You're probably tired of seeing this: Am I 3C Or 4A

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Now, although there are countless threads on this very same question, I can't compare my hair to any others. It just doesn't look the same, so I can't base an answer upon it. Even though hair typing is sometimes very inconsistent in charting EVERYONE'S specific hair, it does a good job in classifying the most common hair types(Adding this since I know someone's just gonna be like, "Hair typing is inconclusive and ineffective. We all have hair, point blank."). I honestly can't gather a conclusion on whether I'm 4A or 3C, so I can't get the products that give my hair it's maximum health and glamour. If you guys could, could you please try and answer my question.

Am I 4a or 3c?


Last edited by Mannie; 11-17-2011 at 02:35 PM.
Maybe you are 3D (LOL - sorry - it's a joke, saw your comment in "that" thread)

I am by no means an expert at this stuff, but I have (as have others) that the SIZE of your curls (2, 3, 4a-z, whatever) is not what helps you to know what product will and will not work for you to have the healthiest hair. You need to know things like, whether your hair is highly porous or not (this affects how your hair absorbs products), the density of the hair on your head (what styles might work best), the thickness of each strand of hair (fine-haired people can't get away with some of the creamier, heavier products out there), and the dew point in the area you live in (this affects your choice of product ingredients in some cases).

Just a thought. Hope it helps.
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I'm not familiar with hair porosity , mind filling me in?
You are 4a according to Andrea Walker hair type system.
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Ohhh, thank you! I wasn't very suree.
Hair porosity is how well one's hair absorbs moisture. Low porosity hair has difficulty absorbing moisture, high porosity sucks it up. It's kind of easy to tell, place a hair in water... if it sinks quickly, high porosity (it sucked up the water, became dense, and sank) normal porosity will sink slowly, low porosity will just float. Someone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

But you look like 4a to me, to answer your original question.
Ohhh, I guess you could say I have Normal porosity.
Maybe you are 3D (LOL - sorry - it's a joke, saw your comment in "that" thread)
Originally Posted by sagehen
Oh so he 4a then.. ROFLMAO! Cause 3d=4a.

yeah.. I said it.
So what does a curly girl with low porosity hair need to do differently than with other hair types? I'm new to this.
Maybe you are 3D (LOL - sorry - it's a joke, saw your comment in "that" thread)
Originally Posted by sagehen
Oh so he 4a then.. ROFLMAO! Cause 3d=4a.

yeah.. I said it.
Originally Posted by *Marah*
I actually saw a chart that went all the way to like 3F! It was the same for types 2-4. I was like "Cool. Detailed.

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