I stand corrected on hair type. Apparently I was trying to judge my hair type with the length too short. When I showed my mother the hair type photos and description, she decided I was a 3A. I was quickly reminded that I have large spiral like curls, ("Banana curls" as my grandmother calls them. Or "Shirley Temple" curls as my mother says). I forgot how differently my hair curls when it gets about chin length. My mother made sure to point out that my hair is attempting to spiral now, but just doesn't have the length to do it. (okokok...mom you're right! you're right!!)