Hair type ID help

Nanwebb1231Nanwebb1231 Posts: 1Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
according the the quiz Im a 3A low porosity...
the top layer of my hair is a lot flatter and loose but the underneath layers are capable of tight curl pattern. Am I a true type 3 and how to help with the top/crown hair not be so flat?? 


  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,724Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    You definitely look like type 3A to 3B to me. I have the same issue, especially in the winter when the humidity is low. My hair likes hot humid weather and curls much more then. Right now, with the wintery weather, the top is flatter and I have less definition. I wish I had some good advice for you but all I can say is to keep experimenting with products and routines.
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey -
  • Therese1Therese1 Posts: 2,563Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    You look like a type 3 to me too.

    As for the crown being flat, that is very common. You could try clipping your wet hair at the crown to help take the weight off the scalp as the hair dries. Just do a search for "clipping" on the Naturally Curly site. Here is an example of some clipping:
    Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
    RO: IN Harmonic
    LI: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel; Sevi Blue Yarrow Sea Salt Spray
    Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair
  • BrittanyMBrittanyM Posts: 1,217Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    Agree. 3a perhaps a few 2c. Very pretty.
    Definitely try clipping. Rainbow clipping with help too. I think there is a YouTube Video. I will clip after my hair is about 50 percent dry.

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