new to the forum.. curl type?

lindaazurelindaazure Posts: 17Registered Users
Hi Everyone, i am new to the forum. 5 days CG. what do you think my wave type is? i think 2a or 2b.

I have been straightening my hair for at least 10 years (Japanese perm earlier years, and flat iron twice a week in the most recent years). peer pressure i guess since my culture loves straight hair.

I have now decided to embrace my waves - tied of all the upkeeps to obtain straight hair!! Hope to learn from all of you.
2a/b, low porosity, medium density, coarse


  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Welcome Lindaazure! From you pics it seems you are right - you look like 2a/b to me, but many people will tell you that your hair's properties (for example how porous it is) is more important in choosing products than the hair type. But I think hair type is an important jumping off point.

    There is a special 2 forum that you might like to read up on. Best of luck with your journey to embrace your waves! I hope to read about some of your experiences.
    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:
  • lindaazurelindaazure Posts: 17Registered Users
    thanks curlypearl.

    i just figured out. my hair properties are: low porosity, mid density, coarse, and a little below shoulder length when my hair is dried.

    For the first 5 days i have used:

    Conditioner wash: Tresemme Tresemme Naturals moisture conditioner

    Style: Shea moisture coconut & hibiscus curl & hold smoothie

    I apply the Shea moisture smoothie while my hair is still we and then plopping.

    I haven't done this long enough to know if this works for me.

    Will share more later
    2a/b, low porosity, medium density, coarse
  • lindaazurelindaazure Posts: 17Registered Users
    The picture on the left is the 2nd week of CG, first day hair. The picture on the right is the 3rd week of CG, 3rd day hair. It is improving.

    Product seems to make a difference. I have changed product from Shea moisture coconut Curl & Hold smoothie to Kinky curly curling custards. My hair is much more bouncier and the waves are more defined.
    2a/b, low porosity, medium density, coarse
  • HootenannyHootenanny Posts: 300Registered Users
    Wow, your hair is gorgeous! And look at how much more defined the curl is already! Glad you found a product that is working for you; I'm a big fan of the KC Custard myself. :)
    :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:
  • jakrussel3jakrussel3 Posts: 423Registered Users
    lindaazzure, your hair will probably become more and more wavy over the next few months, especially once you figure out what products and routines your hair likes. I didn't see my hair's real potential for a good 6 months and then I was was like "holy moly, where did this come from?" :)
    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
  • seamelody14seamelody14 Posts: 282Registered Users
    Looks 2a to me
    high porosity (from coloring)

    Shampoo: Mop Top Gentle Shampoo
    Co-wash: Chistophe Robin Lemon Cleansing Cream
    RO: CJ strengthening, Kenra moisturizing
    LI: Jessicurl Aloeba
    DT: CJ rehab, Christophe Robin Prickly Pear Mask
    PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 minute
    Stylers: Jessicurl RR, SS Firm Hold Gel
    Oils: caudalie, sweet almond
  • lindaazurelindaazure Posts: 17Registered Users
    definitely some more improvement since i started CG method 5 weeks ago... it seems i need a haircut? the last time i cut my hair it was still straight.

    Do you think it is too early for a cut?
    2a/b, low porosity, medium density, coarse