Type 3 vs Type 4 - Is hair typing BS?? Cross Post

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I was thinking I found a couple people, but the products they used I couldn't because of the protein in those particular products. So I tend to stalk fotkis too. I can get new hair styles to try too when I do that!! Your welcome for the post. Sometimes I just get so upset. Seems like we as black people are constantly trying to classify each other. The older I get the more disturbing it comes that we haven't grown.
Originally Posted by NaturallyCurlyEnnovy
Your post is interesting to me because I never looked at the hairtyping systems being only relevant to black people since so many people of different races and ethnicities use them. However, I've noticed that sometimes the way people identify their hair type has to do with the way they identify themselves racially/ethnically. I've noticed that there are people who identify as white who have mainly 3c hair but they'll identify as 3b, and people who identify as black who have 3a,3b or 3b/c hair but will identify as 4a with maybe a little bit of 3c. I've always wondered why that was.

And yes, I do realize that some people, particularly black people, may be in denial of their hair type because of the good hair/bad hair complex.
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I was thinking I found a couple people, but the products they used I couldn't because of the protein in those particular products. So I tend to stalk fotkis too. I can get new hair styles to try too when I do that!! Your welcome for the post. Sometimes I just get so upset. Seems like we as black people are constantly trying to classify each other. The older I get the more disturbing it comes that we haven't grown.
Originally Posted by NaturallyCurlyEnnovy
Your post is interesting to me because I never looked at the hairtyping systems being only relevant to black people since so many people of different races and ethnicities use them. However, I've noticed that sometimes the way people identify their hair type has to do with the way they identify themselves racially/ethnically. I've noticed that there are people who identify as white who have mainly 3c hair but they'll identify as 3b, and people who identify as black who have 3a,3b or 3b/c hair but will identify as 4a with maybe a little bit of 3c. I've always wondered why that was.

And yes, I do realize that some people, particularly black people, may be in denial of their hair type because of the good hair/bad hair complex.
Originally Posted by multicultcurly
Preeeacccch Multicultcurly. I think the good hair/ bad hair complex definitely plays a role in that. Since "straight" hair is "good" hair if you have curls a particular curl pattern then that's "good" hair too.
Bekka you also bring up an interesting point. There are people who are natural 4a/b/z and claim to love their hair but still kind of wish it looked like this or that. Then those who are relaxed and are trying to cover up their beautiful gift. I don't think they realize how many people want hair like that. I go to school with and have encountered quite a bit of Asian and white women who have done some time of chemical treatment to their hair so it looks like a 4a/b/z texture. So I say to those women who hate their hair, if you don't like it somebody else does.
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Your post is interesting to me because I never looked at the hairtyping systems being only relevant to black people since so many people of different races and ethnicities use them. However, I've noticed that sometimes the way people identify their hair type has to do with the way they identify themselves racially/ethnically. I've noticed that there are people who identify as white who have mainly 3c hair but they'll identify as 3b, and people who identify as black who have 3a,3b or 3b/c hair but will identify as 4a with maybe a little bit of 3c. I've always wondered why that was.

And yes, I do realize that some people, particularly black people, may be in denial of their hair type because of the good hair/bad hair complex.
Originally Posted by multicultcurly
Oh, I don't think the Hair Type Classification is relevant for Black people only! I'm saying it's another way for us as black people to basically continue the "good hair" vs "bad hair" thing. I have seen post or remarks in more than one forum or even on fotki where someone is making a comment about wishing there hair type was something else. Meaning better than the hair type they currently have. I'm not saying that is wrong I just wish no one felt that way. But, what can you do?? It's the same with people that have straight hair wanting curly hair or vice versa. It's something we humans do in one way or another all.
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