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jeanniet
September 4th, 2010, 01:56 PM
I always thought I was a 2b, and that's what I originally had on my profile, but as my hair care routine has changed (thanks to all the great information here), I'm starting to realize that my hair is much wavier/curlier than I thought. Now I think I'm at least a 2c, and possibly a 3a. Please take a look and tell me what you think. I know the picture isn't very good--I'm still getting used to my new camera and I've never taken pictures in a mirror before--my hair is nowhere near that color!

http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu150/edmjt63/IMG_0186-1.jpg

spidermom
September 4th, 2010, 01:59 PM
I think I'll have to go with 3A. Have you combed your hair for this picture?

jeanniet
September 4th, 2010, 02:17 PM
I combed it right after I washed it, just to detangle, but not after it dried.

triumphator!
September 4th, 2010, 02:57 PM
I agree with Spidermom. Discovering new curls is always so fun :D

jeanniet
September 4th, 2010, 03:06 PM
Well, whaddaya know? At my age, you'd think I'd have a clue. ;) I'm off to read the wurly and curly thread for pointers! Thanks so much for your input.

spidermom
September 4th, 2010, 03:11 PM
I imagine if you don't touch it except for possibly combing through conditioner in the shower, you would have much more defined ringlets -- 3A for sure.

My hair is definitely 2C, which is mostly wave but some ringlets. My sig pic is 2-3 days after washing, having combed and bunned more than once. It looks like 1C, doesn't it?

jeanniet
September 4th, 2010, 03:18 PM
I've really reduced the amount of combing I do, so I think you're right. I can't believe I've been fighting with my hair all these years when I could have just left it alone and had lovely curls. :mad: I'll try what you suggested and not comb it except in the shower and see what it looks like.

spidermom
September 4th, 2010, 03:26 PM
Post a picture if you can.

jeanniet
September 4th, 2010, 03:34 PM
I will! And thank you for the help.

MissManda
September 4th, 2010, 03:58 PM
Wow, you have lots of pretty curls! :) From your picture, I would say 3a and since it's combed, I bet it's even curlier than that.

jeanniet
September 4th, 2010, 04:09 PM
Thank you! Of course, the downside to this is if I enhance my curls, my length will be shorter and it'll take longer to get to goal, but such is life. The other downside is that I have two Mason Pearson brushes which were quite expensive and now I guess I shouldn't really use them. :p