Because 4B and 4C curl types are so similar in shape (the only thing that changes between the two is density and coarseness), most women who have one curl on their head will have the other. It is very common to also have 4A curls mixed in as well.
Curl pattern is certainly not the end-all-be-all when it comes to your texture type, as your porosity, density and width will all play major roles in the way your hair looks, feels, and reacts to your regimen. It can be a good jumping off point for finding women who have similar hair textures to yours and learning about what they do, but we encourage you to get to know your porosity as well so you can find the products and moisturizing routine that will work for your unique hair.
Here is a variety of fabulous 4B’s we’ve compiled for your heart-eyed gazing. These women help show the spectrum of how gorgeous 4B coils can be.
@freddieharrel’s 4B and 4C coils perfectly frame her face.
You can see a more clear zig-zag pattern in @racinescrepues’s curls that is also a quality of this curl type.
@_ttaylie has a gorgeous mixture of 4A and 4B curls.
@sydneyysmiless shows off her head of all Type 4 curls.