Community member blueroses79 shows off her wurly locks
Ever feel like you can't be categorized? Your hair isn't quite curly. But it's not wavy either.
Now there's a word for you: Wurly! And you've created it right here on NaturallyCurly!
On CurlTalk, one reader identifies herself as a "first-week wurly." Another says "By the way, the way you describe your hair - 2C-F-iii - is probably accurate for my hair too, since I also seem to have a fine, 'wurly' and thick hair thing going on."
So what is the definition of wurly? It varies, but the general consensus seems to be that it's:
- Between curly and wavy
- A 2c+ or a 3a-
- Wavy Curls
- Not exactly spirals, and definitely not straight
Just fyi: The official definition is an Australian indigenous shelter made from small branches with leaves still attached.
"I didn't realize the term "wurly" had really caught on," says CurlTalker WavyCurly40+. "I hope it has. It's a very useful word, and I think there's also a bit of wordplay—it sounds like "whirl," which to me implies the sort of wacky, inconsistent, changing-shape-and-direction tendencies of this curl pattern."
"There are a bunch of us in the sometimes-frustrating category," she adds. "Perhaps we are finally learning to embrace it!"