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    Post 1c or 1c/2a or 2a, what type is my hair? (This will be the LAST time I ask this...)

    (...hopefully )

    I've made a thread like this before, twice. First time when I just joined and last time was a bit more than a year ago, my hair was a bit too short to tell both times, I think, but now it should be safe to say where I belong. (I also do this to distract myself from other things atm, and it was long ago I took any photos of my hair so why not?)

    All photos taken today with freshly washed and air dried hair, shampoo and conditioner, no combing and minimal touching (and all that). I'm glad that I, for once, had someone to take the photos for me!



    (included three photos since it was a bit windy...and because I couldn't decide which photo was the best)


    And then I include this one for fun (I added a silicone hair serum in this one mainly too see the difference that I usually feel when I use it, but the main difference seemed to be that I made a bit of order in my hair from applying it + that my brother forgot to keep the camera low (he's a foot taller than me) so it got another angle (and the colours got a bit weird?). Not a proper hairtyping photo, ofc, but why not.




    But back to the point, what hair type is this?


    This time my hair surely is long enough, so this should be the last thread I do on this! (unless my hair completely change in the future, then I'll make three more )
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    Default Re: 1c or 1c/2a or 2a, what type is my hair? (This will be the LAST time I ask this..

    I would say you're a solid 2A but I definitely don't call myself an expert on this. Nice waves!
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    Default Re: 1c or 1c/2a or 2a, what type is my hair? (This will be the LAST time I ask this..

    Haha, thank you for your opinion ^_^ I'm not sure what I think myself, I find all other hairtypes easier to see, but this area, from straight to wavy... I'm just lost!

    All opinions appreciated!

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    Default Re: 1c or 1c/2a or 2a, what type is my hair? (This will be the LAST time I ask this..

    Quote Originally Posted by Estrid View Post
    Haha, thank you for your opinion ^_^ I'm not sure what I think myself, I find all other hairtypes easier to see, but this area, from straight to wavy... I'm just lost!

    All opinions appreciated!
    Hi Estrid, I was typed as 2A last week, however I have just found Gumball's visual hair typing thread and mine is much wavier than the examples typed as 2A. So a little confused here, feel free to look at my hair typing album to compare. If I go with Gumball's hairtyping then my hair is 2B and I would agree yours is 2A.

    This is how they define each type
    1c - straight with body wave and one or two visible S-waves (e.g. nape of neck or temples)
    2a - loose, stretched out S-waves throughout the hair
    2b - shorter, more distinct S-waves (similar to waves from braiding damp hair)
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    Default Re: 1c or 1c/2a or 2a, what type is my hair? (This will be the LAST time I ask this..

    I'd say 1C/2A -- right in the middle of that.


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    Default Re: 1c or 1c/2a or 2a, what type is my hair? (This will be the LAST time I ask this..

    I would say 2a

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    Default Re: 1c or 1c/2a or 2a, what type is my hair? (This will be the LAST time I ask this..

    Thank you all for the answers!
    I have compared to other photos, but I don't know how to place my own hair. Sometimes 1c looks very straight and sometimes 2a looks very wavy, so it is a bit confusing. My hair is also quite poofy and frizzy, which makes it harder to see what it is supposed to be (would really like to find a solution to that).

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    Default Re: 1c or 1c/2a or 2a, what type is my hair? (This will be the LAST time I ask this..

    Quote Originally Posted by Estrid View Post
    Thank you all for the answers!
    I have compared to other photos, but I don't know how to place my own hair. Sometimes 1c looks very straight and sometimes 2a looks very wavy, so it is a bit confusing. My hair is also quite poofy and frizzy, which makes it harder to see what it is supposed to be (would really like to find a solution to that).
    I'd say 1c/2a, maybe even 2a.
    By the way, I think it's perfectly normal to have doubts about the exact classification of the wave pattern and have serious variation of wave texture after different washes with different products and at different humidity levels, etc, especially at different lengths and with different types of haircuts...
    My texture is pretty similar, and I can never be sure about the exact category it fits into... there are just too many variables that seem to easily change it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meteor View Post
    I'd say 1c/2a, maybe even 2a.
    By the way, I think it's perfectly normal to have doubts about the exact classification of the wave pattern and have serious variation of wave texture after different washes with different products and at different humidity levels, etc, especially at different lengths and with different types of haircuts...
    My texture is pretty similar, and I can never be sure about the exact category it fits into... there are just too many variables that seem to easily change it.
    Yeah... different shampoos/conditioners doesn't seem to change the way my hair waves when it is dry again (not that I've noticed, atleast), but ofc it does affect how silky or tangly my hair is (and doing stuff like putting it in a bun right after its dry, like I said in my previous post, changes how my hair looks). CO washing did really change my hair, I think I mentioned this the last time I made a hair typing thread, made it really flat and shiny.

    My hair got more wavy bits under the over-layer (totally forgot what it is called), but atleast the rest of my hair is showing some more consistent movement now

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    Default Re: 1c or 1c/2a or 2a, what type is my hair? (This will be the LAST time I ask this..

    We have very very similar hair, except our colours seem a bit different, and yours seems a bit wavier than mine, so yes I'd say 2A. I wish I had some of my old photos to compare for you, but alas - earwax.




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