Curl type help

ohiomom0503ohiomom0503 Registered Users Posts: 15
I'm thinking 2a, but really have no clue. This is after washing with deva curl low poo, one conditioner delight, knot today, and kccc.
I've only been doing CG less than a week, so I'm hoping my curl/wave pattern improves over time.


  • MorrisonFan91MorrisonFan91 Registered Users Posts: 609 Curl Connoisseur
    hey, welcome!! i'd say 2b with some 2a . gradually, with time some folks find their curl pattern strengthens.
  • MorrisonFan91MorrisonFan91 Registered Users Posts: 609 Curl Connoisseur
    also, products wise,-if count drying time on a day without product, this will help you determine whether heavier products work well or not.
  • ohiomom0503ohiomom0503 Registered Users Posts: 15
    Without product, my hair dries pretty quickly, I think 30-45 minutes. I'm guessing that means I'd probably be better off with lighter products...
  • naturecatnaturecat Registered Users Posts: 1,986 Curl Neophyte
    Yeah, I'd agree with 2a for now. The health of your hair will continue to improve and most likely you'll get increased curl over time. I was a 2a when I started.
    The rapid drying time means that your hair is most likely higher porosity, although you do have shorter hair, so that may also play a part. If your hair absorbs product easily, that also is a sign you're higher porosity. Higher porosity hair can do well with being sealed (often with a butter or oil) after washing.

    Super baby fine hair, low porosity
    Shampoos: SM Fruit Fusion (mostly), Avalon lemon (to clarify). Occasional aloe vera and glycerin to wash.
    Stylers: Intelligent Nutrients Perfect Hold Hairspray
    Treatments: Catnip tea, IA girl's PT, Fermented Rice Water, Catnip Tea, Amla tea, Irish Moss, SS PT
  • CurlyZoeyCurlyZoey Registered Users Posts: 17
    I would style with just a smidge of ISO Bouncy Creme (can find on Amazon) to hold your waves, or try a sea salt spray (Not Your Mother's makes a good one) to texturize without adding weight. I agree, 2a/2b would be your pattern right now.
    aggressively wavy | baby-fine | low density | high porosity

    starting from scratch on products, Living Proof "Timeless" was a disaster (crispy dry after 6 mos)
  • JD.GameAccouJD.GameAccou Registered Users Posts: 46 Curl Neophyte
    CurlyZoey - I've been eyeing ISO Bouncy Creme and I see you use it. May I ask how you use it? Wash N Go or with other products?
    - Rose

    2B/C wavy, fine, high porosity hair

    Poo: Renpure Bamboo Coconut Water Shampoo
    Condish - SoCozy Boing Sweet Crème Curl Conditioner
    Leave in- KCKT, JM Organics Citrus/Neroli Detangler
    Curl Cream: CJ Coffee-Coco Curl Creme-Lite
    Gel: *searching*
    PT: CJ Repair Me, Gelatin
    Pre-Poo/Overnight: Aloe, Jojoba & Tea Tree Oil Mix
    Clarifying: Redken Cleansing Cream Shampoo

    *Allergic to Devacurl and Herbal Essences

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