Picture thread attempt 4a, pen spring ladies

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Hey all, I was just wondering if there were any 4a pen spring diameter ladies out there with long hair that wouldn't mind posting some pictures. I've only seen two women that I think have this hair type with long hair. But their coils may actually be a bit bigger than pen spring/coffee stirrer size. I think it would give many women with this type of hair some well needed hairspiration. So whadaya say? Post some pics ladies? Ya never know it could inspire someone else who perms to go natural. Come on be down for the cause. lol
Ooh I wanna see too, this is how small my curls are but I'm still transitioning


4b natural
This girly has some long hair

http://www.youtube.com/afrohairsecrets

Here's her fotki.
http://public.fotki.com/velvethalo/



Last relaxer-3/16/08
Type 4a thick hair
www.fotki.com/cluelessaka updated March 2010





Last edited by Lynnery; 08-07-2009 at 08:33 AM. Reason: delete
This girl was one of my hair inspirations. She documented her natural journey very well.

http://public.fotki.com/Turnergirl/



Last relaxer-3/16/08
Type 4a thick hair
www.fotki.com/cluelessaka updated March 2010





Last edited by Lynnery; 08-07-2009 at 08:39 AM.
This girly has some long hair

http://www.youtube.com/afrohairsecrets

Here's her fotki.
http://public.fotki.com/velvethalo/
Originally Posted by Lynnery
Hmm, you know I don't know if I really consider velvet a 4a. I look at her more as a 3b curl diameter wise with 4a/b texture.
This girl was one of my hair inspirations. She documented her natural journey very well.

http://public.fotki.com/Turnergirl/
Originally Posted by Lynnery
Turner girl has a looser curl also. But texture wise I'd say that both Velvet and Turner girl's hair is similar to mine. Thanks for posting Lynnery.
It depends on how you define long.
Originally Posted by KinkyKeeper
That is very subjective isn't it? When you consider the shrinkage that is inherent to this hair type. I guess I mean someone with a BAA. Or apl or bsl when strectched.
Here is Rustic Beauty. Her coils are pen spring sized and fine strand. My hair is similar and gets very tangled:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2ysr...er_profilepage
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Not all of my hair is pen spring, nor is it all the same length. But I think it's close enough to your request. For your reference, my hair stretches out to between chin and armpit length and in general the kink/coil loosens from crown to nape. So the curls you describe are on the top of my head front and center.

layer cake of tight, spongy and silky/thready S strands that kink more than they coil
spiced with a few spiral coils and non-curling waves
mostly medium and fine with a sprinkle of coarse strands
protein is yummy

Last edited by CoilyOne1812; 08-07-2009 at 12:41 PM. Reason: added photo with tiny coil more visible
Here is Rustic Beauty. Her coils are pen spring sized and fine strand. My hair is similar and gets very tangled:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2ysr...er_profilepage
Originally Posted by naturellewonder
Yeah Rustic Beauty is actually one of the two that I've seen with coily pen spring long hair. She's like my hair idol. I don't know what I was thinking. I was like really looking at her coils one day and was thinking hmm what if those aren't really pen spring. But I just checked out the vid you just posted and I'm for sure that we are basically hair twins. lol Thanks naturellewonder. Rustic Beauty is definitely a great inspiration. I was watching one of her videos the day that I decided to just go in the bathroom with my scissors and hack all my permed ends off.
No problem. Another is Beautiful Brown Baby Doll. This video shows that she has coils and she has other videos where she discusses her regimen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUhtZ...e=channel_page
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It depends on how you define long.
Originally Posted by KinkyKeeper
That is very subjective isn't it? When you consider the shrinkage that is inherent to this hair type. I guess I mean someone with a BAA. Or apl or bsl when strectched.
Originally Posted by Haj
Ah, thanks. I do think there is need for this thread, checking out fotkis I see a lot of people who are confused about what coffee stirrer curls 4A looks like.



It's very tiny and I always see curlies of a much larger diameter say they are coffee stirrer size. I mean it is confusing, most of my curls are somewhere in between pencil and the tinyness of that as are most people. But finding a true coffee stirrer is hard. Lenny Kravitz is one:


Well if the person doesn't have to have ALL coffee stirrer curls, I could post in a year or so. My pen spring curls are only on my canopy.


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No problem. Another is Beautiful Brown Baby Doll. This video shows that she has coils and she has other videos where she discusses her regimen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUhtZ...e=channel_page
Originally Posted by naturellewonder
I love watching her vids. She is so inspiring... not only about hair but with taking care of your body.
LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
No problem. Another is Beautiful Brown Baby Doll. This video shows that she has coils and she has other videos where she discusses her regimen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUhtZ...e=channel_page
Originally Posted by naturellewonder
I love watching her vids. She is so inspiring... not only about hair but with taking care of your body.
Originally Posted by hippychic

I agree
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No problem. Another is Beautiful Brown Baby Doll. This video shows that she has coils and she has other videos where she discusses her regimen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUhtZ...e=channel_page
Originally Posted by naturellewonder
BBDoll would be number 2. I'm guessing that this hair type is either very rare or when people that have it start feeling their new growth they get scared. When I was growing my hair out a couple of months before i cut it my aunt had felt my hair and she said that my hair felt like it had knots in it. What she was feeling where the itty bitty coils.

Ne way. Thank you Naturellewonder. Rustic Beauty and BeautifulBrownBabyDoll are two very inspirational natural women. And who ever doesn't know about them needs to click on those links you posted ASAP.
It depends on how you define long.
Originally Posted by KinkyKeeper
That is very subjective isn't it? When you consider the shrinkage that is inherent to this hair type. I guess I mean someone with a BAA. Or apl or bsl when strectched.
Originally Posted by Haj
Ah, thanks. I do think there is need for this thread, checking out fotkis I see a lot of people who are confused about what coffee stirrer curls 4A looks like.



It's very tiny and I always see curlies of a much larger diameter say they are coffee stirrer size. I mean it is confusing, most of my curls are somewhere in between pencil and the tinyness of that as are most people. But finding a true coffee stirrer is hard. Lenny Kravitz is one:


Well if the person doesn't have to have ALL coffee stirrer curls, I could post in a year or so. My pen spring curls are only on my canopy.
Originally Posted by KinkyKeeper
Will you tell these ladies Kinky Keeper. I luv my sistas, but come on ladies, some of you can clearly fit a magic marker between your curls and you're posting pics in the pen spring thread. Not a good look ladies. lol Not a good look. lol

Wow I had no idea Lenny had coils. I thought was more the cloud of soft fluffy goodness type. Either way got damn that men's sex appeal is out of this world.

And please do post pics of your coiled locks Kinky keeper. All of mine aren't pen spring either. Some or more like eye liner pencil diameter. I doubt a person exists with coils that uniform. lol
Not all of my hair is pen spring, nor is it all the same length. But I think it's close enough to your request. For your reference, my hair stretches out to between chin and armpit length and in general the kink/coil loosens from crown to nape. So the curls you describe are on the top of my head front and center.

Originally Posted by CoilyOne1812
You're hair is definitely along the lines of what I'm talking about. Thanks for posting CoilyOne. You're hair is beautiful.
http://www.youtube.com/user/cynthiarf
It looks like most of her is 4a pensprings. Anyways, she's got great hair.
Last Relaxer: September 2008
BC Date: June 24, 2009

4a/b Penspring sized coils
No problem. Another is Beautiful Brown Baby Doll. This video shows that she has coils and she has other videos where she discusses her regimen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUhtZ...e=channel_page
Originally Posted by naturellewonder
BBDoll would be number 2. I'm guessing that this hair type is either very rare or when people that have it start feeling their new growth they get scared.
Originally Posted by Haj

I don't think it's rare. I have a long list of Fotki's bookmarked that showcase this curl pattern. However, most are new naturals (including me) and have not yet been on their natural journey long enough to acheive BSL+ yet. It takes about 3 years from a person's last relaxer to gain the 12-15 inches required to hit APL-BSL (barring setbacks, breakage, and trims). My guess and hope is that in 2-3 years these women will remain natural and have huge puffs and "long" hair when stretched.

Domenique on Fotki closed her account but had MBL-WL stretched coils. CMW45 and Vibrantthing (both on Fotki) are at APL stretched and growing towards BSL. TruBlu on (BHM) is BSL. Oooop2 (Fotki) is BSL with 4A also. Celeigh (?) on LCHF is BSL too. They're definitley out there.
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Coconut Oil:: Castor Oil:: Elasta QP Fortifying Cond'r

Fine Strand-Med. Density/ Med Porosity- 4 Type

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