What is my hair type? pleeeease :)

LongjourneyLongjourney Registered Users Posts: 19 Curl Neophyte

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  • LongjourneyLongjourney Registered Users Posts: 19 Curl Neophyte
    I just want to know my hair type. I've researched, researched and researched, but still couldn't make up my mind. So I decided to get other's views and opinions on what my hair type could be.
  • brimom19brimom19 Registered Users Posts: 43 Curl Neophyte
    My 13 year old daughter has the exact same curl pattern and I have wondered what her was. I think that it's 4a, but I may be wrong.
  • NeirelleNeirelle Registered Users Posts: 126
    3c-4a
  • CurlyCutie1394CurlyCutie1394 Registered Users Posts: 348
    It's 3c/4a combo like my hair
  • LongjourneyLongjourney Registered Users Posts: 19 Curl Neophyte
    Thank you for the responses , I'll really appreciate it :)
  • GoTLoverGoTLover Registered Users Posts: 20
    I agree with the others, looks like you're a 3c/4a combo. Welcome. :wave:
  • TexturedTeenTexturedTeen Registered Users Posts: 6 Curl Neophyte
    Yes, it looks like 3C/4A to me as well. ItThat being said, I have discovered that while hair type is nice to know, porosity and density is a need-to-know for naturals. Discovering my porosity (high) allowed me to change my hair care routine in that I restrict the amount of heat I use, and use protective styles to minimize the amount of brushing/combing I do. It also helped me discover that protein is essential for my hair, and I look for that in hair products. Hair density allowed me to discover which styles look best on me. You may find tons of 3C/4A's out there, but regardless of hair type, they might have different needs. Hope this helped and good luck!
    "There are people who have money, and people who are rich." - Coco Chanel

    4C, High Porosity, High Density Hair

    Pre-Poo: Mayo or Oil (whichever is available)
    Shampoo: Suave Naturals
    Conditioner: Carol's Daughter Tui Moisturizing Conditioner
    Deep Conditioner: Carol's Daughter Hair Smoothie
    Moisturizer: N/A
    Leave-In Conditioner: N/A
  • brimom19brimom19 Registered Users Posts: 43 Curl Neophyte
    I agree^^^^^my daughter is 4c, lo porosityand protein sensitive. The things that works sooo wonderful for others with the same curl pattern just dont work on her hair
  • LongjourneyLongjourney Registered Users Posts: 19 Curl Neophyte
    Yes, it looks like 3C/4A to me as well. ItThat being said, I have discovered that while hair type is nice to know, porosity and density is a need-to-know for naturals. Discovering my porosity (high) allowed me to change my hair care routine in that I restrict the amount of heat I use, and use protective styles to minimize the amount of brushing/combing I do. It also helped me discover that protein is essential for my hair, and I look for that in hair products. Hair density allowed me to discover which styles look best on me. You may find tons of 3C/4A's out there, but regardless of hair type, they might have different needs. Hope this helped and good luck!

    Thank you than you THANK YOU
  • LongjourneyLongjourney Registered Users Posts: 19 Curl Neophyte
    But one more question how do you find out my porosity ?
  • NeirelleNeirelle Registered Users Posts: 126
    You can find it out by getting one strand of your hair and put some water in a bowl, put your hair in the bowl of water and wait for 5 minutes and if it stay floating its low but if its like touching the bottom of the bowl its high porosity ...
  • LongjourneyLongjourney Registered Users Posts: 19 Curl Neophyte
    Thank you soooo much for thenhelp I appreciate it
  • LongjourneyLongjourney Registered Users Posts: 19 Curl Neophyte
    I'm sorry, I meant "... for the help... " anyways thanks everyone. If there is any other info I need to know, please tell me.
  • NeirelleNeirelle Registered Users Posts: 126
    No problem :) you have very pretty curly hair texture by the way!! :) goodluck on your hair! (:
  • LongjourneyLongjourney Registered Users Posts: 19 Curl Neophyte
    Thank you , but yours is waaaay prettier.
  • TexturedTeenTexturedTeen Registered Users Posts: 6 Curl Neophyte
    You can do a porosity test using this article:
    Quick & Easy Hair Porosity & Density Tests
    "There are people who have money, and people who are rich." - Coco Chanel

    4C, High Porosity, High Density Hair

    Pre-Poo: Mayo or Oil (whichever is available)
    Shampoo: Suave Naturals
    Conditioner: Carol's Daughter Tui Moisturizing Conditioner
    Deep Conditioner: Carol's Daughter Hair Smoothie
    Moisturizer: N/A
    Leave-In Conditioner: N/A
  • LongjourneyLongjourney Registered Users Posts: 19 Curl Neophyte
    You can do a porosity test using this article:
    Quick & Easy Hair Porosity & Density Tests

    Alright thanks
  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Registered Users Posts: 423
    Maybe 2c :)
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    CG/LOC Method's 3b/3c hair SL-Curly/ Goal-MBL Curly:)
    Weekly Poo/Low Poo: some Shea M Poo.
    Weekly Deep Treat-Dermorganic Intensive Hair Masque
    Bi-Weekly RO:Tresseme Naturals - V.Smooth/N.Moisture
    Daily Leave in:Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Detangler
    Daily Oil: Olive Oil & Conut Oil Mix
    Daily Styler: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
  • Samvargas2125Samvargas2125 Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 1 Curl Neophyte
    Can anyone help me determine what my hair type is? I'm new and would like to start loving my hair and taking care of it. 
  • bomegabomega Registered Users Posts: 1,355 Curl Virtuoso
    HI @Samvargas2125 : Welcome to nc.com. I'm not sure, but my guess is around 3b-3c. The front is around 2a-2c, but I think as you follow the CG-Method the condition of your hair will improve, and those areas will probably curl better. Take a look around the newbie threads for ideas and have fun experimenting!
    Low-poo: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Shampoo for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Coconut & Shea Hydrating Shampoo
    Clarify: Kinky Curly Come Clean
    Rinse-out: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Conditioner for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Everyday Coconut Ultra Hydrating Conditioner
    DT: Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner
    Leave-in: As I Am Leave-in
    Styler: Lily of the Desert 99% Aloe Vera Gelly
    Treatment: Daily tea spray; Coconut oil overnight treatment; Citric acid rinse for hard water; 2-step Henndigo w/ amla to cover gray

    2C, fine, low porosity, low/medium density, protein sensitive

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