I'm new and clueless but happy to be here! lol

A friend of mine turned me onto this site...so here I am, her hair is turning curlier by the day and it has me curious.

I can't tell what my hair type is though...I thought it was just the first type, wavy...but honestly my hair is very thick, tends to be wavy underneath but straight on top. I usually air dry it...but I do strigihten it with a curling iron but its difficult to do (has to be incredibly hot)

So...what does that mean? lol
TIA for your help :)
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  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    Welcome! :)

    Many of us, including myself, have less curl on top. It's simply because your hair is weighed down. I'm 3A. When I had short hair (8 years ago) it was completely 100% curly, but when I grew it out, the top became less curly.

    Btw, curling irons are very damaging and drying to your hair. If you do it too often you may get permanent damage and less curl.
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  • atx_eveatx_eve Posts: 278Registered Users Administrator
    Welcome to NaturallyCurly.com and CurlTalk! Glad to have you :)

    We're working on a quiz to help people figure out their curl pattern if they'd like that information >> NaturallyCurly · HairTypes you can also find it on the homepage on the top left by the sliding image...slider. lol

    This is just the beginning of a more comprehensive quiz, because our hair type is a lot more complex and unique than curl patterns. Learn more about porosity (how your hair holds onto moisture), length, density, and width here >> Curly Hair Tips, Styles & Products - NaturallyCurly

    And like Aqua_Lily said, heat styling tools can permanently damage your hair over time! Use them with caution.
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