I was born with a little afro of black, coily, nappy hair - lots and lots of hair. A little later, it fell out and I was bald, then it grew back reddish brown and in looser, 3a-type ringlets. As I got older, it turned black again and the curls tightened and grew to my waist in big, fat, bouncy 3b ringlets. When I was about 13 or 14, with puberty the curls tightened and shrunk. I cut it to my chin a couple of years later and pretty much had my 3b/c to 3c hairtype since then. When I went really short in college it was almost a 4a in terms of curl tightness, then grew out to 3c and now more to 3b/c. It changes a lot with length.
Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali