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Old 10-29-2013, 11:22 PM   #1
 
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Default Big chop back of hair. Hair type?

Trying to figure out my hair type. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:42 PM   #2
 
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You look like you have styling products in your hair.

Take a picture with your hair freshly washed and dried without it being manipulate.

Then if you need to style it rewet it if necessary after you have taken the photos.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:35 PM   #3
 
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You look like you have styling products in your hair.

Take a picture with your hair freshly washed and dried without it being manipulate.

Then if you need to style it rewet it if necessary after you have taken the photos.
i cant remember if i added any product. most likely i didn't just washed and conditioned.
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Old 11-16-2013, 01:16 AM   #4
 
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Trying to figure out my hair type. Any suggestions?
If u recently did your BC, it may be too soon to determine your curl pattern. It can sometimes take up to 6 months to figure out your true curl pattern. It is also hard to tell because you still have a few relaxed ends. Also there are more important characteristics to worry about instead of curl pattern like texture and porosity as well as figuring out which products your hair likes and/or may be allergic to.
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Your wet hair looks pretty healthy w/the exception of a few stray straightened pieces that you could cut for a more even look. I agree w/Blueblood, you definitely should post pics of your dry hair for a better assessment. But even w/it wet, it looks like a very tight curl pattern so I'd give a preliminary guess of 4b or 4b/c range. But I wouldn't just go on my word. If someone knows better, I'm sure she'll chime in.
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Wow- SweetRellie I really didn't know that about a recent big chop. Six months? Or is that from the perspective of having hair long enough to see pattern? For a moment it makes me glad that I transitioned for 10 months before my mini-BC of my last few ends.

Sierra01218- I would also think somewhere in the 4 range. Did you transition, and for how long? SweetRelie is definitely also right about worrying about texture/porosity more than curl pattern. I'm just learning after almost one year natural, 10 months transitioning, that those things will dictate what your hair does and doesn't like waay more than curl pattern.
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@lori.mattox The 6 month thing usually applies to people who have long relaxed/damaged ends. If nearly half of your entire strand of hair has those ends, it's gonna take a while for your new growth to fully develop because it's been weighed down for so long. That's why I recommend trimming during the transitioning phase.
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Ok I totally understand where i was confused and now that makes sense. I trimmed my ends regularly during my 10 months of transitioning; my 2-3" mini bc left me with around 3-4.5" of new growth.

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@lori.mattox The 6 month thing usually applies to people who have long relaxed/damaged ends. If nearly half of your entire strand of hair has those ends, it's gonna take a while for your new growth to fully develop because it's been weighed down for so long. That's why I recommend trimming during the transitioning phase.
I agree. I transitioned for a year and a half with a sew in. Then I chopped. I thought I was 4a initially but after a few months I noticed larger and looser curls especially in the back of my hair and realized I actually have 4a/3c. There isnt a huge difference in these hair types but 3c fits me more accurately. I am still transitioning the crown of my hair so who knows what that will be. But try not to get caught up too much with hair typing. It doesn't matter as much as you think.
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