Help!!! I am new to all of this and am overwhelmed😩

LdorcelyLdorcely Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 2 Curl Neophyte
edited October 2018 in Hair Type 4
I always keep my hair braided and am new to hair types. I would love some feedback on what kind of hair type you think I have. I took these pics about 3 minutes after I Co washed this portion of hair. There were still droplets of water in my hair 3 minutes after I rinsed it. I would love to hear what you think my curl type is, my porosity and density. I am taking these braids out soon and want to be ready with a plan in mind. Thanks in advance. I’m open to all feedback. 

Answers

  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    Welcome!  It's really hard to tell what your curl type is in those pictures.  It looks like a 4C, but with a little product you might be able to coax out some more curls and definition, which may put you in a different category. 

    Try taking the Texture Quiz - https://www.naturallycurly.com/quiz  This should help you figure out more about the qualities of your hair.


    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
  • LdorcelyLdorcely Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 2 Curl Neophyte
    edited October 2018
  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    From those pictures, I'd guess it's a 4b.  But I think you'll have to wait until all the braids are out and you wash, moisturize, style to see what they really are.  You might have different patterns through your head, it might curl up tighter, or looser.  Show us a picture when once all your braids are out.  I love seeing before/afters!
    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
  • CrazyCurls13CrazyCurls13 Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 29 Curl Novice
    I belive you have 4c hair. It's much tighter than 4a hair and 4b hair tends to zigzag. 
  • AlmaPetraAlmaPetra Registered Users Posts: 104 Curl Neophyte
    edited November 2018
    Your curls seem to be brushed out so it's not easy to tell. Did you comb your hair before braiding it? I expect that you did. Combing disrupts the curl pattern and for us type 4 curlies, the curls will need a lot of coaxing to come back after being brushed out. So you might need to cowash and strictly finger detangle a number of times before your curls start to be defined. If your curl pattern is not easy to define, then you'll probably need to use a curl enhancing product or a gel too to bring the curls out. 
    4a/4b, highly porous, fine hair.

    Co-wash: DevaCurl No Poo Decadence, AIA Long and Luxe Cowash
    Leave-in: KCKT, Soultanicals Knot Sauce
    Stylers: UFDCM, WLXG

    SL - APL - BSL - MBL - WL - TBL
  • Curlista93Curlista93 Registered Users Posts: 411 Curl Novice
    It's always difficult for me to tell the difference between the 4s hair types when it's wet like that. My hair could look like that if it's wet with a conditioner that doesn't define my curls. I am 4a but to me all the 4 hair types kinda look like that if wet and undefined. 

    Maybe try using some gel just to define the curls and take another picture. 
    Kinky Curly, 4a, Fine Texture 
    Last Relaxer: 2/11/2012
    Latest BC: 11/24/2018


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