Um.. I am not sure WHY you are even referring to this.. NO WHERE did I say no one else can get curl definition besides 3c's when wet.. NO WHERE. LOL!
I am not sure why you continue to read more into my post than what's actually there. The original poster MENTIONED she thought she has 3c hair.. and that is why I commented on 3c hair type because type 3 hair has certain charactistics that you really can't get around, it's fact...there was nothing from me that stated that no one else can get curl definition besides a 3c when wet.
I would be a damn fool to say such a thing when I know darn well people that do not have my hair type (which happens to be 3c) have curl definition and just have it naturally.
So with all due respect.. I am not sure where you pulled that from... I have nothing against Type 4 hair and it seems to me that is really your issue.. you think I have some conflict with type 4 hair and it was your attempt to call me on it. I hope that is not the case, but that is the impression I am getting...
For the record, I don't. And if you read any of my past posts on this forum about hair types you will see that the whole hair against hair thing bugs the mess out of me. I've made detailed posts about my dislike for that sort of thing. I know good and well type 4's can get curl definition particularly type 4a's considering my own mother has that type of hair and her hair curls like no one's business when it's natural. When I was growing up her curl definition UNWET was better than mine is now! Now type 4b and 4c's don't have a defined curls to me naturally without doing something to it.. that hair type seems more like a Z to me which is not actually a curl per se in my view. If you disagree with that..so be it. But that is how I understand 4b and 4c hair types.
I am glad you got my point... but once again.. my totally natural 3c comment was completely accurate because what I said and ALL I SAID was type 3's don't need to do any manipulation to get a curl because it does that naturally. I didn't say anything about it was the only hair type that does it.. YOU read that into what I said all on your own.
So I don't have any complex about type 4 hair... Perhaps because you have experienced some negative issues with type 3c hair people.. you kind of got a little trigger happy when you read my post ? I don't know.. but where you are coming from is beyond me since I never mentioned what you are stating at all.
Well like I said O's usually lay flat when I see it.. so when you say O's I would have to see what you mean to verify.. in any event.. I don't have O shaped hair so I suppose it doesn't really come into play when thinking about my own hair. And I am sure yours is lovely.
But I do honestly think you went on a tangent needlessly about something I wasn't even discussing, didn't imply, and never brought up anyway. I never brought up texture.. YOU DID. I never brought up that 3c's are the only types that can get a curl definition when wet.. YOU DID.
And you never even asked me for clarification.. you simply made assumptions with no basis and proceeded to respond on that faulty premise. Not sure why though besides your past experiences with some type 3c hair people haven't been respectful and well I can certainly understand that sentiment.
I have seen that myself where certain women of color with one type of hair will act like there hair is better because it's looser or the texture is finer than anothers and on the flip side I've seen women with a tighter curl or little to no defined curl get a little overly sensitive about hair and feel that someone else with another type hair thinks they are better.
All I can do is SPEAK FOR ME and I don't go for that bull crap. I have enough to worry about with maintaining my own hair and the last thing I need to do is stick my nose in the air about my hair which believe me..ain't all that. But it's mine and I like it, but it's just hair.. it's not the Hope Diamond.
To me the whole hair this type 3 versus type 4 drama especially among women of color is just that.. DRAMA and I don't buy into it. I like all types of hair including straight, wavy, curl, relaxed, flat ironed, and otherwise. I simply choose to wear mine naturally curly because it's easy and my hair seems to just look and respond better in it's natural state.
I never disparage people about the natural state of their hair..that's something a person cannot help. To me disrespecting someone because of the natural state of their hair is JUST as bad as making fun of someone that is born with a disability or were born of a certain race. I find that absolutely deplorable. Now I might say I can't stand a hair cut or hair style.. but you will NEVER see me down someone because they wear the hair they are born with and you will never see me go through the "I got good hair BS"... that behavior is beneath me. And being mixed.. I sort of understand that deal a little better than you may think I do.. I know about natural type 4 hair. I grew up with a mother with that type of hair and SEVERAL female cousins with that type of hair on my mom's side. And all of them WORKED the hair and looked good doing it.
So for future reference.. It might be better to ASK rather than assume.. because what you got off on as "hogwash" was really something you brought up and had a problem with.. not me.
Hope you understand now and you don't feel offended because that is not my intent. My intent is to completely clarify my stance in hopes that you comprehend what I stated and not feel you need to read into something. I usually say EXACTLY what I mean and I don't really do the implication game.