4b Hairstyles/Pictures

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My hair is like that when I rock braids but I have to sorta keep it dry to keep a good fro



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i missed this before but LOVE it! thanks for posting. it looks to me most of these styles have a blowout going on...hmm

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My hair is like that when I rock braids but I have to sorta keep it dry to keep a good fro



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Originally Posted by PRINCETON
I just mentioned this pic in the following thread: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ml#post1681118
@Alikalssa I saw it and also posted this one.

The thing about being mixed is I can go back and forth between the curl types. I prefer it in 4a/b but I never learned how to take care of it like that other than braid it up and not deal with it



I just add conditioner and it turns into how it is in my avatar.

One day I'll wash and pick it out with no product to show with my current length LMAO it'll be a BIG fro


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Last edited by PRINCETON; 06-06-2011 at 01:55 AM.
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@Alikalssa I saw it and also posted this one.

The thing about being mixed is I can go back and forth between the curl types. I prefer it in 4a/b but I never learned how to take care of it like that other than braid it up and not deal with it



I just add conditioner and it turns into how it is in my avatar.

One day I'll wash and pick it out with no product to show with my current length LMAO it'll be a BIG fro


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Originally Posted by PRINCETON

Curly hair is so versatile! One day you can rock a fro, the next day you can apply product to define your curls.....It's great

I've done the shingling technique for a lot of ladies with 4b hair and they are always pleasantly surprised to see that they have the option to define their curls if they want to wear their hair that way. Most of them love a combed out fro the best though.

When the weather is right a glycerin based product helps to prevent the combed out fro from drying out. When I'm rocking a combed out fro I normally use Long Aid curl activator and seal it with my avocado butter mix (avocado butter 70%, Jojoba oil 20% Sesame oil 10%) and then I comb it out with a wide tooth comb to separate the curls

ETA - when I say 'glycerin based' I mean glycerin as the second ingredient after water

Last edited by AlikaIssa; 06-06-2011 at 08:01 AM.
What is "shingling" and do you think KYJelly is a good hair product????


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What is "shingling" and do you think KYJelly is a good hair product????


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Originally Posted by PRINCETON
Shingling is when you apply the product to the hair in small sections to ensure that each strand is coated with product. You use your fingers to smooth the product along your strands and clump your curls.

I found this video on YouTube as an example of what 4b hair looks like after it has been shingled.

YouTube - &#x202a;i thought i was 4c (im 4b)&#x202c;&rlm;

There are quite a few videos on shingling on YouTube.

Miss Jessie's also has a video: YouTube - &#x202a;Miss Jessie's Shingling 101 Demo&#x202c;&rlm;

I'm not too sure what KYJelly is. Have you typed it in the search engine? Maybe someone else on the site has already discussed it.
@Alikalssa my understanding of KYJelly is as a lubricant (sexual, etc) but moreover it is water soluble glycerin based solution and yes many rave over it as a haircare product. Was just wondering if you ever tried it for hair.


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@Alikalssa my understanding of KYJelly is as a lubricant (sexual, etc) but moreover it is water soluble glycerin based solution and yes many rave over it as a haircare product. Was just wondering if you ever tried it for hair.


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Originally Posted by PRINCETON
No I've never tried it and I've never heard of it.
What is "shingling" and do you think KYJelly is a good hair product????


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Originally Posted by PRINCETON
Shingling is when you apply the product to the hair in small sections to ensure that each strand is coated with product. You use your fingers to smooth the product along your strands and clump your curls.

I found this video on YouTube as an example of what 4b hair looks like after it has been shingled.

YouTube - &#x202a;i thought i was 4c (im 4b)&#x202c;&rlm;

There are quite a few videos on shingling on YouTube.

Miss Jessie's also has a video: YouTube - &#x202a;Miss Jessie's Shingling 101 Demo&#x202c;&rlm;

I'm not too sure what KYJelly is. Have you typed it in the search engine? Maybe someone else on the site has already discussed it.
Originally Posted by AlikaIssa
Hey AlikaIssa, thanks for posting those videos, but this is why I get confused with hairtyping- I'd have thought the lady in the first video was a 4a, on account of the fact that her hair gets definition with gel. Maybe a more wiry/coarse 4a, but a 4a all the same. There are some parts of my hair at the front (mainly the edges) that will not curl, regardless of the amount of gel I use and how I apply it. It is not heat damage, it is just the kind of hair it is. If you look very closely, you'll see that it is tiny tiny curls, like toothpick sized, which from afar you can't see at all. This is the section which if I am pressed to give an answer about my hairtype, I refer to as my 4b section.

PS: I think I saw on another thread you're london based! So am I

Sorry for the brief hijack! Beautiful pictures!!
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My hair is not naturally curly, but I can get a great curly fro with shingling. I've used IC Fantasia (green one), Miss Jessie's Merengue and Kinky Curly Custard. Any gel will do. I part a row in the back and take a piece of hair, put gel on it, and use my thumb and index finger to coat the gel on the hair. Some people have issues with shingling because it's changing your hair to be more curly that it usually is. The pics are small, you might be able to click on them to make them bigger. It's difficult to see my natural hair texture, but it doesn't have natural curl when wet or dry.
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this is a picture of me after washing my hair, before shingling.
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What is "shingling" and do you think KYJelly is a good hair product????


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Originally Posted by PRINCETON
Shingling is when you apply the product to the hair in small sections to ensure that each strand is coated with product. You use your fingers to smooth the product along your strands and clump your curls.

I found this video on YouTube as an example of what 4b hair looks like after it has been shingled.

YouTube - &#x202a;i thought i was 4c (im 4b)&#x202c;&rlm;

There are quite a few videos on shingling on YouTube.

Miss Jessie's also has a video: YouTube - &#x202a;Miss Jessie's Shingling 101 Demo&#x202c;&rlm;

I'm not too sure what KYJelly is. Have you typed it in the search engine? Maybe someone else on the site has already discussed it.
Originally Posted by AlikaIssa
Hey AlikaIssa, thanks for posting those videos, but this is why I get confused with hairtyping- I'd have thought the lady in the first video was a 4a, on account of the fact that her hair gets definition with gel. Maybe a more wiry/coarse 4a, but a 4a all the same. There are some parts of my hair at the front (mainly the edges) that will not curl, regardless of the amount of gel I use and how I apply it. It is not heat damage, it is just the kind of hair it is. If you look very closely, you'll see that it is tiny tiny curls, like toothpick sized, which from afar you can't see at all. This is the section which if I am pressed to give an answer about my hairtype, I refer to as my 4b section.

PS: I think I saw on another thread you're london based! So am I

Sorry for the brief hijack! Beautiful pictures!!
Originally Posted by NoodleNaps
Hi Noodlenaps,

It's nice to see another Londoner on here!

I would describe the lady in the first video as 4b because she has less of 'a defined curl pattern'. I don't really believe in the whole 'z zhaped' part of the 4b description. There was a thread about that some months back (http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...d-strands.html)

If you have very tiny tiny curls, I'm surprised that you are unable to get them to curl. What did you use on it?

Shingling is when you apply the product to the hair in small sections to ensure that each strand is coated with product. You use your fingers to smooth the product along your strands and clump your curls.

I found this video on YouTube as an example of what 4b hair looks like after it has been shingled.

YouTube - &#x202a;i thought i was 4c (im 4b)&#x202c;&rlm;

There are quite a few videos on shingling on YouTube.

Miss Jessie's also has a video: YouTube - &#x202a;Miss Jessie's Shingling 101 Demo&#x202c;&rlm;

I'm not too sure what KYJelly is. Have you typed it in the search engine? Maybe someone else on the site has already discussed it.
Originally Posted by AlikaIssa
Hey AlikaIssa, thanks for posting those videos, but this is why I get confused with hairtyping- I'd have thought the lady in the first video was a 4a, on account of the fact that her hair gets definition with gel. Maybe a more wiry/coarse 4a, but a 4a all the same. There are some parts of my hair at the front (mainly the edges) that will not curl, regardless of the amount of gel I use and how I apply it. It is not heat damage, it is just the kind of hair it is. If you look very closely, you'll see that it is tiny tiny curls, like toothpick sized, which from afar you can't see at all. This is the section which if I am pressed to give an answer about my hairtype, I refer to as my 4b section.

PS: I think I saw on another thread you're london based! So am I

Sorry for the brief hijack! Beautiful pictures!!
Originally Posted by NoodleNaps
Hi Noodlenaps,

It's nice to see another Londoner on here!

I would describe the lady in the first video as 4b because she has less of 'a defined curl pattern'. I don't really believe in the whole 'z zhaped' part of the 4b description. There was a thread about that some months back (http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...d-strands.html)

If you have very tiny tiny curls, I'm surprised that you are unable to get them to curl. What did you use on it?
Originally Posted by AlikaIssa
Yeah I posted in that z-shaped strands thread, I think. I also have never seen such a strand, but I always just saw 4b as curls or coils that don't clump. Its not about the products used, or the way of applying them. One Youtuber I can think of with hair like that is Mwedzi, for e.g. Also the lady who started the cNapp movement who is frequently on here (if you read this, your name has slipped my mind for a moment sorry!)

Its not that important, I guess, but I just think sometimes it can be counterproductive when people try hard and use a million prods attempting to define curls that just will not define (I can tell the difference between undefinable hair and hair that looks undefined when product free or picked out, but which clumps together with product, because some of my hair is like that as well- clumps easily with conditioner, and other parts clump easily with just water. Yes, I'm a mixed bag). But I could be wrong. Anyway, I think this is probably the subject for a completely different thread. Sorry, OP!!
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