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3a? or more like 2c?

sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
I can't decide! I know my properties are fine, low porosity, and high density. But curl type... idk :confused:
Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:

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  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    Are your ends flaming red or am I seeing things? Looks really cool. I can't decide from this picture either. Maybe both?
    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

  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    dusalocks wrote: »
    Are your ends flaming red or am I seeing things? Looks really cool. I can't decide from this picture either. Maybe both?

    Lol used to be purple, then I did red, but now it's all faded. Looks grey -_- I might have it all cut off soon
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    I love purple hair. It's hard to keep though, isn't it? Same for red. Those colors just wash out so quickly. Once you cut it off I bet with the weight taken off of it you could be a definite 3A though since right now you look somewhere between. It doesn't look grey, however. It looks like little flames.
    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

  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    dusalocks wrote: »
    I love purple hair. It's hard to keep though, isn't it? Same for red. Those colors just wash out so quickly. Once you cut it off I bet with the weight taken off of it you could be a definite 3A though since right now you look somewhere between. It doesn't look grey, however. It looks like little flames.

    Very hard. It washed out in no time! I enjoyed them for all of a week lol. I'm not gonna bleach my hair again. It wasn't worth the damage. I think ur right about cutting it off cuz my shorter hair in front is definitely 3a. It's the longer hair in the back that's 2c. I've always wanted long hair, but that means choosing length over curl :( To see if it helps I'm gonna cut off the bleached parts when I save up some money cuz I can't find anything less than $50
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • LadyPlymdaleLadyPlymdale Posts: 24Registered Users
    Looks very similar to my hair, which is a mix of the two.

    I consider myself 2C, because most of my head is deep, thick whirls, with some spiral curls thrown in. I also have a straighter underlayer, a common 2C trait.

    In the summer, however, my hair is much more spiraly, springy & 3A, so dew points/humidity are factors.

    I hang out on both the 2 & 3A forums to pick up tips. Lots of overlap in methods, techniques, etc.

    Hair properties are, as everyone says, more important than "type", since "type" can be flexible. My hair is typical 2C (coarse, thick, frizz prone), but highly porous, which makes finding a moisture/protein balance tricky.

    Good luck. You have lovely hair!

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    2C/3A--med-coarse, slightly porous (highlighted), very dry & protein sensitive

    No-Poo: Naturally Amari Berry No-Poo (w/o Aloe & Horsetail)

    Condition: Suave Daily Clarifying & Sun-Ripened Strawberry

    Stylers: 4Naturals Spring Back, L'oreal Everstyle Curl Defining Gel

    Avoiding: sulfates, ‘cones, parabens, polyquats/cationics (except stearamidopropyl dimethylamine), most proteins/extracts.
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    Looks very similar to my hair, which is a mix of the two.

    I consider myself 2C, because most of my head is deep, thick whirls, with some spiral curls thrown in. I also have a straighter underlayer, a common 2C trait.

    In the summer, however, my hair is much more spiraly, springy & 3A, so dew points/humidity are factors.

    I hang out on both the 2 & 3A forums to pick up tips. Lots of overlap in methods, techniques, etc.

    Hair properties are, as everyone says, more important than "type", since "type" can be flexible. My hair is typical 2C (coarse, thick, frizz prone), but highly porous, which makes finding a moisture/protein balance tricky.

    Good luck. You have lovely hair!

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using CurlTalk App


    I never understood the dew point thing. I know my hair hates humid days though. It gets super frizzy. See I think my hair looks 2C in some ways but the front hair (shorter) has 3a curls. So I guess it's too long but I love long hair :angry2: Anyway, but I don't have 2C properties such as coarse or thick. My hair is very fine and has very little porosity, which is why I go crazy looking for products because EVERYTHING weighs it down :angry2: even my parents expect me to come home every day with a different product lol and thank u for the compliment
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    My hair frizzes in humidity too or at least it used to. It's been good now when it rains. It even gets curlier. I attribute that to using the right products. Skorpio, I would also say my hair is curlier in front, even at the root for some reason. My hair has a 3b underlayer instead of a straight one but I'm not sure where that places me on the spectrum. I'm not easy to weigh down because I'm also coarse and highly porous so I think I share attributes from all 3 hairtypes 2C-3B but I average them out since it looks mostly 3A and if I style with something with a harder hold (the sorts of things that unfortunately dry my hair out) my curls tighten up very nicely into spirals.

    Lady Plymdale - how are you doing in your quest for a protein/moisture balance? I just asked a question about this myself because it seems like my hair properties are at odds with one another.
    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

  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    I think you could be a 3A :)
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    Current length: tailbone
    Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
    3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

    HGs:
    Clarify: Nivea
    Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
    CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
    RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

    LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
    Seal: Grapeseed oil
    Gel: Studioline

    PT: EO Keratin co
    DT: RO+oils
    Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


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  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    Aqua_Lily wrote: »
    I think you could be a 3A :)



    :cheers::toothy7:
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Looks like a mix of both to me.

    I have 2c in front and on top, 3a over most of the rest with some 3b underneath. My hair has an identity crisis. ;)

    Everyone keeps talking about consolidating the hair type threads so they are just 2, 3, and 4 - but I also think we need a separate "whirly" thread for those of us stuck between two worlds! Lol!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    lol agreed. I finally had a pretty good hair day today :D and I cut off the dyed ends so maybe it'll curl more easily now
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • rapunzel4everrapunzel4ever Posts: 557Registered Users
    It looks great! Like this I'd say it's more curly than wavy. Great haircut ;-)

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    2b (mixed with 2c/3a) med/fine- low porosity- normal elasticity, BSL
    2B/C-3A) fine - low porosity
    Routine:
    Wash: Daily Fix,SMT, Kesham, Urtekram
    RO: Motions CPR Li, Inecto Cocos co, AO GPB, KCTT
    acv-rinse, sometimes honey-rinse
    LI: coconut oil (winter), CJBC-LI
    Styling: AVG, Etos Solid Power Gel, Taft gel, CJPP, JCCC, BRHG
    Plopping~Pixiecurl diffuse~clipping
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  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    It looks great! Like this I'd say it's more curly than wavy. Great haircut ;-)

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    2b (mixed with 2c/3a) med/fine- low porosity- normal elasticity, BSL

    Thanks. I wanna get layers
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock: