View Full Version : Hair-typing help

May 3rd, 2011, 06:45 PM
So I always thought my hair was 2a, but comparing it to other 2a's I think I might be wrong. So kind LHC-ers please help.

I clarified using baking soda and did an ACV rinse, then I combed with a wide toothed comb and let it air-dry (combing could have been a mistake, since the hair seemed a bit straighter after that).

So here are a few photos:

http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/3551/p1020824t.th.jpg (http://img545.imageshack.us/i/p1020824t.jpg/)

http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/5748/p1020799y.th.jpg (http://img641.imageshack.us/i/p1020799y.jpg/)

http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/4416/p1020800c.th.jpg (http://img827.imageshack.us/i/p1020800c.jpg/)

Wow the frizz in some photos was insane!

So... 2a yay or ney?


May 3rd, 2011, 06:51 PM
I think your hair looks more like 2b than 2a because your waves are quite uniform and don't look very stretched out. It also looks like some of your ends spiral a little bit, so you could be a 2b/2c.

I'm not super good with hair typing, however. :p

May 3rd, 2011, 06:54 PM
I think your a solid 2c and very pretty hair too

May 3rd, 2011, 06:59 PM
2c is my vote.

May 3rd, 2011, 07:08 PM
Frizz means curl so another vote for 2c! :D Be interesting to see what you get without combing; did you condition?

May 3rd, 2011, 07:30 PM
Wow 2c, didn't expect that.

Firefox7275: I didn't condition, just baking soda and ACV. Different conditioners make my hair act differently so I wanted ''untainted'' results. It would probably be slightly more curly without combing it, but I couldn't bear to think about the detangling I would have to do if I didn't comb it. Would be interesting to see though.

I might have to rethink my washing methods, since I do want to bring out the curl. My world has been turned upside down :)

May 3rd, 2011, 08:49 PM
At least 2b, possibly 2c. I am 1c/2a (I think, sometimes I feel I am more 2a than 1c), but I am substantially less wavy than you. Your hair almost seems more curly than wavy.

May 3rd, 2011, 10:30 PM
I'd say 2C as well - some gorgeous wurls you've got going on there! :)

(ps. My sig isn't a great indication of what 2A hair looks like; I'm addicted to braidwaves. :D )