type 2 and 3 - confused....

I just happened to look over on the 3a boards, and I noticed that some of the girl's pictures look like they are really 2's to me. Does anyone else ever notice this?
I know that we shouldn't really care too much about hair typing, but is there a very fine line between 2's and 3a's? I'm not sure.
Hair Type - wavy/curly, fine texture, thin/medium density

Last edited by anniemae; 04-26-2010 at 05:43 AM.
I think there's a pretty fine line between 2c and 3a, especially given that the Fia description says 2c curlies can have some spirals. I notice there are lots of girls (me included) who describe themselves as 2c/3a. I feel like I'm a wavy overall, but I have some spirals.

I think some folks just like the idea of being a curly, rather than a wavy, too.
2c/3a with 2b underlayer. Fine, porous. Loves protein. But not hydrolized wheat protein. Yuck.

Wash: WEN Sweet Almond Mint or Pomegranate
Gels: LA Looks Sport Gel
Mousse: Tigi Catwalk Curlesque
Curling creams/gellies: Coffee Coco Curling Cream Lite, Spiral Solutions Curl Enhancing Jelly, Curls Gel-les'c
SOTC: JC N&S (LOVE)
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I don't know that there's such a thin line, really. I can get parts of my hair to look 3a (like today I'm sporting ringlets), but I'm really not a 3a overall.

That said, I do get the impression that a lot of ladies on here want to be 3s, as opposed to a 2. Could be why they go over to the 3a forum.

Either way, I don't think curl type is really all that important, and 3a gals may also deal with a lot of the things we 2s deal with (i.e. not getting root curl, inconsistent curl patterns, what-have-you). So at least if they're in the "wrong" section, at least they're posting to people who have similar hair woes as they do.

But to answer your question: yes, I do notice that.
Location: West Virginia (Eastern Panhandle)
2b/cMii, medium-high porosity

Likes protein and most oils, HATES mineral oil
Summer Routine
Poo: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Cowash CJ Daily Fix
Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Leave In: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, SSRPT
Stylers: Ecostyler Krystal, LALSG (in really high dews)
PT: SS Repairing Protein Treatment
I think there's a pretty fine line between 2c and 3a, especially given that the Fia description says 2c curlies can have some spirals. I notice there are lots of girls (me included) who describe themselves as 2c/3a. I feel like I'm a wavy overall, but I have some spirals.

I think some folks just like the idea of being a curly, rather than a wavy, too.
Originally Posted by wavyblonde
We think alike, you and I
Location: West Virginia (Eastern Panhandle)
2b/cMii, medium-high porosity

Likes protein and most oils, HATES mineral oil
Summer Routine
Poo: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Cowash CJ Daily Fix
Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Leave In: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, SSRPT
Stylers: Ecostyler Krystal, LALSG (in really high dews)
PT: SS Repairing Protein Treatment

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