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MiyoKatsuneMiyoKatsune Posts: 18Registered Users
I'm from a biracial family. My mother is Cuban/Jamaican while my father is Jamaican/Scottish. Thus I have an interesting mix of hair. I've been "natural" all of my life, however my mother started to straighten my hair when I was 9 because I complained about it (This is what I was told haha). My hair has constantly been straightened until 2010(ish). From then on I've been trying to wear my hair curly as much as I can because I found out that my hair was slowly falling out. I've lost about 4 inches from my hair and now I'm trying to regain it back. I do actually enjoy my hair now. It's frizzy, but it's mine and there's not much I can do about it.

I'm having a really hard time figuring out what type of hair I have. I believe it's a mix of 3C - 4A(Or maybe 4B too). The front of my hair has very VERY little curl pattern at all. It's actually quite straight. The roots of my hair is usually bushy even when I put products in it. The middle of my hair strands are curly in S waves (Or curls.. please forgive my terminologies). And my ends tend to be on the straighter side. In a day or so if my hair does not get water on it at all it becomes very straight as if I had blowdried it.

Maybe someone could help me out with identifying my hair type? It would be greatly appreciated.

This is my texture after air-drying with no product (Most of these were taken in Jamaica so humid air may have made them a bit puffier than usual)

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My hair a bit damp (Do you see my straight ends? T_T)
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Wet hair (My normal curl pattern)
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Comments

  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 8,475Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    Welcome to NaturallyCurly! You're so darned cute!

    You might want to start here to learn more about all your hair properties!

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • MiyoKatsuneMiyoKatsune Posts: 18Registered Users
    Thank you very much ^^ I will check out the link :)
  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    Welcome! I really like your hair. And you look really cute! :D

    I hope you'll have fun here ^^

    You look like a 3C to me!

    P.S. you like anime/J-stuff? me2!
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    Current length: tailbone
    Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
    3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

    HGs:
    Clarify: Nivea
    Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
    CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
    RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

    LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
    Seal: Grapeseed oil
    Gel: Studioline

    PT: EO Keratin co
    DT: RO+oils
    Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


    www.iherb.com 5-10$ discount code:
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  • MiyoKatsuneMiyoKatsune Posts: 18Registered Users
    you look so cute. nice to meet you

    Thank you! It's nice to meet you too :)
  • MiyoKatsuneMiyoKatsune Posts: 18Registered Users
    Aqua_Lily wrote: »
    Welcome! I really like your hair. And you look really cute! :D

    I hope you'll have fun here ^^

    You look like a 3C to me!

    P.S. you like anime/J-stuff? me2!
    Hello @Aqua_Lily! I do like J-pop but mostly K-pop and K-hiphop!

    Thank you as well ^^ I thought I was too. I'll try to come on here more often :D
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    Welcome to our website! All the comments are true - you are very cute and your smile is charming.
    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:
  • MiyoKatsuneMiyoKatsune Posts: 18Registered Users
    curlypearl wrote: »
    Welcome to our website! All the comments are true - you are very cute and your smile is charming.

    Thank you very much for your comment ^^ I've learnt a lot from being here!
  • ssa79ssa79 Posts: 37Registered Users
    edit
    Hairtype: 2C-3A/Highly Porous/High Density
    Co-wash: Devacurl No-Poo
    Daily Conditioner: Devacurl One Condition
    Leave In: KCKT (still experimenting)
    Gel: KCCC (still experimenting)
  • MiyoKatsuneMiyoKatsune Posts: 18Registered Users
    ssa79 wrote: »
    The front of my hair has very VERY little curl pattern at all. It's actually quite straight.

    I think I read it's because the front of your hair is more exposed to the elements than the back--so it gets less moisture and stay straighter. But that never made much sense to me because the back/middle of my hair is not as curly as the front. I think your hair looks pretty damn good without product though. About the hair loss: by the contents of my vacuum I was losing a ton of hair the past six months. My hair is very thick though so it's not like I was worried. I thought it was normal. I have more hair so I figured it was natural for me lose more than the average person. But since I started finger detangling in the shower and switching to natural products I find I'm losing maybe 10-20 hairs a day. it's kind of spooky because i know I'm supposed to be losing 100, right?

    That happens to me too! The middle and back of my hair is a bit straighter than the rest. I don't finger detangle but maybe I should! I have hair all over my house.. my mother constantly complains about the amount she and I sweep up each week.

    Thank you for your information though :) I'm sure I'll conquer my hair one day!
  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    Aqua_Lily wrote: »
    Welcome! I really like your hair. And you look really cute! :D

    I hope you'll have fun here ^^

    You look like a 3C to me!

    P.S. you like anime/J-stuff? me2!
    Hello @Aqua_Lily! I do like J-pop but mostly K-pop and K-hiphop!

    Thank you as well ^^ I thought I was too. I'll try to come on here more often :D

    I love kpop ^^
    4-2.png
    Current length: tailbone
    Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
    3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

    HGs:
    Clarify: Nivea
    Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
    CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
    RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

    LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
    Seal: Grapeseed oil
    Gel: Studioline

    PT: EO Keratin co
    DT: RO+oils
    Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


    www.iherb.com 5-10$ discount code:
    VHT541 Many natural hair products! :D
  • MiyoKatsuneMiyoKatsune Posts: 18Registered Users
    Aqua_Lily wrote: »
    Aqua_Lily wrote: »
    Welcome! I really like your hair. And you look really cute! :D

    I hope you'll have fun here ^^

    You look like a 3C to me!

    P.S. you like anime/J-stuff? me2!
    Hello @Aqua_Lily! I do like J-pop but mostly K-pop and K-hiphop!

    Thank you as well ^^ I thought I was too. I'll try to come on here more often :D

    I love kpop ^^

    Ah that's cool! What groups do you like?
  • MiyoKatsuneMiyoKatsune Posts: 18Registered Users
    After a month and a half of taking care of my hair properly, my hair has become much more curly :)
  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    Very pretty ringlets <3

    And I like SNSD, After School, RAN, Brown Eyed Girls, F(x), Hyuna, 4Minute. I mostly like girl bands. But I also like TVXQ and Super Junior.
    4-2.png
    Current length: tailbone
    Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
    3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

    HGs:
    Clarify: Nivea
    Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
    CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
    RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

    LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
    Seal: Grapeseed oil
    Gel: Studioline

    PT: EO Keratin co
    DT: RO+oils
    Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


    www.iherb.com 5-10$ discount code:
    VHT541 Many natural hair products! :D
  • MiyoKatsuneMiyoKatsune Posts: 18Registered Users
    Thank you! :)

    Do you like SNSD's new song? I find it a bit strange haha
    Do you like miss A too?
  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    I was kind of dissapointed by their last song! Visually it was brilliant, but musically... :( I didn't really like it.

    Dancing Queen was great though :)

    No, I don't know any song by Miss A. Do you have any recommendations? ^^
    4-2.png
    Current length: tailbone
    Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
    3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

    HGs:
    Clarify: Nivea
    Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
    CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
    RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

    LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
    Seal: Grapeseed oil
    Gel: Studioline

    PT: EO Keratin co
    DT: RO+oils
    Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


    www.iherb.com 5-10$ discount code:
    VHT541 Many natural hair products! :D
  • MiyoKatsuneMiyoKatsune Posts: 18Registered Users
    Yep! That's how I feel at the moment. It's okay live but eh, I'm not too happy with it.

    For miss A, Bad girl good girl, Goodbye Baby, and I don't need a man. They're really good :3