Trying to figure out if I'm a 3a, 2c mix or ?

Dreamer-PiscesDreamer-Pisces Posts: 4Registered Users
When I first signed up on this forum my hair was not in the best condition. At the time I think I was a 2b or 2c. Well it's been 2 years and I've been mostly CG. Since then I've had a baby and my hair seems thinner than before, but I can see now that my hair is curlier than what it used to be, although I'm still not sure of my curl type. I have thin hair, underneath I can get nice curls, and on top my hair is more wavy. So my guess is 3a mixed with 2c?

Also, what products work best on thin hair? Right now I've been experimenting with different combos, aloe+CK+Recoil, leave-in+CK+Recoil, aloe+recoil, and lately aloe+CK+Paul Mitchell Conditioning Mousse. The leave-ins I've tried are Giovanni Direct, Shea Moisture Shea Butter Leave in Conditioner, and Profound Beauty Hush Time-Out Treatment. Sometimes I seal with JoJoba and sometimes I don't. I usually get similar results, and always air dry my hair. I've also been jaw-clipping to get more volume at the roots. I'd like a little more hold, so would gel be too heavy on my hair?

Thanks everyone!


  • sammyanthasammyantha Posts: 77Registered Users
    I'd say 3a, your hair is beautiful!
  • QueenuaeQueenuae Posts: 2Registered Users
    yup 3a curls .
    3a,2c, 2a Botticelli Curls
    dry sensitive scalp, fine medium density hair

    co-wash: Garnier Fructis Fortifying conditioner – Nutria-Repair – dry & damage hair
    Freeman – Papaya and Coconut & Freeman – Papaya and Lime

    gentle Shampoo: Bioderma Shampooing Fluide

    Styling Products: VO5 firm hold styling gel , L'oreal Paris StudioLine Curl Power
    – Re-Curling mousse –definition & bounce

    Deep Treatments: Dabur Vatika Naturals - black seed - hair mask treatment
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    I agree very pretty 3a curls :)
    CG NEWBIE :afro:
    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing

  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    My hair curls in a similar manner and I'm also more wavy at the roots. I consider myself 3A. Especially since my hair does have the potential to spring up a lot when the weather is just right. Also I have thicker stranded hair and I still consider most gels to be a little heavy. (I prefer the light hold of curl creams and jellies.) However, I think I haven't figured out how to use gels yet. Styling technique, you know. I think it's a matter of watering them down so they're not so, I don't know, harsh.

    I think a lot of wavies tend to use mousse followed by gel actually. Not that you're wavie. But since you say you'd like more hold and volume they tend to be into that. And I've been trying to read up to help my mother who is a 2b/2c.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    DEFINITELY 3A. It's closer to 3B than to 2C :)
    Current length: tailbone
    Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
    3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

    Clarify: Nivea
    Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
    CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
    RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

    LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
    Seal: Grapeseed oil
    Gel: Studioline

    PT: EO Keratin co
    DT: RO+oils
    Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO 5-10$ discount code:
    VHT541 Many natural hair products! :D
  • Dreamer-PiscesDreamer-Pisces Posts: 4Registered Users
    Thanks everyone on all the replies. Helps a lot! I'm definitely going to try a jelly to see how that works.:bounce:
  • JulesonlineJulesonline Posts: 444Registered Users
    I'd say 3a!
    3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
    Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity

    Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
    Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
    Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
    YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS

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