What is my hair type?

Lindsay.ALindsay.A Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 1 Curl Neophyte
A few months ago I realized that my hair wasn't straight and it was in fact wavy/curly, but I haven't been quite sure what my hair type is. My hair is mostly wavy without product and most curls that do form fall by the end of the day. When I use products (gel, cream, leave-in, ect.) it forms spiral curls on top but the underneath of my hair barely waves. Feedback would be greatly appreciated!

without product:

With products:


  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    Welcome!  You have some pretty spirals.  I'd say it's a 2A with no products, and a 2B with products.  Curl pattern doesn't really matter much though.  What's more important is knowing the strand width (fine or medium or coarse), the density (if you have a lot of hair or thin hair) and porosity (how well products absorb into the hair).  Those are more difficult to figure out.  You can try taking the texture quiz, which can help you narrow it down.  https://www.naturallycurly.com/quiz

    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

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