 3c hair.
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  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    3b and 3c hair does not have to be corkscrew shape. many 3c's actually have S shaped curls (myself included).
  • ajnaajna Posts: 494Registered Users
    subbrock wrote: »
    3b and 3c hair does not have to be corkscrew shape. many 3c's actually have S shaped curls (myself included).

    Really? I had no idea I though s shaped were in the 4a family and z shape was the 4b... I must admit I've never really been that great at hair classification. Now that I am thinking about it isn't a corkscrew really an s shape? In my mind I see a wine bottle opener and to me that is a a corkscrew but really that is the shape of an S right?

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  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    The hair typing system really only addresses curl size. 3b's regardless of the shape tend to be curls the size of a marker, 3c the size of a pencil, 4a is coffee stirrer size and 4 is like pen spring size.

    When my curls were shorter they were corkscrews (like an actual corkscrew wine tool) but now they're S shaped, like a pack of top ramen noodles LOL. But either way they're about the size/width of a pencil.
  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I think it's either 4a or 3c/4a. I can't really tell because I can't judge when it's wet and the dry day 4 pic isn't very good.

    And a coil and a corkscrew curl are the same thing...4a hair just has tighter looking corkscrews than 3b/c hair.
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  • twirlygrannytwirlygranny Posts: 1,114Banned Users Curl Neophyte
    Didn't see any 3B in there.
  • coracora Posts: 456Registered Users
    I'm kind of in love with it at the beginning when it looks like a lumpy cotton ball--it just looks really soft and kinda silky in an odd way.
  • NayaNaya Posts: 922Registered Users
    You know.. I've been natural almost 3 years now.. I can make my hair a "perfect" mass of curls, an afro, straight or wavy.
    BUT
    I have NO IDEA about hair typing. Not this number system or the LOIS system. :thumbdown: My hair is 5D b/c I need five fingers to style it and i'm a hair-typing dummy. lol!!
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  • poepoe Posts: 112Registered Users
    Naya wrote: »
    You know.. I've been natural almost 3 years now.. I can make my hair a "perfect" mass of curls, an afro, straight or wavy.
    BUT
    I have NO IDEA about hair typing. Not this number system or the LOIS system. :thumbdown: My hair is 5D b/c I need five fingers to style it and i'm a hair-typing dummy. lol!!

    Don't think it matters much. I have so many different sizes of curls that I find hair typing irrelevant anyways. I guess mine is 5D also. :)
  • Storm_N _MomStorm_N _Mom Posts: 259Registered Users
    The curly featured in the video could be my hair twin and I consider my curl pattern a majority 4A with 3C nearing the nape & temples.
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