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    Default Hairtyping question - 2s or 3s?

    My hair confuses me! Though my curls seem to naturally be 3b, after bunning my hair, or combing, my hair is instantly a lot less curly. Also, depending on which products I use, my curls might not get to 3b at all. Does this mean I am not in the 3s and more in the 2s? Here are some pics

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    Default Re: Hairtyping question - 2s or 3s?

    I think you're in the 3s

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    Default Re: Hairtyping question - 2s or 3s?

    Looks like 3s to me.

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    Default Re: Hairtyping question - 2s or 3s?

    I guess the only reason why I question is because I though most 3s are able to keep their curls no matter what.
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    Default Re: Hairtyping question - 2s or 3s?

    I'd say 3a/3b, just like you have it typed. If I put my hair up, some of the curl pulls out, too. Maybe it's the combination of a/b, I don't know. If you rewet your hair, though, I bet the spirals come right back.



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    Default Re: Hairtyping question - 2s or 3s?

    I think that your hair type is what your hair does naturally, freshly washed without manipulation, not how strongly it can withstand manipulation. If I comb my hair, I can get it to 1b, easily. That doesn't take away my waviness, just like combing and bunning doesn't take away your obvious curliness.
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    Default Re: Hairtyping question - 2s or 3s?

    For me I am a different type depending on the weather. Nice cool no humidity days mine is smooth and I can get it to like a 2a-2b. Summer humidity with on and off misty rain? Then maybe a 3b. I too wonder how to classify my hair sometimes. I think you're in the 3's for sure

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    Default Re: Hairtyping question - 2s or 3s?

    If i bun it and then comb it out dry, i might also get to something around 2a, but i dont really think that counts for the typing in general. I would say 3a/b is fine.

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    Default Re: Hairtyping question - 2s or 3s?

    All I have to say is with ringlets like those your definitely a 3. Yes, those are ringlets. I think hair typing should be based on the curliest state of your hair even if it's not the most common. The fact that your hair can achieve it in the first place demonsteates it's type. I imagine if we all had good hair days with ideal conditions our curls would show more readily.

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    Default Re: Hairtyping question - 2s or 3s?

    Thanks girls for the help So it seems like I can safely say I'm in the 3s regardless of whether it stays like that. I wish I could keep the curls all day everyday. But that would involve a lot of work!
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