What’s my hair type?

zenet3zenet3 Posts: 2Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
edited April 3 in Hair Type 4

Hi, 
I think my hair is of a 4a/b texture but I would like to get a professional opinion just to be sure. Thanks 😀

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  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,795 Administrator
    Accepted Answer
    Hi @zenet3!  Welcome to CurlTalk; we're happy you've joined us.  Love your cute little ringlets!

    I would guess you're a 4B but to be sure you might want to take the Texture Quiz


    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!

Answers

  • smhja_smhja_ Posts: 2Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    your ringlets are super defined! it looks more like 4c ringlets maybe 4b but i think you should grow out your hair some more to really see how it behaves.
  • shamarsimmonsshamarsimmons Posts: 45Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
  • CurlyJKCurlyJK Posts: 60Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Looks course 4a/4b ish
  • Creole PrincessCreole Princess Posts: 23Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Novice
    I'm going to agree that it looks like a 4b
    My Hair:
    2c/3a || Low Porosity/Average || High Density || Fine/Medium strands || Half Virgin Half Dyed Hair 

    Current Products:
    Shea Moisture Strengthen & Restore Shampoo || Shea Moisture Strengthen & Restore Conditioner || Shea Moisture Strengthen & Restore Hair Mask (DC) || Shea Moisture Strengthen & Restore Leave In || Cholesterol Hot Oil Treatment || Grape Seed Oil || Rice Water Rinse || 14 in 1 Moisturizer || Carol Daughter Vanilla Spray || Argan Oil Mouse || Style Factor Edge Boost || Salon Pro Maximum hold Twin Olive || Garnier Fructis Flat Iron Spray

    Currently Waist Length 29" || Goal: Classical Length 40"


  • Kinky Curly-Coily MeganKinky Curly-Coily Megan Posts: 67Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
    It looks 4b but I think you will have to see when it grows out more. After it grows out more you could take the texture quiz as stated above by Gretchen. 
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,795Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    @zenet3 Did you take the quiz? Love to know what it says. 


    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • Wavy MelWavy Mel Posts: 3Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte


    What hair type would you categorize my hair? 2A, 2B, 2C???


  • socurlssocurls Posts: 199Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
    2A / 2B  :)
    I just created an Instagram account on the evolution of my curly hair journey ! 
    It will be a pleasure to find you there  :)

    https://www.instagram.com/socurls/

    @socurls
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,795Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    edited June 26
    Very pretty, @Wavy Mel!

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • TonikittyTonikitty Posts: 1Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    What hair type do you think I have?
  • Guide 65Guide 65 Posts: 1,700Registered Users, Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    Such pretty curls @Tonikitty!  I'd say they're a 3C maybe.
    Formerly known as Janiegirl
    2B/2C, fine hair, low density, mixed porosity, protein loving hair
    Current products:
    Changing up my shampoos because I can't find one I like
    Deva Curl One Condition (original formula)
    Innersense I Create Volume
    Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel
  • asghairtransplantasghairtransplant Posts: 3Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    your ringlets are super defined! it is 4c
  • NatrulyMeNatrulyMe Posts: 156Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    edited July 30
    zenet3 said:

    Hi, 
    I think my hair is of a 4a/b texture but I would like to get a professional opinion just to be sure. Thanks 😀
    Definitely 4B/4C. Beautiful  <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 arm pit length when silk pressed (so close to BSL).
    Natural state: awkward stage; close to shoulder length (front is chin length and back is shoulder length).
    Goal: MBL
    10-28-15 (BC Date)


  • Ticia092Ticia092 Posts: 1Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    Your hair looks like a 4A or 4B but you would have to wait for it to grow out a bit because the coils/ringlets get elongated with length and you might end up with a 3c 4a texture with a bit more length. Did you have conditioner in your hair in the picture? Very defined and beautiful, looks healthy! 
  • Ihateclowns7Ihateclowns7 Posts: 18Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    My hair is afro type but some spots have spiral curls that stick up like a slinky what kind of hair do i have.It used to reach my eyes, but i cut it off and my hair im pretty sure was unhealthey because i all i did was condition it and pick it out and lastly is picking out your hair bad for trying to get healthy curly hair
  • TBrax90TBrax90 Posts: 1Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    Just for clarification, what's my hair type? I'm certainly on the kinky side since my curl diameter is smaller.
  • Guide 65Guide 65 Posts: 1,700Registered Users, Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    We can't even guess at your hair type if we can't see your hair.  Please post a good, clear picture so we can see your curls.  Also feel free to start your own thread - you'll get more attention from others that way.  And welcome to our new members!
    Formerly known as Janiegirl
    2B/2C, fine hair, low density, mixed porosity, protein loving hair
    Current products:
    Changing up my shampoos because I can't find one I like
    Deva Curl One Condition (original formula)
    Innersense I Create Volume
    Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel
  • RolandajsRolandajs Posts: 1Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    I would like to know my hair type. I just started taking care of my curls. I high key don’t know what I’m doing lol but I’m trying to learn my hair. So far I know I have medium porosity hair. 
  • JonesenopoulisJonesenopoulis Posts: 8Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    @wavymel I think 2B - it looks fairly thick too
  • cnic216cnic216 Posts: 117Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
    @Rolandajs You look to be 4a to me. 
  • NatrulyMeNatrulyMe Posts: 156Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Rolandajs said:
    I would like to know my hair type. I just started taking care of my curls. I high key don’t know what I’m doing lol but I’m trying to learn my hair. So far I know I have medium porosity hair. 
    Your hair pattern is 4A. Beautiful hair.


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


  • NatrulyMeNatrulyMe Posts: 156Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    edited October 29
    TBrax90 said:
    Just for clarification, what's my hair type? I'm certainly on the kinky side since my curl diameter is smaller.
    We cannot really tell because you have not post an image. Yet, I am guessing 4B/4C (from your profile image). I am not 100% for sure. Just a guess.


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


  • CrazyCurls13CrazyCurls13 Posts: 29Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Novice
    Definantly 4b! It's too tight and not s shaped enough to be 4a hair but to loose and defined to be 4c hair.
  • NikkibugNikkibug Posts: 2Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    My hair used to have great texture but it’s recently flattened out. I’d love to know what you think my hair type would be. The quiz said 2b. Also new to this site and journey. A point in the right direction would be great. I want my old curls/waves back. What should I read first? 🤗
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,795Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    Hi @Nikkibug! Thanks for joining us! 

    You might want to learn about the No-Poo Method.  
    You might also like this article.


    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • NikkibugNikkibug Posts: 2Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    Thank you!

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