Am I a 3b or 3c? - cross posted to 3b board

Hello,

I'm new here and I've been lurking in the 3b and 3c areas but I'm not really sure which one I am Could you please look at my pics and give me your opinion. I'm trying to decide which products I should use. Today I used ORS Olive Oil Moisturizing Hair Lotion and setting lotion (which I use a lot) then I put my hair into four loose braids to sleep and it left me really frizzy. I don't usually get this frizzy when I use setting lotion alone but it's really drying. I also used the ORS hair mayonaise for the first time last night and I think it may have left my hair a little too soft (does that make sense?) for curls.
Thanks!
-Stacey
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I want to say 3C, because it looks like maybe you are growing out a texturizer/relaxer. If I'm wrong, except my apologies. Your hair looks like how my hair was when I was transitioning, especially in the back shot.
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Hello,

Thanks for the response. I got pretty much the same responce on the 3b board which now really has me worried because I've never had a texturizer, just the color. I don't know if color can make your hair straighter? My hair has always been wonky and usually the longer it gets the less curly it is so my "kitchen" and near the roots are always a little curlier than the rest. I guess I should lean more towards the curlier parts of my hair while choosing products. Any suggestions?
Yes, hair color CAN straighten the hair. I've colored my hair in the past, and my texture changed. I had tight corkscrews and when I colored, some parts loosened into s-waves. It doesn't look too noticable, but I can tell the difference. I think it's because of the peroxide(or ammonia) in the dye mixes.

I'm not sure what products to suggest, because most of the products I use are for defining my curls. I don't know how these products would work for you, considering the difference in the texture from your roots to the ends. If you describe your normal routine, I can maybe give some rec's.

I hope that someone else can help you out if I can't.
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Wow! I didn't know that, and I was thinking of dyeing this weekend back to my natural dark brown. I think I might try Bigen instead of the Feria I have been using cuz I know it usually takes my hair a week to bounce back from the chemicals anyway. Thanks for the info!
Is Bigen a Henna dye? If you have previously dyed your hair with a non-henna dye, I wouldn't recommend it. I would try a strand test first if you really want to, because henna is unpredictable. I would recommend using a peroxide and ammonia free hair color to prevent damaging your hair and from preventing your curls from relaxing(unless you like the looser curls).
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"You see, when it comes to language competence, a true patriot must hit that sweet spot between "job-stealing immigrant" and "liberal elitist." ~Eilonwy

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Ok, I'm glad I found this site. Bigen is a henna dye, I thought they were better for the hair because they don't have ammonia or peroxide. I would have really messed myself up Do you have any suggestions for brands of dye that would be safe to use?
If you go the the Coloring Your Hair section of the forum, you should be able to find some suggestions for color. I'm acutally looking to color my hair myself, and a few curlies have recommended Robert Craig hair color, Naturtint, Herbatint, etc. The Robert Craig hair color has no peroxide, alcohol or ammonia. I'm not entirely sure about the others, but you should be able to find some rec's and information about these brands here and on the web.

HTH
A wonderful mix of coils, curls, corkscrews, and kinks.

http://s211.photobucket.com/albums/bb133/shyygirl_2007/
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I have a blog now. Follow meeeee!

http://naturalurbanista.blogspot.com/

"You see, when it comes to language competence, a true patriot must hit that sweet spot between "job-stealing immigrant" and "liberal elitist." ~Eilonwy

Wanna have access to the top names in fashion and luxury at up to 70% off retail? Sure you do. http://tinyurl.com/3yxneol

DC metro area
Thanks again, I'm going to check it out now. You've been a HUGE help

-Stacey

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