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You probably hate this question...but please help me out ladies...3c or 4a?

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the above pic is of dry hair that was styled with suave conditioner and the below is 3rd day hair that is frizzy and about two inches shorter than the above pic.

The reason i ask if its 3c or 4a is because people say 3c curls are the size of a marker. my curls are more pencil sized i think. Any input would be awesome. thanks ladies <3

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  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    Can't see your pictures.
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  • favoritecolorblufavoritecolorblu Posts: 287Registered Users
    If it's pencil size it's probably 4a.
  • curlycutie3494curlycutie3494 Posts: 7Registered Users
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  • KilajoKilajo Posts: 786Registered Users
    The curls in your pics are not 4a.

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  • *Marah**Marah* Posts: 8,032Registered Users
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    To me..your hair looks like it's 3c.

    Here's an approximation of curl sizes for hair types:

    3a=huge curls that look like you curled it with one of those giant barrel curling irons. Think Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman

    3b=a fat sharpie marker (not the skinny ones). Like those thick markers they give kids in Kindergarten and First grade.

    3c=pencil size, slim magic markers, and regular drinking straw size (not the skinny straws)

    4a=pen spring, coffee stirrers, knitting or crochet needles.

    4b= teeny coils that are barely noticeable and usually needs to be defined to make curls very apparent. Can be mistaken for 4c hair if fully picked, combed, or brushed out.

    4c=hair that resembles cotton in it's natural uncombed or unmanipulated state. No curl definition.

    If you have a combo of any of these size curls you'd be like 3a/3b or 3b/3c or 3c/4a or 4a/4b..or whatever combo of curls you have. Some people put the dominate curl pattern first..so you'd see 3c/3b or 4a/3c, etc.

    Basically just compare your curl size to the list and you can determine your own hair type. Your curls don't have to be EXACTLY the size of the examples to fit in the category..just approximate.
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  • curlycutie3494curlycutie3494 Posts: 7Registered Users
    *Marah* wrote: »
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    To me..your hair looks like it's 3c.

    Here's an approximation of curl sizes for hair types:

    3a=huge curls that look like you curled it with one of those giant barrel curling irons. Think Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman

    3b=a fat sharpie marker (not the skinny ones). Like those thick markers they give kids in Kindergarten and First grade.

    3c=pencil size, slim magic markers, and regular drinking straw size (not the skinny straws)

    4a=pen spring, coffee stirrers, knitting or crochet needles.

    4b= teeny coils that are barely noticeable and usually needs to be defined to make curls very apparent. Can be mistaken for 4c hair if fully picked, combed, or brushed out.

    4c=hair that resembles cotton in it's natural uncombed or unmanipulated state. No curl definition.

    If you have a combo of any of these size curls you'd be like 3a/3b or 3b/3c or 3c/4a or 4a/4b..or whatever combo of curls you have. Some people put the dominate curl pattern first..so you'd see 3c/3b or 4a/3c, etc.

    Basically just compare your curl size to the list and you can determine your own hair type. Your curls don't have to be EXACTLY the size of the examples to fit in the category..just approximate.

    thank u...this really helped
  • KilajoKilajo Posts: 786Registered Users
    *Marah* wrote: »
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    To me..your hair looks like it's 3c.

    Here's an approximation of curl sizes for hair types:

    3a=huge curls that look like you curled it with one of those giant barrel curling irons. Think Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman

    3b=a fat sharpie marker (not the skinny ones). Like those thick markers they give kids in Kindergarten and First grade.

    3c=pencil size, slim magic markers, and regular drinking straw size (not the skinny straws)

    4a=pen spring, coffee stirrers, knitting or crochet needles.

    4b= teeny coils that are barely noticeable and usually needs to be defined to make curls very apparent. Can be mistaken for 4c hair if fully picked, combed, or brushed out.

    4c=hair that resembles cotton in it's natural uncombed or unmanipulated state. No curl definition.

    If you have a combo of any of these size curls you'd be like 3a/3b or 3b/3c or 3c/4a or 4a/4b..or whatever combo of curls you have. Some people put the dominate curl pattern first..so you'd see 3c/3b or 4a/3c, etc.

    Basically just compare your curl size to the list and you can determine your own hair type. Your curls don't have to be EXACTLY the size of the examples to fit in the category..just approximate.

    thank u...this really helped

    I'd even say maybe 3b even though that wasn't one of the options.

    On my EVO