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lapushka
March 19th, 2019, 10:00 AM
This is a thread for "celebrating" and embracing your own texture.
Show us up close what its intricacies are.

Here's my texture, one day after a wash:

https://i.imgur.com/DDgBpwjm.jpg https://i.imgur.com/I36U9cnm.jpg

Two days post wash:

https://i.imgur.com/odclYLAm.jpg

Ignore the frizz (it's always happening, no matter what leave-in or curl definer / gel / serum I use).



Now show us yours!

JennGalt
March 19th, 2019, 10:31 AM
What lovely wurls, Lapushka :crush:

I don’t have any pix to add at the moment as I need to co-wash out a mistake literally as soon as I’ve finished my coffee, but there should be some inadvertent close ups of one or two of my various textures in the album linked in my signature. I tend to take pix over my shoulder and my phone always wants to focus on my shoulder even if I try to adjust the focus.

lapushka
March 19th, 2019, 10:40 AM
What lovely wurls, Lapushka :crush:

I don’t have any pix to add at the moment as I need to co-wash out a mistake literally as soon as I’ve finished my coffee, but there should be some inadvertent close ups of one or two of my various textures in the album linked in my signature. I tend to take pix over my shoulder and my phone always wants to focus on my shoulder even if I try to adjust the focus.

Thank you so much! :flower:

Awesome; you have gorgeous hair! :D

blackgothicdoll
March 19th, 2019, 10:42 AM
https://i.imgur.com/w3CwBue.jpg

Sorry my camera is just like me... can't stay focused :o

AmaryllisRed
March 19th, 2019, 10:43 AM
These are creeping in around my hairline. Sort of fun. :)

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=35300&d=1549070153

lapushka
March 19th, 2019, 11:44 AM
blackgothicdoll, such pretty curls! :)

AmaryllisRed, cute crinkle. Hah! :) I get this on the underneath, just one hair, but it's a bit more textured, more zig-zaggy.

Reyn127
March 19th, 2019, 12:17 PM
Ooh this is fun! Gonna be interesting to see the variations in everyone’s texture. I have a BUNCH of photos that could go up in this thread, just have to make a few collages so I don’t take up too much space...

Stray_mind
March 19th, 2019, 12:51 PM
Great idea for a thread! Definitely going to contribute when i can. :)

JennGalt
March 19th, 2019, 12:51 PM
Thank you so much! :flower:

Awesome; you have gorgeous hair! :D

Thank you too! :o

MusicalSpoons
March 19th, 2019, 05:00 PM
Ooh this is a good thread idea! I keep wanting to document my various hairs for apparently type 1 - the majority are fairly straight or a bit bendy, but a not-tiny minority are curly, wurly, and/or crinkly :grin:

Edit: in my excitement, I forgot to say I'm really enjoying the contributions so far :D

milosmomma
March 19th, 2019, 07:15 PM
What a fun idea for a thread lapushka! Your wurls are adorable.
Blackgothicdoll, your texture is gorgeous up close!
Amaryllisred that is one tiny corkscrew you've got there, trying to be unruly :lol:
Ok I want to play
https://i.imgur.com/2fRpIpYh.jpg
I'm trying imgur for the first time so hopefully I got it right

Edit: I guess not, what image code to I use on imgur?
Edit 2: I think I got it!
Edit3: Jenngalt, I just saw your album you have beautiful hair as well :)

Ligeia Noire
March 19th, 2019, 09:07 PM
Hey such nice swirls and waves, I want to share one too, let me see....


https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22279975_1443719512348215_48099094025722672_n.jpg? _nc_cat=110&_nc_ht=scontent-sea1-1.xx&oh=f0268eb09337c179fad59c92bb9233ee&oe=5D4BE4D9

milosmomma
March 19th, 2019, 10:56 PM
Very nice Ligeia Noire, I like how we both have red backdrops :lol:

littlestarface
March 20th, 2019, 12:03 AM
This is mine before a wash, so about 8 days of just being bunned and braided. Took it out of the bun for sleeping and thought to take a picture for the thread.
https://i.imgur.com/a629xGF.png

Here's even closer

https://i.imgur.com/EIFaM6s.png

chomsky
March 20th, 2019, 02:28 AM
Littlestarface, your hair looks like black silk, very beautiful and soft looking!

Stray_mind
March 20th, 2019, 02:55 AM
Such cool pics, everyone! Here is mine:

https://i.imgur.com/atCSl5r.jpg

Also from below:

https://i.imgur.com/WotTMkg.jpg

littlestarface
March 20th, 2019, 03:03 AM
Littlestarface, your hair looks like black silk, very beautiful and soft looking!

Thank you so much <3

Ligeia Noire
March 20th, 2019, 05:50 AM
Very nice Ligeia Noire, I like how we both have red backdrops :lol:

True ;) beautiful texture btw

*Wednesday*
March 20th, 2019, 07:32 AM
This is fun.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36082&d=1553088252

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36081&d=1553088223

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36083&d=1553088307

lapushka
March 20th, 2019, 07:32 AM
Ok I want to play
https://i.imgur.com/2fRpIpYh.jpg
I'm trying imgur for the first time so hopefully I got it right

Edit: I guess not, what image code to I use on imgur?
Edit 2: I think I got it!
Edit3: Jenngalt, I just saw your album you have beautiful hair as well :)

That for sure is more than 2a? Has to be! Very pretty!


Hey such nice swirls and waves, I want to share one too, let me see....


https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22279975_1443719512348215_48099094025722672_n.jpg? _nc_cat=110&_nc_ht=scontent-sea1-1.xx&oh=f0268eb09337c179fad59c92bb9233ee&oe=5D4BE4D9

I would call that 2c/3a, I see definite ringlets in there, and more than just 1 or 2 that you typically have with 2c!


This is mine before a wash, so about 8 days of just being bunned and braided. Took it out of the bun for sleeping and thought to take a picture for the thread.
https://i.imgur.com/a629xGF.png

Here's even closer

https://i.imgur.com/EIFaM6s.png

So smooth! Gorgeous! I also often look at your texture, and think, well that has to be more than 2a!


Such cool pics, everyone! Here is mine:

https://i.imgur.com/atCSl5r.jpg

Also from below:

https://i.imgur.com/WotTMkg.jpg

Stray, that is awesome! Look at those fun wurls!



Just a quick comment. Of course I don't know whether or not those are hairtyping pictures, but from what I've seen around... It's gorgeous BTW.

Hey, littlestarface, how my "silly" cross-posting led to a nice thread eh? ;) :p I knew there had to be a purpose to the odd "things" I woke up to. LOL! :lol:

blackgothicdoll
March 20th, 2019, 07:35 AM
I'm loving this thread, these are all such lovely pictures!!

*Wednesday*
March 20th, 2019, 07:40 AM
I love your curls.


https://i.imgur.com/w3CwBue.jpg

Sorry my camera is just like me... can't stay focused :o

You have really stunning hair.


This is mine before a wash, so about 8 days of just being bunned and braided. Took it out of the bun for sleeping and thought to take a picture for the thread.
https://i.imgur.com/a629xGF.png

Here's even closer

https://i.imgur.com/EIFaM6s.png

Sparkles122
March 20th, 2019, 08:34 AM
This is mine before a wash, so about 8 days of just being bunned and braided. Took it out of the bun for sleeping and thought to take a picture for the thread.
https://i.imgur.com/a629xGF.png

Here's even closer

https://i.imgur.com/EIFaM6s.png


Beautiful. Is that your natural hair color?

spidermom
March 20th, 2019, 08:46 AM
I'm loving the photos!
This is the day of washing, absolutely no manipulation whatsoever, allowed to air dry:
https://i.imgur.com/GRiFOMW.jpg?1
And this is after a couple of days of combing and bunning (plus a little violet color):
https://i.imgur.com/biORtD7.jpg?2

Ligeia Noire
March 20th, 2019, 08:54 AM
I'm loving the photos!
This is the day of washing, absolutely no manipulation whatsoever, allowed to air dry:
https://i.imgur.com/GRiFOMW.jpg?1
And this is after a couple of days of combing and bunning (plus a little violet color):
https://i.imgur.com/biORtD7.jpg?2


Oh wow beautiful. Mine gets that straight too.


Lapushka I do have ringlets but they are only there after washing. A day or so.

AmaryllisRed
March 20th, 2019, 09:00 AM
I am loving this thread!
Here are some close-up pics I took when I woke up this morning.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36084&d=1553093624

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36085&d=1553093669

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36086&d=1553093725

Do you all have so much inconsistency of texture from one section to another?

spidermom
March 20th, 2019, 09:13 AM
I do. As you can probably see in my wurly picture, there are a few strands hanging almost perfectly straight and others forming loose ringlets.

blackgothicdoll
March 20th, 2019, 09:18 AM
Wow, you've definitely got some variety AmaryllisRed. Most of my variety comes from straight bits from heat damage. I have bunches of loose curls and waves, and then bunches of teeny tiny springs, but it's really not that noticeable since they all just congregate anyway :O

littlestarface
March 20th, 2019, 09:26 AM
Beautiful. Is that your natural hair color?

Thank you and thank you guys too and yes it is.

lapushka
March 20th, 2019, 10:33 AM
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36085&d=1553093669

Do you all have so much inconsistency of texture from one section to another?

Ooooh this is a cute one. Yes, yes! I have that too!

Loving the violet, spidermom!

cjk
March 20th, 2019, 11:52 AM
https://i.imgur.com/PgsaN4n_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium

https://i.imgur.com/7uVAALE.jpg

lapushka
March 20th, 2019, 12:08 PM
cjk, I'm not much into beards, sorry ;) but I love your hair. :) Cute style. I used to do that often as a teen!

cjk
March 20th, 2019, 12:24 PM
cjk, I'm not much into beards, sorry ;) but I love your hair. :) Cute style. I used to do that often as a teen!

Hair is hair. And my textures could not be more different. Interesting contrast, I thought.

spidermom
March 20th, 2019, 12:27 PM
Most beards I've seen in real life have that texture, cjk, although I've seen straighter ones in movies, but they might be fake beards.

BerrySara
March 21st, 2019, 09:42 AM
This is a really fun thread idea! Love seeing all the different textures! Its beautiful to see such a range and variety in hair types!

Here are mine (two different textures of curls I guess) - Day 4 hair so curls are a bit stretched from wearing hair up in buns.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36124&d=1553182605

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36125&d=1553182606

lapushka
March 21st, 2019, 10:04 AM
Gorgeous curls, BerrySara! And nice to see that I'm not the only one with a little frizz. ;)

BerrySara
March 21st, 2019, 10:16 AM
Gorgeous curls, BerrySara! And nice to see that I'm not the only one with a little frizz. ;)

Thank you lapushka! oh yea I definitely get frizz past day 1 curls. Unless I re-wet it and apply more curling cream - which I never bother unless I am going out. Honestly though I love me a little frizz because it typically means a lot more volume. Day 1 curls are defined and pretty but more stuck together and to my head. Day 3 curls are probably my favorite - good balance between frizz and volume!

MusicalSpoons
March 21st, 2019, 12:01 PM
Did someone say frizz? :lol:

This is day 4 post-wash (I think)
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7927/47383211592_c47a686a5c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fc6m11)Texture close-ish (https://flic.kr/p/2fc6m11)

Whilst airdrying after a wash (held out straight in an attempt to capture the frizz on camera):
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7839/47383211102_7ea4ab7889.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fc6kRy)Frizzy (https://flic.kr/p/2fc6kRy)

Again airdrying just after a wash [different time]:
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7905/47436045581_f68c36524b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fgL8GR)Very frizzy (https://flic.kr/p/2fgL8GR)
(Slight filter used to highlight the individual hairs a bit better)

And the money shot - close-up, again with a little bit of a filter:
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7896/47436050091_6c1ac47b08.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fgLa3B)Very frizzy closer (https://flic.kr/p/2fgLa3B)

ynne
March 21st, 2019, 12:17 PM
Gorgeous curls, BerrySara! And nice to see that I'm not the only one with a little frizz. ;)

Just on a side note, since I started dealing with mine, I couldn't help but look for it on people outside. It is after winter, but pretty much everyone I meet has either some frizz, tons of flyaways, or both. Some of it may be damage and/or dryness, but I imagine the majority is just hair being hair. Makes you wonder where the push for silky smooth hair comes from! (Probably from companies that make money off the products.)

By the way, great thread idea. c: And your curls/waves have really cute shapes.

Tinyponies
March 21st, 2019, 12:55 PM
Love this thread! Will try to get a pic to put up here. Iíve just been trying - itís not as easy as I expected!

blackgothicdoll
March 21st, 2019, 12:59 PM
I know like two people who never have frizzy hair - you can't trust people like that, they're up to something.

Kidding of course :D But yes if I have frizzless hair it is probably soaking wet or super greasy LOL.

Love the curls, BerrySara they're super cute!

MusicalSpoons, I love your hair color, and thanks for sharing the frizz. :o

lapushka
March 21st, 2019, 02:53 PM
Thank you lapushka! oh yea I definitely get frizz past day 1 curls. Unless I re-wet it and apply more curling cream - which I never bother unless I am going out. Honestly though I love me a little frizz because it typically means a lot more volume. Day 1 curls are defined and pretty but more stuck together and to my head. Day 3 curls are probably my favorite - good balance between frizz and volume!

I also like my hair more having slept on it one night after the wash.


Did someone say frizz? :lol:

This is day 4 post-wash (I think)
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7927/47383211592_c47a686a5c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fc6m11)Texture close-ish (https://flic.kr/p/2fc6m11)

Whilst airdrying after a wash (held out straight in an attempt to capture the frizz on camera):
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7839/47383211102_7ea4ab7889.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fc6kRy)Frizzy (https://flic.kr/p/2fc6kRy)

Again airdrying just after a wash [different time]:
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7905/47436045581_f68c36524b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fgL8GR)Very frizzy (https://flic.kr/p/2fgL8GR)
(Slight filter used to highlight the individual hairs a bit better)

And the money shot - close-up, again with a little bit of a filter:
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7896/47436050091_6c1ac47b08.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fgLa3B)Very frizzy closer (https://flic.kr/p/2fgLa3B)

Look at those fuzzies; they are cute! :inlove:


Just on a side note, since I started dealing with mine, I couldn't help but look for it on people outside. It is after winter, but pretty much everyone I meet has either some frizz, tons of flyaways, or both. Some of it may be damage and/or dryness, but I imagine the majority is just hair being hair. Makes you wonder where the push for silky smooth hair comes from! (Probably from companies that make money off the products.)

By the way, great thread idea. c: And your curls/waves have really cute shapes.

Yes, life is not a Pantene commercial. Hair is not a "uniform block" like that. Even though, it is mesmerizing!


I know like two people who never have frizzy hair - you can't trust people like that, they're up to something.


That is just awesome! :spitting:

Beeboo123
March 22nd, 2019, 01:07 AM
So cool! Itís nice to know that iím not the only person who has to deal with frizz

Tinyponies
March 22nd, 2019, 03:28 AM
Hereís mine :)

The splits and white dots show up so well on camera, I want to figure out a way to have camera eyes for s&d (imagines doing virtual reality s&d :lol: ). Thereís an awful lot of them in about the first 5 inches and theyíre not getting particularly worse, so really Iím happy to leave them be until I get to a length Iíd like to maintain at, or tangles from them become a problem.

https://i.imgur.com/1vwBErB.jpg

AmaryllisRed
March 22nd, 2019, 08:06 AM
Here’s mine :)

The splits and white dots show up so well on camera, I want to figure out a way to have camera eyes for s&d (imagines doing virtual reality s&d :lol: ). There’s an awful lot of them in about the first 5 inches and they’re not getting particularly worse, so really I’m happy to leave them be until I get to a length I’d like to maintain at, or tangles from them become a problem.

[IG]https://i.imgur.com/1vwBErB.jpg[/IMG]

Um, hello there, hair twin?

Tinyponies
March 22nd, 2019, 08:12 AM
Um, hello there, hair twin?

Yeah, or *hair future* twin, yours is crazy beautiful. Iím just coming up waist. Our hairs definitely twist in a very similar way.

And I love a nice red amaryllis :D bought them for my nieces this Christmas, Iíll always remember my first one with its wonderful big lion flower :blossom:

AmaryllisRed
March 22nd, 2019, 08:37 AM
Yeah, or *hair future* twin, yours is crazy beautiful. Iím just coming up waist. Our hairs definitely twist in a very similar way.

And I love a nice red amaryllis :D bought them for my nieces this Christmas, Iíll always remember my first one with its wonderful big lion flower :blossom:

Thank you. :)

Yes, my username came about because someone gave me an Amaryllis red lion flower and it was sitting in front of me when I had to make up a username. :)

lapushka
March 22nd, 2019, 09:51 AM
Here’s mine :)

The splits and white dots show up so well on camera, I want to figure out a way to have camera eyes for s&d (imagines doing virtual reality s&d :lol: ). There’s an awful lot of them in about the first 5 inches and they’re not getting particularly worse, so really I’m happy to leave them be until I get to a length I’d like to maintain at, or tangles from them become a problem.

https://i.imgur.com/1vwBErB.jpg

Oh those white dots are minimal, wouldn't worry about them at all! I mean, keep an eye on them, but it's not necessary to go ham on them.

AutobotsAttack
March 22nd, 2019, 10:45 AM
https://i.imgur.com/w3CwBue.jpg

Sorry my camera is just like me... can't stay focused :o

Beautiful!

AutobotsAttack
March 22nd, 2019, 10:57 AM
I still have no idea what color my hair could classify as. Lot of people have said Chocolate color. So I guess I’ll go with that.
These waves that just form from having my hair up
https://i.imgflip.com/2wp4rs.jpg

lapushka
March 22nd, 2019, 12:46 PM
I still have no idea what color my hair could classify as. Lot of people have said Chocolate color. So I guess I’ll go with that.
These waves that just form from having my hair up
https://i.imgflip.com/2wp4rs.jpg

Chocolate is a pretty nice definer. I'd go with that - gorgeous! :)

blackgothicdoll
March 22nd, 2019, 01:20 PM
I still have no idea what color my hair could classify as. Lot of people have said Chocolate color. So I guess Iíll go with that.
These waves that just form from having my hair up
https://i.imgflip.com/2wp4rs.jpg

Thank you and wow! The light just glows in your hair. That's a beautiful picture. :o

Nightshade
March 22nd, 2019, 01:29 PM
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/zHVXihJKS_y1oOkiIL89s5df2Lxil0XDIm-T6xQ4f32hrGaYa32-ccdyf6zn-Kj7PeviwMrj1_puKdkd4GQ24yD86Myt-bxhRvG4SBPCeQLKmWREfJUWIeBco_4T42E6fE6hsq4zN2SZMrB VXtkrKrah_9IbOWQVDvsKrxQTk2iYBls7kpCQ_v4mibqhchLI9 OX9GpjL5mMmWFpvkHrxRa1Mkx-mBJ1VjoMMraM1AFq7JGRp6SaHpT9SNDPcoozaH7NJeMjI-A9V0bMLNNov4gl-4pgsAAzjFgldazUIHleaCqhurIbN1vWusrCXnBIl2g100oXoRs eadPv6Wx9Z0QI6zRxORZfV5V_aNNSREJ1V3SiBzZzkhBUYOYSy WCQWQi69NdreMeHf_sr3DXfhdhw8BhXPFxNw64v94HRxjBia-np9MoAo5L9ykezCscoprSjKdUZY16bUouY3iI3gY3Hi8D511yC SZPdpi5hjcG4o5D_qexZTVihsqB9AApdcNPLZbjLTKYhaYKwVJ fRgMl7jjWLmUnlvAckDc1gSDEVMiXz_qDQg4GOsTf4045WNgkY fL8X7s9UGmSOXOML5zKwIz35Jq5u4A662o2cRJ_iKOpL8b-mW-TCl52-_Sbwr3YgEg1fN9P9a-BkjkJ-FRNs45QdiI_8=w1194-h895-no

blesseddamozel
March 22nd, 2019, 01:43 PM
https://i.postimg.cc/vH1dNRw7/Screen-Shot-2019-03-22-at-3-37-00-PM.png (https://postimages.org/)
https://i.postimg.cc/7ZnDg3yj/Screen-Shot-2019-03-22-at-3-37-47-PM.png (https://postimages.org/)

Iku-Turso
March 22nd, 2019, 03:27 PM
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36155&d=1553289608

milosmomma
March 22nd, 2019, 03:39 PM
I know I miss a bunch of people Im sorry!
Autobots you're right on, those are chocolately swirls
Nightshade what a beautiful photo, and I love your comb. Is it sandalwood? I have walnut but I love the smell of sandalwood.
Blessed, what a fiery color, we have similar wavies
Iku-turso, it's like smokey glass

MusicalSpoons
March 22nd, 2019, 03:42 PM
So much prettiness, from everyone! :crush:

lapushka
March 22nd, 2019, 03:52 PM
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/zHVXihJKS_y1oOkiIL89s5df2Lxil0XDIm-T6xQ4f32hrGaYa32-ccdyf6zn-Kj7PeviwMrj1_puKdkd4GQ24yD86Myt-bxhRvG4SBPCeQLKmWREfJUWIeBco_4T42E6fE6hsq4zN2SZMrB VXtkrKrah_9IbOWQVDvsKrxQTk2iYBls7kpCQ_v4mibqhchLI9 OX9GpjL5mMmWFpvkHrxRa1Mkx-mBJ1VjoMMraM1AFq7JGRp6SaHpT9SNDPcoozaH7NJeMjI-A9V0bMLNNov4gl-4pgsAAzjFgldazUIHleaCqhurIbN1vWusrCXnBIl2g100oXoRs eadPv6Wx9Z0QI6zRxORZfV5V_aNNSREJ1V3SiBzZzkhBUYOYSy WCQWQi69NdreMeHf_sr3DXfhdhw8BhXPFxNw64v94HRxjBia-np9MoAo5L9ykezCscoprSjKdUZY16bUouY3iI3gY3Hi8D511yC SZPdpi5hjcG4o5D_qexZTVihsqB9AApdcNPLZbjLTKYhaYKwVJ fRgMl7jjWLmUnlvAckDc1gSDEVMiXz_qDQg4GOsTf4045WNgkY fL8X7s9UGmSOXOML5zKwIz35Jq5u4A662o2cRJ_iKOpL8b-mW-TCl52-_Sbwr3YgEg1fN9P9a-BkjkJ-FRNs45QdiI_8=w1194-h895-no

Such a pretty combination, the flowers and the copper in your hair! Pretty! :)


https://i.postimg.cc/vH1dNRw7/Screen-Shot-2019-03-22-at-3-37-00-PM.png (https://postimages.org/)
https://i.postimg.cc/7ZnDg3yj/Screen-Shot-2019-03-22-at-3-37-47-PM.png (https://postimages.org/)

Look at that last picture, those wurlies! :) Cute!


https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36155&d=1553289608

That's a pretty color! :) And look at the little critter in your hair. :D

Yeahnah
March 22nd, 2019, 03:55 PM
Hey guys! I'm new. Trying to grow my hair out. Can't quite work out how to add photos so here is an imgur link to my curly hair

https://imgur.com/a/JvnBqvm

lapushka
March 22nd, 2019, 05:28 PM
Hey guys! I'm new. Trying to grow my hair out. Can't quite work out how to add photos so here is an imgur link to my curly hair

https://imgur.com/a/JvnBqvm

Very pretty!

Welcome to the forum, BTW! :)

Yeahnah
March 22nd, 2019, 07:17 PM
Very pretty!

Welcome to the forum, BTW! :)

Thank you! Hope to be around for the next few years here. Looking at getting to waist. How long did it take you?

chomsky
March 23rd, 2019, 09:31 AM
Hey guys! I'm new. Trying to grow my hair out. Can't quite work out how to add photos so here is an imgur link to my curly hair

https://imgur.com/a/JvnBqvm

Lovely hair, Yeahnah, and welcome to the forum! :flowers:

My hair's a little tied up right now so I've only got a bit of the ends out. These ends are mostly from the back and side sections of my hair. To compare to the bottom picture, these curls are just a teeny bit bigger than pencil-width.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36165&d=1553354560

This is after I chopped *all* my heat damage in 2015(?). I don't miss this length! This is the best shot I've got of the texture on the top of my head. It's very different and loose, hangs more in waves now instead of the bigs curls I see in this picture.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36163&d=1553354336

lapushka
March 23rd, 2019, 09:35 AM
Thank you! Hope to be around for the next few years here. Looking at getting to waist. How long did it take you?

I've been here over 10 years, cut back to chin multiple times, so I can't say how long it took me; I really didn't pay attention, but I think it's safe to say 1 year per milestone.

littlestarface
March 23rd, 2019, 10:41 AM
Lovely hair, Yeahnah, and welcome to the forum! :flowers:

My hair's a little tied up right now so I've only got a bit of the ends out. These ends are mostly from the back and side sections of my hair. To compare to the bottom picture, these curls are just a teeny bit bigger than pencil-width.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36165&d=1553354560

This is after I chopped *all* my heat damage in 2015(?). I don't miss this length! This is the best shot I've got of the texture on the top of my head. It's very different and loose, hangs more in waves now instead of the bigs curls I see in this picture.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36163&d=1553354336

I swear girl you have the cutest little curls! :inlove:

Tinyponies
March 23rd, 2019, 11:55 AM
Oh those white dots are minimal, wouldn't worry about them at all! I mean, keep an eye on them, but it's not necessary to go ham on them.

Thanks lapushka. Iím blown away by how much my ends have improved just by following yours and others good advice. I think Iíll make a post about it in October, when Iíll have been hanging around here for a year. :)

Yeahnah
March 23rd, 2019, 04:28 PM
Hi chomsky thanks for the reply. I don't know why but I can't see any of your pics? I'm on mobile. Would love to see others with curly hair

lapushka
March 23rd, 2019, 04:50 PM
Lovely hair, Yeahnah, and welcome to the forum! :flowers:

My hair's a little tied up right now so I've only got a bit of the ends out. These ends are mostly from the back and side sections of my hair. To compare to the bottom picture, these curls are just a teeny bit bigger than pencil-width.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36165&d=1553354560

This is after I chopped *all* my heat damage in 2015(?). I don't miss this length! This is the best shot I've got of the texture on the top of my head. It's very different and loose, hangs more in waves now instead of the bigs curls I see in this picture.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36163&d=1553354336

You have got such gorgeous curls! :D
That is amazing. Lovely!!! :inlove:

ynne
March 23rd, 2019, 07:36 PM
Mid-conditioning (squish to condish):

https://i.ibb.co/YyLdysg/IMG-20190323-232645.jpg

With a gel cast:

https://i.ibb.co/HrSgw79/IMG-20190324-021619.jpg

chomsky
March 24th, 2019, 09:05 AM
You have got such gorgeous curls! :D
That is amazing. Lovely!!! :inlove:

Thank you, lapushka! To think, I spent years flat ironing because I thought it was too much work keeping it curly.


Hi chomsky thanks for the reply. I don't know why but I can't see any of your pics? I'm on mobile. Would love to see others with curly hair

That really weird! I can see them on mobile and I have my album to everyone. Have i missed another setting?


I swear girl you have the cutest little curls! :inlove:
Thank you, littlestarface!! Fancy giving me some of your shine. ;)

Lovely waves, ynne!

blackgothicdoll
March 24th, 2019, 09:43 AM
Thank you, lapushka! To think, I spent years flat ironing because I thought it was too much work keeping it curly.


Amen to this. I'm still growing out heat damage and will be for awhile, I've got about 5 inches of it in some sections. :doh: Your curls are so cute, I hope you threw out all of your flat irons! :o

lapushka
March 24th, 2019, 09:53 AM
Very pretty, ynne! :)

lapushka
March 24th, 2019, 09:55 AM
Thank you, lapushka! To think, I spent years flat ironing because I thought it was too much work keeping it curly.

I had several curly perms in my life because I found it easier to care for than my own texture, and it was about 3b/3c curls with that perm. The hairdresser always had her hands full because she turned it into an 80s mess each time, the floof, everything. I always had to re-wet my hair after that perming salon visit to get it to go back into a nice "cast". And of course the nį of people on the way home having a good laugh = priceless. Grrrr. :(

Kitt3n
March 24th, 2019, 10:47 AM
One with flash and one without. My hair was in Dutch braids last night.

https://i.ibb.co/dLJcvFn/IMG-20190324-122752386.jpg (https://ibb.co/Nmn3q5w)
https://i.ibb.co/8MwgpwP/IMG-20190324-122741393-BURST000-COVER-TOP.jpg (https://ibb.co/qB8Yf8m)
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lithostoic
March 24th, 2019, 11:07 AM
This is about as close as I can get with my phone camera. It gets blurry. Air dried with no product and minimal touching, hairtyping style. It's definitely more 1c at this length without layering.

https://scontent-mia3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/55576646_2565227676827302_3034024258637398016_n.jp g?_nc_cat=109&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&_nc_ht=scontent-mia3-1.xx&oh=90251b4116a6c92d6faad583a92d26a1&oe=5D15E95C

https://scontent-mia3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/54728713_2565253360158067_6646614142855675904_o.jp g?_nc_cat=102&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&_nc_ht=scontent-mia3-1.xx&oh=80fc3c7428bc20ee071f85b3d8d7e8ef&oe=5D068605

milosmomma
March 24th, 2019, 11:09 AM
I had several curly perms in my life because I found it easier to care for than my own texture, and it was about 3b/3c curls with that perm. The hairdresser always had her hands full because she turned it into an 80s mess each time, the floof, everything. I always had to re-wet my hair after that perming salon visit to get it to go back into a nice "cast". And of course the nį of people on the way home having a good laugh = priceless. Grrrr. :(

I used to want a curly perm so bad but never did one, my mother did them on me as a child but never had it as an adult or of an age where I took care of my own hair. I probably never will now oh well :lol:
Kitt3n your waves are lovely and green/blue seems to complement your color as well
Edit: Lithostoic I love your upsde down pic!

spidergoat
March 24th, 2019, 11:12 AM
I used to want a curly perm so bad but never did one, my mother did them on me as a child but never had it as an adult or of an age where I took care of my own hair. I probably never will now oh well :lol:
Kitt3n your waves are lovely and green/blue seems to complement your color as well
Edit: Lithostoic I love your upsde down pic!

I had a curly perm when I was about seven or eight years old. I've got a picture, and it must have been taken shortly after the perm because neither my mom nor myself had any idea how to care for that texture. I can still hear the sound of the brush ripping through those curls. *shudder*

blackgothicdoll
March 24th, 2019, 11:13 AM
lithostoic I love the second pic, on first glance I couldn't tell it was upside down so it looks like you're powering up! And of course, lovely hair as always. :o

lithostoic
March 24th, 2019, 11:16 AM
Glad you guys enjoyed the pic from underneath haha. I don't have the best camera so sometimes it's hard to tell how textured my hair really is, because the photos make it look flatter.

milosmomma
March 24th, 2019, 11:23 AM
I had a curly perm when I was about seven or eight years old. I've got a picture, and it must have been taken shortly after the perm because neither my mom nor myself had any idea how to care for that texture. I can still hear the sound of the brush ripping through those curls. *shudder*

Ugh! Yes my sister and cousins all "fondly" remember lining up to have our hair torn through from roots to tip by my mom and secured so tightly in a pony we'd all have sore scalps and headaches. :lol:

lapushka
March 24th, 2019, 02:21 PM
Wooohooo lithostoic. I love :inlove: that 2nd picture. And in your 1st picture, the second half down is almost 2a, there is a consistent wave in there, about 3 "clumps" next to each other right smack dab in the middle. I'd say 1c/2a is pretty darn accurate. :)

Kitt3n, pretty braid waves!

amiraaah
March 25th, 2019, 06:30 AM
This is my texture after using conditioner and not brushing my hair.
https://i.postimg.cc/WpM7Qncf/FB278672-3-E8-C-4665-B799-98-ED7498-C2-B0.jpg (https://postimg.cc/BtnDF26x)
The top of my hair is a frizzy mess
https://i.postimg.cc/43VKmW5D/5-AE26-C0-E-1-D7-F-4-EFB-B9-BC-0-AA8-AFB15-C14.jpg (https://postimg.cc/t1RRct8k)

lapushka
March 25th, 2019, 10:43 AM
It's still pretty, despite the frizz, amiraaah! Lovely! :)

UP Lisa
March 25th, 2019, 11:05 AM
What a fun idea for a thread lapushka! Your wurls are adorable.
Blackgothicdoll, your texture is gorgeous up close!
Amaryllisred that is one tiny corkscrew you've got there, trying to be unruly :lol:
Ok I want to play
https://i.imgur.com/2fRpIpYh.jpg
I'm trying imgur for the first time so hopefully I got it right

Edit: I guess not, what image code to I use on imgur?
Edit 2: I think I got it!
Edit3: Jenngalt, I just saw your album you have beautiful hair as well :)

Looks more like 2b/2c to me.

milosmomma
March 25th, 2019, 11:23 AM
Looks more like 2b/2c to me.
Thank you :) it only looks that way immediately after a wash and started to loosen so I'm not sure I should change the hair stats? But I do think you're the second person who said that. Hmm

ynne
March 25th, 2019, 02:25 PM
milosmomma, I am not familiar enough with LHC hairtyping yet, but no matter their classification, these waves are beautiful. :o

lithostoic
March 25th, 2019, 06:04 PM
Thank you :) it only looks that way immediately after a wash and started to loosen so I'm not sure I should change the hair stats? But I do think you're the second person who said that. Hmm

Hair typing is supposed to be done right after a wash. Even tight curls loosen between washes.

milosmomma
March 25th, 2019, 06:25 PM
Thank you both, then perhaps I shall go up a notch :)

VenusianMane
March 26th, 2019, 07:31 AM
I love this idea for a thread! My hair is a little wild today but I took a lot of pictures I liked, so I'll share my favourites :)

https://i.postimg.cc/wvwfbnfJ/20190326-101413.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/fLP7dsqH/20190326-101116.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/SR0r5qLn/20190326-101135.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/nrYvPmcW/20190326-101730.jpg

I was in front of a window for most of these, so the daylight made my hair appear much lighter, it is normally a very dark brown, as you can see in my album :)

lapushka
March 26th, 2019, 08:14 AM
VenusianMane, that is so pretty! And I love the color of your hair as well!

Nightshade
March 26th, 2019, 08:46 AM
This thread is so fun! Thank you to everyone who commented on my picture---it's really wild seeing everyone's texture up close!

ynne
March 26th, 2019, 09:39 AM
VenusianMane, those are great close-ups & very flattering light!

littlestarface
March 26th, 2019, 11:20 AM
I love this idea for a thread! My hair is a little wild today but I took a lot of pictures I liked, so I'll share my favourites :)

https://i.postimg.cc/wvwfbnfJ/20190326-101413.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/fLP7dsqH/20190326-101116.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/SR0r5qLn/20190326-101135.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/nrYvPmcW/20190326-101730.jpg

I was in front of a window for most of these, so the daylight made my hair appear much lighter, it is normally a very dark brown, as you can see in my album :)
Even the ones in the album don't look too dark brown, I'd say your hair is brown and this light just shows your highlights which we all have.

ArabellaRose
March 26th, 2019, 03:55 PM
Today is wash day, it's just finished drying :D

https://i.postimg.cc/rw5S5vXt/20190326-215245.jpg (https://postimg.cc/fVTtNqbw)

AmaryllisRed
March 26th, 2019, 04:33 PM
So pretty, ArabellaRose! I love the shine and the different shades peeking through.

VenusianMane
March 26th, 2019, 04:48 PM
VenusianMane, that is so pretty! And I love the color of your hair as well!
Thank you, lapushka :heartbeat


VenusianMane, those are great close-ups & very flattering light!
Thank you, I thought so too :)


Even the ones in the album don't look too dark brown, I'd say your hair is brown and this light just shows your highlights which we all have.
That sounds fair to me!


Today is wash day, it's just finished drying :D

https://i.postimg.cc/rw5S5vXt/20190326-215245.jpg (https://postimg.cc/fVTtNqbw)
Wow, so beautiful! Love the color :heartbeat

ArabellaRose
March 27th, 2019, 06:03 AM
My hair has NEVER been this shiny, I credit you lovely lot for it <3

Panthera
March 29th, 2019, 03:34 PM
No one ever sees my real texture because conditioner changes it so much. I'll show you just this once, who knows, maybe I have a hair twin out there. :)

My hair is a mixture of coarse and smooth hair and it's naturally very dry. But it's
surprisingly curly if it gets enough moisture.

https://i.imgur.com/ybPL3yl.jpg

Left pic is without products, freshly washed and air-dried. Took some courage to show it. :lol:
Right is the same but with conditioner and gel, didn't touch it after washing.
https://i.imgur.com/LPUUkJr.jpg

littlestarface
March 29th, 2019, 03:44 PM
No one ever sees my real texture because conditioner changes it so much. I'll show you just this once, who knows, maybe I have a hair twin out there. :)

My hair is a mixture of coarse and smooth hair and it's naturally very dry. But it's
surprisingly curly if it gets enough moisture.

https://i.imgur.com/ybPL3yl.jpg

Left pic is without products, freshly washed and air-dried. Took some courage to show it. :lol:
Right is the same but with conditioner and gel, didn't touch it after washing.
https://i.imgur.com/LPUUkJr.jpg

:bowtome: Wow now this is beautiful hair, I love how it looks so soft and curly. You have gorgeous texture.

BerrySara
March 29th, 2019, 03:44 PM
No one ever sees my real texture because conditioner changes it so much. I'll show you just this once, who knows, maybe I have a hair twin out there. :)

My hair is a mixture of coarse and smooth hair and it's naturally very dry. But it's
surprisingly curly if it gets enough moisture.

Left pic is without products, freshly washed and air-dried. Took some courage to show it. :lol:
Right is the same but with conditioner and gel, didn't touch it after washing.


Wow your hair is beautiful both with and without conditioner! I honestly haven't braved drying my hair without conditioner yet but its encouraging to see yours as I still think its lovely! It has a wild child earthy spirit to it that I love.

lapushka
March 29th, 2019, 04:28 PM
No one ever sees my real texture because conditioner changes it so much. I'll show you just this once, who knows, maybe I have a hair twin out there. :)

My hair is a mixture of coarse and smooth hair and it's naturally very dry. But it's
surprisingly curly if it gets enough moisture.

https://i.imgur.com/ybPL3yl.jpg

Left pic is without products, freshly washed and air-dried. Took some courage to show it. :lol:
Right is the same but with conditioner and gel, didn't touch it after washing.
https://i.imgur.com/LPUUkJr.jpg

That is awesome. Such a difference with the hairtyping picture and the spruced up version of the texture. I love that last picture! It is awesome. I would have said your texture was 2c/3a for sure, if I hadn't seen the hairtyping one.

milosmomma
March 29th, 2019, 06:22 PM
Panthera all your pictures are lovely but the third one looks like a double helix and is just gorgeous! Beautiful texture :)

Panthera
March 29th, 2019, 07:19 PM
Wow your hair is beautiful both with and without conditioner! I honestly haven't braved drying my hair without conditioner yet but its encouraging to see yours as I still think its lovely! It has a wild child earthy spirit to it that I love.

Do it, do it! :cool: It's been at least 2 years since the last time I did that, it was actually kind of interesting to see what my hair would look like. I don't prefer that wild child look but thank you. :)



That is awesome. Such a difference with the hairtyping picture and the spruced up version of the texture. I love that last picture! It is awesome. I would have said your texture was 2c/3a for sure, if I hadn't seen the hairtyping one.

My hair is weird. It is definitely wavy/curly, it starts to form S and spiral shaped curls instantly when it gets wet but if I don't use products to seal the moisture in, it straightens into that dry chunk of hair. I think it has something to do with low porosity. I call my hair 2C because that's what it normally is, though it can be anything between 2A to 3A depending on how well I take care of it.

blackgothicdoll
March 29th, 2019, 07:22 PM
No one ever sees my real texture because conditioner changes it so much. I'll show you just this once, who knows, maybe I have a hair twin out there. :)

My hair is a mixture of coarse and smooth hair and it's naturally very dry. But it's
surprisingly curly if it gets enough moisture.

https://i.imgur.com/ybPL3yl.jpg

Left pic is without products, freshly washed and air-dried. Took some courage to show it. :lol:
Right is the same but with conditioner and gel, didn't touch it after washing.
https://i.imgur.com/LPUUkJr.jpg


Wow that's impressive.... it's like your hair has a split personality haha! It does look absolutely gorgeous either way, but of course I'm partial to curls myself ;) :o

Stray_mind
March 30th, 2019, 01:40 AM
No one ever sees my real texture because conditioner changes it so much. I'll show you just this once, who knows, maybe I have a hair twin out there. :)

My hair is a mixture of coarse and smooth hair and it's naturally very dry. But it's
surprisingly curly if it gets enough moisture.

https://i.imgur.com/ybPL3yl.jpg

Left pic is without products, freshly washed and air-dried. Took some courage to show it. :lol:
Right is the same but with conditioner and gel, didn't touch it after washing.
https://i.imgur.com/LPUUkJr.jpg

Wow absolutely stunning!

This makes me want to try out Gel on My own hair to see what it would do to my texture.

ynne
March 30th, 2019, 10:30 AM
No one ever sees my real texture because conditioner changes it so much. I'll show you just this once, who knows, maybe I have a hair twin out there. :)

My hair is a mixture of coarse and smooth hair and it's naturally very dry. But it's
surprisingly curly if it gets enough moisture.

https://i.imgur.com/ybPL3yl.jpg

Left pic is without products, freshly washed and air-dried. Took some courage to show it. :lol:
Right is the same but with conditioner and gel, didn't touch it after washing.
https://i.imgur.com/LPUUkJr.jpg

I feel like your hair is similar to mine? The conditioner-free version is very familiar, mine also doesn't get basically any definition without help, but then it gets wavy-to-curly, it's always very wavy when wet, and sometimes I find a double, interlocked curl too. Except, your hair is absolutely gorgeous after styling and mine is always a mess.

EDIT: I searched because your name was familiar and you did, in fact, write in my dry hair thread that you consider our hair similar, too.
You give me hope that my hair might not be doomed. c:

sofetch
March 31st, 2019, 12:52 AM
I am so jealous of everyone with beautiful curls!

I'm going to attempt a photo here, sorry if it doesn't work! This is my ponytail up close in natural light. Usually it looks more ashy and blondette, but changes with the light

https://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x363/woodys90/MVIMG_20190331_162528_zps4pmfcggw.jpg (http://s1178.photobucket.com/user/woodys90/media/MVIMG_20190331_162528_zps4pmfcggw.jpg.html)

ExpectoPatronum
March 31st, 2019, 02:21 AM
Close up of my ringlets :)

https://i.imgur.com/55ZNR6K.jpg

milosmomma
March 31st, 2019, 02:23 AM
That's pretty how it all swirls like a tornado :)

Begemot
March 31st, 2019, 03:35 AM
sofetch SO pretty! :blossom:

ExpectoPatronum Such lovely ringlets :o

Hailwidis
March 31st, 2019, 12:49 PM
Panthera your texture is gorgeous! I'd love to know more about your leave-ins and routine.

I'm constantly taking pictures of my best spiral curls, so my phone is full of them! Here's a representative picture of my texture though, which is a mix of anything from 2a to 2c:

https://i.imgur.com/uofMWC8l.jpg

This could be a hairtyping pic actually - it's airdried, not manipulated, and I didn't use any leave-ins or products (I never do, haven't figured out what I need). So much frizz and unruliness...

ETA: I identify with the 2d label: even my "2a" strands are actually elongated spirals, not S waves. It's kind of visible in this picture.

H o n є y ❤
March 31st, 2019, 01:02 PM
https://i.imgur.com/w3CwBue.jpg

Sorry my camera is just like me... can't stay focused :o
SO gorgeous!! :inlove: :inlove:

H o n є y ❤
March 31st, 2019, 01:08 PM
All very beautiful pics in this thread!

Stray_mind
March 31st, 2019, 01:45 PM
Such variety of textures! Keep 'em coming, ladies (and gents) :)

Panthera
March 31st, 2019, 04:02 PM
Wow that's impressive.... it's like your hair has a split personality haha!

Split personality, that's exactly how it feels! :lol:


Wow absolutely stunning!

This makes me want to try out Gel on My own hair to see what it would do to my texture.

Thank you, it was definitely worth sharing the pictures if I can inspire someone to try new things. :)


I feel like your hair is similar to mine? The conditioner-free version is very familiar, mine also doesn't get basically any definition without help, but then it gets wavy-to-curly, it's always very wavy when wet, and sometimes I find a double, interlocked curl too. Except, your hair is absolutely gorgeous after styling and mine is always a mess.

EDIT: I searched because your name was familiar and you did, in fact, write in my dry hair thread that you consider our hair similar, too.
You give me hope that my hair might not be doomed. c:

Your hair looks curlier than mine but the dryness and texture is similar. There's actually nothing wrong having dry and messy hair, it's naturally the way it is but usually people prefer shiny hair and defined curls/waves, dry hairs is considered bad and something that should be fixed. I've been told to cut my hair because it's so dry. :rolleyes: But yeah, I prefer frizz-free shiny curls too but it's nice to see natural frizzy hair too.

ynne
March 31st, 2019, 04:43 PM
Your hair looks curlier than mine but the dryness and texture is similar. There's actually nothing wrong having dry and messy hair, it's naturally the way it is but usually people prefer shiny hair and defined curls/waves, dry hairs is considered bad and something that should be fixed. I've been told to cut my hair because it's so dry. :rolleyes: But yeah, I prefer frizz-free shiny curls too but it's nice to see natural frizzy hair too.

This is exactly why I'm so glad you shared the photos! & why my viewpoint quickly changed after seeing the hair journeys of other people online. Just like with anything that big companies profit from, the natural state is considered "bad" and you rarely get to see it. I used to think something must be really wrong with my hair and I did not quite know it's curly because the curly hair seen in media was so different.
Anyways, I was hoping to ask!, did you write about your hair routine somewhere? And if no, would you be willing to share it? :0

Tinyponies
April 2nd, 2019, 03:08 AM
Aww, my nice wiggly rogue hair shed out today :violin:
Placed alongside a normal hair for context:
https://i.imgur.com/2EretVa.jpg

Hailwidis
April 2nd, 2019, 06:39 AM
Tinyponies, that hair looks a fair bit coarser than your other one, too! Isn't it fun when our scalps sprout an anomaly!

lapushka
April 2nd, 2019, 06:43 AM
Those "anomalies" are pretty much normal; just thought I'd stress that in case anyone panics over it (don't).

Neat to see, though. Wish I could find that rogue hair of mine in the back of my head, but it's just one hair amid a whole heap of it; it grows around a mole and might even have shed back out a while ago. It is thick, zigzags in tiny zigs & zags, and is pitch black.

Hailwidis
April 2nd, 2019, 06:46 AM
Those "anomalies" are pretty much normal; just thought I'd stress that in case anyone panics over it (don't).

Neat to see, though. Wish I could find that rogue hair of mine in the back of my head, but it's just one hair amid a whole heap of it; it grows around a mole and might even have shed back out a while ago. It is thick, zigzags in tiny zigs & zags, and is pitch black.

Oh yes, they definitely are! I had a bright copper 3a hair at one point, amidst my chestnut 2 waves. It was fun looking for it when I finger combed.

CuteCrow
April 2nd, 2019, 06:58 AM
My hair is a mixture of coarse and smooth hair and it's naturally very dry. But it's
surprisingly curly if it gets enough
https://i.imgur.com/LPUUkJr.jpg

Your hair is gorgeous in both photos! But thinks the reason I've always been confused by the hair typing photos. My hair is like yours and without products I think is close to impossible to tell how curly it is.

Begemot
April 2nd, 2019, 07:17 AM
My hair is just short and straight. Fine and medium strands mixed together, and couple of those crinkly pubes (haven't managed to get a picture of those). My ends get flippy because of I typically bun my hair after washing, but you can see the normal state of my hair pretty well anyway.

https://i.imgur.com/op1XRt3.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/u5v2XHD.jpg?1

lapushka
April 2nd, 2019, 08:22 AM
Begemot, very pretty, so smooth! Reminds me of my own hair pre-puberty. :)

Begemot
April 2nd, 2019, 09:15 AM
Begemot, very pretty, so smooth! Reminds me of my own hair pre-puberty. :)

Thanks! :D

Hailwidis
April 2nd, 2019, 09:21 AM
Very pretty Begemot! I like flippy ends.

Begemot
April 2nd, 2019, 10:45 AM
Very pretty Begemot! I like flippy ends.

Aww, thank you Hailwidis :o

*Wednesday*
April 2nd, 2019, 11:12 AM
Very nice luscious curls and the ends look nice.



https://i.imgur.com/ybPL3yl.jpg

Left pic is without products, freshly washed and air-dried. Took some courage to show it. :lol:
Right is the same but with conditioner and gel, didn't touch it after washing.
https://i.imgur.com/LPUUkJr.jpg



Don't be. Your hair looks awesome.


I am so jealous of everyone with beautiful curls!

https://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x363/woodys90/MVIMG_20190331_162528_zps4pmfcggw.jpg (http://s1178.photobucket.com/user/woodys90/media/MVIMG_20190331_162528_zps4pmfcggw.jpg.html)

Luna Starsetta
April 3rd, 2019, 12:10 PM
So here is what we have all over my head now I think my hair type changed.... And parden the frizz can't control it *shrugs*

https://i.postimg.cc/5H9WJbbj/20190403-135813.jpg (https://postimg.cc/5H9WJbbj)

https://i.postimg.cc/BL1Y9VLX/20190403-140449.jpg (https://postimg.cc/BL1Y9VLX)

Click to zoom and for better quality

KlutzyChy1
April 3rd, 2019, 12:41 PM
My hair is a lot wavier than it looks in most of the pictures I post here. I tend to lose a lot of my texture when I finger detangle after a wash & comb it at night. The bottom layer of my hair, especially towards the roots, tends to stay wavier than the rest of my hair though, so you can see more of my natural texture better there.

https://i.imgur.com/sIGnhTxl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/NxJ4FNFl.jpg

KlutzyChy1
April 3rd, 2019, 12:43 PM
No one ever sees my real texture because conditioner changes it so much. I'll show you just this once, who knows, maybe I have a hair twin out there. :)

My hair is a mixture of coarse and smooth hair and it's naturally very dry. But it's
surprisingly curly if it gets enough moisture.

https://i.imgur.com/ybPL3yl.jpg

Left pic is without products, freshly washed and air-dried. Took some courage to show it. :lol:
Right is the same but with conditioner and gel, didn't touch it after washing.
https://i.imgur.com/LPUUkJr.jpg

WOW. Those curls are GORGEOUS. :thudpile:

Groovy Granny
April 4th, 2019, 01:39 PM
Such cool pics :love:

Here is my poor attempt :o
Post-plop & pre-product
Parted in the middle down the back

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36362&d=1554406376

SwanFeathers
April 4th, 2019, 02:23 PM
Aww I love all the curls on here (the sleek hair too) mine just kind of says "curls? Yeah we thought about and decided... nah"
https://i.postimg.cc/Y9W2WyPC/Curls-aug-2018.jpg (https://postimg.cc/Q9jrLSs2)

Begemot
April 5th, 2019, 01:04 AM
Your "curls? Yeah we thought about and decided... nah" hair is gorgeous SwanFeathers :D You have my dream texture.

lithostoic
April 5th, 2019, 01:27 AM
Same, Begemot. I always wished for wurly hair. Lovely, SwanFeathers.

Stray_mind
April 5th, 2019, 03:13 AM
My hair is just short and straight. Fine and medium strands mixed together, and couple of those crinkly pubes (haven't managed to get a picture of those). My ends get flippy because of I typically bun my hair after washing, but you can see the normal state of my hair pretty well anyway.

https://i.imgur.com/op1XRt3.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/u5v2XHD.jpg?1

Very soft and pretty! Looks very Classy somehow. I like it. :crush:

Begemot
April 5th, 2019, 05:06 AM
Oh thank you so much Stray, you're so sweet :o Hopefully I can keep it soft and pretty looking as I grow longer.

Stray_mind
April 5th, 2019, 05:15 AM
Oh thank you so much Stray, you're so sweet :o Hopefully I can keep it soft and pretty looking as I grow longer.

Of course you can. :)

Begemot
April 5th, 2019, 05:20 AM
Of course you can. :)

With the help of TLHC! :grin: :thumbsup:

Groovy Granny
April 5th, 2019, 12:33 PM
Post shampoo: air dried and detangled with bun waves
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36386&d=1554489051

Tinyponies
April 5th, 2019, 10:44 PM
SwanFeathers Those wurls are lovely! Your hair texture and colour always looks so rich to me.

GG Lovely hair, so pretty :inlove:

Groovy Granny
April 6th, 2019, 12:09 PM
Thank you :flower:

ExpectoPatronum
April 6th, 2019, 01:22 PM
So here is what we have all over my head now I think my hair type changed.... And parden the frizz can't control it *shrugs*

https://i.postimg.cc/5H9WJbbj/20190403-135813.jpg (https://postimg.cc/5H9WJbbj)

https://i.postimg.cc/BL1Y9VLX/20190403-140449.jpg (https://postimg.cc/BL1Y9VLX)

Click to zoom and for better quality

Your curls look similar to mine! Mine swirl like those too.

Luna Starsetta
April 6th, 2019, 10:47 PM
Your curls look similar to mine! Mine swirl like those too.

Yes they defiantly swirl and my shorter layers just swirl and whirl into a ringlet. Just like my ends always do spiral around. Your hair is beautiful as well!

Ylva
April 13th, 2019, 10:13 AM
https://i.ibb.co/B6GYyX4/texture.jpg

lapushka
April 13th, 2019, 01:48 PM
Very pretty, Ylva, look at that icy shade. I love cool tones. :)

Ylva
April 13th, 2019, 05:22 PM
Thank you, lapushka! :) That's the tone I get from the Joico purple shampoo. I like it, too. Cool and bright, not closet-murky like so many other purple shampoos.

AmaryllisRed
April 13th, 2019, 05:28 PM
So pretty, Ylva!

Ylva
April 13th, 2019, 05:30 PM
Thank you, AmaryllisRed! :)

cjk
April 13th, 2019, 06:42 PM
https://i.imgur.com/eD7gD6R.jpg

Ylva
April 14th, 2019, 04:18 PM
Here's another I thought to take today, airdried unbrushed hair:

https://i.ibb.co/bHLvs5h/tekstuuri.jpg

lapushka
April 14th, 2019, 04:35 PM
Awesome, Ylva!

Begemot
April 15th, 2019, 12:24 AM
Gorgeous locks, cjk and Ylva :thumbsup:

Ylva
April 15th, 2019, 07:10 AM
Thank you, thank you! :)

ynne
April 21st, 2019, 05:18 PM
Ylva, your hair always looks so... I don't know how else to say it, commercial-ready! Beautiful. :)

*

I think my hair got scared I'd cut it off because I was really frustrated with it today, and so it made this curl. I wish I wouldn't have to go sleep because I know for sure it will not be intact after that!

https://i.ibb.co/wzq14g6/190422-010418.jpg

Ylva
April 21st, 2019, 05:31 PM
Ylva, your hair always looks so... I don't know how else to say it, commercial-ready! Beautiful. :)

*

I think my hair got scared I'd cut it off because I was really frustrated with it today, and so it made this curl. I wish I wouldn't have to go sleep because I know for sure it will not be intact after that!

https://i.ibb.co/wzq14g6/190422-010418.jpg

Thank you so much! :O I've never gotten that kind of a compliment before! :)

Your curls are so perfect! Just beautiful :)

lapushka
April 22nd, 2019, 08:21 AM
That is so pretty, ynne! :cool:

Kat-RinnŤ Naido
April 23rd, 2019, 12:08 AM
Wow so many gorgeous textures and unique hair:cheer:

ynne
April 23rd, 2019, 05:32 AM
Thank you, Ylva & lapushka! c:
And of course, the curl went wild the next day. But at least I know that once in a blue moon, my hair can do that. :D

cjk
April 28th, 2019, 10:00 AM
https://i.imgur.com/pt8lEm1.jpg

Darned wavy bits that separate from the curls.

Waveurly
April 28th, 2019, 01:03 PM
Such a fun thread! I looked at all textures and honestly they look all gorgeous! Here's my contribution but I have to say that this is after washing with sulfates and conditioning with silicones for the first time since a looong while, this usually makes my hair way straighter than it really is. Upper and bottom layer are always different.

Tried to make these photos smaller but didnt really work the way I wanted it haha!

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36665&d=1556476650 https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36666&d=1556476661 https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36667&d=1556476672

I'll definitely update another time when my hair acts differently and more wavy as I know it is capable of doing so as you can see in the picture below when I had shorter hair and also treated it differentely (just don't really remember how, probably a bit of CG and also using a lot of amla in my hair).
My hair is changeable like that and pretty sensitive to the type of water and the way I treat it, but scalp and hair like different things!

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36669&d=1556478008

lapushka
April 28th, 2019, 04:10 PM
Such a fun thread! I looked at all textures and honestly they look all gorgeous! Here's my contribution but I have to say that this is after washing with sulfates and conditioning with silicones for the first time since a looong while, this usually makes my hair way straighter than it really is. Upper and bottom layer are always different.

Tried to make these photos smaller but didnt really work the way I wanted it haha!

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36665&d=1556476650 https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36666&d=1556476661 https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36667&d=1556476672

I'll definitely update another time when my hair acts differently and more wavy as I know it is capable of doing so as you can see in the picture below when I had shorter hair and also treated it differentely (just don't really remember how, probably a bit of CG and also using a lot of amla in my hair).
My hair is changeable like that and pretty sensitive to the type of water and the way I treat it, but scalp and hair like different things!

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36669&d=1556478008

That's a pretty color! :)

Begemot
April 29th, 2019, 02:12 AM
Your hair is super pretty, Waveurly! Your texture and color :crush:

Waveurly
April 29th, 2019, 08:23 AM
That's a pretty color! :)


Your hair is super pretty, Waveurly! Your texture and color :crush:

Thanks ladies! :o

zashin66
May 4th, 2019, 07:24 AM
So I have taken a picture of my texture prior to combing and tidying. Here it is.
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36747&d=1556975967

Ylva
May 4th, 2019, 07:31 AM
That is so pretty, zashin!

zashin66
May 4th, 2019, 07:40 AM
That is so pretty, zashin!

Thank you Ylva, I have such a bad habit of fixing my hair in the truck. I work night shift and when I get up usually go to work with a messy head (braid from sleep) and fix it before getting out of the truck to go in to the hospital. Or, sometimes.... When I am going to the school to pick up my children after their day at school, I have to sit there in line with all the other parents and I fix my hair there sometimes. I am multitasking ("yeah!" she says in a small embarrassed voice)........:o

cjk
May 4th, 2019, 09:37 AM
I swear it changes every wash day, usually for the better, the longer I stay curly girl.

https://i.imgur.com/ps0ig5d.jpg

lapushka
May 4th, 2019, 09:55 AM
That is so pretty, zashin!

I agree, so pretty! :D I would say that is full 2a too. Depends on if it's a hairtyping picture or not. ;)

hinabelle
May 5th, 2019, 09:38 PM
https://i.imgur.com/2AwV6NK.jpg

I have 4a-4b "ish" curls at the nape, and 3b-3c "ish" curls at the top of my head, and a mix of everything else throughout. :)

Begemot
May 6th, 2019, 12:20 AM
Gorgeous curls, hinabelle :love:

hinabelle
May 6th, 2019, 11:00 AM
Thank you Begemot! :o

lapushka
May 6th, 2019, 04:46 PM
hinabelle, your curls are really beautiful!

Jas
May 6th, 2019, 05:49 PM
cjk I love that ringlet! Such a gorgeous colour to your hair too :D

hinabelle, those tight curls are so pretty

hinabelle
May 6th, 2019, 07:37 PM
Thank you both, lapushka and Jas :flower:

Agava
May 8th, 2019, 06:53 AM
I follow this thread already, and I'm going to upload my photos soon. But I would like to ask something first.

My virgin hair belongs to range 1a-1c. Mostly belongs to 1a/1b.
Dyed parts of my hair are frizzy, and I have an impression that some of them go up to 2b, but not always and not the same strands and not the same way of waviness. I don't know exactly what makes a hair to perform a different texture form day to day. My explanation is that dyed hair is more unpredictable and is less or more damaged, so it's behaviour depends more on shampoo, conditioner, comb... But I would like to hear your opinion.

From your experience, has your virgin hair texture often changed, out of no reason?
If you are dyeing your hair, do you notice unpredictable texture from time to time?
Is now your virgin hair's texture different (how?) then in time when you used to dye your hair?
How hairdryer influences the change in texture? Is the influence of heat and brush bigger then influence of dye, bleach...?

Begemot
May 9th, 2019, 04:10 AM
I follow this thread already, and I'm going to upload my photos soon. But I would like to ask something first.

My virgin hair belongs to range 1a-1c. Mostly belongs to 1a/1b.
Dyed parts of my hair are frizzy, and I have an impression that some of them go up to 2b, but not always and not the same strands and not the same way of waviness. I don't know exactly what makes a hair to perform a different texture form day to day. My explanation is that dyed hair is more unpredictable and is less or more damaged, so it's behaviour depends more on shampoo, conditioner, comb... But I would like to hear your opinion.

From your experience, has your virgin hair texture often changed, out of no reason?
If you are dyeing your hair, do you notice unpredictable texture from time to time?
Is now your virgin hair's texture different (how?) then in time when you used to dye your hair?
How hairdryer influences the change in texture? Is the influence of heat and brush bigger then influence of dye, bleach...?

I have small amount of highlights now but my hair was dead straight when it was dyed. Now it has more body volume and even some actual waviness (nape hair and front hair after washing, they straighten out after my hair dries though). That never happened before. It's very unpredictable though, sometimes it's just straight and sometimes there's little waves. It probably mostly depends on the products I use now, if there's any trace of waviness or not.
Hair dye and heat damage from flatiron had more influence in my hair texture and quality than occasional blow-drying and brushing but I admit I never did much actual styling with blow-dryer.

This is an interesting topic! I believe it's pretty common for hair texture to change over time. I know some people had (mostly) straight hair when it was color and/or heat processed but turned out wavy or even curly once they went natural. Hormones can affect your texture too.

Agava
May 9th, 2019, 05:25 AM
Ok, thanks for answering. I also heard a lot of people's experiences that regular dyeing made their hair straighter then it was. I have impression that with me is opposite. That's why am I confused. I have a feeling that my natural hair doesn't tend to form waves at all, but maybe I should wait at least one year to see my hair's texture clearly.

Begemot
May 9th, 2019, 05:43 AM
Agreed, it's better to wait and see. I do think I have heard more stories about going straight to wavy/curly but going from wavy/curly to straight shouldn't be impossible at all :)

lapushka
May 10th, 2019, 04:56 PM
Agreed, it's better to wait and see. I do think I have heard more stories about going straight to wavy/curly but going from wavy/curly to straight shouldn't be impossible at all :)

Definitely wait. Hair also needs to be at least about APL for slighter waves to show properly.

Dark40
May 20th, 2019, 03:17 PM
No one ever sees my real texture because conditioner changes it so much. I'll show you just this once, who knows, maybe I have a hair twin out there. :)

My hair is a mixture of coarse and smooth hair and it's naturally very dry. But it's
surprisingly curly if it gets enough moisture.

https://i.imgur.com/ybPL3yl.jpg

Left pic is without products, freshly washed and air-dried. Took some courage to show it. :lol:
Right is the same but with conditioner and gel, didn't touch it after washing.
https://i.imgur.com/LPUUkJr.jpg

Wow, your hair is so pretty! I love your curls! After a wash and air drying my looks like that too! Like, the one on the left side on yours with leave-in conditioner.

desisparkles
May 20th, 2019, 05:32 PM
clarified, went product free and air dried today so...well of course I took a pic.

https://i.imgur.com/mG5LHwJ.jpg

Begemot
May 21st, 2019, 02:08 AM
Beautiful, desisparkles! :blossom:

lapushka
May 21st, 2019, 09:24 AM
Beautiful, desisparkles! :blossom:

^^ Yes, definitely! :)

desisparkles
May 21st, 2019, 12:41 PM
Thank you Begemot & Lapushka :o

Agava
May 21st, 2019, 12:54 PM
Here is my hair. On the first and second picture, hair is dried naturally and combed and I have small amount of spray on my bangs. I have no idea to which type my hair belongs, it's undefined due to frizzy hair. On the third photo I have some shine spray based on oil that helps with settling frizzy hair and defining texture.
Btw, would you classify my hair as 1b or 1c?

Begemot
May 21st, 2019, 01:20 PM
I'm gonna go with 1c, Agava :) You might actually be in the wavy category once your hair grows longer. Very beautiful texture and color!

MusicalSpoons
May 21st, 2019, 02:08 PM
Very pretty Agave, though we can't hairtype on combed hair - it has to be washed then airdried untouched (well, after you've maybe had it in a towel; you don't have to drip everywhere :lol:) but no styling, which covers things like combing, scrunching, etc. Even fingercombing breaks up clumps to give an inaccurate picture :)

Edit: I keep reading this thread and seeing people's pics but rarely commenting. Everyone has contributed awesome pics! I love seeing them all.

lapushka
May 21st, 2019, 03:19 PM
Looks 1b/c possibly 1c to me. :)

Agava
May 22nd, 2019, 07:15 AM
Very pretty Agave, though we can't hairtype on combed hair - it has to be washed then airdried untouched (well, after you've maybe had it in a towel; you don't have to drip everywhere :lol:) but no styling, which covers things like combing, scrunching, etc. Even fingercombing breaks up clumps to give an inaccurate picture :)

I understand. But the ends looked totally messy. I myself couldn't say was that frizz or undefined texture. I'll post a right photo next time.




I'm gonna go with 1c, Agava :) You might actually be in the wavy category once your hair grows longer. Very beautiful texture and color!

Thanks! I'm surprised that my hair became so wavy lately. I'm kind of curious to know how my virgin hair is going to behave in next period, because I remember myself having straight hair not so long ago.

Lapushka, thank you for your response, too. I also think I'm now between 1b/c. I'm going to put a picture of untouched hair next time. I count on your help with categorising :)

MusicalSpoons
May 22nd, 2019, 07:59 AM
I understand. But the ends looked totally messy. I myself couldn't say was that frizz or undefined texture. I'll post a right photo next time.

Yep, I understand :D I myself have tons of frizz, always thought my hair was straight, then after a couple of years of better care it turns out to have discernible waves in places :bigeyes: But based on what you've shown us, that looks like a distinct body wave despite having been combed so you'd definitely be at least 1c. With more length and more virgin hair, who knows?! ;)

Agava
May 23rd, 2019, 05:42 AM
Yep, I understand :D I myself have tons of frizz, always thought my hair was straight, then after a couple of years of better care it turns out to have discernible waves in places :bigeyes: But based on what you've shown us, that looks like a distinct body wave despite having been combed so you'd definitely be at least 1c. With more length and more virgin hair, who knows?! ;)
I'll wash my hair later, I can't wait to see.
I had straightish (1b) hair even in period when it was long, and not often dyed. And in that time i didn't use a hairdryer nor brush. The only what I did was combing it a lot while air drying to get 1a texture. And it worked. That's why I've always put myself in straight hair group.
Now also, if I comb it a lot, I get 1a quite easily but with very frizzy ends. Is it really possible for 1c type to get straighten to 1a just by combing? If it is, then I possibly lived in oblivion that I had straight hair.
Or is that my ends lost direction and texture lately due to many dyeings, bleaching and heat? I can't wait to find out.
But I would feel weird and not myself if I after so many years discover that I have wavy hair. And nobody would believe me, haha

leayellena
May 23rd, 2019, 05:55 AM
I'll wash my hair later, I can't wait to see.
I had straightish (1b) hair even in period when it was long, and not often dyed. And in that time i didn't use a hairdryer nor brush. The only what I did was combing it a lot while air drying to get 1a texture. And it worked. That's why I've always put myself in straight hair group.
Now also, if I comb it a lot, I get 1a quite easily but with very frizzy ends. Is it really possible for 1c type to get straighten to 1a just by combing? If it is, then I possibly lived in oblivion that I had straight hair.
Or is that my ends lost direction and texture lately due to many dyeings, bleaching and heat? I can't wait to find out.
But I would feel weird and not myself if I after so many years discover that I have wavy hair. And nobody would believe me, haha

I thought I had wavy hair until my layers grew. now it looks like this girl's hair. so definitely 1c. plus, straight hair girls tend to straighten their hair even more to get rid of poofy frizzy clumpy hair so that's why I thought I don't have straight hair.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnfRJvWzzSE&t=174s

rhosyn_du
May 24th, 2019, 11:56 AM
I decided to take a series of wash day photos, since my texture changes so drastically depending on the situation. I'm not using stylers in any of these photos, but I am using my usual leave-ins.

Pre-wash, after four days of bunning and finger combing:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=37017&d=1558720407

Just out of the shower:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=37016&d=1558720398

After air drying:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=37015&d=1558720389

paulownia
May 24th, 2019, 12:29 PM
My hair is finally getting long enough to build those funny spirals ;)
https://i.postimg.cc/x1J1w3Y6/20190524-202335.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

Agava
May 24th, 2019, 12:32 PM
here I am with my texture photos. I hope you can help me with choosing where do I belong. For me, it isn't much about just knowing precise group, but is more about to find out is this how my hair behaving, typical for wavy hair or damaged hair, or something else?

I washed my hair today only with shampoo, and let it only air dry (no towel). I didn't touch my hair at all, but I had to shake my head just a little bit right after washing, to let my hair fall a bit ( I was washing my hair upside down). On this photo is my hair 5 minutes after washing it.


Next three photos are three hours after. My hair didn't feel completely dry, but I had no time to wait anymore.


On the last two photos I have a lot of spray for frizzy hair ( you can even see the drops).


After the spray dried, my hair texture remained the same, or just slightly wavier, looking wet, defined, without frizz.
After that I normally comb my hair, which made it look more straight.
Too late crossed my mind I should have left it, to see would it through the day look like 2a maybe, or what...? (I'll try that next time)

Sorry for the long explanation, I really don't know if it is necessary for proper typing. I find it important, because I see how with every step, the texture is different. If I only look at washed and dried hair, I would see nothing.

rhosyn_du
May 24th, 2019, 01:09 PM
Agava, from those pictures I would guess 2a. But wavy and curly hair tend to need more moisture than straight, so if you're just using shampoo with no conditioner, it could be that your hair is actually much wavier and just under-moisturized. I'd start by treating it like 2a hair, and if you find it getting wavier with more moisture and wavy-focused care, you can adjust your routine.

MusicalSpoons
May 24th, 2019, 01:23 PM
Very nice, rhosyn_du! paulownia very pretty as well - I'm predicting your hair will end up in the 3s with more length and continued good care ;)

Agave I'd say maybe 1c or 1c/2a because there are hints of individual waves, but the styled photos show it definitely *wants* to be wavy. With more length and consistent good care (I'm assuming your routine is a bit different since joining LHC; apologies if I'm wrong about that) it will likely be a clearer picture. I had a recent hairtyping thread that showed my hair solidly 1b last year, and with a consistent routine of keeping my hair happy and moisturised (plus some protein in the last 6 months), it turns out to be 1c/2a now - so far. We'll see if it changes any more over time, but I'm mentioning this to show the effect that good care can have on even already reasonably healthy hair.

The other thing is you're growing out chemical damage, right? Chemical processes, especially bleach, can change the hair structure - it can make straight hair wavy(ish), wavy hair straight-ish, make curly hair wavy, etc. So your damaged hair might be different from how your virgin hair will be, and again only time will show which way things will go :)

desisparkles
May 24th, 2019, 01:55 PM
here I am with my texture photos. I hope you can help me with choosing where do I belong. For me, it isn't much about just knowing precise group, but is more about to find out is this how my hair behaving, typical for wavy hair or damaged hair, or something else?

I washed my hair today only with shampoo, and let it only air dry (no towel). I didn't touch my hair at all, but I had to shake my head just a little bit right after washing, to let my hair fall a bit ( I was washing my hair upside down). On this photo is my hair 5 minutes after washing it.
https://i.imgur.com/7TEpJm6.jpg?1

Next three photos are three hours after. My hair didn't feel completely dry, but I had no time to wait anymore.
https://i.imgur.com/cUC08us.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/ruC4LFn.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/FRNwNx6.jpg?1

On the last two photos I have a lot of spray for frizzy hair ( you can even see the drops).
https://i.imgur.com/BHOUjYm.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/TicBc1o.jpg?1

After the spray dried, my hair texture remained the same, or just slightly wavier, looking wet, defined, without frizz.
After that I normally comb my hair, which made it look more straight.
Too late crossed my mind I should have left it, to see would it through the day look like 2a maybe, or what...? (I'll try that next time)

Sorry for the long explanation, I really don't know if it is necessary for proper typing. I find it important, because I see how with every step, the texture is different. If I only look at washed and dried hair, I would see nothing.

I see waves, too. I myself am a mix of 2a, 2b and 2c and I have the same texture in parts of my hair as you. Just curious if you have ever tried mousse as a styler on damp hair? It can bring out the wave - make it more defined.

Agava
May 24th, 2019, 03:16 PM
Agava, from those pictures I would guess 2a. But wavy and curly hair tend to need more moisture than straight, so if you're just using shampoo with no conditioner, it could be that your hair is actually much wavier and just under-moisturized. I'd start by treating it like 2a hair, and if you find it getting wavier with more moisture and wavy-focused care, you can adjust your routine.

I do use conditioner ( cwc) with every washing since september, masks 1-2 per week, and oil mask once in a month. This time I did without conditioner only for a more precise type choosing.
I guess I should switch my mindset that I have wavy hair, and start buying products that would have more purpose for me. I have one mask for moisturising (Aussie 3 minute miracle mask) and I loved it while I still was using hair dryer. I'll try again, but without the dryer. Thanks for giving me your opinion :)





Agave I'd say maybe 1c or 1c/2a because there are hints of individual waves, but the styled photos show it definitely *wants* to be wavy. With more length and consistent good care (I'm assuming your routine is a bit different since joining LHC; apologies if I'm wrong about that) it will likely be a clearer picture. I had a recent hairtyping thread that showed my hair solidly 1b last year, and with a consistent routine of keeping my hair happy and moisturised (plus some protein in the last 6 months), it turns out to be 1c/2a now - so far. We'll see if it changes any more over time, but I'm mentioning this to show the effect that good care can have on even already reasonably healthy hair.

The other thing is you're growing out chemical damage, right? Chemical processes, especially bleach, can change the hair structure - it can make straight hair wavy(ish), wavy hair straight-ish, make curly hair wavy, etc. So your damaged hair might be different from how your virgin hair will be, and again only time will show which way things will go :)

In this stage I really do treat my hair well ( cwc, masks, oils.. no dye, no brush, no heat). I'll have to explore proteins, too. I've never used anything from that group of products. Have you any suggestion with what should I start?
Yes, I have impression that dye and bleach made my hair wavier, and frizzier, but I don't know anymore. As you say, time will show.


I see waves, too. I myself am a mix of 2a, 2b and 2c and I have the same texture in parts of my hair as you. Just curious if you have ever tried mousse as a styler on damp hair? It can bring out the wave - make it more defined.

I did, few years ago on chin length, layered bangs and fringe. With mousse I've got an impression that my slightly wavy fringe isn't wavy enough for such product. To me, my hair with that length and such products, made me feel that my hair was too static, and see through, if I can say so. I didn't like it. I really like when hair can move freely.
What I always like is: no-rinse sort of creme based on oils ( on wet or dry hair), and silicones on dry hair.

lapushka
May 24th, 2019, 03:36 PM
Agava, I would say 1b/c, or 1c at the most. I would wait for more length, as that may still change the outcome.

MusicalSpoons
May 24th, 2019, 03:48 PM
Proteins are usually listed in ingredients either as 'xyz protein' or 'hydrolyzed something-or-other' or are listed as amino acids, either generically 'aminos', 'amino acid' or the actual chemical names such as alanine, serine, glycine, etc. They can be in virtually any type of product and are often found in products for coloured or damaged hair. Some people's hair will take all the protein it can get, some won't tolerate any at all, but it seems most of us have hair somewhere in the middle - it likes a bit, maybe even a fair amount, but not too much (and it will tell you when it gets too much) :) I'd suggest starting with seeing if any of your products contain protein; if they do and you use them regularly it's probably absolutely fine. There is a strand test you can do to see but I can't remember the exact details of what to look for so maybe search for that - or if anyone else can explain, please help us out!

It sounds like you have a good routine though, so definitely keep it up :thumbsup: Don't be afraid to tweak it now and then if you want to, but equally don't feel you *have* to change anything if your hair is happy as things are :)

Xlena
May 24th, 2019, 03:56 PM
Well I've tried xd Taking these pictures if difficult xD The texture from my natural hair and my dyed ends is quite different xd I washed yesterday, air dry (probably I went to sleep with wet hair as usual, I don't remember) and brushed once this morning, many hours ago

https://i.gyazo.com/2dd15ec46853b200468dc2dc51d4e109.jpg

Agava
May 25th, 2019, 01:20 AM
Agava, I would say 1b/c, or 1c at the most. I would wait for more length, as that may still change the outcome.

I also don't think/feel that I belong to 2a. My hair definitely has no that body, or I still am not ready to accept that my hair is not straight. :( I love waves on the other people, and on me sometimes, but only if they are well defined (with curler, or braid waves while I had long hair). Frizzy, puffy waves are not my cup of tea, but this is what I have here and there. Hopefully my virgin hair won't be frizzy when grow longer.

But, what confuses me, there is one picture ( typing texture thread), where 1c to me looked also too wavy to be close to my hair, and it's even more wavy then one of the other photo from 2a. So, I think I have a lot of 1b, too. While on the second place comes 2c, and maybe only few strands are sure 2a. For now, I'll stay in 1c.





Proteins are usually listed in ingredients either as 'xyz protein' or 'hydrolyzed something-or-other' or are listed as amino acids, either generically 'aminos', 'amino acid' or the actual chemical names such as alanine, serine, glycine, etc. They can be in virtually any type of product and are often found in products for coloured or damaged hair. Some people's hair will take all the protein it can get, some won't tolerate any at all, but it seems most of us have hair somewhere in the middle - it likes a bit, maybe even a fair amount, but not too much (and it will tell you when it gets too much) :) I'd suggest starting with seeing if any of your products contain protein; if they do and you use them regularly it's probably absolutely fine. There is a strand test you can do to see but I can't remember the exact details of what to look for so maybe search for that - or if anyone else can explain, please help us out!

It sounds like you have a good routine though, so definitely keep it up :thumbsup: Don't be afraid to tweak it now and then if you want to, but equally don't feel you *have* to change anything if your hair is happy as things are :)

Thank you for your answer. I'll take a look at and sort my products, and I'm going to try every, one by one. I see that it's time to leave idea of straight hair, al least for those dyed strands. I'll still need them in next year or two.

I found your thread about wanna-be waves, and I must say my story and texture is very similar to yours. Only, I don't want more waves then this. I only want them to be frizz free.
Do you maybe remember when your hair was SL or shorter, was it easy to straighten it? For me is/was. That is why I think I should be in 1's. And was your hair frizzy when it was shorter (APL, SL, ChL)?

Agava
May 25th, 2019, 01:43 AM
Agava, from those pictures I would guess 2a. But wavy and curly hair tend to need more moisture than straight, so if you're just using shampoo with no conditioner, it could be that your hair is actually much wavier and just under-moisturized. I'd start by treating it like 2a hair, and if you find it getting wavier with more moisture and wavy-focused care, you can adjust your routine.

Oh, I hope it isn't more wavy then this, but it's a good idea to switch to wavy-hair care. I hope it'll help to have more defined form and less frizzy.
Also, I'm thinking about not using a comb so often. I really want to see what is going to happen if I leave that habit I couldn't live without.

Begemot
May 25th, 2019, 02:07 AM
Well I've tried xd Taking these pictures if difficult xD The texture from my natural hair and my dyed ends is quite different xd I washed yesterday, air dry (probably I went to sleep with wet hair as usual, I don't remember) and brushed once this morning, many hours ago

https://i.gyazo.com/2dd15ec46853b200468dc2dc51d4e109.jpg

These pictures are so good for comparing unprocessed and dyed hair! Mine looked exactly same. Not saying your dyed ends look bad or anything but I didn't like the look on myself and had really dehydrated hair that was close to impossible to fix, so my ends were always sticking together and that was so annoying.

MusicalSpoons
May 25th, 2019, 10:01 AM
I found your thread about wanna-be waves, and I must say my story and texture is very similar to yours. Only, I don't want more waves then this. I only want them to be frizz free.
Do you maybe remember when your hair was SL or shorter, was it easy to straighten it? For me is/was. That is why I think I should be in 1's. And was your hair frizzy when it was shorter (APL, SL, ChL)?

Ah, my hair was only that short around age 6 or 7, and I still had white-blonde 1a-ish hair back then :p Now it is all very frizzy, albeit more so at the top than down at the ends (as seen earlier in the thread).

Agava
May 25th, 2019, 10:24 AM
Oh, with me is opposite. Top is fine, the ends are frizzy.
I forgot to ask you, do you dye your hair?

MusicalSpoons
May 25th, 2019, 10:29 AM
Nope, no chemical processes or heat (except some old sun damage) :)

Spikey
May 26th, 2019, 10:12 PM
So many good pictures in this thread, I love how wildly different they all are. Yesterday I washed my hair, and instead of bunning as soon as it was dry (to smoosh the curls into submission before they tangled) like I usually do, I let it down all day and got this guy:

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=37066&d=1558929671
My hand looks really wierd, it was hard to get the right angle:p

Begemot
May 27th, 2019, 01:32 AM
What a beautiful spiral curl, Spikey :heart:

lapushka
May 27th, 2019, 04:50 AM
So many good pictures in this thread, I love how wildly different they all are. Yesterday I washed my hair, and instead of bunning as soon as it was dry (to smoosh the curls into submission before they tangled) like I usually do, I let it down all day and got this guy:

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=37066&d=1558929671
My hand looks really wierd, it was hard to get the right angle:p

Oh he IS cute! :D

Stray_mind
May 27th, 2019, 05:17 AM
The longer my hair gets, the more my waves start resembling loose spirals

https://i.imgur.com/KNqkZyi.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/dT2n1KC.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/chkpdtt.jpg

CosmoCat
May 29th, 2019, 09:56 PM
Great thread, I will add some when I’m able to post pictures.

ComaBerenices
May 30th, 2019, 07:52 AM
http://aijaa.com/qGOPwu
http://aijaa.com/nyNlTq

I donít seem to get how to post pictures so hereís links where you can see my hair... Trying to figure out how to get the pictures here.

Stray_mind
May 30th, 2019, 07:56 AM
http://aijaa.com/qGOPwu
http://aijaa.com/nyNlTq

I donít seem to get how to post pictures so hereís links where you can see my hair... Trying to figure out how to get the pictures here.

You need to upload your pics to hosting sites like imgur or your LHC albums and then post the direct link in the field you get when you press the picture icon.

ComaBerenices
May 30th, 2019, 07:59 AM
Aaaand I forgot to write what I was going to. The pictures are taken after washing and about eight hours of air drying. Sun is shining today so some parts look almost yellow 🤔

ComaBerenices
May 30th, 2019, 08:01 AM
You need to upload your pics to hosting sites like imgur or your LHC albums and then post the direct link in the field you get when you press the picture icon.

I tried that, they have links that are meant for forums but for some reason I didnít get it to work. Iíll be doing some more testing later. Thanks anyways! :)

desisparkles
May 31st, 2019, 07:48 PM
Stray, I'll say it again - i love yo hair girl.


The longer my hair gets, the more my waves start resembling loose spirals

https://i.imgur.com/KNqkZyi.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/dT2n1KC.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/chkpdtt.jpg


http://aijaa.com/qGOPwu
http://aijaa.com/nyNlTq

I don’t seem to get how to post pictures so here’s links where you can see my hair... Trying to figure out how to get the pictures here.

ComaBerenices - omg that color couldn't be more fabulous!

desisparkles
May 31st, 2019, 07:50 PM
https://i.imgur.com/DbmiiHZ.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/7I5jpqi.jpg

Last washed Monday and it's Friday now - no stylers at all and I get this. :eyebrows:

cjk
June 1st, 2019, 10:26 PM
https://i.imgur.com/0RY3Xb6.jpg

blackgothicdoll
June 1st, 2019, 10:50 PM
https://i.imgur.com/DbmiiHZ.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/7I5jpqi.jpg

Last washed Monday and it's Friday now - no stylers at all and I get this. :eyebrows:

Hey, some people fry their hair with curling irons for big barrel curls like that. You get them for free! Very nice :o

lapushka
June 2nd, 2019, 04:26 AM
Gorgeous waves, wurls & curls everyone! :)

Luna Starsetta
June 7th, 2019, 08:23 AM
I put my hair up in a high ponytail and my goodness.... This is what happened....
https://i.postimg.cc/TKWG4psB/20190607-102121.jpg (https://postimg.cc/TKWG4psB)

Begemot
June 7th, 2019, 08:32 AM
Beautiful hair happened! Your curls are perfect, Luna Starsetta :crush:

Luna Starsetta
June 7th, 2019, 08:34 AM
Thank you Begemot! ^-^

AmaryllisRed
June 7th, 2019, 08:46 AM
Gorgeous, Luna!

lapushka
June 7th, 2019, 11:02 AM
I put my hair up in a high ponytail and my goodness.... This is what happened....
https://i.postimg.cc/TKWG4psB/20190607-102121.jpg (https://postimg.cc/TKWG4psB)

Yes that is gorgeous! :)

Luna Starsetta
June 7th, 2019, 05:53 PM
Yes that is gorgeous! :)

thank you very much lapushka and Red!:)

CosmoCat
June 11th, 2019, 03:48 AM
These are just a couple random and recent ones I have...pre-henna.



https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=37264&d=1560245930
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=37217&d=1560028700

CosmoCat
June 11th, 2019, 03:52 AM
These are after the recent use of Fire Genasi...on a few hours.


https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=37265&d=1560245932
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=37266&d=1560245936

CosmoCat
June 11th, 2019, 04:10 AM
My overall texture is probably 2b, but my hair varies from rather straight to pretty curly depending on the weather. I have a legitimate mix of wavy, curly and straight hair! This picture shows it pretty well:


https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=37268&d=1560247612

Ylva
June 11th, 2019, 05:41 AM
I can’t see your photos, CosmoCat.

lapushka
June 11th, 2019, 07:46 AM
Yes, no pictures here either.

neko_kawaii
June 11th, 2019, 07:50 AM
My overall texture is probably 2b, but my hair varies from rather straight to pretty curly depending on the weather. I have a legitimate mix of wavy, curly and straight hair! This picture shows it pretty well:


https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=37268&d=1560247612

Your LHC album is set to private. Change that if you want to share photos with members.

CosmoCat
June 11th, 2019, 09:05 AM
Strange, because I had it set to “registered members” and other pictures worked before. I think? I will take a peek, see what’s up, however. Thanks!

Edit: I think that it’s fixed now. Sorry & thanks!!

Begemot
June 11th, 2019, 12:23 PM
Lovely wurls and curls, CosmoCat! :)

cjk
June 11th, 2019, 02:09 PM
Day 4, no refresh. Curly hair is like a box of chocolates, even from day to day you're never sure what you're going to get.

https://i.imgur.com/RvY5YpI.jpg

lapushka
June 11th, 2019, 03:34 PM
My overall texture is probably 2b, but my hair varies from rather straight to pretty curly depending on the weather. I have a legitimate mix of wavy, curly and straight hair! This picture shows it pretty well:


https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=37268&d=1560247612

Did you know that henna can loosen up the waves you have? Just throwing that out there in case that is something you don't want to have happen to your hair. :flower:

It looks great!

flowerbabies
June 13th, 2019, 09:23 AM
First picture is after brushing, second is the next morning just finger combing.

I think itís 1b or 1c. Fine with average density.

https://i.imgur.com/RPNjuah.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/3R1Kl2J.jpg

MusicalSpoons
June 13th, 2019, 09:32 AM
Yet more beautiful pics everyone! :crush:

flowerbabies if you want to find out your hairtype, you need to do a hairtyping picture: wash normally, but no styling or touching it while it dries because manipulation will usually break up clumps or waves, especially weaker waves that might show up in hair that otherwise acts like it's in the 1s :) full instructions here: https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=116252

lapushka
June 13th, 2019, 10:14 AM
First picture is after brushing, second is the next morning just finger combing.

I think it’s 1b or 1c. Fine with average density.

https://i.imgur.com/RPNjuah.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/3R1Kl2J.jpg

Very nice; for a "true" hairtyping pic though you need to wash, let dry (not touch it, not brush it, no nothing), then make a picture. We can guess all we want but we may be so off due to you brushing the hair. I suspect it may be more wavy than you think.

ETA/ COOL, MusicalSpoons linked you to the guidelines!

flowerbabies
June 13th, 2019, 10:22 AM
Thank you Lapushka and MusicalSpoons! Iíll need to conduct a controlled experiment soon :)

lapushka
June 13th, 2019, 10:28 AM
Thank you Lapushka and MusicalSpoons! I’ll need to conduct a controlled experiment soon :)

Don't forget to show us your results! :D :flower:

flowerbabies
June 13th, 2019, 07:13 PM
Don't forget to show us your results! :D :flower:

Alright. I gave it a go! My hair looks totally different to me. Not sure Iíve ever gone without combing after a shower. I have some weird spirals around my face and underneath my hair, while the rest is kind of wavy. Itís also pretty frizzy but Iím used to that. 2a?

https://i.imgur.com/lyQSgOa.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/YMjdDgL.jpg

milosmomma
June 13th, 2019, 08:19 PM
Wow it's been a while since I've jumped 8n this thread so many gorgeous textures guys! I love this thread :)
Flowerbabies, yes I think you've moved into the 2s territory now for sure. I will let someone with more knowledge narrow it down further, gorgeous nonetheless:)

Begemot
June 14th, 2019, 12:27 AM
Your hair looks wonderful, flowerbabies! I would maybe call it 2a :)

lapushka
June 14th, 2019, 05:41 AM
flowerbabies, I would say 1c/2a. 2a is "stringy with waves" all over, and you have "body" in some places, stringy waves in the other, so I would say on the brink of 2a, so 1c/2a. I have seen this texture before and also called it 1c/2a. :)

CosmoCat
June 14th, 2019, 06:10 AM
Lovely wurls and curls, CosmoCat! :)

Aww, thanks!:o

MusicalSpoons
June 14th, 2019, 06:21 AM
Oh that's so interesting flowerbabies, very pretty! I'd have to say 1c for the back and a solid 2a for the sides. Those spirals strongly hint at wanting to be more though, which is always a bit confusing!

Many of us have found it beneficial to do hairtyping photos again over time, as with added length and/or more moisturising routines we often discover more texture :grin:

lapushka
June 14th, 2019, 06:24 AM
Many of us have found it beneficial to do hairtyping photos again over time, as with added length and/or more moisturising routines we often discover more texture :grin:

She is at a good hairtyping length, TBH, but it's true, hair can behave differently at different lengths.

MusicalSpoons
June 14th, 2019, 06:35 AM
She is at a good hairtyping length, TBH, but it's true, hair can behave differently at different lengths.

I agree, but mine was *definitely* long enough for my first hairtyping pic too ;) I don't want to assume because I don't know her routine or hair history, but we know that a consistently better routine than pre-LHC can continue to have an impact over time. [Until it reaches its maximum natural texture potential, of course.] :)