Help! Hair typing

Chen417Chen417 Registered Users Posts: 12
Hey there! I am new to this forum! I have been natural for little over a year. I would like to know what my hair type is. I know that its not important for your hair journey but Im curious. I inserted a couple of pictures. Sorry for the awkward pictures I didn't start taking pictures of my hair until recently.

NOTE: My hair has somewhat defined curls every where except the top and front part. In these areas the curl pattern is loose but very frizzy. Every where else is very coily. Im pretty sure I have 4c hair in the very middle of the back of my hair. And I don't know if it because its a different curl pattern but its a lot shorter and thinner than the rest of my hair. Any advice on how to combat this problem?

*The picture of me with the afro was my hair after washing it. And although the hairs on top look loose or heat damaged.. its not... It just grows that way for some weird reason. this picture of me with short hair was last year. I had gel in my hair. That was my first wash and go.

Thank you so much!! I appreciate the help!!!


  • Curlista93Curlista93 Registered Users Posts: 411 Curl Novice
    Not sure about the specific types but looks like a combination of 3 & 4 type hair.
    Kinky Curly, 4a, Fine Texture 
    Last Relaxer: 2/11/2012
    Latest BC: 11/24/2018

  • Chen417Chen417 Registered Users Posts: 12
    thank you! I do wish that more people would post answers
  • corinniePopcorinniePop Registered Users Posts: 138 Curl Neophyte
    Definitely looks like type 4 to me...have you taken the style quiz on
  • CuriousAquariusCuriousAquarius Registered Users Posts: 41
    I definitely see some 4a coils
    Products I use:
    Shampoo: SM JBCO shampoo/ ACV rinses
    Cowash: Taliah Waajad Creamy Cowash
    Conditioner: Giovanni 50:50/ Giovanni Tea Tree
    Leave-in: CJ Curl Assurance/ SM Strengthening Milk
    Deep conditioner: EVA Nye/ ORS Hair Mayo
    Oils: Apricot oil/ Avocado oil/ Coconut oil

    Current (working on) Regimen:
    ACV rinses once a month
    SLS shampoo and deep condition once a week
    Protein treatment: 2x a month
    Cowash midweek
    Leave-in + oil everyday
  • ExtracelestialExtracelestial Registered Users Posts: 4
    Whatever it is it's lovely!!
  • curlyannie80curlyannie80 Registered Users Posts: 334 Curl Neophyte
    Hi :) to me, ir t looks like 4b - ish... Also, you're super pretty, and so is your hair. HTH

    Sent from my XT1254 using CurlTalk App
  • Chen417Chen417 Registered Users Posts: 12
    Thank you all for answering!! I didn't even see that other people replied. I don't think its 4b just because my coils and curly are defined in most areas except the top
  • Chen417Chen417 Registered Users Posts: 12
    Thank you!
  • Chen417Chen417 Registered Users Posts: 12
    thank you! :)

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