View Full Version : Hair types/classifications

June 17th, 2012, 10:06 AM
I still haven't figured out my hair type yet
I don't understand the classifications like 3a, 1c etc.
I searched around for a helpful forum but I couldn't find anything, so if there is one then please point me in the right direction, but I was hoping someone else could help me out.

This is my hair from the back, March on the right and June on the left. My hair is sometimes straighter than other times.

This is my hair from the front (only picture I could find)
It goes all flicky >.<

June 17th, 2012, 10:21 AM
Have you taken a look at this article? It explains everything :]


Those are classifications for curl or lack of curl. 1 is generally for straighter hair, 2 is for waves/slight curls and 3 is for curls. Judging by your pictures, I think you're around 1c/2a or somewhere there, but in order to find out exactly you have to clarify your hair and airdry it without touching it at all, to see what it looks like completely dry and without build-up.

Hope this helps! I'm sure another member can explain this in more detail, but otherwise just take a good luck throughout the guide :]

June 17th, 2012, 12:06 PM
I'd say you're a 1b, 1c at the most.

June 17th, 2012, 12:18 PM
From these I'd say 1b. But I don't know if these are proper hair typing photos...?