What am I? 2a? 2b?

jakrussel3jakrussel3 Registered Users Posts: 423
I still can't figure out what I am. I just got back my hair analysis results and they are as follows:

Texture: Medium-Fine (finer than medium, but not barely there enough to be considered truly fine).
Porosity: Normal
Elasticty: Normal

So, knowing that and looking at these photos... what do you think? I'm leaning towards 2a, but it can't hurt to get some second opinions. I've got fairly loose wave (but underneath it can get pretty tight waves that stick right on my head), but it tends to frizz and doesn't clump well. At least I don't think it clumps well. :)

Thoughts?
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Hair Properties: 2A/2B, Medium-fine, Normal porosity, Normal elasticity, Medium density
Low Poo: DevaCare, Yes to Cuc's
Rinse Out: DevaCare One Condition, Yes to Cuc's
Cowash: Suave Naturals Lavender, Yes to Carrots Scalp Conditioner
Curl Cream: AG ReCoil, Organix Moroccan Oil Curl Cream
Gel/Mousse: Sweet Curls Elixirs FSG w/ Mag Sulfate added, Sweet Curls Elixirs hard hold gel, DevaCurl Frizz Free Foam, Aquage Uplifting Foam
Protein: Spiral Solutions Protein Spray for daily use

Comments

  • Wavy BrunetteWavy Brunette Registered Users Posts: 111
    It looks to be 2A to me, but I'm not that great at typing hair. We have almost the same properties, I have low elasticity though. I think your hair is very pretty. My hair clumps together best when I have a good hair cut. I've gotten not such great ones and not been able to get much of any clumps. I've started cutting my own hair and it is clumping together great now!
    2b , waves and some spirals
    Med/Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Low Elasticity

    Sulfate/Silicone Free Since Jan 2011 :)

    Low Poo- CJ Curl Assurance, SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
    RO - Y2C, CJ Beauticurls, GVPCB, SM Restorative Conditioner,
    Stylers- Homemade FSG, KCC, BRHG
    HG Techniques- Spritz and Condish, Icequeen method, plopping
  • Touch.of.inkTouch.of.ink Registered Users Posts: 297
    jakrussel3 wrote: »
    So, knowing that and looking at these photos... what do you think? I'm leaning towards 2a, but it can't hurt to get some second opinions. I've got fairly loose wave (but underneath it can get pretty tight waves that stick right on my head), but it tends to frizz and doesn't clump well. At least I don't think it clumps well. :)

    Thoughts?

    I think that's the biggest problem when we try to type our curls, instead of our hair. Because the curls just don't follow "the rules"!

    For lots of people, when they've been doing CG for a while, their curl shape changes, so then you're a new "type", even though the hair properties are the same. It's madness, madness I say! :)

    Right now, you look like 2a to me, but that will probably change, and won't tell you how to treat your hair :)
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Hair: Very fine, normal porous (Finally! Yay!), normal elasticity, loves high dew points.
    Daily: Nature's Gate Tea Tree shampoo, GVP CB, Cure Care conditioner, aloe vera gel, Jessicurls products, Spiral Solutions products.
    Monthly: Henna
    As needed: John Masters Organics Sea Mist
    HG Product: BioSilk Rock Hard Gelee (aka BRHG. It even has HG in the name!)
    Last perm: 12/10/10
    CG since: 3/9/12
    Last haircut: 4/17/12
    Gossamer Fringe (my blog)
  • kimmidawnkimmidawn Registered Users Posts: 900
    I'd definitely say 2a mostly because that's how mine looks without product (straight with bendy pieces is a phrase I got from another user because it's so descriptive of my hair); I type my hair with product in it because that's it's potential, but your hair and my hair are very similar.
    2b, fine texture, normal porosity & elasticity (CG as of 12/2011)

    Low-poo: UFD Rich & Funky
    Cowash: VO5 Kiwi Lime
    RO: Tresemme Naturals, Aubrey Organics GPB, Ion Effective Care, MillCreek Keratin
    PT/DT: IAgirl's PT, GVP CB
    LI: KCKT, Cure Care, CJ CCCC Lite
    Styling: Curl Keeper, As I Am Jelly, UFD Curly Magic, CJ Curl Queen, TIGI Strong Hold Mousse


    http://public.fotki.com/kdawn12/

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    ^^ day 1 of going CG; avatar = 6 months later
  • jakrussel3jakrussel3 Registered Users Posts: 423
    Bendy pieces.... That's about right... lol! Ok, I'm going with 2a unless something HUGE changes with my hair. Thank you everyone!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Hair Properties: 2A/2B, Medium-fine, Normal porosity, Normal elasticity, Medium density
    Low Poo: DevaCare, Yes to Cuc's
    Rinse Out: DevaCare One Condition, Yes to Cuc's
    Cowash: Suave Naturals Lavender, Yes to Carrots Scalp Conditioner
    Curl Cream: AG ReCoil, Organix Moroccan Oil Curl Cream
    Gel/Mousse: Sweet Curls Elixirs FSG w/ Mag Sulfate added, Sweet Curls Elixirs hard hold gel, DevaCurl Frizz Free Foam, Aquage Uplifting Foam
    Protein: Spiral Solutions Protein Spray for daily use
  • kimmidawnkimmidawn Registered Users Posts: 900
    @jakrussel, by the way, you may have somewhat of a hair twin in me (even though our properties aren't exactly the same, they're pretty close). Feel free to PM me and ask questions if you want, or if you're curious, I started a thread on the 2's board a while back that was titled something along the lines of "fine, normal, normal" where people with those hair properties listed what they used and liked/didn't like so you might want to check that out. HTH.
    2b, fine texture, normal porosity & elasticity (CG as of 12/2011)

    Low-poo: UFD Rich & Funky
    Cowash: VO5 Kiwi Lime
    RO: Tresemme Naturals, Aubrey Organics GPB, Ion Effective Care, MillCreek Keratin
    PT/DT: IAgirl's PT, GVP CB
    LI: KCKT, Cure Care, CJ CCCC Lite
    Styling: Curl Keeper, As I Am Jelly, UFD Curly Magic, CJ Curl Queen, TIGI Strong Hold Mousse


    http://public.fotki.com/kdawn12/

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    ^^ day 1 of going CG; avatar = 6 months later
  • jakrussel3jakrussel3 Registered Users Posts: 423
    kimmidawn wrote: »
    @jakrussel, by the way, you may have somewhat of a hair twin in me (even though our properties aren't exactly the same, they're pretty close).

    I think you may be right! I've always kind of thought that just by your photos, but I was waiting for my hair analysis to come in before searching for twins. I'm going to start stalking your posts. lol... I got some good product suggestions from the hair analysis too, and most of them were wheat free to boot! That's been problematic for me. Trying to find products for my hair type that are silicone free, sulfate free, and wheat free.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Hair Properties: 2A/2B, Medium-fine, Normal porosity, Normal elasticity, Medium density
    Low Poo: DevaCare, Yes to Cuc's
    Rinse Out: DevaCare One Condition, Yes to Cuc's
    Cowash: Suave Naturals Lavender, Yes to Carrots Scalp Conditioner
    Curl Cream: AG ReCoil, Organix Moroccan Oil Curl Cream
    Gel/Mousse: Sweet Curls Elixirs FSG w/ Mag Sulfate added, Sweet Curls Elixirs hard hold gel, DevaCurl Frizz Free Foam, Aquage Uplifting Foam
    Protein: Spiral Solutions Protein Spray for daily use
  • kimmidawnkimmidawn Registered Users Posts: 900
    jakrussel3 wrote: »
    kimmidawn wrote: »
    @jakrussel, by the way, you may have somewhat of a hair twin in me (even though our properties aren't exactly the same, they're pretty close).

    I think you may be right! I've always kind of thought that just by your photos, but I was waiting for my hair analysis to come in before searching for twins. I'm going to start stalking your posts. lol... I got some good product suggestions from the hair analysis too, and most of them were wheat free to boot! That's been problematic for me. Trying to find products for my hair type that are silicone free, sulfate free, and wheat free.

    I finally have some naked hair photos (I had to blow dry a little so my hair is just a touch straighter than it would be if I air dryed). I think our hair is pretty close to identical :)

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    2b, fine texture, normal porosity & elasticity (CG as of 12/2011)

    Low-poo: UFD Rich & Funky
    Cowash: VO5 Kiwi Lime
    RO: Tresemme Naturals, Aubrey Organics GPB, Ion Effective Care, MillCreek Keratin
    PT/DT: IAgirl's PT, GVP CB
    LI: KCKT, Cure Care, CJ CCCC Lite
    Styling: Curl Keeper, As I Am Jelly, UFD Curly Magic, CJ Curl Queen, TIGI Strong Hold Mousse


    http://public.fotki.com/kdawn12/

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    ^^ day 1 of going CG; avatar = 6 months later
  • jakrussel3jakrussel3 Registered Users Posts: 423
    BRHG has cones in it, right?
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Hair Properties: 2A/2B, Medium-fine, Normal porosity, Normal elasticity, Medium density
    Low Poo: DevaCare, Yes to Cuc's
    Rinse Out: DevaCare One Condition, Yes to Cuc's
    Cowash: Suave Naturals Lavender, Yes to Carrots Scalp Conditioner
    Curl Cream: AG ReCoil, Organix Moroccan Oil Curl Cream
    Gel/Mousse: Sweet Curls Elixirs FSG w/ Mag Sulfate added, Sweet Curls Elixirs hard hold gel, DevaCurl Frizz Free Foam, Aquage Uplifting Foam
    Protein: Spiral Solutions Protein Spray for daily use
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Registered Users Posts: 3,204 Curl Connoisseur
    jakrussel3 wrote: »
    BRHG has cones in it, right?

    No, BRHG is cone-free.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3a/f/iii
    Modified CG since 11/5/11
    CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
    RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
    STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
  • jakrussel3jakrussel3 Registered Users Posts: 423
    Oh, cool. This entire time I've been avoiding it because I thought it had cones. I think I need to stop using Deva's ArcAngel though because of the wheat in it I've been developing a rash on my face and am not sure sure from what, but thinking it might be the gel.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Hair Properties: 2A/2B, Medium-fine, Normal porosity, Normal elasticity, Medium density
    Low Poo: DevaCare, Yes to Cuc's
    Rinse Out: DevaCare One Condition, Yes to Cuc's
    Cowash: Suave Naturals Lavender, Yes to Carrots Scalp Conditioner
    Curl Cream: AG ReCoil, Organix Moroccan Oil Curl Cream
    Gel/Mousse: Sweet Curls Elixirs FSG w/ Mag Sulfate added, Sweet Curls Elixirs hard hold gel, DevaCurl Frizz Free Foam, Aquage Uplifting Foam
    Protein: Spiral Solutions Protein Spray for daily use
  • kimmidawnkimmidawn Registered Users Posts: 900
    jakrussel3 wrote: »
    Oh, cool. This entire time I've been avoiding it because I thought it had cones. I think I need to stop using Deva's ArcAngel though because of the wheat in it I've been developing a rash on my face and am not sure sure from what, but thinking it might be the gel.

    As Corrina said, no cones; here's the list of ingredients in case you wanted to see it (excuse any typos, copying off my bottle of BRHG by hand):

    Aqua/Water/Eau, PVP, Acrylates/Steareth-20 Itaconate Copolymer, Proylene Glycol, Hydrolized Silk, Panthenol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Triethanolamine, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinon, Parfum,
    Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde, Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool, Gama Methyl Ionone, Citronellol, and the rest I can't read because there's a sticker over it.
    2b, fine texture, normal porosity & elasticity (CG as of 12/2011)

    Low-poo: UFD Rich & Funky
    Cowash: VO5 Kiwi Lime
    RO: Tresemme Naturals, Aubrey Organics GPB, Ion Effective Care, MillCreek Keratin
    PT/DT: IAgirl's PT, GVP CB
    LI: KCKT, Cure Care, CJ CCCC Lite
    Styling: Curl Keeper, As I Am Jelly, UFD Curly Magic, CJ Curl Queen, TIGI Strong Hold Mousse


    http://public.fotki.com/kdawn12/

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    ^^ day 1 of going CG; avatar = 6 months later
  • jakrussel3jakrussel3 Registered Users Posts: 423
    I think it was the items ending in one that made me think cones. Cool. Good to know they aren't.

    Kimmidawn, just saw your photos you posted here (can't see them on my work computer for some reason). Our hair does look a lot alike naked!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Hair Properties: 2A/2B, Medium-fine, Normal porosity, Normal elasticity, Medium density
    Low Poo: DevaCare, Yes to Cuc's
    Rinse Out: DevaCare One Condition, Yes to Cuc's
    Cowash: Suave Naturals Lavender, Yes to Carrots Scalp Conditioner
    Curl Cream: AG ReCoil, Organix Moroccan Oil Curl Cream
    Gel/Mousse: Sweet Curls Elixirs FSG w/ Mag Sulfate added, Sweet Curls Elixirs hard hold gel, DevaCurl Frizz Free Foam, Aquage Uplifting Foam
    Protein: Spiral Solutions Protein Spray for daily use

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