Nape Hair

. Does anyone else have DRASTICALLY looser nape hair?. I'm wondering if that is common for type 4s.
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YES!!! I co-sign this.

My hair is 2" long and my hair at my nape is hanging. It's the part of my hair that has the best definition and loosest curl. I also say that my hair spongy, but my nape would thready and it gets shiny when braided.
Yes, my nape hair and the hair around my ears are much looser.
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I do! My hair is 4b/c generally but my nape is 3c. It's easier to detangle but to style.
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Mine is very loose mostly 3c but some 3b. Baby soft and fine. Silky. It perplexes me dealing with it. The only way I seem to be able to keep that section moisturized is to use a poo bar and conditioner and seal every day. It Does not like cowashing. I twist it up so it meshes. When I was relaxed this was my trouble area. Lots of breakage. I see now probably was because is more fragile. I saw some old threads were a lot of people were complaining of mullets because of the texture difference. My mom is looser there too. I wonder if there is some "scientific" reason why this area is so different in so many people. Yes and around my ears looser too.
My nape is super soft and silky too. It was thin/damaged/etc. when I had a relaxer as well.
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My nape hair is drastically tighter. That's where I get major coils and spirals!
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Co-signing on the loose nape hair. I hate that back section
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Yep! I saw a thread elsewhere a few weeks ago where over 50 diff. ppl there was saying that the front is loose, the back is looser and curlier, and the middle seem rougher than both those sections. & this is why I guess I don't understand the hair typing thing anymore...

Anyhow, ditto to BotticelliBrit. If the rest of my hair was like the nape, styling would be a breeze. I do remember always smoothing over that part of my hair with my fingers as a child in class...
Same here--nape hair is much looser. And silky. Strands like that are also around the sides too. I don't mind it now that my hair is longer, but in the beginning it did stick out against the tighter curls.
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Same here--nape hair is much looser. And silky. Strands like that are also around the sides too. I don't mind it now that my hair is longer, but in the beginning it did stick out against the tighter curls.
Originally Posted by artemis513
When I BC'd I swore my nape was still relaxed/permed/etc. so I cut it more. It didn't blend well with the rest of my hair when it was shorter. Now that my hair is longer, its not noticeable.
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My nape is a combo of straight/wavy. The shorter I cut it, the straighter it is. What I'm about to say is just my personal preference for what I think looks right for me: I'm grateful it isn't the opposite situation (wavy all over, except for a curly nape). For my head, the curlier, the better.

It's the crown of my head that behaves most differently. Some days that hair just does NOT know what it wants to be when it grows up
3b/c?

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Same here. The majority of my hair 3b, with sprinkles of 3c here and there, but my nape curls are 2b! The texture is finer and silkier, and it doesn't take much for it to frizz.
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Omg yes. I generally have 4b/4c hair and my nape and edges are like 3b/3c. Lol im constantly touching it because it's so soft like baby hair.

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The nape is practically straight. I thought about cutting it but decided to leave it alone. It sucks when I'm trying to do twists and braids and end up just pinning it or tucking it awayml.
Yep! I saw a thread elsewhere a few weeks ago where over 50 diff. ppl there was saying that the front is loose, the back is looser and curlier, and the middle seem rougher than both those sections. & this is why I guess I don't understand the hair typing thing anymore...

Anyhow, ditto to BotticelliBrit. If the rest of my hair was like the nape, styling would be a breeze. I do remember always smoothing over that part of my hair with my fingers as a child in class...
Originally Posted by Aquarielle


Everyone is having trouble with the nape.I am the odd ball the front of my hair is loose however it does wave nicely...yes hair typing gets confusing that's why I don't focus on it..Not everyone's hair is the same..
It's funny because we were always taught that this was the "kitchen" and had to be slicked at ALL costs, but after going natural this is the loosest curls. Crazy. My nape is silkier, perfect curls, easy to deal with, though it hangs weird compared to my tighter curls.




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My nape hair is drastically tighter. That's where I get major coils and spirals!
Originally Posted by BotticelliBrit

Im like you. The top and front of my hair are a mix of 3b and 3c....my nape and the hair around my ears.........i think i posted a thread about it last nite lol!! I just remembered!...but that area is my type 4 area causing a mushroomy effect on my hair


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