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help! whats my hair type?

bella11507bella11507 Posts: 2Registered Users
hey I'm new!....very interested in getting my hair back to how it used to look; going to start CG pretty soon because I miss my curls AND my bf misses them (lol) I've been looking at pictures of before and after and he's like OMG if your curls are still curly imagine what they will do after! (and reminiscing what they looked like years ago) so I figure I should start by knowing what kind of hair I have! so here are some OLD pictures

Highschool=first two
few years ago (most pretty, what I want it to look like again)=third
most recent=last

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  • HootenannyHootenanny Posts: 300Registered Users
    Looks like a solid 3a in terms of curl type! Very very pretty! :) Now you want to figure out other features of your hair, like whether it's porous, the thickness of each strand (fine, medium, or coarse), the elasticity, etc. Search around the forum cuz there's lots of great links on these topics.
    :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:
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    Curl pattern looks like 3a in more recent pic, closer to 3b in older pics. Keep in mind that hormones, diet, etc can all impact hair, so sometimes we don't have the same type of curls when we're older that we had when we were younger. The other thing to remember is that curl pattern can be very transient and can be impacted by products, humidity, dew points, etc. knowing your hair properties (texture, porosity, etc) is much more important because it will directly impact what products/ingredients will and won't work for your hair. Check out livecurlylivefree.com for a bunch of info for determining your hair properties.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3a/f/iii
    Modified CG since 11/5/11
    CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
    RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
    STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    You're my hair twin and I'm 3A. I have a lot of 3B underneath though so I like to pin my top layer back to show off those ringlets.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • bella11507bella11507 Posts: 2Registered Users
    thanks ladies! :) helped a lot just went out yesterday and bought some new gel and conditioner, already had little testers so i started the day before! curls are more shirley temple like they used to be but super frizzy...not sure if it was the stuff i used or what...we'll see, any suggestions? I also have pretty long hair I looked for the sleeping cap thing but i couldn't find it at walmart...going to try again later