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AmandaJane
July 13th, 2014, 06:18 PM
Hi, I am new here on the LHC forums - sorry if this isn't the right place for this question.

I looked through the thread on hair typing for wave patterns and am having a hard time deciding what type my hair is. Maybe someone with more experience could help me out?

I have a couple of photos - one from before I cut my hair back in January and another that was taken afterwards. I have never posted a photo on a forum before so I really hope this works.

This first one was when my hair was longer. The majority of the length is s-shaped waves with it straighter at the top and almost what look like really stretched out ringlets at the very end.
http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a535/AmandaJane/Mobile%20Uploads/696c44fe-0ffa-4e5d-98c1-3862ce6f253f_zps18a548c0.jpg (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/AmandaJane/media/Mobile%20Uploads/696c44fe-0ffa-4e5d-98c1-3862ce6f253f_zps18a548c0.jpg.html)

After I cut my hair it all looks like s-shaped waves to me.
http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a535/AmandaJane/Mobile%20Uploads/acd77101-f1b1-49fc-9f6b-f209dcff711c_zps3a137405.jpg (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/AmandaJane/media/Mobile%20Uploads/acd77101-f1b1-49fc-9f6b-f209dcff711c_zps3a137405.jpg.html)

I am thinking that I have a 2a hairtype, but am not sure. In both of these photos I had just used my normal shampoo and conditioner and let it air dry without touching it as much as possible. The shampoo I was using when these pictures were taken was an SLS shampoo and the conditioner had silicones in it. Would this affect the results?

Thanks in advance!

lapushka
July 13th, 2014, 06:47 PM
That to me looks like it's 2b, or 2a/2b. I'm not sure...

Sarahlabyrinth
July 13th, 2014, 06:52 PM
I would say it looks like 2b.

DweamGoiL
July 13th, 2014, 06:59 PM
I agree 2a and with a little coaxing 2b

MINAKO
July 13th, 2014, 07:12 PM
I agree 2a and with a little coaxing 2b

yepp, i agree.

lilin
July 13th, 2014, 07:23 PM
I think 2a/2b too. Mine is very slightly wavier than yours, and I think I'm 2b.

torrilin
July 13th, 2014, 08:10 PM
I'd tend to vote 2b.

AmandaJane
July 13th, 2014, 08:31 PM
Thanks for the feedback everyone! Looks like 2a/2b is the popular vote.

When I look at these photos of my air dried hair I tend to think it's crazy that I used to think of my hair as straight (all those years of blow-drying will do that I guess :) ).

Any tips for enhancing my waves when I wear it down? (Or where to ask about that)

Inconella
July 13th, 2014, 08:39 PM
My hair does the same thing - waves until bsl and then ringlets below that. I consider myself 2a/2b.

Sparklylady82
July 13th, 2014, 08:46 PM
I agree 2a/b...very pretty!

restless
July 14th, 2014, 12:52 AM
Any tips for enhancing my waves when I wear it down? (Or where to ask about that)

I know of two methods that are often being mentioned here when it comes to enhance waves and wurls; plopping and CO-washing. The boards own search function can be pretty tricky, but if you google "long hair community" + "plopping" or "CO-wash" youŽll get plenty of results :)

Johannah
July 14th, 2014, 03:47 AM
Yup, 2a/2b in my opinion as well.

SleepyTangles
July 14th, 2014, 03:54 AM
Looks like 2a/2b to me, too :)

AmandaJane
July 14th, 2014, 05:56 PM
Thanks for all the responses. They were very helpful :)


I know of two methods that are often being mentioned here when it comes to enhance waves and wurls; plopping and CO-washing. The boards own search function can be pretty tricky, but if you google "long hair community" + "plopping" or "CO-wash" youŽll get plenty of results :)

I will look into this further. Thanks for the advice restless!

Firefox7275
July 19th, 2014, 01:22 PM
Curly Girl method: fits well with LHC techniques.

Wosie
July 19th, 2014, 01:42 PM
Nice to see you back, Firefox. :D

I would say 2b judging by the first picture and 2a in the second. So 2a/2b from me as well. :)