hi all! thinking of transitioning and hair type?

aerieeaeriee Posts: 5Registered Users
I've been thinking about going natural, but I don't know about it yet with my hair type. I've been relaxed for years, since I was younger. If I do, I wouldn't chop off, seeing as I've started a regimen/growth journey, but I would after MOST of my natural hair has growth out. I wouldn't say my hair is fine, but it's not as course as I thought it was either! It IS very thick tho lol. Any one know my hair type/curl pattern based on my pic? I don't know if it will be good enough to tell, there's only a bit of new growth and the rest is relaxed.

The first strand on the left is from the front, and the other three are from the middle/back.


  • MusicbutterflyMusicbutterfly Posts: 51Registered Users
    Hiya I was relaxed from when I was 3 years old so I understand what tou'll be facing. I've transitioning for 20months and plan to mini chop off the rest of my straight ends in some hours. Unfortunately it is too early to determine your curl pattern and it's only once all the relaxed ends are gone that you will know. Even then depending on your age, hormones, hair products sometimes your curl pattern can alter. I big chopped my nape area months ago but what most of the time seems to be 4c can be looser looking at times and I hardly use any heat. Also remember you need be vary that you are now dealing with 2 textures and that as te months go on by some days will be easy, some difficult and other days your hair could wake up and say 'Yah change your conditioner because I'm over it' :P Hope that answers everything for you.

    Sent from my iPod touch (which annoyingly autocorrects)using CurlTalk
  • aerieeaeriee Posts: 5Registered Users
    gosh, welp, ill have to be patient although I am anxious to see what my curl pattern is ! thanks!
  • Amethyst_KissesAmethyst_Kisses Posts: 67Registered Users
    Personally it looks like 3a or b
  • aerieeaeriee Posts: 5Registered Users
    Yeah I was thinking 3c at first or somewhere in the 4
    but take a gander at this! and im a bit confused as to why a small patch of my hair has my natural curl there, mid-strand, because I have been getting relaxers lol maybe it was missed or something! On the first pic, the very bottom strand of hair goes into a tighter coil but the rest are looser.
  • aerieeaeriee Posts: 5Registered Users
    the curl also loosens or gets pretty straight when wet, but when it dries, it goes back to its natural state!

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