My hair is damp and freshly detangled here (this is an old hair shot too that I fumbled across while looking at my fotki album:
This is why I always say my hair looks like a month old twist out lol. Because I think it does. And this is also why I don't do the whole hair typing thing on the Andre scale with all that 4a and 4b mess because my hair doesn't neatly fit into any of those categories. I always preferred the LOIS hair typing scale because it more accurately describes my hair pattern. My hair is not uniformed and has like a thousand things going on at one time. That is why I think I have a hard time detangling my hair when it is longer (it can take anywhere from 4 hours to 10 or more on a bad BAD day), the multiple hair textures+ having porous hair which means my cuticles are not laying flat, which encourages my hair strands to be rough and intertwine....I just have a lot of factors working against me and not with me.
But anyway, on the LOIS scale, my hair is a mostly O and S patterned, with L's sprinkled in there too. I borrowed this from http://www.tytecurl.com/v02/hairtypes.htm.so you can figure out your hair pattern too:
Find Your Pattern:
L - If the hair has all bends, right angles and folds with little to no curve then you are daughter L.
O - If the strand is rolled up into the shape of one or several zeros like a spiral, then you are daughter O.
I - If the hair lies mostly flat with no distinctive curve or bend you are daughter I.
S - If the strand looks like a wavy line with hills and valleys then you are daughter S.
You may have a combination of the LOIS letters, possibly with one dominant. If you cannot see one letter over the others, then combine the letters. Example: LO or IL or OS..
You can't tell me that this isn't easier?