Exactly this.I don't believe that. My sister has some silky 4a (maybe 3c) and she isn't bi-racial. And bi-racial kids can have cottony hair. I've seen some bi-racial kids with cottony hair. You really can't make that assumption about bi-racial people's hair. I've even got some silky hair in my head too.I disagree that there isn't a difference with bi-racial hair types. Even though some bi-racials will appear to have the same 4a afroish type coily hair, but on closer inspection, especially when styling aids are added, you'll see the texture is more "silkier".So I wanted to ask here what people of color think about that..that actually have 4a-4c hair type. I'm asking in this section because it's obvious in the hair sections this is where most of the people in the 3c-4c range congregate the most.
Here's my take: It's Bull. First of all I don't see how on earth 4 category hair isn't curly. It sometimes coils, some have round curls, some have spirals, some have what look like loops. But all of that is still technically a curl..it may not be a defined curl in every case..but a curl no less. The only reason I call it "kinky" because the curls aren't as defined and not because I don't believe it's actually curly hair.
And there IS NO SUCH THING as "mixed race" or "biracial" hair. Hair is just hair mainly made up of the same stuff..keratin. The care of the hair has to do with knowing porosity, texture, and overall density..because hair typing really says nothing about how to care for the hair. It just gives a description on how the hair looks. And it doesn't matter if the curly hair falls into the "curly" description or "kinky" description.
At least this is what I believe.
I call my hair coily and curly, because it is to ME.
I honestly never dwelled that hard on it before. I do know that styling products created for biracial hair texture does NOT work for MY afro cottony non-mixed 4a hair. Styling products for "regular" non mixed curlies seem to work quite well for me.