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squiggyflop
March 10th, 2008, 11:24 AM
i dont know my type?!

there used to be an area on the site that would tell you how tofigure out what you are

i... i-ii... ii... ii-iii... iii what are the circumfrence measurements for these

there used to be photos to go by for 1a1b1c 2a2b2c 3a3b3c

fine medium and course feels like?

ive forgotten and i think my hair has changed... im sure im not the only one wondering this stuff

florenonite
March 10th, 2008, 11:34 AM
i = <2" circumference
i/ii = ~2" circumference
ii = 2-4" circumference
ii/iii = ~4" circumference
iii = >4" circumference

1a = completely straight
1b = straight with some body wave, just enough to give more volume
1c = straight with the odd S-wave, usually around temples or nape of neck
2a = S-waves throughout
2c = waves throughout, odd spiral around temples or nape of neck
3a = spirals all over the place
and I'm not sure about the rest:silly:

F = can't really feel when you roll it between your fingers, may feel like fine silk thread. May not show up, even agains contrasting background.
M = feels like cotton thread between fingers.
C= I'm not sure about (can you tell that I've agonised over my own type, and consequently have memorised the descriptions of the ones similar to mine?)

squiggyflop
March 10th, 2008, 11:53 AM
omg im happy im stil an ii thickness!!! i was worried when i dropped down to 3.25 inches because of the shot and some major shedding. however my hair seems to range from 1c-2b and sometimes even 2c... right now my hair is 1c but its been 2 days since i washed it. some days my hair looks like this
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg69/squiggyflop/damphair.jpg
sme days its really straight like this
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg69/squiggyflop/myhair-1.jpg
some days its like this
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg69/squiggyflop/lengthfeb2008.jpg
some days like this
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg69/squiggyflop/feb16th2008.jpg

so whats my hair type for wavyness??
i mean really! i wish my hair would make up its mind!

florenonite
March 10th, 2008, 12:08 PM
To determine the waviness (or lack thereof) of your hair, take pictures of it after it has been air-dried with minimal touching, no product, no combing, etc.

squiggyflop
March 10th, 2008, 12:18 PM
To determine the waviness (or lack thereof) of your hair, take pictures of it after it has been air-dried with minimal touching, no product, no combing, etc.
im pretty sure all of those pics were of air dried with minimal touching... i always comb my hair when i condition my hair then wait until its dry (usually) to comb it more... i dont think i used a towel on the firt 2 pics... i think i just squezzd my hair a little and let it be.... its strange to me how 2 pictures can look so different when im pretty sure i did the same thing... hmmm perhaps it has something to do with the temperature that it dries at... i think i went outside into the cold right after washing it in the straight hair pic so it took longer to dry.

Aibell77
March 10th, 2008, 12:34 PM
Hi,

Try to take a picture of you hair without combing at all. Just let it dry, hanging. (the second and third picture looks like untangled hair). It can take a while for it to dry, so try on a weekend...My hair can look like a 1a, if I comb while it's still dripping wet.

HIH

Meli
March 10th, 2008, 12:41 PM
Here's a link to Fia's hairtyping system:
http://homepage.mac.com/annsofie.henriksson/hairtyping/Personal27.html

HTH!

Stagecoach
March 10th, 2008, 12:44 PM
I second the link Meli gave. Up at the top of the page you'll see a bunch of links lables '1A, 1B, 1C ..." those have pictures of each hair type as far as the curly part goes.

Alley Cat
March 17th, 2008, 06:52 PM
Just in case anyone needs help to the link here like I did it's here.
Fia's Hairtyping System (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=5) :)