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what is my hair type?

ceb002ceb002 Posts: 22Registered Users
I used to have a texturizer and now it has grown out, so I am trying to find out what type hair I have so I can change my hair routine to suit it. I think I have 3c hair.
/home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2Fc46A1.jpg" class="Popup

Comments

  • SandiSandi Posts: 364Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    The quality of the picture isn't that good, but yeah, it looks like 3c. Maybe some 4a too.
    Hair Type: 3c/4a, Coarse, Med-High Density, Med-Low Porosity
    Curly since '09
  • CurlzGurl99CurlzGurl99 Posts: 62Registered Users
    ceb002 wrote: »
    I used to have a texturizer and now it has grown out, so I am trying to find out what type hair I have so I can change my hair routine to suit it. I think I have 3c hair.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2Fc46A1.jpg" class="Popup
    Yeah you're 3c! Can you help me?
    This is my hair:
    :cherry:Curls: 3c/4a I can't distinguish between the two!!!!!!
    Shampoo: Mizani, Bed Head Control Freak, Pert(mixed with water)
    Conditioner: Mizani, Bed Head, Aura Moisturizing conditioner
    Gels: Eco Styler Krystal

    Curl Defining Products: Curls Unleashed
    Leave-in: Conditioner mixed with water and EVOO, it's a 10.
    Oils: Tea Tree, EVOO, OO, Coconut oil
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • SandiSandi Posts: 364Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    ceb002 wrote: »
    I used to have a texturizer and now it has grown out, so I am trying to find out what type hair I have so I can change my hair routine to suit it. I think I have 3c hair.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2Fc46A1.jpg" class="Popup
    Yeah you're 3c! Can you help me?
    This is my hair:

    Honestly, I can't tell. I can't distinguish much of a curl pattern at all---is there some sort of damage to it? I see some s-curves that might be 3c, but the rest of it is almost indistinguishable.
    Hair Type: 3c/4a, Coarse, Med-High Density, Med-Low Porosity
    Curly since '09
  • CurlzGurl99CurlzGurl99 Posts: 62Registered Users
    Sandi wrote: »
    ceb002 wrote: »
    I used to have a texturizer and now it has grown out, so I am trying to find out what type hair I have so I can change my hair routine to suit it. I think I have 3c hair.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2Fc46A1.jpg" class="Popup
    Yeah you're 3c! Can you help me?
    This is my hair:

    Honestly, I can't tell. I can't distinguish much of a curl pattern at all---is there some sort of damage to it? I see some s-curves that might be 3c, but the rest of it is almost indistinguishable.

    yeah, years of heat damage. I'll post pics of it dry soon, if you want....
    these are the moments i regret those days of straightening my hair.
    Never liked the pain of the heat......
    Why did i do that???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :cherry:Curls: 3c/4a I can't distinguish between the two!!!!!!
    Shampoo: Mizani, Bed Head Control Freak, Pert(mixed with water)
    Conditioner: Mizani, Bed Head, Aura Moisturizing conditioner
    Gels: Eco Styler Krystal

    Curl Defining Products: Curls Unleashed
    Leave-in: Conditioner mixed with water and EVOO, it's a 10.
    Oils: Tea Tree, EVOO, OO, Coconut oil
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • SandiSandi Posts: 364Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Sandi wrote: »
    Yeah you're 3c! Can you help me?
    This is my hair:

    Honestly, I can't tell. I can't distinguish much of a curl pattern at all---is there some sort of damage to it? I see some s-curves that might be 3c, but the rest of it is almost indistinguishable.

    yeah, years of heat damage. I'll post pics of it dry soon, if you want....
    these are the moments i regret those days of straightening my hair.
    Never liked the pain of the heat......
    Why did i do that???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'd say be gentle with your hair (lots of DT's, protective styling (if it works for you), etc), and slowly trim off the heat damage. While some heat damage is reparable, the fact that you don't show a curl pattern yet may be indicative of some irreparable damage. In other words, you'll have to treat those ends as if they're relaxed---moisturize nicely and slowly cut 'em off.

    And, just in case you were wondering, most people don't gain definition after the hair dries.... (they usually lose it, especially without a gel).
    Hair Type: 3c/4a, Coarse, Med-High Density, Med-Low Porosity
    Curly since '09
  • ceb002ceb002 Posts: 22Registered Users
    here are some more pictures of my hair
    The back: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F85UhV.jpg" class="Popup
    The side: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FNov6w.jpg" class="Popup
    My bangs: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FnQAhQ.jpg" class="Popup

    sorry if the pictures are sideways i couldn;t figure out how to fix them
    :afro:
  • SandiSandi Posts: 364Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    ceb002 wrote: »
    here are some more pictures of my hair
    The back: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F85UhV.jpg" class="Popup
    The side: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FNov6w.jpg" class="Popup
    My bangs: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FnQAhQ.jpg" class="Popup

    sorry if the pictures are sideways i couldn;t figure out how to fix them
    :afro:

    Still looks between a 3c and 4a to me. Also looks kind of fine? (As in, the strands). I'd definitely look into density, porosity, reaction toward protein, and strand width before curl pattern though....
    Hair Type: 3c/4a, Coarse, Med-High Density, Med-Low Porosity
    Curly since '09
  • forevercurly96forevercurly96 Posts: 44Registered Users
    To me it looks like 4a with some 3c.
  • dee-naturedee-nature Posts: 630Registered Users
    it looks like 3C to me. This is how my niece hair looks

    Sent from my MB612 using CurlTalk App
    hair type: 4a VERY dense u39v2snfy.png

    hair goal
    = WL Aug. 23, 2013

    My hair LOVES oil
    :love5:
    2. "Being natural must be the new crack cus im hooked!!":afro:

    “Being happy doesn't mean that everything is
    perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”:wav:

    www.fotki.com/dee-nature-619

  • dee-naturedee-nature Posts: 630Registered Users
    Sandi wrote: »
    Yeah you're 3c! Can you help me?
    This is my hair:

    Honestly, I can't tell. I can't distinguish much of a curl pattern at all---is there some sort of damage to it? I see some s-curves that might be 3c, but the rest of it is almost indistinguishable.

    yeah, years of heat damage. I'll post pics of it dry soon, if you want....
    these are the moments i regret those days of straightening my hair.
    Never liked the pain of the heat......
    Why did i do that???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    not trying to sound rude bt why post pic up of your damaged hair? It wouldn't be proper typing.



    Sent from my MB612 using CurlTalk App
    hair type: 4a VERY dense u39v2snfy.png

    hair goal
    = WL Aug. 23, 2013

    My hair LOVES oil
    :love5:
    2. "Being natural must be the new crack cus im hooked!!":afro:

    “Being happy doesn't mean that everything is
    perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”:wav:

    www.fotki.com/dee-nature-619

  • jansonjanson Posts: 36Registered Users
    I see mostly 3c with some 3b and 4a. Some parts of your hair are too loose to be considered 3c -which is what I would call 3b.

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