What is my hair type and why is it important?

DrystinDrystin Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 2 Curl Neophyte
edited March 2018 in Curly Men

Also, does anybody know someone else with similar hair to this? Thanks, much appreciated!

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  • bomegabomega Registered Users Posts: 1,355 Curl Virtuoso
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    Hi @Drystin,

    I would guess 3c. As for it's importance, it isn't that important. It is mostly a descriptor. It can have some effect on how you style your hair, but really other hair properties are much more important, especially your hair width (coarse, medium, fine), porosity (high, medium, low), and density (high, medium, low) to some extent. These have much more of an influence on the types of products and techniques are more likely to work with your hair. To figure out your hair properties, try the nc.com Texture Quiz: https://www.naturallycurly.com/quiz. This article might also help, especially for porosity (which is sometimes elusive): http://science-yhairblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/diy-hair-analysis.html.
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  • Ocean CurlsOcean Curls Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 24 Curl Novice
    It looks like 3c/4a
  • shamarsimmonsshamarsimmons Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 47 Curl Connoisseur
    Your hair definitely looks like 3c hair. But it also appears that you may have product in your hair. So unless your hair is product free, it can be difficult to give an accurate curl pattern. Maybe send some photos without products. Also, how long is your hair?
  • shamarsimmonsshamarsimmons Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 47 Curl Connoisseur
    What hair type do you think I have?My hair is very short and product free. a

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