Help with hair type

RJKY74RJKY74 Registered Users Posts: 24 Curl Neophyte
My hair is fine, medium thickness, not sure about porosity. I can't decide if I'm a 2 or a 3. Thoughts?


  • bringingcurliesback?bringingcurliesback? Registered Users Posts: 1,317 Curl Connoisseur
    I think you are a 2c/3a. Have you tried running your finger up/down a strand of hair or the water test? I'm not really sure how accurate those are to be honest but I think the best way is to experiment with products.
    Oh and welcome! :D
    *Current Routine*
    LP: SM RSB
    CO/CW: CJ Daily Fix, GR Restorative, SM RSB, SM SFC
    DC: SM, CJ Rehab, G.Nutrafix, DIY
    LI: a CO, KCKT
    Sealers: an oil, JC N&S
    Stylers: just CO, CJ CIAB, KCCC, aloe gel, FSG
    Once in a while: ACV, Lemon-Aid

    Oils to seal, rinse, and/or pre-poo as needed :love10:

    2c/3a/3b coarse, normal porosity
    :toothy4: CG since 2007 :flower:
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Registered Users Posts: 2,075 Curl Neophyte
    I'd say 2C :) side note: your hair looks really soft and healthy!

    Porosity-wise most of the 'at home' methods (water test etc.) are quite unreliable and have been debunked. The best way to figure it out, if you're interested to, is either to have a hair analysis done or simply go by how your hair acts (does it take ages to dry? Does product tend to sit on the hair rather than absorb? etc.).
    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
    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:
  • JessiiLeighhJessiiLeighh Registered Users Posts: 195
    You have really nice root curl in the front, but a lot of your hair is soft curls and waves, so I'd say a 2c. So pretty!
    3a, fine/med strand thickness, high density, low porosity
    CG since April 2012
    BC October 2012
    Cleanser: SheaMoisture Manuka Honey or CJ Daily Fix
    RO Conditioner: Mop Top Daily Conditioner
    Leave In: KCKT
    Stylers: Either Raw Curls Spray Gel, Raw Curls Medium Hold Gel, or MopTop Curly Custard, and always topped with Curlisto Control II Gel
    Sealer: Pure Argan Oil
  • JimipeJimipe Registered Users Posts: 276
    If this is your hair in "optimal shape" then I would say a mix of 2C and 3A, I think you have both in there. If you still have not fully figured out how to handle your hair I would say you probably have at least 3A, you never really know your curl pattern until you have given it a chance to show its full potential.
    CG since 8th of September 2013 - learning in progress!

    3a/m/iii - waist length wet
    Cleanser: Naturelle Volumizing
    Conditioner/LI: Garnier Respons Avocadooil and Shea Butter, Schwarzkopf Gliss Ultimate Volume Conditioner
    Styling: Eldorado Hairgel Strong

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