I'm Nickel, or Kel, as you please.
Long, long, LONG time lurker here, finally taking the registration plunge because... well, I always want to ask questions! Or talk! I just can't keep my trap shut!
I am "Naturally Curly" but have devolved into a Curly Cheater... My very wavy/curly deserted me after high school, when I moved to the UK -- maybe it's the water or the weather or something! I totally admit I now get the occasional perm to keep it just falling straight. (I can still play with you guys, right?) I'm hoping that maybe with the right routine, I can coax my natural curls back and wean myself off the chemical treatments. I'm finding my feet with a modified CG routine (my hair just NEEDS the occasional sulfate-free cleanse or it goes limp and kinky).
While we're here... I've read umpteen articles about "hair type" including the ones here, but I just don't GET the 2-3-4 a/b/c classification system. I read all the descriptions and think, 'my hair does some of that... and some of that... and some of that...' My hair is quite porous (obviously, since it's been treated) but it's always been sensitive to the weather and tended on the dry side. Medium length and density but quite fine. Curls are a mixture of lovely tight spirals and funny loose 'S' shapes that never quite spiral, and hair underneath at the back tends to be fairly straight and frizzy.
So can anyone provide any insight into my curl pattern?