Allow me to introduce myself/What is my hair type?

Hey all

Long time lurker, first time poster. I've been wanting to learn more about my hair so I guess I should start with my hair journey.

Was a child with long and thick hair that my mother only knew to straighten with a hot comb and curling iron.

Went on the creamy crack around 12. Stopped for braids and cornrows at 13 and started perming again at 14. Hair became so dry and overprocessed that at 16 I had my first BIG CHOP (dun dun dun!!)

Went away to college only knowing how to do my hair by straightening it. As I got older, I don't know I'm noticing the texture changing. After years of perming and having damaged and hard to manage hair, I noticed that my hair at it's healthiest is actually curly. (prob 3c? I'm not sure I'll post pics)

Right now, I am stepping away from heat styling all together. I recently had box braids for the summer that I'm in the process of taking out. I'd like to give my natural hair a try instead of always relying on heat to do my hair for me.

I need to learn more about my type of hair so I can maintain it's health and balance.

I think my hair type is 3c to 4a....my curls are defined...to a point. When I wash it I have ringlets (am I saying this right?). Near the nape of my neck (or my kitchen as my mother says) it looks more like 4a.



This is the most recent pic of my hair (I apologize in advance for the angle, I'm a budding photographer =))
I tried to be normal once. Worst hour of my life
Hey all

Long time lurker, first time poster. I've been wanting to learn more about my hair so I guess I should start with my hair journey.

Was a child with long and thick hair that my mother only knew to straighten with a hot comb and curling iron.

Went on the creamy crack around 12. Stopped for braids and cornrows at 13 and started perming again at 14. Hair became so dry and overprocessed that at 16 I had my first BIG CHOP (dun dun dun!!)

Went away to college only knowing how to do my hair by straightening it. As I got older, I don't know I'm noticing the texture changing. After years of perming and having damaged and hard to manage hair, I noticed that my hair at it's healthiest is actually curly. (prob 3c? I'm not sure I'll post pics)

Right now, I am stepping away from heat styling all together. I recently had box braids for the summer that I'm in the process of taking out. I'd like to give my natural hair a try instead of always relying on heat to do my hair for me.

I need to learn more about my type of hair so I can maintain it's health and balance.

I think my hair type is 3c to 4a....my curls are defined...to a point. When I wash it I have ringlets (am I saying this right?). Near the nape of my neck (or my kitchen as my mother says) it looks more like 4a.



This is the most recent pic of my hair (I apologize in advance for the angle, I'm a budding photographer =))
Originally Posted by VanitySixx13


Awesome nice to meet you. I hope you enjoy this site and yess you are saying everything right..If you need any additional help just let me know..Good luck on your journey
Good luck! Keep reading until your eyes cross lol There is no one-size-fits-all advice. Are you going to try the Curly Girl Method?
Day 1 of Curly Girl method: 10/5/13
3b Mostly Normal Porosity. Medium Density, Fine to Medium Width, Medium Texture.
SM Y&B TS and Condish. Ecostyler with Argan oil gel.
Daughter: Long frizzy Swavy 2a turned Wavy Curvy 2B - thanks to Devachan, Low Porosity, Medium Texture, High Density
what is this curly girl method you speak of?
I tried to be normal once. Worst hour of my life

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