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Old 01-07-2013, 10:52 PM   #1
 
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Default help! whats my hair type?

hey I'm new!....very interested in getting my hair back to how it used to look; going to start CG pretty soon because I miss my curls AND my bf misses them (lol) I've been looking at pictures of before and after and he's like OMG if your curls are still curly imagine what they will do after! (and reminiscing what they looked like years ago) so I figure I should start by knowing what kind of hair I have! so here are some OLD pictures

Highschool=first two
few years ago (most pretty, what I want it to look like again)=third
most recent=last
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:35 AM   #2
 
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Looks like a solid 3a in terms of curl type! Very very pretty! Now you want to figure out other features of your hair, like whether it's porous, the thickness of each strand (fine, medium, or coarse), the elasticity, etc. Search around the forum cuz there's lots of great links on these topics.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:39 AM   #3
 
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Curl pattern looks like 3a in more recent pic, closer to 3b in older pics. Keep in mind that hormones, diet, etc can all impact hair, so sometimes we don't have the same type of curls when we're older that we had when we were younger. The other thing to remember is that curl pattern can be very transient and can be impacted by products, humidity, dew points, etc. knowing your hair properties (texture, porosity, etc) is much more important because it will directly impact what products/ingredients will and won't work for your hair. Check out livecurlylivefree.com for a bunch of info for determining your hair properties.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:21 PM   #4
 
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You're my hair twin and I'm 3A. I have a lot of 3B underneath though so I like to pin my top layer back to show off those ringlets.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:04 AM   #5
 
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thanks ladies! helped a lot just went out yesterday and bought some new gel and conditioner, already had little testers so i started the day before! curls are more shirley temple like they used to be but super frizzy...not sure if it was the stuff i used or what...we'll see, any suggestions? I also have pretty long hair I looked for the sleeping cap thing but i couldn't find it at walmart...going to try again later
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