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What type am I?

Hi, so I am curious to know what hair type I have, I can't really figure it out. Please help!

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  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Hmmm between 2a and 2b maybe?
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • rainboerainboe Posts: 284Registered Users
    I agree, 2a or 2b.
    Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity. Dyed to brown a few months ago.
    Lowpoo: Trader Joe's TTT Shampoo
    Rinse Out:
    Yes to Carrots, AOHR, Aubrey Organics Rosemary Peppermint
    LI: Yes to Carrots
    Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, LA Looks Sports, Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Whipped Mousse
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    Is your hair styled at all in that picture or product free? The reason I ask is because unstyled I'm 2C but it doesn't take much hold these days (now that my hair is well conditioned) to tighten my curls to 3A.
    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

  • JulesonlineJulesonline Posts: 444Registered Users
    I'd say 2A or 2B as well.
    JulesOnline
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
    Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


    Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
    Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
    Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
    RO/LI:
    YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
    Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



  • NursenNancyNursenNancy Posts: 44Registered Users
    That's what mine looks like without product. When I use product it is so much curlier!

    Sent from my ADR6300 using CurlTalk App
    I am a newbie. I think I am a 2b. I have been blowdrying and straightening my hair for the last 15 years. Trying to embrace the REAL ME. :wink:
  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    I agree. Between 2A and 2B. More 2B I think. But yeah I think you could be much curlier :)
    4-2.png
    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


    www.iherb.com 5-10$ discount code:
    VHT541 Many natural hair products! :D
  • danielkaydanielkay Posts: 1Registered Users
    i think 2B, my hair look like yours
  • luckypenny7luckypenny7 Posts: 6Registered Users
    dusalocks wrote: »
    Is your hair styled at all in that picture or product free? The reason I ask is because unstyled I'm 2C but it doesn't take much hold these days (now that my hair is well conditioned) to tighten my curls to 3A.

    In this pic I did NOTHING to my hair, literally I just got out of the shower and let it dry. No product whatsoever. Do you know of any products that I could potentially use though? To increase the curl?
  • luckypenny7luckypenny7 Posts: 6Registered Users
    That's what mine looks like without product. When I use product it is so much curlier!

    Sent from my ADR6300 using CurlTalk App

    What type of product do you use?
  • luckypenny7luckypenny7 Posts: 6Registered Users
    Aqua_Lily wrote: »
    I agree. Between 2A and 2B. More 2B I think. But yeah I think you could be much curlier :)

    Any suggestions as to what I could do to enhance the curl?
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    You should go to the wavies section and post that question! I bet they have a lot of tips.

    For me, best way to enhance curl is to only comb or finger detangle your hair when it is sopping wet and full of conditioner. Then rinse. Then when you get out of the shower, since your wave/curl pattern is probably very loose, you should apply your leave in (if you use one-it weighs some people down) first maybe, then scrunch out excess moisture with an old t-shirt. (Don't use a regular terrycloth towel because it causes frizz.) Then apply mousse or a gel or whatever styling agent you prefer and scrunch up. Then a lot of the wavies I know diffuse dry their hair to get rid of the rest of the water since water weighs down their waves. They also sometimes rinse their hair and apply product and even diffuse upside down. All again to take the weight off. But your hair's properties are so much more important than your hair type. Ingredients can and will make a difference in your curl pattern. If you're fine for instance and your hair is not getting enough protein, that's robbing your curl of its bounce. And if you're coarse or maybe medium texture and overloading your hair with protein, that can make is heavy and stick-straighter. Also can make it feel dry. Porosity plays a role too. If your hair is low porosity it can take forever to dry and that'll weigh down the curl, won't it? Also lower porosity girls find that some products don't absorb into the hair and just sit on top it, weighing down the curl and causing buildup. That's not fun. I'm coarse and porous so my hair absorbs everything (especially protein) so I'd better be careful.

    Go to livecurlylivefree.com to figure out your properties. It also has advice on styling. (I love this site so much I can't believe it's free.) But do consult the 2s forum. It's a happening place. I like to drop by and lurk and learn things to help my wavie friends.

    Almost forgot: Go check out the curly girl method.

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wikihow.com%2FFollow-the-Curly-Girl-Method-for-Curly-Hair" class="Popup

    The Curly Girl Handbook also has explicit instructions on how to style wavie hair. Just to go the bookstore, get a coffee and a table and have yourself a good read. I promise you'll be absorbed in no time. It's a light read too. And if you buy it there's a dvd that shows some techniques. Just remember when it comes to CG for wavies they sometimes need to lighten up on the conditioner. Also they on occasion need to low poo instead of straight up co-washing. If that's your hair completely unstyled you have great curl potential!

    Check out this thread! (I emailed it to a friend to try and get her to embrace her waves.)


    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/2/152397-2a-peeps-3-months-there-hope-pics.html
    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

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