Am l type 3b or 3c?

Hi, I'm new to this and confused as l don't feel l fit in either category-I feel like my hair is a bit of both 3band3c. I am Australian Caucasian and have very curly dark hair which l don't know the origins to. It's very thick, very curly and dark. I can twist the curls to have spiral Shirley temple curls although much tighter than hers. I'm thinking of trying the intense curl cream by Moroccan oil. Has anyone used it? I usually twist my hair while its wet straight after a shower and l use a light glaze/ gel mixed with a pomade for shine. My hair sucks up product like nothing else. Also looking for a good conditioner that adds shine and lots of moisture for my naturally dry hair. I'm currently using KMS silkscreen. When lm not wearing my hair down, l put it up in pigtails and l am looking for a more natural hold that isn't a gel but will control frizz and give shine and perhaps a little hold! Any suggestions for this type of crazy hair would be very appreciated! Dell :-)

Last edited by Dellie; 04-17-2013 at 05:10 AM.
Hi Delli, we need pics. I can tell you its about the size of your curls, how close the ringlets are together. They are closer together the closer you move towards type 4 and farther apart the closer you move towards type 2 which is wavy. So post a pic for us. 3c curls are smaller than 3b if that helps some.

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Delli, also once you know your curl type naturallycurly.com recommends products based on that, otherwise its basically trial and error, what works for some doesn't necessarily work for others.

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Hi Rach, l think l've worked out that l, a 3c. Finding this site to be overwhelming actually and l don't use any other chat networks but so interested in this that lm giving it a shot! Thanks :-)
Hi Rach, l think l've worked out that l, a 3c. Finding this site to be overwhelming actually and l don't use any other chat networks but so interested in this that lm giving it a shot! Thanks :-)
Originally Posted by Dellie
No problem! I find its less overwhelming when you find a good blog and stick with it for basic info then use the forum when you have a question, most if the time you'll get an answer or a variety of answers from the users quicker than you will from the blog.



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Thanks Rach, can you suggest any good blogs? I'm actually in Australia, not that the blog has to be but thought ld mention it anyway. It's so hard to work out what to use. I was thinking of trying Devacurl but it seems to have a few bad reviews. I think lm sort of understanding what it is to be a curly girl but l think l better purchase the book! We don't have anywhere near as many curly products as the US. I can't really afford to try numerous products either. What steps do you take everyday when styling your hair? Dell :-)

Last edited by Dellie; 04-24-2013 at 03:03 AM.
Thanks Rach, can you suggest any good blogs? I'm actually in Australia, not that the blog has to be but thought ld mention it anyway. It's so hard to work out what to use. I was thinking of trying Devacurl but it seems to have a few bad reviews. I think lm sort of understanding what it is to be a curly girl but l think l better purchase the book! We don't have anywhere near as many curly products as the US. I can't really afford to try numerous products either. What steps do you take everyday when styling your hair? Dell :-)
Originally Posted by Dellie
Hi Delli, right now I'm wearing a full sewin to grow my hair out post BC so I'm not having to do it everyday. I just use cleansing creams, cowash and condition my edges. As far as styling products the only one I've really been able to try has been kinky Curly Custard and I love that one. I did a bantu knot out while I was still transitioning. I have used Mixed Chicks leave in conditioner which is also suppose to define and minimize frizz. It didn't blow me away with defining but it did help with my frizz that part was pretty impressive. I'll probably stick to the curly girl method once I do wear my hair out, mainly when it refers to no sulfate shampoos. I already have just been using cleansing creams, but still I don't plan to make those rules something I can't break. I still used a diffuser on low when I needed to help the drying process along and to help with frizz and ok always going to sit under a dryer to deep condition as it lifts he hair cuticle to allow more moisture in. I do have to remember to rinse with cold water to lower the cuticle afterwards to lock that moisture in, that part is some what new and easy to forget.


Heres some blogs I love. Naptural updates often and she has an awesome YouTube channel, as does Mahogany. Hollistics is great she blogs daily or every other day. I would also recommend YouTube ch Taren916 she reviews a lot of products and does tutorials. CurlyNikki blog is ok but she tends to blog info from other peoples blog and doesn't do her own tutorials or reviews of products she physically put un her hair often or at all anymore. Natural chica has a YouTube ch as well its like Mae something I believe she's great too. Good luck!!

http://www.naturalchica.com/

http://www.mahoganycurlsonline.com/

http://www.naptural85.com/

http://hollistics.com/

YouTube:
Taren916
Mahogany
Naptural85


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