So I think it is safe to say my hair texture is 3C. 😀
You can see just how many different textures I’m working with as well, I have my natural texture then it goes down to the slightly looser texlaxed portion. (Texlaxing is mixing a conditioner with a relaxer and purposely under-processing the hair to retain some of the curl pattern.) And finally my bone straight relaxed ends.
Unfortunately I experience a crap-ton of breakage with all three of these textures so I try to protective style as much as possible and minimize my use of heat.
The areas where the textures begin to change are the most fragile and susceptible to breakage so I have to be very careful when finger detangling. My bone straight relaxed ends are the worst -___- They tangle like nobody’s business.
And with all this I know some may be thinking, why not just big chop? and the answer to that is simply, I’m a wuss.
I don’t think I could handle myself with short hair, all my life I’ve had apl-bsl length hair and anything above that just scares me.
Its been almost one year since I’ve started my hair journey (1 year on may 12, 2013) and I have just about 6inches of natural texture and the rest around 10inches (I’m guestimating forgive me) texlaxed and relaxed that I am just not ready to cut off, maybe in another year I’ll be ready for that BIG CHOP.
I found out what my texture was from naturallycurly.com they have a great source of information on hair types and pictures unlike some other hair typing systems. I find this one to be the most reliable over andre walkers h.t. system. Find out whats your hair type here.