What curl type do I have?

I've been natural all my life so I've never had a relaxer, but from flat ironing my own hair too often without a protectant I 'caused a good amount of heat damage to my hair. So, recently I just chopped off the whole front part of my hair on impulse to start all over. I've been trying to find out what curl type I have, but it's been very difficult. I think... I may have 4a/3c probably, but my sister thinks I have 3c with some 3b and I'm so stuck because I really don't know, it's really quite confusing to me. My hair is very curly the top mid-section is loose but the sides are corkscrew pencil circumference it sometimes naturally form it's own coil like look, and I have to pull them apart then it looks like a bunch of corkscrew curls. But 3c and 4a characteristics seem the same that's why I'm so confused about it. I've watched many Youtubes and seen many pics, but I haven't seen anyone with hair like mine, or as some people call them "Hair twin". But I guess that's why they say all curls are different. So, basically I took a series of pics of my hair to post them up to get feed back on my curl type.
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Your hair looks 3c with maybe a little 3b in the bangs/fringe area.
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Last relaxer: December 20, 2008
4a/b, medium-fine, normal porosity & elasticity, thick
I'd say 3c. Maybe a little 4a. (3c= pencil-sharpie marker sized curls. 4a=drinking straw-coffee stirrer sized curls. It has NOTHING TO DO WITH TEXTURE/"FEEL" OF THE HAIR. )


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I'd definitely say you're 3b/3c. Beautiful curls. Most if not all of them look sharpie size.


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I've been natural all my life so I've never had a relaxer, but from flat ironing my own hair too often without a protectant I 'caused a good amount of heat damage to my hair. So, recently I just chopped off the whole front part of my hair on impulse to start all over. I've been trying to find out what curl type I have, but it's been very difficult. I think... I may have 4a/3c probably, but my sister thinks I have 3c with some 3b and I'm so stuck because I really don't know, it's really quite confusing to me. My hair is very curly the top mid-section is loose but the sides are corkscrew pencil circumference it sometimes naturally form it's own coil like look, and I have to pull them apart then it looks like a bunch of corkscrew curls. But 3c and 4a characteristics seem the same that's why I'm so confused about it. I've watched many Youtubes and seen many pics, but I haven't seen anyone with hair like mine, or as some people call them "Hair twin". But I guess that's why they say all curls are different. So, basically I took a series of pics of my hair to post them up to get feed back on my curl type.
Originally Posted by Teasaa
3b/3c, I don't see anything in the 4 category size wise.
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I'd say 3c. Maybe a little 4a. (3c= pencil-sharpie marker sized curls. 4a=drinking straw-coffee stirrer sized curls. It has NOTHING TO DO WITH TEXTURE/"FEEL" OF THE HAIR. )


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Originally Posted by BlackAngelPlayah
Yeah, I don't see any 4a. 4a is crochet needle size, not straw.
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You have really pretty shiny hair. I say 3c!
i second what everybody else said. also ooo shiny.
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