Unsure of my hair type?
Hi all! So after a lot of research, I'm still unsure as to what type my hair is. It used to be a lot tighter of a curl when I was younger, but as I've gotten older, it's loosened in weird ways. It's wavy in spots, curly in others, and straight in tiny sections under my hair. I wondered if other mixed people had this issue, but I can't find any reliable sources. I thought maybe 2c/3a, but my hairstylist says maybe 3b. She doesn't see many curly ladies, though, so I'm tentative. I'm including a pic so y'all can see for yourselves. This is my hair after my Big Chop! thanks in advance for the input!
I'm one of five siblings of mixed heritage (or should I say "hair-I-tage"). Every single one of us has different texture, density, and porosity, and differences on each head of hair. I'm not so keen on hair typing for that very reason--no one has just one hair type on their head, and sometimes that shows up in a more obvious way on mixed race hair. Just looking at your photo, I'm thinking you're correct in thinking you have type 2-3 hair. Two of my sisters have hair that looks similar to yours, another sister and I have very different from each other type 4 range hair. And, as you mentioned, hair changes as you age (just wait--the adventure has just begun!). And the kind of products used can affect the texture and curl. Your hair is beautiful, by the way and you are lucky to have a stylist that can give you a good cut. I'm a firm believer that it can make all the difference. You're young, so have fun, notice what products and styles help your hair behave in a way that pleases you, and enjoy the journey. You're also in the right place for lots of info on this site. It's been super helpful to me