What type am I?

Hi, so I am curious to know what hair type I have, I can't really figure it out. Please help!
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I agree, 2a or 2b.
Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity. Dyed to brown a few months ago.
Lowpoo:
Trader Joe's TTT Shampoo
Rinse Out:
Yes to Carrots, AOHR, Aubrey Organics Rosemary Peppermint
LI: Yes to Carrots
Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, LA Looks Sports, Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Whipped Mousse
Is your hair styled at all in that picture or product free? The reason I ask is because unstyled I'm 2C but it doesn't take much hold these days (now that my hair is well conditioned) to tighten my curls to 3A.
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

I'd say 2A or 2B as well.
JulesOnline

3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
RO/LI:
YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



That's what mine looks like without product. When I use product it is so much curlier!

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I am a newbie. I think I am a 2b. I have been blowdrying and straightening my hair for the last 15 years. Trying to embrace the REAL ME.
I agree. Between 2A and 2B. More 2B I think. But yeah I think you could be much curlier

Current length: tailbone
Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

HGs:
Clarify: Nivea
Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
Seal: Grapeseed oil
Gel: Studioline

PT: EO Keratin co
DT: RO+oils
Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


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VHT541 Many natural hair products!
Is your hair styled at all in that picture or product free? The reason I ask is because unstyled I'm 2C but it doesn't take much hold these days (now that my hair is well conditioned) to tighten my curls to 3A.
Originally Posted by dusalocks
In this pic I did NOTHING to my hair, literally I just got out of the shower and let it dry. No product whatsoever. Do you know of any products that I could potentially use though? To increase the curl?
That's what mine looks like without product. When I use product it is so much curlier!

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Originally Posted by NursenNancy
What type of product do you use?
I agree. Between 2A and 2B. More 2B I think. But yeah I think you could be much curlier
Originally Posted by Aqua_Lily
Any suggestions as to what I could do to enhance the curl?
You should go to the wavies section and post that question! I bet they have a lot of tips.

For me, best way to enhance curl is to only comb or finger detangle your hair when it is sopping wet and full of conditioner. Then rinse. Then when you get out of the shower, since your wave/curl pattern is probably very loose, you should apply your leave in (if you use one-it weighs some people down) first maybe, then scrunch out excess moisture with an old t-shirt. (Don't use a regular terrycloth towel because it causes frizz.) Then apply mousse or a gel or whatever styling agent you prefer and scrunch up. Then a lot of the wavies I know diffuse dry their hair to get rid of the rest of the water since water weighs down their waves. They also sometimes rinse their hair and apply product and even diffuse upside down. All again to take the weight off. But your hair's properties are so much more important than your hair type. Ingredients can and will make a difference in your curl pattern. If you're fine for instance and your hair is not getting enough protein, that's robbing your curl of its bounce. And if you're coarse or maybe medium texture and overloading your hair with protein, that can make is heavy and stick-straighter. Also can make it feel dry. Porosity plays a role too. If your hair is low porosity it can take forever to dry and that'll weigh down the curl, won't it? Also lower porosity girls find that some products don't absorb into the hair and just sit on top it, weighing down the curl and causing buildup. That's not fun. I'm coarse and porous so my hair absorbs everything (especially protein) so I'd better be careful.

Go to livecurlylivefree.com to figure out your properties. It also has advice on styling. (I love this site so much I can't believe it's free.) But do consult the 2s forum. It's a happening place. I like to drop by and lurk and learn things to help my wavie friends.

Almost forgot: Go check out the curly girl method.

http://www.wikihow.com/Follow-the-Cu...for-Curly-Hair

The Curly Girl Handbook also has explicit instructions on how to style wavie hair. Just to go the bookstore, get a coffee and a table and have yourself a good read. I promise you'll be absorbed in no time. It's a light read too. And if you buy it there's a dvd that shows some techniques. Just remember when it comes to CG for wavies they sometimes need to lighten up on the conditioner. Also they on occasion need to low poo instead of straight up co-washing. If that's your hair completely unstyled you have great curl potential!

Check out this thread! (I emailed it to a friend to try and get her to embrace her waves.)


2a peeps . . . 3 Months In - There is HOPE! (pics)
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG


Last edited by dusalocks; 02-08-2013 at 12:07 AM.

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