What hair type am i? Is my hair "actually curly"?

Hi everyone :) i was just wondering what my hair is and if my hair is really considered curly because 1. my roots are straighter and my ends are curly 2. when my hair drys most of the curls fade away (unless i put product). someone told me that "my hair just reacts very well to gel". my mom doesn't have curly hair either.  i have permed and straightened my hair many times in the past. i am considering cutting my hair short but i wonder if the curls will stay and maybe grow back curlier?? or if it will just frizz up? if you could help me it would be very appreciated :) thank you

1 Answer

yes it is quite curly, I would call it a 3c/4a... looks like a mix of the two to me