What is my hair type?

terynmaeterynmae Posts: 6Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
edited April 27 in Hair Type 2
Hi everyone! I am unsure if I should consider my hair type to be 2a. I feel like it has potential to be fully 2a if I stop brushing and using the right products. My hair is fine and it holds a curl really well. These pictures show my hair after I've washed it and it's unbrushed. What do you think? 

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  • KeeyamahKeeyamah Posts: 203 Curl Connoisseur
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    Ok, lets see how this works.

    A little less than a year ago, totally non-CGM and brushing out:
    http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj261/Keeyamah/Curly Hair Journey/FB298AB1-08BA-45CA-A938-8B89A8DD467B_zpsutnyt0vj.jpg

    Same time frame, CGM, no brushing:
    http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj261/Keeyamah/Curly Hair Journey/1483AB61-45A6-4AA4-BA56-00ABD30935EE_zpsg3izrr7s.jpg

    This week, CGM:
    http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj261/Keeyamah/Curly Hair Journey/IMG_0416_zpsph4prfja.jpg

    Today, misted with water and brushed out cause I'm taking my boys swimming later and will be braiding it after I put some conditioner in it to keep the chlorine out:
    http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj261/Keeyamah/Curly Hair Journey/IMG_0422_zpsepxeelex.jpg


    Not exactly how I wanted it to work, but you can see all my uploads from the links, hopefully. But the links take you to the photos, or they should..... lemme know if they don't and I'll have to figure out a different way to do it

    Fine, low porosity at the roots, high porosity at the ends, medium to med-high density 2b/c
    Lo-Poo: Jessicurl Gentle Lather
    Leave-in: Diluted Tresemme Botanique with Coconut milk and Aloe Vera
    Rinse out: Tresemme Botanique with Coconut milk and Aloe Vera
    Curl Creams: Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair and Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Gels: Herbal Essences Totally Twisted and LA Looks Sport Gel
    Treatments: Hask Keratin Protein Smoothing Deep Conditioner 

    Follow my oldest's Acute Lymphblastic Leukemia journey https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/quinntiegs


  • KeeyamahKeeyamah Posts: 203 Curl Connoisseur
    Accepted Answer
    I got the book, read that, read around here quite a bit as well. 

    I use TreSemme Botanique Nourish and Replenish as a rinse out, and diluted as a leave in (thinking of changing that up) and the blue LA Looks gel. A couple of times a week I shampoo with Aveeno Pure Renewal, a sulfate free shampoo (also, not sure I’m gonna stick with that one). I also need to find a clarifying shampoo soon (used my mom’s dandruff shampoo this week 😊)

    After I get out of the shower (and wring some of the dripping water out of my hair, may change this and start doing it in the shower so I’m not dripping on myself, lol) I spray two sprays of my leave in (in an small spray bottle from the travel section) into my hand and rake it through one side, then I switch my hair to the other side, two more sprays and rake it in. Switch back, rake in a quarter size amount of gel, other side same deal. Then I flip my hair over, and do the whole routine while upside down. I’ll scrunch some while I’m doing all this as well. Then I plop my hair in a microfiber towel (similar to this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076MNFV23/ref=sspa_mw_detail_4?psc=1) by bundling it up into it. If it’s a night shower, then I’ll put it in a bun on top of my head to sleep (pretty sure it’s pineappling, lol) and wear a satin sleeping cap. If it’s not, I’ll leave it up for 15-20 minutes, then take it down, help some of the craziness settled down, and  diffuse until mostly dry. 

    Sorry for the huge post, but that’s my routine right now, HTH. 
    Fine, low porosity at the roots, high porosity at the ends, medium to med-high density 2b/c
    Lo-Poo: Jessicurl Gentle Lather
    Leave-in: Diluted Tresemme Botanique with Coconut milk and Aloe Vera
    Rinse out: Tresemme Botanique with Coconut milk and Aloe Vera
    Curl Creams: Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair and Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Gels: Herbal Essences Totally Twisted and LA Looks Sport Gel
    Treatments: Hask Keratin Protein Smoothing Deep Conditioner 

    Follow my oldest's Acute Lymphblastic Leukemia journey https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/quinntiegs


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  • Musicgal54Musicgal54 Posts: 1Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    I don't have an answer for you, but this is exactly how I feel. My hair only has slight waves, like extremely slight, closer to the ends. I stopped combing and brushing and I think it looks wavier. I also use a sulfate free shampoo and started using a silicone free conditioner.
    You are not alone
  • terynmaeterynmae Posts: 6Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    My hair is basically the same as yours. It’s frustrating because I’m just not sure how to care for my hair. 
  • terynmaeterynmae Posts: 6Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    Here is a picture of when I brushed my hair and this is around 7:00 pm. I use shampoo with sulfates and a conditioner with silicones. I wonder if I stop those then waves will show more?
  • KeeyamahKeeyamah Posts: 203Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    That’s what happened to me. I decided to give the CGM a try, and suddenly went from little to no wave, to some pretty good waves. If my photobucket wasn’t being stupid, I’d show some pics, but it won’t let me upload right now and says my albums are empty 😐.  But if I do brush for some reason (like hair is not cooperating) I go back to very little waves 
    Fine, low porosity at the roots, high porosity at the ends, medium to med-high density 2b/c
    Lo-Poo: Jessicurl Gentle Lather
    Leave-in: Diluted Tresemme Botanique with Coconut milk and Aloe Vera
    Rinse out: Tresemme Botanique with Coconut milk and Aloe Vera
    Curl Creams: Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair and Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Gels: Herbal Essences Totally Twisted and LA Looks Sport Gel
    Treatments: Hask Keratin Protein Smoothing Deep Conditioner 

    Follow my oldest's Acute Lymphblastic Leukemia journey https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/quinntiegs


  • terynmaeterynmae Posts: 6Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    I would love to seem some pictures! I think it’s safe to say I’m 2a that needs a little help. 
  • terynmaeterynmae Posts: 6Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    Wow! That's some awesome progress. I think we have very similar hair, if not the same. I will try to do what you do and hopefully get some promising results! Your photos were very helpful. Thank you! 
  • terynmaeterynmae Posts: 6Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    Hi! I just wanted to do a one week update after starting the curly girl method. This is my hair after applying gel and plopping for an hour. Who knew I had some waves!
  • KeeyamahKeeyamah Posts: 203Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Looking good 😁
    Fine, low porosity at the roots, high porosity at the ends, medium to med-high density 2b/c
    Lo-Poo: Jessicurl Gentle Lather
    Leave-in: Diluted Tresemme Botanique with Coconut milk and Aloe Vera
    Rinse out: Tresemme Botanique with Coconut milk and Aloe Vera
    Curl Creams: Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair and Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Gels: Herbal Essences Totally Twisted and LA Looks Sport Gel
    Treatments: Hask Keratin Protein Smoothing Deep Conditioner 

    Follow my oldest's Acute Lymphblastic Leukemia journey https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/quinntiegs


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