What to look for: the classic corkscrew
First things first: determining whether you have the 3b hair type. So, what IS 3b hair? Well, non-coily curly hair types are type 3 hair. Your hair comes off your scalp in a spiral or a corkscrew loose enough to stick at least a pinkie finger in. When it comes to 3b curls, they are about as wide around as a Sharpie. You have the quintessential corkscrew curly hair. You’ve probably played with your curls while daydreaming (it’s fun), and maybe you’ve got something stuck more than once. If you’ve tried to straighten your hair, you know that it took a lot of elbow grease and one drop of water meant it was back to the drawing board.