Hello, 3A curly lady! If you suspect you have type 3A curls but haven’t yet found a doppelganger, that’s because most people have several curl types on their heads. 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 finer than your hair. If their hair is shorter or longer, that can also affect how the curls form.
Whether you’re wondering if you’re truly a 3A or want some inspo, we’ve compiled a range of photos of women rocking their 3A curls. Do not be distressed if you don’t find a perfect match; this article shows that there are many ways a 3A can curl.
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