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Aleria
July 5th, 2010, 01:12 PM
I've been a bit confused as to my hair type since I joined LHC. First I thought I was 1C, but then I thought my hair must be wavier than that, so I tried letting it dry without combing, but I'm still a bit confused. Help?

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5817&pictureid=76014

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5817&pictureid=76013

I apologize for the bad quality photos. Who knew taking a picture of the back of your head was so hard!

HintOfMint
July 5th, 2010, 01:28 PM
I would say, uncombed, it is 2A but just barely. I suppose if you want to be really precise you could say 1C/2A.

A few questions about your routine. Does your hair look better when you comb it after a wash? Do you have a serious problem with frizz when you comb? If the answers are yes and no, respectively, then I would keep it as a 1C.

Figuring out one's "true hairtype" is only beneficial when it comes to discovering hidden waves and curls that were being suppressed by combing/brushing, and would manifest as frizz. Curly and wavy hair often needs a different routine than straight and straighter hairtypes. From what I can tell from your pictures, I don't think your hair is wavy enough to warrant an entirely new routine, unless you want to encourage your waves to become more prominent.

triumphator!
July 5th, 2010, 01:39 PM
When my hair is your length it's 1c, and I have a little less body wave than you, I think. You might be 2a.

Sissy
July 5th, 2010, 01:40 PM
your hair is probably 2a I think.

GlassEyes
July 5th, 2010, 01:42 PM
Looks 2a to me.

danacc
July 5th, 2010, 02:26 PM
I would call it 2a.

pepperminttea
July 5th, 2010, 02:35 PM
I think you're in the 2A camp. :D