I'm sorry if this is a "dumb" question but how does 4B differ from 4C? I was under the impression that 4B didn't form a visible and/or clumping hair pattern all together?
Originally Posted by MixedUpCurlyChick
I always thought 4c was made up. Most folk who say they have 4c ususally say it because they see someone who claims 4b but the hair has curls like a 4a. So then the 4b person feels that they can't be a 4b if this defined coily person is claiming 4b so they call themselves 4c or 4z to mean that they do not have any curl definition at all.

In reality, some people claim 4b when really they are 4a. Some folk are 4a/4b but claim 4b but they still have a wave/coil pattern. And some 4b's have fine hair which looks different than a coarse haired 4b. And thick 4b looks different than thin 4b. Just as with any other hair texture different folk's hair will look different depending on manipulation, health, products used, thickness and coarseness of the hair.
Originally Posted by knt1229
yup! my hair acts a lot differently than other people with 4b hair because my hair is thin in density and my strands are thin. my hair is very soft and cottony. it's not coarse and wiry. it does actually clump into waves and curls on the ends only. i don't see many people with my hair but i am definitely a 4b. i use to say 4c(z) back when i had no idea what the hell i was doing.