Need help hair typing 2B, 2C, or 3A?

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I'm going to try and post these pics. I hope they work. 2B, 2C, or 3A? I'm pretty new to this. Also, my hair is pretty damaged from dying and I just found out about the CG method which I plan to start this weekend. I have been using products with high sulfate, silicone, and alcohol content. Thanks!

(I do need to trim my ends, they often straighten out when they are damaged/dead)
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I would say 2a/b but I'm not the best at typing. Also you mentioned it was damaged and you just started the CG method, so that might change. I'm also just giving you a heads up ahead of time that someone will probably tell you that knowing your hair properties is more important (I agree) but I think figuring out your hair type is a good starting point
2b//high porosity//fine texture//medium density//low elasticity//loves protein
Lo-poo: SMMR, SMC&S
Clarifying: VO5 shampoos
Co-wash: VO5 conditioners
RO: VO5 conditioners
Styling: AIF, FSG, gelatin gel
PT: IAGirl's gelatin treatment

Last edited by virginblue; 01-30-2013 at 03:39 PM.
Thanks, I was a bit confused with the typing descriptions and the pictures placed with them. Also I do know my other properties. I have high porosity, high density, and coarse hair. It actually takes alot to tame my hair and gets dried out super easy. I probably should have mentioned all that. Lol

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Mostly 2B with 2C elements and quite a few random 3A corkscrews in my underneath layer. Re-tested my hair porosity and it is now low. I have fairly dense, medium thick hair.

Use: Shea Moisture Raw shampoo and conditioner, co-wash w/ suave naturals coconut, aussie ausome volume mousse and Herbal essence totally twisted gel.
I was thinking 2a/b too...
Hair Properties: 2A/2B, Medium-fine, Normal porosity, Normal elasticity, Medium density
Low Poo: DevaCare, Yes to Cuc's
Rinse Out: DevaCare One Condition, Yes to Cuc's
Cowash: Suave Naturals Lavender, Yes to Carrots Scalp Conditioner
Curl Cream: AG ReCoil, Organix Moroccan Oil Curl Cream
Gel/Mousse: Sweet Curls Elixirs FSG w/ Mag Sulfate added, Sweet Curls Elixirs hard hold gel, DevaCurl Frizz Free Foam, Aquage Uplifting Foam
Protein: Spiral Solutions Protein Spray for daily use
Thanks, I was a bit confused with the typing descriptions and the pictures placed with them. Also I do know my other properties. I have high porosity, high density, and coarse hair. It actually takes alot to tame my hair and gets dried out super easy. I probably should have mentioned all that. Lol

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Originally Posted by MCoons91
Lol that's ok. I think sometimes we need people to see our hair to get better feedback. High porosity and coarse? That sounds like a balancing nightmare to me! Your hair looks really pretty btw I wouldn't have even know it was damaged if you hadn't said so.
2b//high porosity//fine texture//medium density//low elasticity//loves protein
Lo-poo: SMMR, SMC&S
Clarifying: VO5 shampoos
Co-wash: VO5 conditioners
RO: VO5 conditioners
Styling: AIF, FSG, gelatin gel
PT: IAGirl's gelatin treatment
Thanks, I was a bit confused with the typing descriptions and the pictures placed with them. Also I do know my other properties. I have high porosity, high density, and coarse hair. It actually takes alot to tame my hair and gets dried out super easy. I probably should have mentioned all that. Lol

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Originally Posted by MCoons91
Lol that's ok. I think sometimes we need people to see our hair to get better feedback. High porosity and coarse? That sounds like a balancing nightmare to me! Your hair looks really pretty btw I wouldn't have even know it was damaged if you hadn't said so.
Originally Posted by virginblue
Thank you! Oh and it IS a nightmare..I can't tell you how many salons I've been too, products I've tried, haircuts, etc. My stylists are always complaining about how dry it is. But the pictures I posted were actually from yesturday which was when I decided to try a sulfate free product for the first time. I tried the wen product line (although its not completely silicone or alcohol free). I tried the cleanser and I also applied the organix brazilian keratin deep conditioning treatment. So my hair did look pretty good after that. I think that proves that an overhaul of all my hair products will make my hair much healthier.
I agree! My sis in law uses wen. It's too expensive for my taste but I'm glad it's working for you! Keep the updates coming. Also you reminded me I need to update my siggy to include products/techniques lol
2b//high porosity//fine texture//medium density//low elasticity//loves protein
Lo-poo: SMMR, SMC&S
Clarifying: VO5 shampoos
Co-wash: VO5 conditioners
RO: VO5 conditioners
Styling: AIF, FSG, gelatin gel
PT: IAGirl's gelatin treatment
Yeah it is expensive. A friend told me about it so I borrowed hers. For my own products, I think I'm gonna try the kinky curly line and see how that does. I've read good things about it.

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Mostly 2B with 2C elements and quite a few random 3A corkscrews in my underneath layer. Re-tested my hair porosity and it is now low. I have fairly dense, medium thick hair.

Use: Shea Moisture Raw shampoo and conditioner, co-wash w/ suave naturals coconut, aussie ausome volume mousse and Herbal essence totally twisted gel.
Its been a slow transition, but I have completely switched to the cg method. I started trying different products (wen) a few days ago. Today I used my sulfate shampoo for the last time, kinky curly knot today, and herbel essence's twist up gel. Heres my before and after pic. The after pic I took today.
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Mostly 2B with 2C elements and quite a few random 3A corkscrews in my underneath layer. Re-tested my hair porosity and it is now low. I have fairly dense, medium thick hair.

Use: Shea Moisture Raw shampoo and conditioner, co-wash w/ suave naturals coconut, aussie ausome volume mousse and Herbal essence totally twisted gel.
Your curl/wave pattern looks so much like mine! I consider myself 2a. But I have fine, high porosity, med density hair! Your hair is looking good!
2a-2bFii NP?

Low poo: Deva Low-Poo, Jessicurl GLS, Moroccanoil Volumizing Shampoo, Aveda Be Curly
Condish: Cure Care, Redken Body Full, Deva One C, and Jessicurl Aloeba
LI: Aveda Be Curly Style Prep <3
Products: Deva FFVF & Jessicurl Spiralicious (LOVE), TRESemme Curl Boosting Mousse
Hairspray: Aussie Sprunch, TRESemme Curl
locking Spray
Experimenting with lots of products in my cabinet...


My hair loves protein, plopping, and diffusing! Trying to find a way to style and air dry.
I would've said 2B because the waves look more like s-es. Love the side bangs. Be careful though. Wen has amodimethicone. It's not a big deal since it washes out with most low poos. I used Wen for five years before I went CG. It's an excellent product but I think overall it did make my hair more wavy, less curly.
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

I would've said 2B because the waves look more like s-es. Love the side bangs. Be careful though. Wen has amodimethicone. It's not a big deal since it washes out with most low poos. I used Wen for five years before I went CG. It's an excellent product but I think overall it did make my hair more wavy, less curly.
Originally Posted by dusalocks

Yeah I was thinking more 2b too. Especially since I started the cg method two days ago, my waves are bouncing back. I am now off the wen. I posted a pic in another forum of the products I now use and I also posted a progress pic in this thread. Thanks I actually straighten my bangs lol..I probably shouldn't but they curl weird.
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Mostly 2B with 2C elements and quite a few random 3A corkscrews in my underneath layer. Re-tested my hair porosity and it is now low. I have fairly dense, medium thick hair.

Use: Shea Moisture Raw shampoo and conditioner, co-wash w/ suave naturals coconut, aussie ausome volume mousse and Herbal essence totally twisted gel.
Ok so this will be my last progress pic for a while. I've been doing the cg method for a few days now. Also, in my last pictures my bangs were flat ironed in evey pic. In case that was throwing anyone helping me type my curl pattern. lol. Thanks again ya'll!
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Mostly 2B with 2C elements and quite a few random 3A corkscrews in my underneath layer. Re-tested my hair porosity and it is now low. I have fairly dense, medium thick hair.

Use: Shea Moisture Raw shampoo and conditioner, co-wash w/ suave naturals coconut, aussie ausome volume mousse and Herbal essence totally twisted gel.
Looks very silky. Also, you can get side bangs without flat ironing too. Here's what I do. It's a bit of process. I part my hair down the middle. (I part it it when I'm showering, mid-way when my hair is full of conditioner and I'm gently detangling with my wide toothed comb.) Then I rinse out, style, go about my day-or night. Once it's fully dry or the next day (I find this works better with next day hair) I carefully, with my fingers switch the part. I take those curls and sweep them over to the side of my face. I rake them a bit with fingers and stretch lightly. Then I secure them with a bobby pin which looks invisible because I place it upside down and inside the hair. Then I add a bit of styling/smoothing product for hold. Voila! Side bangs. Not so curly anymore since I stretched them.
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

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