View Full Version : How wavy am I really?

July 26th, 2016, 10:31 AM
When I first joined the forum, I looked at the hairtyping pictures and figured that I probably was a 2a. But as time went, I saw people with hair much straighter than mine be typed as 2a, so I started wondering if I'm not actually a 2b. My hair used to be much wavier when I was a teen, so it's not impossible that it has just changed.

Here's what my hair looked like this morning. I let it airdry, but I slept on it, so the outside is a little flattened, but the inside (second picture) is still my natural texture.



What do you think?

July 26th, 2016, 10:38 AM
Maybe 2b? On top looks straighter, but that second picture is definitely more wave than a 2a. Did you comb it at all?

July 26th, 2016, 10:44 AM
First of all, if you slept on it, it's not a proper hair typing picture. So to be sure, I'd make another one after you washed it and let it air dry.

Also: did you comb it and use any leave-ins?

Based on the second picture, I would call this 2b.

July 26th, 2016, 10:50 AM
That looks like 2b/c to me. I can see wurls on the bottom. Did you do anything to enhance the waves for the picture? :) Or did you just do a regular hairtyping picture?

Oh scrap that, I just read it is, but that you slept on it. It shouldn't change the wave pattern too too much, but a regular hairtyping pic without having slept on it would be better. :flower:

July 26th, 2016, 10:52 AM
I'd for 2b as well, I would imagine it's a lot curlier at shorter lengths.

July 26th, 2016, 11:00 AM
It isn't really doable for me not to sleep on my hair, as it takes so long to dry. I didn't comb it, use any leave-in or do anything to enhance the curls though.

July 26th, 2016, 11:09 AM
Looks like 2b to me!

July 26th, 2016, 11:15 AM
It isn't really doable for me not to sleep on my hair, as it takes so long to dry. I didn't comb it, use any leave-in or do anything to enhance the curls though.

Maybe on a day you're free from work, you could wash it in the morning? I feel your pain by the way. Mine takes ages to dry as well!

I'd definitely change your profile to 2b! :flower:

July 26th, 2016, 12:41 PM
Wavy hair can go anywhere from 2a to 2c any day of the week, so I just leave mine at 2a here. I know for sure it's in the 2s :laugh:

July 26th, 2016, 12:55 PM
As it looks right there, I think I'd call it 2b or 2b/c. But 2c hair can vary so much day-to-day that you might be a solid 2c that's having a straighter day thanks to combing and whatnot.

July 26th, 2016, 01:50 PM

July 26th, 2016, 02:14 PM
Those waves are spiraling at the bottom. I say you're a 2c and it looks 2b because sleep does squash waves and curls and straightens them out a bit. If you did allow it to airdry I bet it would be more spirally.

July 31st, 2016, 02:41 AM
I know that I do have some spirals when I leave my hair to dry during the day, but only a few.

And as it almost never happens (the only exception being after swimming), I'm not sure if it's worth knowing what my hairtype would be in that situation. So I'll stick with 2b for now.

Thanks everyone :)

July 31st, 2016, 05:34 AM
Gorgeous hair!