Isn't it weird how something we wear on our heads every day can be the source of such mystery and confusion?

You might be a mix of different textures -- I don't think that's unheard of. Hopefully, a good stylist can tell you what kind of hair you have so you can finally know for sure. I hope that person is knowledgeable and that you get the answers you seek.

In the meantime, though, if you've found products that work for you, maybe you don't need to stress too much about figuring out your hair's attributes, and instead just go with what works?
3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG

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