Hello, 3A curly lady! If you suspect you have type 3A curls but you haven't yet found a doppleganger, that's because most people have several curl types on their head. 3A curls typically have the circumference of sidewalk chalk, but as you'll see from the examples below there is plenty of variation in the density and width of these curls. Some of these heads of hair may look much fuller, or much finer than your hair. If their hair is shorter or longer that can affect the way the curls form as well. 

Whether you’re wondering if you’re truly a 3A or just want some inspo, we’ve compiled a range of photos of women rocking their 3A curls. Do not distress is you don't find a perfect match, the point of this article is to show that there are many ways a 3A can curl.

1. @mandapanda_xo 

Photo Courtesy of @mandapanda_xo

3. @emblu

Photo Courtesy of @emblu, Photography by oxy.to.cin. 

You can more clearly see the “S” shape in @emblu’s beautiful curls.

3. @havuni

Photo Courtesy of @havuni

@havuni has a mixture of 3A and tighter 3B curls.

4. @evanjosephsalon

Photo Courtesy of @evanjosephsalon

Look at this beautiful lady’s curl definition on her short cut!

5. @sharabee

Photo Courtesy of @sharabee

6. @myfrecklesandcurls

Photo Courtesy of @myfrecklesandcurls

7. @lynkatee

Photo Courtesy of @lynnkatee

8. @caraunrue

Photo Courtesy of @caraunrue

@caraunrue used DevaCurl Styling Cream to achieve her gorgeous 3A and 3B curls.

9. @evanjosephsalon 

Photo Courtesy of @evanjosephsalon

10. @ayotenderoni

Photo Courtesy of @ayotenderoni

11. @sara.lorcajo

Photo Courtesy of @@sara.lorcajo

12. @celmatique

Photo Courtesy of @celmatique (Celmatique.com) , Photography by @nkdnkr,

13. @emmatorialeyland

Photo Courtesy of @emmatorialeyland

@emmatorialeyland shows us up close that 3A and 3B curls can coexist.

14. @evanjosephsalon

Photo Courtesy of @evanjosephsalon

15. @prf8gold

Photo Courtesy of @prf8gold

16. @rulosdeacero

Photo Courtesy of @rulosdeacero

 17. Photo by Deleigh Herems

18. @kellyshahbazian

Photo Courtesy of @kellyshahbazian

Want more curl advice for 3a curlies?

Check out NaturallyCurly.com for more curls, waves, and coils info!