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Neon Gloss
March 13th, 2008, 11:14 AM
My apologies if there's already a topic like this, I'm a few days new here. :P So, I haven't the slightest clue what my hair type REALLY is. Is anybody else going through a similar ordeal, per chance? ;]

I grew up blow drying my hair (unwillingly), so I've never seen my natural hair until I was in my mid-teens (3 or so years back). I rarely blow dry it nowadays, but when it dries naturally, it seems to have a different texture to it each time.

As thin as it is, it's really poofy. Grab it, and it seems as if nothing is there. Occasionally you'll find some straight hair, but it's mostly wavy, curly (especially in the back), and you'll even find perfect ringlets underneath it all, which actually sometimes take over my whole head! I'm thinking that my hair may be experiencing some strange shellshock from all the damage it's taken, but I could be wrong. =P

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1355/701320532_47c86a02db_s.jpg <-- Back when I had bangs. :-(

spidermom
March 13th, 2008, 11:39 AM
It sounds to me like you might be a 2C (mostly wave with a little curl) with i or ii thickness.

Feisty Redhead
March 13th, 2008, 11:47 AM
My hair can't decide what it wants to be; it's unpredictably wurly at best. Most days it's in the middle of 2c waves and 3a curls - thus "wurly" - but some days it's 1b straight. I just embrace how different it can be on any given day and appreciate that I can be straight, wavy or curly without much or any effort on my part. My hair's pretty much free to do what it wants, I don't interfere. :silly:

Emichiee
March 13th, 2008, 11:57 AM
Give your hair some time. If you used to heatstyle it a lot the natural wave pattern could be altered since heat melts the keratin with each use...that can cause your strands difficulty to bounce back into their natural shape..(almost like they dont remember themselves :lol:)
Hair usually recovers after a more gentle treatment and lots of moisture.

Anje
March 13th, 2008, 01:53 PM
Haha! I found it: Fia's Visual Hair Typing System (http://homepage.mac.com/annsofie.henriksson/hairtyping/Personal27.html). All the links across the top have example pictures for each hair type, many of people from LHC.

darkwaves
March 14th, 2008, 09:40 AM
Haha! I found it: Fia's Visual Hair Typing System (http://homepage.mac.com/annsofie.henriksson/hairtyping/Personal27.html). All the links across the top have example pictures for each hair type, many of people from LHC. Thanks, Anje! I've been looking for these pictures!

Neon Gloss
March 14th, 2008, 09:52 AM
Haha! I found it: Fia's Visual Hair Typing System (http://homepage.mac.com/annsofie.henriksson/hairtyping/Personal27.html). All the links across the top have example pictures for each hair type, many of people from LHC.


This is really great! =] Thanks! *bookmarks*