Am I a 3a or 3b?

CurlizzieCurlizzie Posts: 13Registered Users
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  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    Looks to me like a mix of 2c/3a
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • CurlizzieCurlizzie Posts: 13Registered Users
    Huh! I totally thought I was a 3a because my under layer is corkscrew curls but yeah...I think you're right! Weird...


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  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    Many people have different patterns on their head. I have about 4 different ones.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • CurlizzieCurlizzie Posts: 13Registered Users
    That is wild...probably makes it harder to find what works. I'm using Ouidad gel and shampoo/conditioner/botanical spray right now


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  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I agree with Amy - 2C/3A mix :) Also, like she said, it's common to have a bunch of different curl patterns, even if one is more dominant i.e. I'm mostly 3A, but the back of my hair is very 3B and I have some 2C pieces too
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    DC:
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:
  • CurlizzieCurlizzie Posts: 13Registered Users
    It's a bit frustrating to me that I have these different curls. Not that I can change it but it feels like they don't match...does that make sense?


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  • BluebloodBlueblood Posts: 1,748Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Curlizzie wrote: »
    It's a bit frustrating to me that I have these different curls. Not that I can change it but it feels like they don't match...does that make sense?


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    They match fine. Nature is a good artist.

    Have you worked out your hair properties yet?
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    I agree with Blueblood. Also, porosity of the hair is more important to consider when choosing products, rather than the pattern you have. Curl pattern doesn't tell you anything, it's just a way to classify the tightness of your curls.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • RisingMoonRisingMoon Posts: 81Registered Users
    Your hair looks almost exactly like mine! The under layers corkscrew and the upper ones look like a twisty wave. I wish I could transplant the lower layers up a little higher LOL!
    2C waves with a little 3A thrown in for fun, medium density, on the course side hair (IMO--will have stylist confirm at some point.) Still trying to work on porosity- have characteristics of both high and low :thumbdown:

    Polyquats are terrible. I seems to be able to tolerate butters and oils in the most sparing amounts as long as I low-poo frequently.

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