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FoxyGuide 02-08-2012 11:53 AM

ATTENTION!!! The Official Type 4 "What's My Hair Type?" Thread!
 
Are you curious about your hair type? Are you thinking it may be type 4, then look no further!!!!

Here is a little info about type 4 hair, pulled from the section for type 4 hair on Naturally Curly Curly Hair Tips, Styles & Products - NaturallyCurly:

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"Facts"

Type 4 is kinky, or very tightly curled, with a clearly visible curl pattern

Circumference: Crochet needle or even smaller

The hair is very wiry, very tightly coiled and very, very fragile

Type 4 hair can range from fine/thin to wiry/coarse with lots and lots of strands densely packed together

Type 4 hair has fewer cuticle layers than any other hair type, which means that it has less natural protection from the damage you inflict by combing, brushing, curling, blow-drying and straightening it

Type 4 hair is known to shrink up to 75% of the actual hair length

There are two Type 4 subtypes:

4a: Tightly coiled hair that, when stretched, has an "S" pattern, much like curly hair. It tends to have more moisture than 4b; has a definite curl pattern

4a celebrities: Macy Gray, Monique Coleman, Leela James

4b: Has a "Z" pattern, less of a defined curl pattern. Instead of curling or coiling, the hair bends in sharp angles like the letter "Z"; has a cotton-like feel

4b celebrities: Esperanza Spalding, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu
Things to keep in mind are:

There is no one size fits all method to hair care. Knowing hair type very rarely (if ever) gives you any insight into the products and methods you need for your own hair care. It will take much trial and error and patience to figure it out. This is a learning experience! Things will start to make sense in time.

If you have anything to add, feel free to do it here. Also, if you have any questions regarding hair typing then this thread would be the place to post those questions!

Thanks a million!!!

LolaKinkz 02-08-2012 11:58 AM

THANK YOU!!!!
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CurlyElectra 02-08-2012 12:20 PM

Thanks Foxy!

soleilmoncur 02-08-2012 12:22 PM

http://i54.tinypic.com/6f44f4.gif

Thanks Foxy!

And yes, this gif is of my natural mixed-race(Italian, Jewish, Black, Puerto Rican and a little of Japanese), gift from my ancestors, non relaxed/heat damaged/color damaged hair.

*Marah* 02-08-2012 12:26 PM

This is great.. now I hope people actually pay attention and not miss it but if they do one of us can post them a link directly to this thread.

FoxyGuide 02-08-2012 12:35 PM

You're welcome ladies.



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Originally Posted by soleilmoncur (Post 1880744)
http://i54.tinypic.com/6f44f4.gif

Thanks Foxy!

And yes, this gif is of my natural mixed-race(Italian, Jewish, Black, Puerto Rican and a little of Japanese), gift from my ancestors, non relaxed/heat damaged/color damaged hair.

You are in time out. Go to the corner.

Keenylicious 02-08-2012 12:51 PM

Hallelujah

On my EVO. I'm too fancy for proofreading.

Jo Somebody 02-08-2012 02:10 PM

Thanks Foxy!

I thought some photos might help:
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...a-4b-hair.html

NoodleNaps 02-08-2012 02:17 PM

PHEW!

africana 02-08-2012 04:10 PM

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Naturalista 02-09-2012 09:06 PM

We need a holy ghost gif... I shouted Hallelujah when I saw this!!!! :D

Ninjarette 02-09-2012 09:09 PM

I love the Lord....He heard my cry, and pitied every groan. Long as I live, and troubles rise, I'll hasten to His throne.

Amen...give thanks!

coilynapp 02-09-2012 09:21 PM

Hopefully this will curb the "HALP! what's my hair type" threads. Thanks Foxy!

CurlyElectra 02-09-2012 10:48 PM

LOL there's so much shade in here already, I'd be scared to actually ask my hair type. :evil4:

Naturalista 02-10-2012 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by CurlyElectra (Post 1882181)
LOL there's so much shade in here already, I'd be scared to actually ask my hair type. :evil4:

Not shade, just real talk sigh of relief! Woo Jesus! Lol!

africana 02-11-2012 09:38 PM

Okay, I have a hair type question. What is the difference between an "S" shaped curl and a "O" shaped curl? For the life of me, I can't get the LOIS system.

Keenylicious 02-11-2012 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Raizal (Post 1883935)
Okay, I have a hair type question. What is the difference between an "S" shaped curl and a "O" shaped curl? For the life of me, I can't get the LOIS system.

one is shaped like an S, and the other looks like an O.

i'm honestly not trying to be snarky here, i just don't know how else to answer this.

africana 02-11-2012 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Keenylicious (Post 1883949)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Raizal (Post 1883935)
Okay, I have a hair type question. What is the difference between an "S" shaped curl and a "O" shaped curl? For the life of me, I can't get the LOIS system.

one is shaped like an S, and the other looks like an O.

i'm honestly not trying to be snarky here, i just don't know how else to answer this.

My issue is more with the "S" type curl. I picture wavy type 2 hair, or a dude with an earring on a texturizer box. I don't get the LOIS system in general.

FoxyGuide 02-11-2012 10:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Raizal (Post 1883994)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Keenylicious (Post 1883949)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Raizal (Post 1883935)
Okay, I have a hair type question. What is the difference between an "S" shaped curl and a "O" shaped curl? For the life of me, I can't get the LOIS system.

one is shaped like an S, and the other looks like an O.

i'm honestly not trying to be snarky here, i just don't know how else to answer this.

My issue is more with the "S" type curl. I picture wavy type 2 hair, or a dude with an earring on a texturizer box. I don't get the LOIS system in general.

I have some Ss. Pics of my hair are in this thread.

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...e-results.html

They are not large at all. Small ones. Still tight.

soleilmoncur 02-12-2012 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by FoxyCleopatraGuide (Post 1883998)
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Originally Posted by Raizal (Post 1883994)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Keenylicious (Post 1883949)
one is shaped like an S, and the other looks like an O.

i'm honestly not trying to be snarky here, i just don't know how else to answer this.

My issue is more with the "S" type curl. I picture wavy type 2 hair, or a dude with an earring on a texturizer box. I don't get the LOIS system in general.

I have some Ss

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...e-results.html

They are not large at all. Small ones. Still tight.

Foxys hair is an S curl. It's really just the shape of an S that can be tightly coiled or looser. O curls have a more defined curl shape and can also be tightly coiled or loose. The O curl is the more traditional looking curl.

HTH


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