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March 25th, 2010, 12:17 PM
Hi everyone - I hope this post is okay, it's a hairtyping request :o because I've been posting for about a month but I'm still not entirely sure what I am. My guess is 2c but I'm confused by the loose stretched out looking waves in other places. Is it is possible to be a 2c and have those? Or am I misunderstanding what a spiral curl is and am I more of a 3a? Just wondered if you lovely people could give me some opinions. Thanks in advance :)

Here's the picture, taken after washing and with minimal touching of my hair:


March 25th, 2010, 05:22 PM
Oh yes you can definitely have more than one hair type. I would say you are a 2c-3a.

March 25th, 2010, 06:46 PM
Agreed. Looks like 2c toward the front and 3a in the back. I am sooooooo envious of your little spirals in the back...

March 25th, 2010, 08:33 PM
I would say you are 3a, because if you look at the Visual Hairtyping Guide: http://homepage.mac.com/annsofie.henriksson/hairtyping/PhotoAlbum22.html you seem to be more curly than wavy. You could probably easily encourage more or less spirals, depending on how you treat your hair.

March 26th, 2010, 01:54 AM
I would say 2c. It seems to fit the description of "waves with some spiral curls." :)

March 26th, 2010, 09:21 AM
Thanks so much for your opinons! I'm going to change my profile to say I'm a 2c/3a, since it seems to be on the borderline between the two.

March 28th, 2010, 10:22 PM
wow, I feel silly. I just followed the instructions for the hair typing and by those directions and pics, boy was I way off! I'm actually a 2amiii. Way off of what my id says I thought I was, lol..I'll have to fix that!:p