What is my hair type?

smhja_smhja_ Registered Users Posts: 2 Curl Neophyte
edited March 2018 in Hair Type 4
my last relaxer was july 2017. I big chopped in October 2017 & faded the back and sides of my head and got faux locs on top. So my  sides have been  growing in since then. However, the top of my head shows my hairs' true growth. The pictures below are of my hair at different lengths & my texture and curl patterns whether wet or dry , with product or without. 

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  • bomegabomega Registered Users Posts: 1,355 Curl Virtuoso
    Answer ✓
    I would guess 4A, maybe 3C. Your hair looks healthy, and I like the little ringlets.
    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

    Looking for styling products and tools

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  • Iciepop09Iciepop09 Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 10 Curl Neophyte
    Answer ✓
    4a with some 3c :) 
    Thick, Coarse
    Medium-Low Porosity

    Wash day#1: Rhassoul red clay (Olive oil, Jojoba, Argan, Castor, Vit E, and Peppermint), No conditioner needed. 2xmonth
    Wash day#2Bentonite Clay (Olive oil, Avocado, Jojoba, Sweet Almond, and Lavender Oil), follow with a Protein/moisturizing DC 2xmonth (Shampoo used if needed: Pure oils Shampoo by Silk Elements)
    Oil Mix Sealant : Olive Oil/Jojoba base, Argan, Vit E, Avocado, JBCO, and Peppermint
    Whipped Butter mix: Mango/Rosemary/Shea Butter with Olive oil, Jojoba, Castor, and Sweet Almond.
    Stylers: Shea Moisture hair smoothie and Eco style Flaxseed gel. 


  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Moderators Posts: 10,840 Curl Virtuoso
    Welcome to CurlTalk, @smhja_!  Love your little ringlets. 

    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder

    You are beautiful!
  • Ocean CurlsOcean Curls Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 24 Curl Novice
    Your hair looks amazing! It seems to be type 4a mostly and then some 3c..beautiful hair! 
  • CurlyJKCurlyJK Registered Users Posts: 62 Curl Connoisseur
    Definitely a 4a
  • NatrulyMeNatrulyMe Registered Users Posts: 166 Curl Connoisseur
    Beautiful 4a  <3

    Pattern: 3C/4A 
    Characteristics: (Spongy/Coarse/Curly Kinky)
    Porosity: High
    Density: Medium
    Hair Width: Medium Sized Strands
    Elasticity: Medium Elasticity

    SL - APL - BSL - MBL - WL - TBL

    My hair is armpit length when silk pressed (so close to BSL).
    Natural state: awkward stage; shoulder length (front is above chin length and back is almost shoulder length).
    Goal: MBL
    10-28-15 (BC Date)

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