3a??!

I can't quite figure out my curl type NOW after heat damage. I'm pretty sure it used to be 3b when I was younger and barely did much to my hair. Here are some pics of hair hair stages/journey. Can you please help me decipher my natural curl type and my current damage curl pattern?


My gorgeous long hair as a young girl - 3B?


In HS before I began to obsessively flat iron my hair - 3B?


Right before college flat ironing on a regular weekly basis after roller sets and using a heat protector. I should've stopped then! - 3B/3A?


In college the beginning of noticeably different looser curl pattern - 3A?


My attempt to go curly 2 months ago lots of straight heat damaged ends




Curls now after my big chop are slowly reverting now that I'm going by the CG method using a mix of deva curl products along with KinkyCurly (also I have wavier/straight pieces in the front) - 3A?

Please help!!
I was looking at your first picture and thought to myself, "That is definitely tighter than 3a"...But then I read what you wrote and scrolled down and your curls did look very much like 3a. I had the damage and did the big chop...And mine as well did look more curly and less a puffy fried hair...stuff. It looks like my curl pattern almost.

You may find as your hair grows in and as you progress with CG that it becomes curlier like it used to be, so it may just give the illusion of being 3a. Or, like me, you may find that your hair texture has permanently changed from when you were younger. Puberty made my straight hair a 3a and my brother's straight hair into very tight 3b hair! His hair also turned very thick. It was the oddest thing. One of my high school friends also had curly hair when she was little and it became super straight as she got older.
I was looking at your first picture and thought to myself, "That is definitely tighter than 3a"...But then I read what you wrote and scrolled down and your curls did look very much like 3a. I had the damage and did the big chop...And mine as well did look more curly and less a puffy fried hair...stuff. It looks like my curl pattern almost.

You may find as your hair grows in and as you progress with CG that it becomes curlier like it used to be, so it may just give the illusion of being 3a. Or, like me, you may find that your hair texture has permanently changed from when you were younger. Puberty made my straight hair a 3a and my brother's straight hair into very tight 3b hair! His hair also turned very thick. It was the oddest thing. One of my high school friends also had curly hair when she was little and it became super straight as she got older.
Originally Posted by Lilya
Thank you! I agree that my curls definitely were around 3b when I was younger and my heat damage appears to make my curls look 3aish

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