I am new... What is my curl type?

I am trying to embrace my natural curls/waves (I don't really know which) after a lifetime of buns and flat irons. Growing up, my mother would always tell me that my hair looked awful naturally and that I should "do something about it" Needless to say, I had low self esteem, most especially in regards to my hair, but now that I'm going to college, I decided I need to embrace my natural beauty The problem is, I am not sure what my hair type is and what products to use. Here is a picture of my hair I am new... What is my curl type?-20130614_204507.jpg

I think it might be 2a or 2b... If you can't tell in the picture, my hair is very fine and I have a modest amount of it, no lion's mane or anything. When I air dry without scrunching it a bit with my hands, it looks sort of crazy with some straight pieces and some majorly curly bits if that helps!

I am currently using the following products: L'Oreal Ever Curl Shampoo + Conditioner, Ever Curl Silk and Gloss Dual Oil (as a leave in/shine enchancer), and Organix Moroccan Oil Curling Perfection Cream. My waves turn out like the picture shows.

What curl type do you think I am? Also, do you have any tips on styling (I prefer air drying) and how to get a bit more volume?

Last edited by AnnieHeartEco; 06-14-2013 at 07:50 PM. Reason: Forgot to add something!
Looks like 2b , and those products sound good for your hair, try to find out the porosity and other factors though, and for volume try scrunching upside down

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Hi there! I agree, you look like a straight 2b in that picture.

I agree with the scrunching with your head upside down for volume. Scrunch with some mousse - I started using DevaCurl's frizz-free volumizing foam and I like it. If you use another kind of mousse, make sure it doesn't have alcohol in it! You may also try tossing your head from side to side in the morning after scrunching - for some people this creates a wild mess, but for me if my hair is down shaking my head kind of crazily helps create the volume I want.

Another tip I've seen some curlies use (although usually with kinkier curls, but it may work) is to put a little volumizing product on your roots and then push them up using roller clips. You put a little on your roots and then pull the strand upwards, clip it with a clip and let your hair dry most of the way. The clip helps your hair to dry pushed up a bit and so it dries with a bit more volume!

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