What to look for: wide loops
Knowing your hair type is the first step to giving your curls the best care, so how do you know if you have 3a curly hair? To start with, all type 3 hair is curly, so if you’ve got ringlets, you’ve got type 3 hair. If you’ve ever gotten bored or distracted in class (we won’t tell) and stuck your fingers in and out of your curls for something to do, you probably have 3a hair. Straightening your hair isn’t quite a nightmare, but too much heat (or handling, or tight styling), and you start getting breakage galore.