Am I 3a?

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I know it's not that important but I can't figure out what my hair type is. I was thinking either 2c, 3a, or 3b, but I'm not sure which (leaning towards 3a). Is my hair considered curly or just wavy? thanks. I just want to know for fun and to see what forums I should go on

Hair when still a bit wet:
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I'm sorry, but it's very difficult for me to tell. I think your ends being thinner is what is throwing me off. The middle of your hair looks in the 3 range but then it loosens...

It does sort of matter, but as long as you classify your hair type in the general area it is (I notice a lot of people have their signature as 2c/3a), it is good. There are lots of similarities between close-together hair types.

What really throws me off about reading the hair descriptions is that the 2c picture and the 3a picture look almost exactly alike. I think some people say that the letter is how thick it is, which would make my hair, which is like a dandelion without product (and just as defined :P ) a 3a, and if it was thicker and more weighed-down, a 2c. Then again, I may just be talking out of my butt.
@Lilya

Yeah the ends look like that because my hair's wet but when it dries out it looks more like the 4th picture so most of my hair is the same texture. I know I get really confused too lol it's hard to tell the difference between a lot of the types
Width of sidewalk chalk = 3a. Width of sharpie = 3b. And it's possible to have a mixture of those. 3b tends to be drier and thicker, but that isn't a hard and fast rule. It's very difficult to ignore the curl and do things with it to pass it off as wavy. I did a lot of "research" (browsing forums) before I classified my hair type. If you're not stuck between the 3a and the 3b decision, but more the 2c and 3a one, I think you're probably definitely in the 3 area. If your hair turns straighter if you brush it, it might be wavy. If it turns into a big puff ball, it might be curly. Again, these aren't strict rules. I hope I was more helpful with this answer.
Dense but fine and delicate 3a hair. Feels like a dandelion without product. Difficulties in getting less puff and more definition when short.

On a mission to grow out after my big chop!
Thanks Lilya! Your answer was really helpful. When I try to brush my hair it turns into a puff ball and I can't make it look wavy. My hair is also very thick and dry so I think I'm ruling out 2c. Thanks a lot!
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You look like a 3a/3b. You have a lot of root curl, as in your curls start pretty high, which is more indicative of 3b, but you have a mix of looser spirals (3a) and tighter ones (3b) all over.
whurly girly (2C/3A).
thick; medium/coarse; low porosity.
hair that is drier than the sahara desert.

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