What's good about 4b hair?

my favorite thing is the volume ! i never really thought much of it until i started watching taren916's yt videos and if i had to fool with a dryer/diffuser to get volume I'D DIIIEEEEEE. so im definitely grateful.

i also love how it looks in twists and twist outs.
I just wanted to say thank you all so much for the responses to this thread! I'm new to NaturallyCurly and BC'd on 08/13/10. I was feeling a little down because of all the talk that 4B has no curls when dry, but you all re-inspired and re-motivated me. I can't wait 'til my hair is longer to rock twistouts and bantu knotouts, and I may even start now!
4B hair has the most versatility of any hair type. You can do so many styles and achieve so many different looks. That is beautiful!

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Everyone has given so many good reasons...but I think versatility is definitely at the top. I love shocking people with my hair...some days its a twist out, other days a huge fro, then shrinkage back down to 2 inches. You can always keep them guessing...
Originally Posted by dearheart15
Mmm-hmmm was just going to mention versatility. I never liked shrinkage cause although my hair grows fast it never seems to get anywhere though lately I am liking my short style. Shrinkage adds to the appeal of that (and I can comb it right out or twist...).
i am bumping this thread cuz it can't be said enough!
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Its really good for locking. So if you're trying to loc, it will loc faster.
Originally Posted by HipsterSoul
what is the lock?
Its really good for locking. So if you're trying to loc, it will loc faster.
Originally Posted by HipsterSoul
what is the lock?
Originally Posted by dangerous963
Locs AKA Dreadlocks.

It has become preferential to call them "locs" as opposed dreadlocks because the second has negative connotations.

One story attached to the original origin of the term, "dreadlocks" is that Africans that were forced into slavery and shipped off to different corners of the world were forced to travel in crowded and unsanitary conditions in the bottom of the slaver boats; they had no way to groom or comb their hair. Their hair matted and tangled and formed long ropes of enmeshed hair.

Keep in mind, the slaves were on the boats for months at a time. This is why so many of them didn't make it and died along the way.

When the newly forced slaves were finally brought from out of the bottom of the boats and onto the shores of their respective new "homes" (for lack of a better term) people, both buyers of the slaves and observers of the slave trade, pointed at their uncombed and matted, tangled, enmeshed hair and called their "locks" (of hair) dreadful. The term was shortened through the generations and centuries to "dreadlock". Now many, knowing where the term originates from, feel it's better to call them simply locs.

Just a little history lesson for you to go along with the answer to your question.

Bel
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Its really good for locking. So if you're trying to loc, it will loc faster.
Originally Posted by HipsterSoul
what is the lock?
Originally Posted by dangerous963
Locs AKA Dreadlocks.

It has become preferential to call them "locs" as opposed dreadlocks because the second has negative connotations.

One story attached to the original origin of the term, "dreadlocks" is that Africans that were forced into slavery and shipped off to different corners of the world were forced to travel in crowded and unsanitary conditions in the bottom of the slaver boats; they had no way to groom or comb their hair. Their hair matted and tangled and formed long ropes of enmeshed hair.

Keep in mind, the slaves were on the boats for months at a time. This is why so many of them didn't make it and died along the way.

When the newly forced slaves were finally brought from out of the bottom of the boats and onto the shores of their respective new "homes" (for lack of a better term) people, both buyers of the slaves and observers of the slave trade, pointed at their uncombed and matted, tangled, enmeshed hair and called their "locks" (of hair) dreadful. The term was shortened through the generations and centuries to "dreadlock". Now many, knowing where the term originates from, feel it's better to call them simply locs.

Just a little history lesson for you to go along with the answer to your question.

Bel
Originally Posted by belwillcoily
Wow, get outta here!
Now look at how many people wear them for vanity nowadays...
I just felt priviliged to have been able to read that. They sho' don't tell it like that anymore !!
Reyna

"Don't look back and ask why, look forward and ask why not!?" - Unk.
Like everyone else said. The versatility & thickness of 4b hair is amazing! So soft and cottony, and gives THE BOMB twist outs and fro's!!!!!
my favorite thing is the volume ! i never really thought much of it until i started watching taren916's yt videos and if i had to fool with a dryer/diffuser to get volume I'D DIIIEEEEEE. so im definitely grateful.

i also love how it looks in twists and twist outs.
Originally Posted by bananafrosty
I so agree with this. I watch her videos also and she has to diffuse to get that beautiful volume she has. Whereas 4b ladies just have it!
Everything!

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Big and versatile! One day I wear it in a bun, next day a big and bulky braid out. No tracks... All natural!

WHO'S AFRAID OF WATER! Not me now that I am natural....

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What I love about my 4b hair is how SOFT & BIG it is!! =D My afro is FEIRCE & I LOVE it<3
Thick - spongy - full - fluffy - great afros - defined twists and braids.
1st BC - rocked a TWA
2nd BC - rocked a Caesar
"I've made up my mind to remain steadfast in the realm of coils, curlicues, kinks, and waves...says this this WestIndianCoily

Oh, and I don't believe in Curl Cream anything...
I think I've discovered my hair is mostly 4b after I washed it and just let it sit there to see what happens! I picked up a piece that actually clumped and it was in a clear z patten ha!
Anyway, I like that my braids and twists stay styled without products. The thickness, volume, great fros. And I kinda like that my hair doesn't "define" on it's own because I can make it look however I want "defined" to be that day


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3c/4a-b looking stuff lol
BC- May 16, 2010
Why I chopped: heat damage/breakage
Luv'd my permed hair I just didnt take care of it.
LUVVV my natural hair!!!

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