3a... I think...

I think I have 3a hair. It's thick and usually air dries in loose ringlets, but blows out straight pretty easily as well. The only thing I wonder about is the fact that the 3a description said that 3a is 'not coarse, but soft and fine'- hah! Mine is *extremely* coarse, with thick individual hairs.

So maybe it's 2c? Only, when I see information about 2c it says 'thick and coarse, has a greater resistance to styling, and has a greater tendency to frizz.' Thick and coarse? Yes. Resistance to styling? Nope, and I pretty much never frizz.

So, coarse 3a or well behaved 2c? Help!
Not sure why that matters?? Most of us have more then one type on our heads. The looser types seem to be more "fluid." Changing with the weather and season. You know that your hair is coarse. The other information that's important is your porosity.

In the updated Curly Girl book, Lorraine Massey revised the way she types hair. There are several threads on the new book and curl types.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
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I'm the opposite of you. My hair is more 2C texture, but fine and not course at all!
Not sure why that matters?? Most of us have more then one type on our heads. The looser types seem to be more "fluid." Changing with the weather and season. You know that your hair is coarse. The other information that's important is your porosity.

In the updated Curly Girl book, Lorraine Massey revised the way she types hair. There are several threads on the new book and curl types.
Originally Posted by kathymack

I'll have to check that out, thanks! I know my hair is very non--porous-- I have to stand under the shower a while before it actually gets wet instead of just being resistant. I don't like product- the only thing I ever use is smoothing serum on occasion. I'm looking for a 'natural' curl revitalizer treatment. (Sort of along the lines of the old mayo treatments and similar.)

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