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3a after flat ironing heat damage?

SuheyCitaSuheyCita Posts: 39Registered Users
I can't quite figure out my curl type NOW after heat damage. I'm pretty sure it used to be 3b when I was younger and barely did much to my hair. Here are some pics of hair hair stages/journey. Can you please help me decipher my natural curl type and my current damage curl pattern?

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My gorgeous long hair as a young girl - 3B?

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In HS before I began to obsessively flat iron my hair - 3B?

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Right before college flat ironing on a regular weekly basis after roller sets and using a heat protector. I should've stopped then! - 3B/3A?

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In college the beginning of noticeably different looser curl pattern - 3A?

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My attempt to go curly 2 months ago :( lots of straight heat damaged ends

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Curls now after my big chop are slowly reverting now that I'm going by the CG method using a mix of deva curl products along with KinkyCurly (also I have wavier/straight pieces in the front) - 3A?

Please help!!

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  • CurlyCarmenCurlyCurlyCarmenCurly Posts: 118Registered Users
    Your hair looks 2C/3A to me. I'm a 3B/3A and my curls are tighter ringlets.
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    BSL stretched (longest it's ever been and growing rapidly!), past shoulder curly. Hair goal is hip length.

    3a-b/f-m/ii. Soft and silky texture and prone to tangles. Can't get second day hair, even if I kissed the feet of fairy's :neutral:

    Follow me on Instagram! Weightlossandcurls.


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  • HootenannyHootenanny Posts: 300Registered Users
    Your current pics look 3A to me, but your pre-flat-ironing pics look 3B. Quite a few people report having problems returning to their former curl pattern after heat damage. Also, some people get looser curls as they get older (while for others it's the opposite). When you say (below the last pics) that you BC'ed, do you mean that you BC'ed all of the parts you had previously flat-ironed? Or did you chop a relaxer?

    If you want to get back to your 3B pattern, you are on the right track going CG! What products are you using, besides Kinky-Curly?
    :cat: Medium/coarse, low porosity, dense, mix of 3s :cat:
    CG (again) since Nov. 2012

    Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention, Elucence MBC, KC Come Clean
    Condish: Giovanni DL, Cure Care, Ion Treatment, GVP Balm, AOHR
    Protein: AOGPB, CNPF, SSRPT
    Stylers: KCCC, SM Souffle, AOMM, SS CEJ, JCRR, JCCC

    :cat: Trying out steaming! :cat:
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,983Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I agree with Hootenanny, 3A now but probably 3b before flat ironing. I love 3b hair - I'm 3a myself and always wish for a stronger curl pattern. Good luck :toothy4:
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • NaturalRemedyNaturalRemedy Posts: 371Registered Users
    I'd say 3a pre-flat iron. Doesn't really look 3b to me, 3b seems to be a bit curlier?
    Mostly 3c and lovin' my curls

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  • CurlyCarmenCurlyCurlyCarmenCurly Posts: 118Registered Users
    Hootenanny wrote: »
    Your current pics look 3A to me, but your pre-flat-ironing pics look 3B. Quite a few people report having problems returning to their former curl pattern after heat damage. Also, some people get looser curls as they get older (while for others it's the opposite). When you say (below the last pics) that you BC'ed, do you mean that you BC'ed all of the parts you had previously flat-ironed? Or did you chop a relaxer?

    If you want to get back to your 3B pattern, you are on the right track going CG! What products are you using, besides Kinky-Curly?

    3B is curlier than that. Perhaps she was a 3A/B, but definitely more on the side of A.
    r56gVvd.jpg

    3123985.png

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    BSL stretched (longest it's ever been and growing rapidly!), past shoulder curly. Hair goal is hip length.

    3a-b/f-m/ii. Soft and silky texture and prone to tangles. Can't get second day hair, even if I kissed the feet of fairy's :neutral:

    Follow me on Instagram! Weightlossandcurls.


    Pictures (clicky)

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