Tired of guessing....what is my hair Type?

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My last relaxer was July 15, 2012. I have enough growth to be able to figure out what my texture is, but I can't tell. I know I have two different textures, as the back is tighter than the rest of my head, but I don't know what "category" either of my texures fall into. Am I 3c? 4a? 4b? I figured an outside opinion was best. The attached are pic's of hair with shampoo in it. (no, that's not grey hair! lol) The pics looks pretty small on the post....I'm not sure if you can click on the pictures individually or not to get a good view of them or not.....(I hope so). Anyway, Anyone willing to give your opionion/advise. It is more than welcome. I will be a seriously long time transitioner, as at present my hair is almost at waist length, and I don't want to BC. Thanks! )
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Its a little hard to tell wet but i would say a mix of 3c/4a maybe even 3b at the top if it stays that lose dry but some dry pics may be better. But thats hard to do in the transitioning phase lol i understand i transitioned 6 months then chopped i couldnt do it anymore so good luck.
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To Serius, did you take the quiz on the home page? That should help you to know what your hair type is. If I"m not mistaken, I read, from another website, the best way to see what your hair type is, you may want to start out with freshly washed and conditioned hair. Before using other products for styling, moisturizing, etc, let it dry first, then look at it closely. While doing so, take the quiz that is located on this website and that will help you determine what your hair type is. Looking at the pictures you attached, so far it appears that you may by a type 3C or possible a 4A.
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My last relaxer was July 15, 2012. I have enough growth to be able to figure out what my texture is, but I can't tell. I know I have two different textures, as the back is tighter than the rest of my head, but I don't know what "category" either of my texures fall into. Am I 3c? 4a? 4b? I figured an outside opinion was best. The attached are pic's of hair with shampoo in it. (no, that's not grey hair! lol) The pics looks pretty small on the post....I'm not sure if you can click on the pictures individually or not to get a good view of them or not.....(I hope so). Anyway, Anyone willing to give your opionion/advise. It is more than welcome. I will be a seriously long time transitioner, as at present my hair is almost at waist length, and I don't want to BC. Thanks! )
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To Serius, did you take the quiz on the home page? That should help you to know what your hair type is. If I"m not mistaken, I read, from another website, the best way to see what your hair type is, you may want to start out with freshly washed and conditioned hair. Before using other products for styling, moisturizing, etc, let it dry first, then look at it closely. While doing so, take the quiz that is located on this website and that will help you determine what your hair type is. Looking at the pictures you attached, so far it appears that you may by a type 3C or possible a 4A.
To Serius, did you take the quiz on the home page? That should help you to know what your hair type is. If I"m not mistaken, I read, from another website, the best way to see what your hair type is, you may want to start out with freshly washed and conditioned hair. Before using other products for styling, moisturizing, etc, let it dry first, then look at it closely. While doing so, take the quiz that is located on this website and that will help you determine what your hair type is. Looking at the pictures you attached, so far it appears that you may by a type 3C or possible a 4A.
I took the quiz, but that's where my confusion began. 3c and 4a look extremely close to me, and every time I do my hair, I keep flip flopping between the two. Also, when I see my hair dry, it almost looks straight, and is extremely fuzzy. The only time I see texture is when it's wet. I thought maybe this is heat damaged, or maybe even what they call "scab" hair, so I've been staying away from heat these past few months just to see if the texture was going to change, but so far, the texture has been consistent from root to tip (of natural hair that is)...........Thx for your input! I will definately apply your suggestions and take another look!

Last edited by Serius; 03-14-2013 at 11:42 AM.
It probably appears stretched because your relaxed hair is weighing it down once you grow it out more or do a big chop you will see the texture better i did and i found out im 3c/4a also.
You are welcome! Good luck!
Since you have at least narrowed it down, I'd leave it at that. 1) Although hair types can be helpful as a starting point, there are so many other hair properties that are factors in determine what will and will not work for your hair. 2) I don't know if anyone else has this experience, but my hair type is pretty fluid depending on what I have done to it. For example if I do finger coils it stays more tightly coiled for weeks (although it does get looser with time) than if I do a braid out (even after shampoos). Consistent use of certain products also results in hair that is tighter/looser even when it freshly washed and doesn't have that product in it. I don't think anyone has 1 hair type, more like a type range (like you I'd consider myself a 3c-4a)

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