Am I 2b or 3a or both? Help!

curlyengineercurlyengineer Posts: 2Registered Users
Hi friends! I've been following the CG method for about a month now but I still am not quite sure what hair type I have. I think it's between 2b and 3a but I'm just not sure! Opinions??


  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Hair type is relatively unimportant because it's transient depending on dewpoints, products, technique and haircut. You're better off knowing your hair properties. Here's a link to help you with yours Curly Hair Basics | Live Curly Live Free
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
  • artcurlsartcurls Posts: 28Registered Users
    Looks like 2b to me.
    Kathymack's comment is very true too! Check out that link.
    CG since 2011

    Hair Type:
    2b/c(top layer) 2c/3a (under layers)
    Porosity: Low
    Density: High
    Width: Fine on top/Medium underneath

    blonde hi-lights

    Products & process:
    (still figuring this out!!)

    Trader Joe's Mint Tea Shampoo every 3/4 days
    Trader Joe's Nourishing Conditioner
    Deva One Condition LI or Shea Moisture LI
    Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Creame
    Plop about 20 minutes
    Clip roots
    Air Dry

    Lavender Mist as needed to revive curls
    Pineapple at night
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'd say 2B!
    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:
  • curlyengineercurlyengineer Posts: 2Registered Users
    Thanks everyone! I will definitely check out that link :)

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