LOL well don't be too impressed. I finger curl and "pin" (using those metal clamps) the curls around the front so that they behave the way I want them to. I've got some that want to make tighter ringlets and others that barely want to curl. This way they are a bit more uniform and they match the 3a curls in the middle and back of my head...I would say more 3a, but it doesnt matter because your curls are FLAWLESS. I'm in awe!!!Hmmmm... I'm just noticing this is a "3b" thread and I'm thinking I might be more of a 3a? Actually I've got a lot of different curl patterns in there... 3b at the nape of my neck all the way to some 2 "waves" on top.