Transforming 4c/4b hair to looser curls (3c?)

Hey,
I was just wondering if it was possible to get your afro from something like:



(That's not me, btw, I just chose the picture because he has similar texture and length)

to something with a wavier texture like:



or



What technique? And is it do-able at home or would you recommend I go to a salon? I'm not adverse to using chemicals, btw,
Honestly, I don't see to much of a difference in either of the men's hair you posted. They both look like type 4 hair to me..one (the first pic of Tyson Beckford) just looks like his hair is actually combed and it's obviously shorter than the other young man's hair.

3c hair are curls that are drinking straw size and people often think of it as pretty defined curl wise. 4c/4b hair doesn't really have super defined curls. So it's not really possible to get 4c/4b hair to turn into 3c curls...well I guess unless one gets a curly perm where the hair is set on rods or something to achieve the larger curl pattern.
You need a texturizer and to grow you hair a little longer. My cousins hair looked like that and that's what he did.

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Honestly, I don't see to much of a difference in either of the men's hair you posted. They both look like type 4 hair to me..one (the first pic of Tyson Beckford) just looks like his hair is actually combed and it's obviously shorter than the other young man's hair.

3c hair are curls that are drinking straw size and people often think of it as pretty defined curl wise. 4c/4b hair doesn't really have super defined curls. So it's not really possible to get 4c/4b hair to turn into 3c curls...well I guess unless one gets a curly perm where the hair is set on rods or something to achieve the larger curl pattern.
Originally Posted by Marah Mizrahi
I see what you're saying, I worded it wrong. I guess I'm not trying to acheive a 3c hair texture, I just want to loosen up my afro curls. My hair just forms a ball on the top of my hair and it just look very dry and brittle (even though it's actually soft). I want hair that has looser curls and doesn't look dry.

You need a texturizer and to grow you hair a little longer. My cousins hair looked like that and that's what he did.

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Originally Posted by KsLiZCuRlZ
Ok, I'll give that try. Thanks! How long should I let my hair grow before I can use a texturizer?
I've heard that texturizers are much easier to apply at home if you have short hair. Since my hair is so short can I do this at home or do you recommend going to a professional?
off topic, but who is that man in the second picture.....sexxxxaaaayyyyyyy
off topic, but who is that man in the second picture.....sexxxxaaaayyyyyyy
Originally Posted by coilynapp
+1. He is too fine!

OP: You might be able to get it similar to that with a twist out or braid out. My hair looks like 3C-ish when I do a good braid out or twist out. Try that before you go down the chemical road.
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Honestly, I don't see to much of a difference in either of the men's hair you posted. They both look like type 4 hair to me..one (the first pic of Tyson Beckford) just looks like his hair is actually combed and it's obviously shorter than the other young man's hair.

3c hair are curls that are drinking straw size and people often think of it as pretty defined curl wise. 4c/4b hair doesn't really have super defined curls. So it's not really possible to get 4c/4b hair to turn into 3c curls...well I guess unless one gets a curly perm where the hair is set on rods or something to achieve the larger curl pattern.
Originally Posted by Marah Mizrahi
I see what you're saying, I worded it wrong. I guess I'm not trying to acheive a 3c hair texture, I just want to loosen up my afro curls. My hair just forms a ball on the top of my hair and it just look very dry and brittle (even though it's actually soft). I want hair that has looser curls and doesn't look dry.

You need a texturizer and to grow you hair a little longer. My cousins hair looked like that and that's what he did.

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Originally Posted by KsLiZCuRlZ
Ok, I'll give that try. Thanks! How long should I let my hair grow before I can use a texturizer?
I've heard that texturizers are much easier to apply at home if you have short hair. Since my hair is so short can I do this at home or do you recommend going to a professional?
Originally Posted by Goldenwest
I don't know how old you are but my cousins are 15 and 18 and they do it themselves at home.


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You need some kind of chemical. Henna only "loosens" your hair if you do it excessively and have very fine hair in the first place. Loosens in quotes because honestly the henna just adds weight to your hair. It won't necessarily make it curlier. Could very well make it "straighter" which on textured hair tends to equal kinkier and farther from ideal that you're trying to achieve.

So yeah..some kind of weak perm/texturizer might be your best bet.
You need some kind of chemical. Henna only "loosens" your hair if you do it excessively and have very fine hair in the first place. Loosens in quotes because honestly the henna just adds weight to your hair. It won't necessarily make it curlier. Could very well make it "straighter" which on textured hair tends to equal kinkier and farther from ideal that you're trying to achieve.

So yeah..some kind of weak perm/texturizer might be your best bet.
Originally Posted by AmberBrown
Henna loosened my kink noticeably the second time I did it. I don't have very fine hair.

The results don't last.
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You need some kind of chemical. Henna only "loosens" your hair if you do it excessively and have very fine hair in the first place. Loosens in quotes because honestly the henna just adds weight to your hair. It won't necessarily make it curlier. Could very well make it "straighter" which on textured hair tends to equal kinkier and farther from ideal that you're trying to achieve.

So yeah..some kind of weak perm/texturizer might be your best bet.
Originally Posted by AmberBrown
Henna loosened my kink noticeably the second time I did it. I don't have very fine hair.

The results don't last.
Originally Posted by NEA
I should have added a caveat. I have only heard of permanent loosening that (required cutting) when the person in question has fine hair. I can think of a few people that had temp. side-effects, regardless of hair texture/strand size.
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Originally Posted by coilynapp
I'm also gonna go off topic and be like DAMN!

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