3b or 3c? (Pics)

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Hi everyone! I'm trying to figure out if I'm a 3b or 3c. Here's some info:

I have a TON of hair (pictures of it are always deceiving -- it's super thick and coarse). Most of the stylists I've been to said they've never seen someone with quite so much hair lol. It's a huge chore to straighten (even for stylists) -- it's made up of tight corkscrews that frizz very easily and are hard for me to keep up with...hence you can see why I always pull the front pieces back. I still love it though! Any insight would be much appreciated!





Very corkscrew like . . I'd definitely say 3c.
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beautiful!
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I'd say a 3b. The curl diameter is too wide for a 3c.


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Med/Coarse, porous curly.
I think 3b as well.
Also, your eyes are absolutely stunning!
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Thanks for all of your input, everyone!

@redcelticcurls ... that was my issue too -- I was thinking that my curls are a bit too wide to be a 3c...but everything else about them is literally 3c! Maybe I'm just a 3b/3c mix

@Velvet Dreamer ... thank you!!
Thanks for all of your input, everyone!

@redcelticcurls ... that was my issue too -- I was thinking that my curls are a bit too wide to be a 3c...but everything else about them is literally 3c! Maybe I'm just a 3b/3c mix

@Velvet Dreamer ... thank you!!
Originally Posted by dmd721
I think 3b also. Beautiful curls btw I am a 3c and my curls look nothing like this. 3c is kinky curly. Curls the diameter of a straw or pencil. You curl seem to be a lot smoother than 3c and like others have said wider.
3b. 3c is a little kinkier with smaller corkscrew pattern
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Type 3c/4a, Shoulder-length curly, BSB/BSL straight

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It's 3b. Curls are to large to be 3c.

If you have any 3c hair it must be hidden under all that gorgeous glossy 3b hair very well! LOL!
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Your hair is very beautiful. I would say it's 3b.
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I think this same poster posted the same question in 3b, and all of them are saying she's 3c..

See OP? It's totally subjective.
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I think this same poster posted the same question in 3b, and all of them are saying she's 3c..

See OP? It's totally subjective.
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
Interesting. She seems pretty 3b.

But, she has clumpy curls as opposed to a more open spiral. Perhaps that is where people are confused. The curl diameter is most definitely 3B, and she'd have a stronger root curl as well if she was a 3c. All signs point to 3b, do I'm guessing the clumpiness is throwing people off.


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I think this same poster posted the same question in 3b, and all of them are saying she's 3c..

See OP? It's totally subjective.
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
Interesting. She seems pretty 3b.

But, she has clumpy curls as opposed to a more open spiral. Perhaps that is where people are confused. The curl diameter is most definitely 3B, and she'd have a stronger root curl as well if she was a 3c. All signs point to 3b, do I'm guessing the clumpiness is throwing people off.


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Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
I agree, but I thought the "diagnosis" she got in each of these forums were basically opposite.
"The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
"...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
I think this same poster posted the same question in 3b, and all of them are saying she's 3c..

See OP? It's totally subjective.
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
Interesting. She seems pretty 3b.

But, she has clumpy curls as opposed to a more open spiral. Perhaps that is where people are confused. The curl diameter is most definitely 3B, and she'd have a stronger root curl as well if she was a 3c. All signs point to 3b, do I'm guessing the clumpiness is throwing people off.


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Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
I agree, but I thought the "diagnosis" she got in each of these forums were basically opposite.
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
True. I think each group see curls in its own way.


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True. I think each group see curls in its own way.


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Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
Which I also think is funny because the descriptions of "curl size/type" are pretty clear (IMO), so this is why when people come in confused about their "type" it always makes me like -->

Hold up a pencil, a coffee stirrer, a sharpie, a big barrel curling iron, or heck a coffee CAN! Compare. Conclude. The end.

I guess I just don't understand the (all too frequent) confusion.
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"The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
"...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)

True. I think each group see curls in its own way.


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Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
Which I also think is funny because the descriptions of "curl size/type" are pretty clear (IMO), so this is why when people come in confused about their "type" it always makes me like -->

Hold up a pencil, a coffee stirrer, a sharpie, a big barrel curling iron, or heck a coffee CAN! Compare. Conclude. The end.

I guess I just don't understand the (all too frequent) confusion.
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
I agree. A sharpie is a sharpie. It isn't difficult to compare.

Yet, people get confused, and it seems to fall under predictable patterns based on the curl type of the person doing the typing.

I'll never forget an episode on another board where a 1 was so sure I was a 4 when I was trying to explain why I was a 3a/b mix. People sometimes just see a mass of hair and forget how to analyze it.


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I totally agree with you that the hair type is only refering to the size. In this case it looks like a 3b curl size.

It would have been more accurate if the "hair typing system" was more comprehensive to refer to texture, porosity, density, curl pattern and size, etc.
I say both. Looks like 3c at the roots and ends, and then 3b 1/2 (yes, just made that up) in the middle.
Yup. I'd let your bangs breathe a bit because pulling them back will definitely stretch them out over time and be a different texture than the rest of your fab hair and limit you from awesome hair styles. Check out this site: A Curl's Best Friend

I was a bang pin it back too, 'til I realized I wanted to do so much more with my mane and decided to let it be free sometiimes.....

50 deep treats later, here I am,lol.

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