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illicitlizard
January 4th, 2019, 05:18 AM
I've always considered my hair fully straight, it may have bent a bit with layers or some such but basically, straight 1a assumed. Hair typing confuses me so help would be appreciated!

Recently, as my hair has been growing out it's been acting, weird I guess?. I took some hair typing pics to see if letting my hair dry naturally without brushing (surprisingly hard) would answer my q's:
First pic is probably the most accurate? Sorry for the selfie camera pics.
https://imgur.com/Bm1iF3Jm.jpg https://imgur.com/5MnJ1VQm.jpg https://imgur.com/4HZuBKIm.jpg
then brushed it out to show what I'd be working with if I ever let my hair air dry. I usually blow dry and it ends up pretty much entirely straight. But like, look how straight and non-frizzy the top of that is, I have veeeery straight hair normally.
https://imgur.com/gYQpbMNm.jpg

Assuming my hair isn't too short to type does this mean I'm like a 1b or something? Or is it only waving there because it's so layered (through growing from one length all over) and that's where my neck is? Actually the more I look the more certain I am that that's the reason.

Either way, it's interesting how length can effect what one's hair does.
So if anyone's read this far, what hair type is this really? Does it even matter? Love to hear your thoughts!

lapushka
January 4th, 2019, 05:36 AM
Looks like 1b, maybe 1c judging from the 3rd picture (such a lovely picture). Maybe mark it 1b/c, just to be on the safe side.

It is a little short, with loose waves especially you need about APL to start to properly tell.

lithostoic
January 4th, 2019, 05:39 AM
It's too short. My waves didn't properly show up until almost BSL. You're probably 2a since your waves start high up. But at this length it appears 1b.

Lady Stardust
January 4th, 2019, 05:53 AM
Your hair is lovely! I would say 1c at the moment and reassess when itís longer.

Itís common for hair in the 1s to be straight at the top, mine is the same, makes having a fringe less problematic!

I used to think I had 1a hair too and that it misbehaved, it got bent where it touched my neck, but then I realised the difference. 1a hair is strikingly straight, it doesnít curl under or up at the ends, it looks like itís been straightened. Very striking and beautiful.

1b hair, according to the hair typing system, looks straight but has body. In my opinion, it looks more like itís been blow dried straight rather than flat ironed. The difference is noticeable if you compare to a 1a, it has more volume.

1c is more like a river winding a course through the landscape :) The hair moves together rather than individual waves that you get in the 2s.

MusicalSpoons
January 4th, 2019, 09:13 AM
There's so much movement going on there I'd agree with 1c. If you were 1a your hair would probably naturally dry like your brushed-out pic :) but definitely retype again when it's longer too!

Lady Stardust I LOVE those descriptions!!

illicitlizard
January 4th, 2019, 04:48 PM
Looks like 1b, maybe 1c judging from the 3rd picture (such a lovely picture). Maybe mark it 1b/c, just to be on the safe side.

It is a little short, with loose waves especially you need about APL to start to properly tell.
Thank you! I'll probably come back to this thread when I get to that length then and re-type.


It's too short. My waves didn't properly show up until almost BSL. You're probably 2a since your waves start high up. But at this length it appears 1b.
Noted! Will definitely come and re-type when I get to be actually long. Though I used to have markedly straight hair at that length so you never know.


Your hair is lovely! I would say 1c at the moment and reassess when itís longer.

Itís common for hair in the 1s to be straight at the top, mine is the same, makes having a fringe less problematic!

I used to think I had 1a hair too and that it misbehaved, it got bent where it touched my neck, but then I realised the difference. 1a hair is strikingly straight, it doesnít curl under or up at the ends, it looks like itís been straightened. Very striking and beautiful.

1b hair, according to the hair typing system, looks straight but has body. In my opinion, it looks more like itís been blow dried straight rather than flat ironed. The difference is noticeable if you compare to a 1a, it has more volume.

1c is more like a river winding a course through the landscape :) The hair moves together rather than individual waves that you get in the 2s.
Those are really lovely descriptions and very helpful, thank you!


There's so much movement going on there I'd agree with 1c. If you were 1a your hair would probably naturally dry like your brushed-out pic :) but definitely retype again when it's longer too!

Lady Stardust I LOVE those descriptions!!

Thank you! Looks like I'm changing at least temporarily to 1b/1c.

It's very surprising though, as people used to ask if I'd straightened my hair in its natural state, but my grandma seems adamant that my hair used to be wavy so what is the truth haha.

spidermom
January 4th, 2019, 05:28 PM
I'm going with 1C. It's amazing how much length can change your hair type. I get spirals that don't really form until around APL. At chin length my hair is pretty much straight but bushy, very bushy.

CopperButterfly
January 4th, 2019, 11:22 PM
I'm going to guess 1c. Your hair appears to behave a lot like mine, and I've always considered it straight. But I get the weird bends that aren't proper waves too. But it looks totally straight if I so much as brush it out wet, or blow dry.