My name's Dolly and I'm 23 :] I have always been very makeup minded, but over the past few years I have made it a point to take better care of my hair. As I'm sure is quite common amongst fellow curly girls, it took me a long time to learn how to love my hair and the best ways to maintain it. From the information I've gathered, my hair type is as fallows:
3b - high density - fine width - long.
I'm currently trying to figure out my porosity. The float test indicates my hair is low porosity, since it floats...but I have a sneaking suspicion it may have only floated because my hair stands are baby fine. I'm continuing my research and waiting till I have clean, dry hair to further my testing.
My hair is also color treated. I alternate between box dying my hair myself (L'Oreal Preference) and getting it done in the salon.
My hair is cut into layers, and I usually get a hair cut about once a year to maintain the shape and to deal with my constant dry ends. (It will be a year since my last hair cut come September)
I tend to use sulfate free shampoos to maintain my color. I'm interested in going NoPoo and cutting out silicones.
Light weight leave in conditioners and gels work best on my hair. I need stronger hold since my curly pattern is not very strong without products. I do not heat style my hair and wash about 2-3 times a week. I scrunch curl into my hair and let it air dry.
My hair, without any styling, is not very curly at all - just very big and very puffy. There isn't much weight or structure to my hair when it's clean. My hair is straight when wet.
I'm very happy to have found this community and I'm looking forward to being a part of this wealth of knowledge!
My hair currently:
My hair after a fresh hair cut with layer shape up:
Aside from the bottom 2 or 3 inches of my hair, my curl pattern isn't very tight at all. So I'm unsure if 3b is correct.
Thanks for looking and reading my giant introduction! Hope to see you all around :]