View Full Version : What type is my hair? Come to think of it, what colour is my hair?

July 1st, 2012, 01:01 AM
Hi! :)

I can't figure out the different classifications of hair thickness. Here's my hair just getting to APL...


Also, my friend reckons that my hair has some red in it. I can see it under certain lights, but I don't know if "red under certain lights"= red. Here is one shot that shows the colours I think she's referring to:


Here it is with the mahogany rinse I have in it now!


Anyway, can anyone give an estimate of hair type? And comments on the colour?

Thanks! :)

July 1st, 2012, 01:02 AM
Sorry the last picture is on its side! I tried to rotate it but it didn't work! :)

July 1st, 2012, 01:13 AM
To get your hair typed correctly you need to clarify, not touch it and air dry....

did you do that?

Here is a link to the hairtyping guide for future help / instructions


July 1st, 2012, 02:06 AM
You need to let your hair airdry without touching it to get hairtyped, so I can't help you there from these pictures.

As far as color, yours is pretty similar to mine, and my hair color is chestnut. That's a warm brown with red undertones or highlights.


July 1st, 2012, 09:24 AM
As far as the different hair thicknesses... they're just a case of measure your ponytail. If your ponytail is less than 2", you're a i. Between 2" and 4" you're a ii. More than 4", you're a iii. Where you see people typing as ii/iii, they're using an expanded system to get 1" increments.

The main reason why you care about a thickness measure is to work out what updos you might be able to do. Someone who has a 4" ponytail will get totally pissed off and frustrated if they try to do styles at the same length where a someone with a 2" ponytail can. With 4" of thickness, it can take an extra foot or more of length to do a given style.

July 1st, 2012, 09:38 AM
For the color, I'd say a warm brunette. Very pretty, too!

July 1st, 2012, 09:45 AM
Regarding color, "kastanj" instantly came to my mind. The swedish word for chestnut. :)

July 1st, 2012, 09:57 AM
chestnut. Pretty, and shiny! I bet you are a wavy, maybe very wavy with unbrushed/untreated hair. Mine kinda looks like that if it's wavy, then brushed...but without proper hairtyping pics it is hard to say.

Your hair looks very thick and healthy!

July 1st, 2012, 10:32 AM
What a rich, beautiful color. I would classify it as chestnut. Brown but with heavy read tones. Just lovely!

July 1st, 2012, 10:49 AM
I'd call your colour a rich chestnut very pretty, as for hair type do the clarifying thing and post some more photos, your hair looks pretty thick to me and I'd give my right arm for that thick hemilne