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Old 03-15-2012, 11:27 AM   #41
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:09 PM   #42
 
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What color is that, Foxy? That's the exact color I am trying to get but I have yet to get it.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:20 PM   #43
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What color is that, Foxy? That's the exact color I am trying to get but I have yet to get it.
It is Bigen Deep Burgundy
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:41 PM   #44
 
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:10 PM   #45
 
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:34 PM   #46
 
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@starcurls. Looks type 4.



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Old 04-04-2012, 11:29 PM   #47
 
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Hey guys whats my hair tye im not really sure when i wash it its not a ZZ shapes it looks more like a finger coiling but its not like bouncy i dont know this is it after a washed it and it does have some oil in it it has been flat twisted
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I say my hair is type 4 w/o really putting letters on it because I just think it makes more sense to say that than to attempt to subtype it. My hair is tightly coiled. It has a lot of shrinkage, more than 50%. My hair isn't silky (although there are type 4s w/silky hair), and I have some coils/curls the size of pencils and some that are smaller. I have O shaped and S shaped curls and that became more apparent to me as my hair grew out.
This looks more like a type 3 than a 4.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:09 PM   #48
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This looks more like a type 3 than a 4.
I always thought of type 3 hair as curls bigger than pencils.
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:20 PM   #49
 
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I have a question about that "circumference," because most of the 4a YouTubers appear to consistently have larger curls than that.

4a is so difficult to define, though. It seems to include on the same head 3c and 4b, and can at different times appear to be one or the other.

And just look at those examples. I would have classified Esperanza as 4a, Macy as 4b. Who knew?
I agree with you. Hair can appear to be one or the other at different times & with different products, & also depending on it's condition. Here's a photo of mine to add to the confusion. When I did the BC in 2009 my hair didn't look like this. I'd had curly perms for 28 yrs & had a headful of scab hair that would not obey any product. KinkyCurly did not work & I gave Knot Today a bad review here. Carols' Daughter & Qhemet worked so so. After 2 yrs of ayuvedic oils,natural products, extreme pampering, & trimming off scab hair every few months the texture went back to normal & I grew a lot of little curls. My hair looks like this with KinkyCurly & now Knot Today works wonderfully. Soaking wet it can look like this but with less organized spiral curls but it does have a definite curl pattern.It also makes a difference what shampoo/condish I use. When I tried the Mane & Tail shampoos/conditioners everyone raved about, my hair hated them & I wound up with a wild, dry,wiry feeling, tangled up mess that bore little resemblance to the photo & was hard to detangle.Now Qhemet & Carol's Daughter work waaaay better than they did 2 yrs ago now that scab hair is gone. I just say my hair's type 4 & call it a day !! What do you call it?

I think there are so many hair variations you can go mad trying to classify them & then you might find out something for your "type" doesn't work but one from another "type" does !
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:/ My hair doesn't hold a curl that well. It doesn't napp, but it doesn't keep a curl either. It doesn't really do much of anything. But this is it at 3 months. 4a?
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:/ My hair doesn't hold a curl that well. It doesn't napp, but it doesn't keep a curl either. It doesn't really do much of anything. But this is it at 3 months. 4a?
I recently cut my hair 2 weeks ago and this what my hair looks like after my hair drys and I've brushed out my curls! your texture also looks similar to mine! it looks like it has some frizz~ i think you are my hair twin

does your hair look similar to this?


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Old 04-18-2012, 10:14 AM   #52
 
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i might have to wait a little until my hair grows out, but i thought i'd give typing my shorties a try haha. what do you guys think? i think i could possibly be 4a? my hair texture is pretty soft. wouldn't call it silky though. it can get dry and rough if i don't moisturize it. it's more so fuzzy than kinky. lots of get away hairs since my curls are still growing in.

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Old 04-20-2012, 09:32 AM   #53
 
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:/ My hair doesn't hold a curl that well. It doesn't napp, but it doesn't keep a curl either. It doesn't really do much of anything. But this is it at 3 months. 4a?
I recently cut my hair 2 weeks ago and this what my hair looks like after my hair drys and I've brushed out my curls! your texture also looks similar to mine! it looks like it has some frizz~ i think you are my hair twin

does your hair look similar to this?


Yes, only my curls never get that defined -_-; my hair really doesn't do much of anything. It's always soft and I've never had issues with napping or tangling before, but it doesnt keep a curl either.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:02 PM   #54
 
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Yes, only my curls never get that defined -_-; my hair really doesn't do much of anything. It's always soft and I've never had issues with napping or tangling before, but it doesnt keep a curl either.
i'm no curl or hair expert. but maybe there's a possibility that your curls are bigger than you think they are. if you say they aren't really showing. i can definitely see them on the top on your head though are you considering letting your hair grow out any longer? they'll probably looked more developed when they grow out a little more.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:04 PM   #55
 
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Woooow def jus posted somethin talking that 4a?? mess right before I saw this it wasn't based on the question but still..I got a feeling one of the responses will b a link

Darn it I was so not trying to b "one of dem"

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Old 05-08-2012, 01:00 PM   #56
 
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Hello y'all! *waves* i've been natural for nearly 2years now and i still dont know what my hairtype is. Neither do i know what my porosity is nor my strand size :/. i feel like such a n00b eventhough i've been natural for a while now. Ive been debating between 4b or 4a, but the longer it gets the more it resembles 3c (though i still believe that im 4a) i've got tons of pictures for you guys and i appricitate you guys input and advice!

My dry hair in a lazy puff. (untill a couple of weeks a go i discovered that my hair was thirsty and REALLY dry)

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My finally moisturised hair thanks to all you guy's tips and advice on the forum!!! i transitioned when i was 16 and for the first time in two years my hair is truely healthy! THANK YOU!!
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:20 PM   #57
 
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Looks 4a/b to me. It's growing well! Keep doing what you're doing I say!
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:39 AM   #58
 
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Hey, I still need help figuring out my type. I know it's a type 4 but that's it.. I don't know if it's a, b, or c. Help! What's my hair type?

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Hey, I still need help figuring out my type. I know it's a type 4 but that's it.. I don't know if it's a, b, or c. Help! What's my hair type?

4a/b
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Old 05-27-2012, 02:32 PM   #60
 
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@JosseyPossey...I see a 4a...I think it may look 4b because your hair was just dry.
@ms. tracy...you take me for a 4a too

Im not seeing 4b for either of ya'll...it is my understanding that 4b hair doesn't curl/coil even with product/conditioner
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