View Full Version : Hair typing take 2 (photo heavy!)

February 13th, 2013, 04:32 AM
The last time when I took hair typing pictures, my hair was chin length and so it was hard to tell what my true wave pattern was. Now that it's longer, I'm trying to hair type again and I could use your input! My hair is very thick and takes a looooong time to dry, so its rare that I have the patience to let it air dry completely without touching it.

Here's a picture from the back:

and here's a picture from the right side:

Here's a picture from the left side. For some reason this part of my hair has a straighter texture than the rest.

Here's a pic showing the more wavy under layer of my hair:

Another picture of a different section of the under layer:

Lastly, here's a picture of my hair after I combed it with a wide tooth comb, just for fun.

February 13th, 2013, 05:15 AM
Looks like 2a to me - lovely waves and colour :)

February 13th, 2013, 05:21 AM
Looks just like my natural pattern! I classify myself as a 2a. :)

February 13th, 2013, 05:23 AM
Oops, I was too fast. Meant to add that your hair is simply beautiful!

February 13th, 2013, 08:02 AM
1c or 2a, I would guess. Your hair is a lovely colour. :)

February 13th, 2013, 08:20 AM
Looks like 1c/2a to me.

February 13th, 2013, 08:26 AM
WOAAAH! Seems like we're almost hair twins (except for the color :) ) Same wavy pattern, same texture.
I classified myself as 1c/2a. I was definitely a 2a or even 2b/c when my hair was shorter, but since my hair is thick like yours, it becomes heavier and less wavy the longer it gets.

February 13th, 2013, 08:50 AM
2a, you've got very definite waves everywhere, tho the wavelength is relatively long.

February 13th, 2013, 10:11 AM
I say 2a, and lovely at that.

February 13th, 2013, 04:32 PM
I'd say 2a

February 13th, 2013, 04:33 PM
I say 1c. :)

February 13th, 2013, 05:06 PM
1c/2a If you were strictly a 1c, you wouldn't have those definite waves I see.

February 13th, 2013, 05:19 PM
Thanks everyone! 2a it is! And also 1c in the more straighter patches like on top and on my left side.

February 13th, 2013, 05:24 PM
2a. Your hair is a lot like mine, too--right down to the under-layers being a little wavier. Really in these pictures though, your wave pattern looks a lot like mine does when my hair isn't properly moisturized. You may find, as I have, that with consistent oiling and a routine that focuses on moisturizing, that you'll move from 1c/2a territory into solid 2a, maybe pushing 2b in the under layers.

February 13th, 2013, 06:52 PM
Our hair is so similar! I am also 1c/2a and have the same length hair as you. I actually think neither of us has hair long enough to really determine the type yet.