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Stephanie198907 02-01-2010 10:17 PM

What's good about 4b hair?
 
There's a lot of negativity towards 4b hair and a lot of threads from women new to the site w/ a predominately 4b texture who are looking to alter their texture. A lot of times it's the same excuse, my hair is dry, hard to deal with, tangles and etc. It's easy to list all of the negatives that come along w/ this texture but what are some of the positives to having this super kinky texture. I'll start:

-our hair can hold a style for weeks if we keep it up.
-4b inspirational pic thread
-our texture is one of the easier ones to take care of, it likes moisture and it likes to be left alone.







your turn.

HipsterSoul 02-01-2010 10:57 PM

Its really good for locking. So if you're trying to loc, it will loc faster.

Kinky Rhonnie 02-02-2010 07:57 AM

It's thick so we don't have to worry about people seeing our scalp when we style.

NoodleNaps 02-05-2010 08:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kinky Rhonnie (Post 1245394)
It's thick so we don't have to worry about people seeing our scalp when we style.

+1

And when other people's hair starts to thin out with age, we'll still have loads!

tressedforsuccess 02-05-2010 08:23 AM

The best looking Afros, hands down. :afro:

Cerendipity 02-05-2010 08:23 AM

It can fool the eye, looks hard and dry but once you touch it , its like stroking satiny cotton

susu 02-05-2010 08:47 AM

I also think 4bs tend to have the fattest, most beautiful twists.

curls 2nv 02-05-2010 10:37 AM

im not a 4b but i think they have the most awesome shrinkage! its so mesmerizing to me when i see a neck length 4b natural stretch their hair or wear braids and be at like apl and bsl!

Truqueen01 02-05-2010 10:58 AM

This is my first post! Yeah!
I love that my 4b hair has personality. It does what it does & surprises me everyday. Sheba (that's her name) looks different every morning & I just keep falling in love.:love5:

Nappy*Me 02-05-2010 11:52 AM

Love This Thread!
 
It's incredibly versatile and with the right product and skill, it can be styled in an infinite number of styles...especially as it gains length.

And I agree, when it's well taken care of and styled well, it can indeed fool the eye. Many people have looked at and/or touched my hair and cannot believe it's 4B...just regular ole nappy hair.

Hakim Nuraldin 02-05-2010 12:00 PM

It's so damn sexy. No matter how you style it!

kandiekj100 02-05-2010 01:43 PM

green-eyed monster has struck the 4b forum
 
I have to say that I am so jealous of the lusciousness of 4B hair. No matter what i try, I will never have a nice twists or twist out. Although I can rock a pony puff, I can't rock a fro now that my hair is longer, and it kills me.

I wish my sister would go natural so I could "play" in her hair, do all the things I can't do with my fine 4a hair.

Booker Ts Mama 02-05-2010 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tressedforsuccess (Post 1248654)
The best looking Afros, hands down. :afro:


ITA with this statement. Also, it grows out instead of down. so, your afro gets bigger as you hair gets longer.

hippychic 02-06-2010 11:29 AM

4b hair is so versatile. its the hair type i envy bcz 4b can get any style and make it work!!! i WISH i had this all over my head. i've always wanted BIG hair!!!

Tjanee 02-06-2010 11:33 AM

It makes us stand out from the crowd 8-)

Suburbanbushbabe 02-06-2010 06:11 PM

I love the softness, the thickness and the "boingy" rubber band quality of 4b hair (even if that does mean serious shrinkage). 4b hair takes twists beautifully, better than any other type.

subbrock 02-06-2010 07:19 PM

absolutely everything mentioned in this thread!

Ninjarette 02-06-2010 07:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe (Post 1250107)
4b hair takes twists beautifully, better than any other type.

Totally agree!

madhuri_dixit_fan 02-06-2010 08:21 PM

can wear many, many styles

easier to hide thinning

luvmylocs 02-07-2010 02:16 PM

some great ones so far!

variety of styling options, ease of loc'ing, thickness, suede like sheen/texture!


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