View Full Version : Help type my hair, please!

November 1st, 2015, 11:45 AM
I recently learned that what I thought was unruly, straight hair may actually be wavy hair. Can you all help me figure out what type of hair I have? I'm attaching three pictures as the front has more texture than the back and the underside is more stringy and straight than wavy. All three pics were taken after washing and letting it air dry without touching it.

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q90/kateandollie/th_image.jpg1_1.jpg (http://s134.photobucket.com/user/kateandollie/media/image.jpg1_1.jpg.html)
http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q90/kateandollie/th_image.jpg3.jpg (http://s134.photobucket.com/user/kateandollie/media/image.jpg3.jpg.html)
http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q90/kateandollie/th_image.jpg2.jpg (http://s134.photobucket.com/user/kateandollie/media/image.jpg2.jpg.html)

I'm thinking about wearing my hair wavy now that I know that they are hiding in there. Does anyone have tips on how to manage the straight underside to make it blend better?


November 1st, 2015, 02:02 PM
I'd say you were a 2a on top but your under layer is 1b/1c.

November 1st, 2015, 02:17 PM
I'd say 2a in total, due to the under/top layer difference. In fact it might be better to call it 1c/2a.

November 1st, 2015, 02:40 PM
You have my hair type! You're a hair twin. :D I also used to think it was unruly straight hair. I have also finally embraced my inner curly haired girl. I've been calling it 2a.

November 1st, 2015, 04:35 PM
I'll go along with 2A being the overall effect, although the under-layer looks more like 1C.

November 1st, 2015, 04:39 PM
I have similar hair but the layers are in opposite order, and my canopy is the straigter part. To me it looks like there is more difference than just 1 categorial step between your different textures, but since it's not possible to make custom types here, I would probably put 1c/2a into your profile.

November 3rd, 2015, 09:20 AM
My hair is similar to yours (a little less wavy on top, but the same underneath) and I thought I was a 2a but judging by the comments I think I might change my hair type to a 1c :confused:

November 3rd, 2015, 11:23 AM
Another one for 1c/2a :)