Hair type?

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What's my hair type, yo?
I've been told I have a jewfro, though I have no traceable Jew in my blood.
It's very kinky/frizzy at times. Craves moisture.
If I grow my hair out long, do you think it would look like Sky Blu's hair and drop? Or would it grow outward like Redfoo's?
I'm considering dreadlocks...
I shampoo and condition my hair with Treseme products right now. Is that alright? Any wisdom would be much appreciated.
Please and thank you. :]
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I don't know your hair type, but knowing your hair properties (porosity, strand thickness e.t.c) would be more useful .

I believe your hair would fall eventually.

Since your hair craves moisture like mine , after washing and conditioning , you should follow up with a leave-in conditioner or try using your rinse out conditioner (applying it from mid shaft to ends bt not on your scalp, so it doesn't get greasy )

Many curlies here use their regular conditioner e.g tresemme naturals moisturizing conditioner ( you could try this if you don't already use it )

Another step that could help if the above doesn't quite do it is , SEALING . You could add a light oil e.g almond oil just to your ends to seal in the moisture , hence the term .

HTH
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Nice hair style.

I would say something in between 3b and 3c.
LOL @ Jew fro

jew isnt a race or ethincity, but a religion

but i do think non-blacks with curly hair often times have black ancestry(yes even whites that are jews)

So you should use more ethinic black hair care products for your hair

your hair type looks maybe like a 3b or 3a..im just guessing here. It looks like the same texture as many biracial blacks(half black/half white)
+1 on using the Kinky Curly line. I think it would be great for your hair. The packaging is pretty girly but it works like a champ on many hair types. Check it out! As far as hair type goes, you are firmly in the 3s so sticking to medium bodied to heavy products would probably be a good fit!
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I had dreads, too at one point. So did my brother. They are the easiest thing in the world.

You have very nice hair though, and it looks good like that. I would say it is classic 3b, like my brother if he would take care of his hair like you :P.
It looks like your hair is 3c to me, but then again I am no expert! Your hair is cool!
You look like 3b to me..... I could make a comment to one of the posters above, but do not wish to make this into a race thread.

Whatever works for your hair is just fine! If you find something and it works for you, it doesn't matter whether it's CG or not, as long as you're treating your hair with respect. You do look like you could use a little more moisture though.
And since your hair is a lot like mine.... it'll grow out more then down, though it will start growing .... down-ish to an extent once it gets long enough.
Your hair's like mine in that second picture of yours. I'm guessing you're a 3b/c.

As far as the whole "Jewfro" thing, there actually is such a thing. The Ashkenazi Jews can be and are identified genetically and a fair percentage of us (I'm Jewish and many other things) have extremely curly hair (a lot of women straighten theirs so you wouldn't know).

But the term "Jewish" in the genetic sense is a group of people with common genes who've historically practiced Judaism as a group. Ashkenazi (European) Jews were ethnically homogeneous until about 1940 (didn't mix with other ethnic groups and suffered very specific diseases because of it - then most emigrated to the US), and although that generation shows 100% European ancestry in genetic tests, many have some variation on the "Jewfro". So it seems to be a trait specific to that group of Jews that couldn't have come from African, Latin or Asian ancestry.
3b/c?

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You sir are very attractive, but yea I say 3b/3c also

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LOL @ Jew fro

jew isnt a race or ethincity, but a religion

but i do think non-blacks with curly hair often times have black ancestry(yes even whites that are jews)

So you should use more ethinic black hair care products for your hair

your hair type looks maybe like a 3b or 3a..im just guessing here. It looks like the same texture as many biracial blacks(half black/half white)
Originally Posted by MIA1487
Jew is all three it is indeed a race, ethnicity, and religious group.
Thank you all for such kind words! Sorry it's taken so long to update. I've had a few haircuts since then, but I'm still rocking the fro. Let me say that I didn't intend to make this a race thread. I don't know my ancestry, but honestly I hope I have a little bit of everything, haha. Something I'm taking very seriously now is the possibility of dreadlocks. I want my hair to "drop". Dreadlocks seem to be the most natural way for me to achieve this goal. From what research I've done, it would seem to me that the best technique for my hair type will be back-combing. I'm most likely going to go to a salon to get it done whenever I feel I have enough length. I know that none of my friends will have the patience or skill to perform such a daunting task. As of now, I use mane n tail shampoo and some leave in conditioner. Here soon, I'm gonna be looking for some residue free shampoo to prepare my hair for dreads. Any and all wisdom on the matter will be appreciated. Thanks in advance and sorry for the huge post!
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I get the distinct feeling that you're dryyyyyy, brother ... that your mane is distinctly in need of moisture more than anything else. I can tell that your hair has natural hang. It is hanging in your face somewhat, despite its volume. Very typical of 3b/c hair. You lack moisture and adding moisture should smooth your hair cuticles and define what you have. That's my very strong hunch.

Are you using commercial shampoo most of the time? That could be your main problem. It looks like could greatly benefit from generally using conditioner to "wash" your hair (that's called "co-washing"), instead of sulfate-based shampoo. ... And then maybe just once a month use an actual sulfate-based shampoo to prevent product build-up. Many, many of us at this site are doing some form of this co-washing routine and benefitting hugely. But if you're already doing this, I'd try leaving your conditioner in without rinsing it out (I often do that).

Your hair, in your pic above, looks a lot like my hair did (maybe curlier) when I still used shampoo all the time and every day. I have a feeling your hair will end up looking a lot more like mine does in my albums, once you cut out all that shampoo and/or add a LI (leave in) conditioner. I have a feeling you and I have some hair twin action going on
3b/c?

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I get the distinct feeling that you're dryyyyyy, brother ... that your mane is distinctly in need of moisture more than anything else. I can tell that your hair has natural hang. It is hanging in your face somewhat, despite its volume. Very typical of 3b/c hair. You lack moisture and adding moisture should smooth your hair cuticles and define what you have. That's my very strong hunch.

Are you using commercial shampoo most of the time? That could be your main problem. It looks like could greatly benefit from generally using conditioner to "wash" your hair (that's called "co-washing"), instead of sulfate-based shampoo. ... And then maybe just once a month use an actual sulfate-based shampoo to prevent product build-up. Many, many of us at this site are doing some form of this co-washing routine and benefitting hugely. But if you're already doing this, I'd try leaving your conditioner in without rinsing it out (I often do that).

Your hair, in your pic above, looks a lot like my hair did (maybe curlier) when I still used shampoo all the time and every day. I have a feeling your hair will end up looking a lot more like mine does in my albums, once you cut out all that shampoo and/or add a LI (leave in) conditioner. I have a feeling you and I have some hair twin action going on
Originally Posted by Korkscrew
Korkscrew's posts are the best and often the voice of reason. I'm 2b/2c but started co-washing a month ago and I'm not sorry I did. I feel more moisture and volume. The only time I have shampooed within the last month was a week ago when I got it cut. I co-wash with Suave using the almond & shea butter.
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Thanks for the advice. I use mane n tale all the time. Kind of stopped using conditioner recently. I've realized I can go days without washing may hair with it still being clean and actually looking better due to the natural oil that builds up. My hair is very dry. It craves moisture. It absorbs baby oil with no problem. So it makes sense that I could just wash with conditioner, and shampoo once a month to prevent buildup. I'm definitely gonna try that! My question, though, is what conditioner do you recommend using? What is a good conditioner that I can wash with and leave in afterwards? Or should I use two separate conditioners, one for each purpose? Thanks again for the advice!
Hey, again. I returned your PM message with some tips. Just wanted to also leave some of what I said to you on this thread, for the benefit of anyone else in the same boat as you:

For anyone with naturally extra dry hair that's as curly as 3b/c, try a reduction in hair washing sessions. So if you wash every day or every 2 days, try going 3-5 days between washes. To experiment to see if cowashing is for you, try something cheap but hydrating, like Suave Naturals conditioners (coconut is the one most tauted at this site and works well for me). Try using a LI (leave-in) conditioner. That can make all the difference in the world. Depending on porosity, you may be able to handle using Suave Naturals (or other typical conditioners) as a LI. That will also elongate curl and offer extra "hang" if that's what you desire.

Whatever you do, try to avoid conditioners w/silicones or other ingredients that easily build-up, if you no longer use shampoo (can read up about those things at this site). Try using just your fingers to detangle, rather than a comb. Only comb when wet and conditioned. Let air dry if possible.

I wouldn't use baby oil. At all. LOL Hope this helps you and others.
3b/c?

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LOL @ Jew fro

jew isnt a race or ethincity, but a religion

but i do think non-blacks with curly hair often times have black ancestry(yes even whites that are jews)

So you should use more ethinic black hair care products for your hair

your hair type looks maybe like a 3b or 3a..im just guessing here. It looks like the same texture as many biracial blacks(half black/half white)
Originally Posted by MIA1487
Jew is all three it is indeed a race, ethnicity, and religious group.
Originally Posted by CurlyCutie1394
The actual Jewish race is long gone. And "Jews" are not an ethnicity.

To answer the topic creator's question, I'm pretty sure the hair is going to fall down too look like sky blu once it gets a little longer. Especially as you learn to take care of it.
LOL @ Jew fro

jew isnt a race or ethincity, but a religion
Originally Posted by MIA1487
Jew is all three it is indeed a race, ethnicity, and religious group.
Originally Posted by CurlyCutie1394
The actual Jewish race is long gone. And "Jews" are not an ethnicity..
Originally Posted by CurlyMan82
Not to guano this thread, but you are wrong on all counts. The "actual" Jewish race is alive and well , and can be identified through DNA tests. To prove that there is an inherited Jewish identity, there are 19 genetic diseases that are specific to Ashkenazi Jews (central and eastern Europe) and 16 that are specific to Sephardic Jews (Middle East and southern Europe).

Ethnicity refers to shared ancestral, historical and cultural linkages among a group of people, all of which clearly apply here.
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Yossarian, you're reiterating what I wrote in the post below MojoDojo's. But you know, the matter of "genetic Judaism" becomes quite nuanced at second glance.

What's true is that people who are genetically associated with a tribe whose members generally practiced Judaism, are considered "Jewish". Notice that leaves room to consider that some members of the tribe didn't or don't practice or believe in Judaism, despite sharing those same genes.

Here's a parallel situation that exploits this subtle flaw in the definition of a "genetic Jew": In 1961, when the gene pool was still relatively homogeneous, 94.9% of people in Ireland declared themselves Catholic. Via the logic above, geneticists could conclude that those who are genetically Irish are also "genetically Catholic".

So then, are people with, say, Ashkenazi or Sephardic genes technically "genetically Jewish"? Well ... yes-ish. I personally prefer "yes-ish" rather than a firm yes or no, since the association with Judaic practices is pretty high, plus I happen to practice the religion. Of course it's a little different for one of my nephews, who is genetically "Jewish" too, but practices Christianity. He expects to visit Israel and tell everyone he's a "Christian Jew". Should be interesting for him.
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