It looks 2b in this picture, but I think it's 2c or 3a (or both) when properly cared for. I consider my hair 2c high-porosity, color-treated, and transitioning from previous color and heat damage (average on all other counts). To get it to bounce and be curlier, I have to use very lightweight products, but they must have protein, and I must use them as if my hair is type 3 in order to retain enough moisture. For me, the SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus line (pink label) fits the bill quote nicely -- 1-3 times a week, I cleanse with the co-wash, detangle with the regular conditioner and rinse it out, scrunch in the milk as a leave-in, plop in a Turbie-Twist, allow to air dry overnight, re-wet with water or silicone-free spray detangler in the morning, and scrunch in tiny amounts (I mean pea-sized amounts at a time) of the smoothie to define curls and control frizz. Once a week, I shampoo and deep-condition with other products, but I'm telling you about the co-wash because it has kaolin clay in it, and that makes my hair feel totally weightless while all the other ingredients work to control my frizz and rebuild my hair. This line also makes my hair feel more manageable than anything I know of, which is great for someone with a lot of hair.
Just WHAT is my hair type? I'm going crazy trying to figure it out.
It's got a LOT of volume. A LOT of hair. And I'm torn between a 2C or a 3A? Maybe even 2B sometimes? Help please! I'm done with crying over not knowing what to do with it.