What is my hair type? pleeeease :)

LongjourneyLongjourney Posts: 19Registered Users Curl Neophyte

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  • LongjourneyLongjourney Posts: 19Registered Users 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 Posts: 43Registered Users 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 Posts: 126Registered Users
    3c-4a
  • CurlyCutie1394CurlyCutie1394 Posts: 348Registered Users
    It's 3c/4a combo like my hair
  • LongjourneyLongjourney Posts: 19Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thank you for the responses , I'll really appreciate it :)
  • GoTLoverGoTLover Posts: 20Registered Users
    I agree with the others, looks like you're a 3c/4a combo. Welcome. :wave:
  • TexturedTeenTexturedTeen Posts: 6Registered Users 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 Posts: 43Registered Users 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 Posts: 19Registered Users 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 Posts: 19Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    But one more question how do you find out my porosity ?
  • NeirelleNeirelle Posts: 126Registered Users
    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 Posts: 19Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thank you soooo much for thenhelp I appreciate it
  • LongjourneyLongjourney Posts: 19Registered Users 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 Posts: 126Registered Users
    No problem :) you have very pretty curly hair texture by the way!! :) goodluck on your hair! (:
  • LongjourneyLongjourney Posts: 19Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thank you , but yours is waaaay prettier.
  • TexturedTeenTexturedTeen Posts: 6Registered Users 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 Posts: 19Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You can do a porosity test using this article:
    Quick & Easy Hair Porosity & Density Tests

    Alright thanks
  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Posts: 423Registered Users
    Maybe 2c :)
    Guste wrote: »



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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 Posts: 1Registered Users, Curl Ambassador 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 Posts: 1,353Registered Users 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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