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Natural Hair Type Guide: Which Type Are You?

• Mar 27, 2012


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Over the past few months several readers have asked us to break down hair typing. Whether or not you feel that hair typing is important, the fact remains that it can be difficult to follow along with online discussions without knowing the various texture references. After some searching we found NaturallyCurly.com’s hair typing guide to be the most comprehensive — although it does not include a type 4c category — so we’ve included excerpts here.

Type 4 — Kinky Hair

• Type 4 is kinky, or very tightly curled, with a clearly visible curl pattern
• Circumference: Crochet needle or even smaller
• The hair is very wiry, very tightly coiled and very, very fragile
• Type 4 hair can range from fine/thin to wiry/coarse with lots and lots of strands densely packed together
• Type 4 hair has fewer cuticle layers than any other hair type, which means that it has less natural protection from the damage you inflict by combing, brushing, curling, blow-drying and straightening it
• Type 4 hair is known to shrink up to 75% of the actual hair length

There are two Type 4 subtypes:
•4b: Has a “Z” pattern, less of a defined curl pattern. Instead of curling or coiling, the hair bends in sharp angles like the letter “Z”; has a cotton-like feel
•4b celebrities: Shingai Shoniwa


Shingai Shoniwa, 4b hair

•4a: Tightly coiled hair that, when stretched, has an “S” pattern, much like curly hair. It tends to have more moisture than 4b; has a definite curl pattern
•4a celebrities: Esperanza Spalding


Esperanza Spalding, 4a hair

Tips
• Use styling creams, butters and oils for type 4 hair
• This hair type needs extra moisture and tender-loving care because it can be fragile
• Detangle hair with a lot of conditioner in your hair and use a comb or detangling brush
• Let hair air dry or use a hood dryer
• Do not use a brush or comb on your dry curls
• Reduce tangles by sleeping on a satin pillowcase or wrap hair in a satin cap

Type 3c — Curly Kinky Hair

Subtype 3c is really more than a subtype. It’s a type NaturallyCurly members developed because the original system left out this hair type, which falls between 3b and 4a, having its own special characteristics.

• Type 3c hair has tight curls in corkscrews
• Circumference: Pencil or straw
• The curls can be either kinky, or very tightly curled, with lots and lots of strands densely packed together
• Getting this type of hair to blow dry straight is more challenging than for 3a or 3b, but it usually can be done
• The very tight curls are usually fine in texture
• 3c celebrities: Alicia Keyes, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Tracee Ellis Ross


Tracee Ellis Ross, 3c hair

Tips
• Use styling creams, butters and oils for type 3c hair
• This hair type needs extra moisture and tender-loving care because it can be fragile
• Detangle hair with a lot of conditioner in your hair and use a comb or detangling brush
• Do not use a brush or comb on your dry curls
• Reduce tangles by sleeping on a satin pillowcase or wrap hair in a satin cap

Type 3 — Curly Hair

• There is a definite loopy “S” pattern
• Curls are well-defined and springy
• Type 3 hair has a lot of body; it is easily styled in its natural state or straightened with a blow-dryer
• It isn’t coarse, like many believe, but soft and very fine—there’s just a lot of it
• Combinations of Type 3a and 3b curls are common

There are two Type 3 subtypes:
•3b: Medium amount of curl, from bouncy ringlets to tight corkscrews.
Circumference: Sharpie size
•3b celebrities: Keri Russell, Bernadette Peters, Melina Kankaredes


Keri Russel, 3b hair

•3a: Curls are naturally big, loose and usually very shiny.
Circumference: sidewalk-chalk size
•3a celebrities: AnnaLynne McCord, Debra Messing


Debra Messing, 3a hair

Tips
• 3a’s: Use gels and creams that offer light moisture and curl definition
• 3b’s: Use gels and styling creams with extra moisture and serious frizz control
• Use duckbill clips on the crown of your head to lift top curls
• Let hair air dry or use a diffuser
• Once your curls are dry, rub a little pomade into the palm of your hands and smooth over your hair gently
• Do not use a brush or comb on your dry curls
• Reduce tangles by sleeping on a satin pillowcase

Type 2 — Wavy Hair

• The wave or curl forms throughout the hair in the shape of the letter “S”
• Type 2 hair sticks close to the head; it won’t bounce up, even when layered

There are three Type 2 subtypes:
•2c: Thick and coarse and more resistant to styling and will frizz easily
•2c celebrities: Jennifer Nettles, Daisy Fuentes, Brittany Snow
•2b: Medium-textured and a little resistant to styling; has a tendency to frizz
•2b celebrities: Joss Stone, Nelly Furtado, Carrie Underwood
•2a: Fine, thin and very easy to handle; easily straightened or curled
•2a celebrities: Scarlett Johansson, Naomi Watts, Cate Blanchett

Tips
• Use lighter products such as mousses or gels that enhance curls, but don’t weigh them down
• Use duckbill clips on the crown of your head to lift top curls
• Let hair air dry or use a diffuser
• Once your curls are dry, rub a little pomade into the palm of your hands and smooth over your hair gently
• Do not use a brush or comb on your dry curls
• Reduce tangles by sleeping on a satin pillowcase

Ladies, which hair type are you?

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479 Comments on "Natural Hair Type Guide: Which Type Are You?"

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okthen
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Jada pinket smith un does not have 3c type hair not by a long shot.

Raquel
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Have you ever seen Jada Pinketts natural hair. It is 3C. What is everyone talking about not by a long shot?
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Shawna
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Omg!! What type hair do you have?!?! I think we have the same hair!!! 🙂

B
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I think Jada Pinkett’s hair would be a 4a type

cc rose
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my hair is seriously damaged because my ex-stylist put waaaaay 2 many chemicals in my jheri curl. it used to be really thick, short & dry. now its just short, medium thick and dry. how can i build a regimen to have thick wavy long hair?

lol
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Crochet “hooks” come in various sizes. Not a good measure to use to define hair type

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Mel
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Okay article, but it left out way too many types. I thought I would see a bit more in variety of hair types. Trying to type all woman of color hair into two-four categories leaves out a whole lot of woman.

Tijah
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Hi
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Shia
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Ive been transitioning for 5 months now. Dont know my hair type. My hair has S like pattern but its not coily more like wavy. It kinda likes rolls over 

J
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Um…what about the 4c chicas??…typical

Renita
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4b/c. It’s so thick and coily. If I dont twist it’s just a big fro. So trying to get in to the habit of twisting at least once a week for a more desirable look.

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Veronica
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Hey I have4b type hair but its very frustrating , my sister has type 3c … Is there any way I can chage my hair texture ? Or maybe stretch my curls ? My hair also has a very fast growth rate .… But it gets tangled and knots and cuts how can I prevent this ? Thanks

Jazz
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What about 4C Hair?? -_-

Brenda
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I cant decide if im 4a or 3c. I have a lot of hair. When freshly washed, not combed or anything it looks like 4a. But when combed conditioned and rinsed it looks like 3c so need help finding what i have!!!!

Niki
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If 4b is the most wiry and tangle-y, definitely that one.
My curls shrink into themselves and its so difficult to keep it moisturized.

virginia
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See included photo. I think my hair is 4a. Freshly washed with a leave in an grease I can scrunch it curly as long as I don’t touch it again later. It also straightens the same with water hair oil and a brush. I currently have a relaxer but if I brush my hair wet the edges wave abd shine. It’s only been like this a few years. It used to definitely be 4b all the way any tips to keeping the curl?

Brittany
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The curl is gone, your hair is relaxed. The chemical has ruined the proteins of your hair, so it will not curl. Also, with your hair straightened, I cannot tell you what type of hair you have. The only way to tell is by seeing your natural texture; no, not your roots. After growing out a relaxer, you will have scab hair while it tries to become used to not being relaxed. It’s damaged hair, and will not act the same as your healthy hair until it’s strong again. Chemicals, rough treatment (brushing, dry detangling, etc.) and heat will keep… Read more »
Eleanor
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Don’t relax your hair if you want curls.

virginia
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virginia
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Posted earlier. Blow dries don’t work for me cuz I sweat a lot in my hair so it’s either up or scrunch curled. With or without relaxer. I did a big chop 2 years ago and the top was very curly wash and wear with a little gel. So I think it’s between 4a and 3c.

Guest
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So you can talk about the addition of 3c hair but completely ignore 4c hair?

kavana
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I think I have 4a hair for the most part and another texture because, some sections of my hair are more wavy compared to the rest that curls up instantly.

Oh ha ni
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Hey guys!!! watch my new look in long hair!
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Rosa Hopkins
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I have been transitioning for over 5-months, my nature hair has the S like pattern too, can someone please explain to me, do I have weavy hair because of the S-pattern or do I have to wait until all my hair transition to all nature?

Thank you,

Rosa

Nina
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Hi Rosa,

Your real curl pattern will show itself, as soon as you’re done with the transition. Your relaxed hair is weighting down your hair or you can say stretching the hair. I remember that clearly back when I was transitioning. I am very surprised to see, that my real hairtype is a mix of 3b og 3c and not pure 3a, as i thought doing my transition.
Hope you could use it.

Best regards from Denmark
Nina

kadeidra strickland
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Hi, my name is kadeidra strickland and i’m really thinking about going natural, however i still have permed ends but i also had my ends trimmed a month ago, i also need help with knowing my hair type i just finished shampooing and conditioning my hair and i kind of a have an s pattern going on.

Ms. Thickness
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I think it would be best to wait until you have cut all the chemicals out your hair to really see what it can do. That’s what it took to for me to find out I am type 4a hair.. Good luck on your natural hair journey!
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Margaret
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Now is only I could find my hair type! I think I’m somewhere between 3b and 3c. I don’t quite have the definition of 3c. I’d say the curl shape tends more to 3b but the texture looks closer to 3c, and when it comes to density…well let’s just not go there — VERY.

www.yeobeeyin.Com
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I love reading through an article that can make people think.

Also, many thanks for allowing for me to comment!

Jane
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I don’t understand why a lot of women claim to go “natural” but then resort to straightening their hair on a regular basis. You are still causing damage to your hair regardless if you’re using a flat iron, blow dryer, or any other source of heat to straighten your hair. It’s starting to get annoying when I hear women say something like “oh it’s been [insert number] of months since I’ve had a relaxer” as they flip their hair. That’s nice ladies, but you’re defeating the purpose of going natural if all you’re gonna do is go back and straighten… Read more »
April
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If you are using heat protectants, u out will do fine. I’m going Natural because the chemicals are throwing my hormones off and I’m trying to have a baby. I get my hair straighten twice a month and it’s chemical free. My hair is transitioning well and my hair is healthy. I had a perm since June of last year.
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April
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Haven’t had a perm since June of last year.

Eva Santiago
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Great info! However why do most people think that people with 3 type hair have fine hair? My hair is THICK and big and bouncy, really thick hair.

Thanks once again girl!

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tha_niks
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ISSUE #1: 4c hair type was not mentioned at all
ISSUE #2: using pics of white celebrities to compare to various natural hair types.

Justbeginningthenaturaljourney
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Justbeginningthenaturaljourney

@tha_niks, I 100% agree with you. I really have issues with 4c not being mentioned and what sense does it make to use pics of white women for a black hair forum. As someone who has just begun the natural hair journey, I want accurate and helpful information. Further more, I’m pretty sure Debra Messing probably had her hair curled (not that it matters because again it’s supposed to be about black hair). I also believe that Alicia Keys and Tracee Ellis Ross’s hair types where incorrectly classified but whatever. Again, there are a few issues here.

TCole
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Agreed! T. E. Ross has 3b hair. And I was wondering what happened to 4c.

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tanyfaye
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They really need to update this. The site is called ‘blackgirl’ longhair. Yet they don’t have 4c :/ even naturallycurly.com have 4c, c’mon now -_- Side note: the weirdest thing has happened to my hair, when I first big chopped my hair was soft but after a while became dry. If I intensely moisturised I might have found 2 curls in my predominantly 4c hair. Now 7 months into my journey I did my first DEEEP treatment condition and curls just popped lol. I realised my hair had been crying for attention I thought I was giving it. It’s funny… Read more »
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Aliyah
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I have 4a hair but it’s sad that they didn’t even show 4c . My friends have 4c hair . Here is two pics of me . 🙂
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Aliyah
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Another pic all though I look ugly here but I just went natural two months ago only problem I have is dryness my hair grows . I can see it grow and it’s soft but how can I keep it moisturized and how do I get it to shine ? I use shea moisture shampoo and conditioner and shea butter conditioner and castor oil with a spray bottle of water but my hair still drys out in just a few hours . I use the shea moisture conditioner as a deep conditioner once a week and sometimes I co wash… Read more »
J9ssica
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try drinking more water

Aliyah
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[img]http://blackgirllonghair.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/image-10.jpg[/img]

Aliyah
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Gale Force
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Hi,
I have 4b/c hair in Sista Locs which I totally adore. My problem is that it is beginning to go thin on the top, making the locs there look all straggly. Can someone please advise what I can do with this condition.

Thank you
Margo

tanyfaye
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Emu oil and castor oil with some coconut oil because the scalp absorbs that oil well

Elodie
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Hi BGLH,

Could you update that article please and add 4C hair : tips, celebrities and description ?

That would help me a lot.

Thanks in advance.

Tali
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Yeah…they really need to do better. Then again this article was written in 2012; I guess they didnt “know” back then theres a 4c-__-

Mecca
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Its fucked up how you didnt mention 4C hair type ! What type of racist shit is that !!!!

April
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Why you have to curse at her? There’s tons of other websites that van give you information on 4c hair. Wow! I’m sure she isn’t racist. Other sites give white ladies too as examples.

Mecca
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Thats not the point goodbye !

April
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There’s not point in the language. It’s shows ignorance on your part. Goodbye!

Mecca
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Youre the ignorant bitch for trying to state what I SAID and youre wrong ! Lmao bitches like you are funny

April
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If I’m a bitch, that will make all the females in your family a bitch.

April
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You don’t know me and I don’t know you. I didn’t say you were ignorant. Some of our actions or language we use are ignorant and stupid. That’s doesn’t mean you are. Peace out and I wish you the best with your hair journey.

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Chel
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Erm… What about type 4c? Is this not a type then?

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Courtney H
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Can someone please tell me my hair type?

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Kit
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The fact that you haven’t even included 4c is making me question whether I even want to use this site anymore.

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Ouida Cordell
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Interesting 4c appears to be the hair type most sisters have and it’s the only one missing, now that’s messed up.

Aliyah
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I’m a 4a with a little 3c and I’m a sista .

Imade Iyamu
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most’

Natisha
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By looking at this site, I realize that I am a 4b hair type. Thanks for the tip

Kelsey
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They probably didn’t include 4c because often times, 4b and 4c are grouped together. 4c is often seen as a more “challenging” version of 4b hair (according to Naturallycurly.com). They both have a Z pattern and little curl definition, so often 4c is grouped into 4b hair.

J9ssica
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actually only 4b has a Z pattern,4c has an s pattern when u do a style with it though.

Oly
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Type 4b is different than 4c hair. They shouldn’t be grouped together.

Robin
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Exactly, 4b and 4c are two different textures.

Jordan
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My hair type is so confusing… My hair is just wavy but it is not thin in any way possible it can go into an Afro and it is slightly below shoulder length when straightened and people always say I have a lot of hair so I guess it has a lot of volume and it’s very thick but I have thin strands but it’s just wavy never curly or ziggy. Sorry for my rant I just tried to describe it the bet I can because I can’t figure it out

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Mary
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Interesting! Thanks for the tips. Have a great day!

lonelycatlady
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THey showcased hair that’s close enough to 4c hair. There is no significant difference between 4b and 4c hair. No one else sees the difference only black people.SO silly! Nappy is nappy!!

J9ssica
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I have both 4c and 4b and I can tell you there is a difference,4b is definitely softer and it has patterns that 4c does not have,with 4b you can easily do a wash and go with a 4c it would be hard,both are freaking beautiful.

Eleanor
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Can you explain what you mean by “nappy”? I am trying not to loose my cool at the use of such a word.

Zoe Ellis Smith
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They see the difference because they actually deal with it. saying nappy in nappy is ´SO silly´because certain products don´t work well for certain hair types and the ´small´ difference is actually big when it comes to combing, flat ironing basically just managing it styling in general.

sonya
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So i found out i have 4a hair thanks for the info. Now all the fuss about 4c not being mentioned is silly, from what i see the 1st young lady’s hair is a 4c/4b they group those two together . It’s not like they started at 3a. Live long and be nappy

Aliyah
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[img]http://blackgirllonghair.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/image-31.jpg[/img]

regina
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I just found out that my hair type is 4c and it need more treatment than usual and my scalp is so sensitive ?

Chulumancoh
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Mine is type 4, the best thing about my hair is that its very thick and has lots of volume 🙂

Angelica
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Well, I’ve got 3c and didn’t know until now. My normal routine is wet-setting my hair in two braids overnight, then taking the braids out in the morning, separating the braid curls a bit, and then putting it in a half-up style.

Otherwise, I alternate between flat ironing and relaxing for a more polished look, but then the hair needs to constantly be moisturized… yes, my hair is a huge pain in the butt. 😛 Add seborrheic dermatitis to that equation and you’ve got a nightmare.

Aliyah Morrison
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I’m 3c and 4a a mix multi textures

Olga Vieira Dalmas
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1a

Lucy Lloyd
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What if your hair is completely straight with no wave at all?

kia
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4c wasn’t included because it isnt on the original hair typing guide made by andre walker…if im not mistaken…3c wasn’t on the original guide either. cool your jets people.. BGLH isn’t excluding anyone…they’re putting up the original guide

Annabelle
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there isn’t anything for those with thick coarse curly hair as latinas/arab/ asian women have?

Staci Elle
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Why would a site call BLACK girl long hair worry about arab or asians? latinas who of African descent would be included of course. Black women do not have to include all woc in everything we do, because they sure arent trying to include us!

Annabelle
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ignore previous — just seen 2c hiding away =]

Rose Boring
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I still have no idea what type of hair I have… it’s vaguely difficult to work with, that’s all I know

Kat
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Let me say, that I too, am still lost. March 11th, was my 1st year. So..I am thinking maybe somewhere between 3c and the 4a?! My hair is very soft, and has big s shaped curls in the back and not much going on in the front of my hair. If my hair is wet, I can coil it with my figures and make curls…Oh, I don’t know. lol

Rizwan Ahmed Lashari
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The purpose of visiting the site was to get knowledge and awareness that how many kinds of hair are there in the world but there is some of them are mentioned. I need more knowledge!

Pink
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Meh. Totally lost as to what hair type I have. It doesn’t feel like cotton. In fact some days plaiting it feels like I’m cutting off my fingers with wire. On others? Soft as a baby’s bottom. Definitely has neither ringlets nor sharp zigzags and is temperamental about the moisture. Most hairs can be totally straight at top, middle or end with either a few fine, totally random ringlets, S shaped curls or Z shaped curls in between. So until somebody comes up with a category it fits in, it’s just “the Fluff”. Olive oil and petroleum jelly for the… Read more »
J9ssica
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after all of these years type 4c is STILL not mentioned,I have all of type 4 on my head:it is 75% 4c hair, 5% 4a, and the rest is 4b on my head all is uniquie,all is beautiful,all can be managed with proper moisture,it is not hard at all,don’t make it hard on yourself,love your hair!

Ruby Ringgold-Bailey
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My hair is short, fine, thin and often dry. I wear it natural with lots of Shea Moisture moisturizer. Is this the best I can do? Please advise.

Jennifer Williams
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I would go to naturallycurly.com it explains a little better for people who have a hard time understanding hair types… O but please take there idea of hair products for ur hair type but don’t use it as the end all because it might not all work it is a guide.. It can be tricky especially since a lot of times we flat iron or add the wrong product which is not fair really lol. So first make sure hair is just washed with no chemicals. I recommend cowashing instead of harsh shampoo which means washing with a conditioner only.… Read more »
mariam diallo
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hey! what advice do u give to those that have 4c hair? cause now that i’ve red your post i know that i should stop shea butter that I’ve been using for more thant 3 years (it actuallly doesn’t give me any progress but i thought that i had to continue and maybe…well…hoooope)

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lenise james
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Tiye Vines-scott
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I still don’t know what hair type I am I’m like in the middle of both

Jessica
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Tracee isn’t 3c if the curl circumference is supposed to be a pencil or straw. She’s more 3a in that photo.

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Renee
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April Anderson
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Can anybody help? I am still in the transitioning phase (three years post relaxer) the front still has straight ends but it looks like the back is now fully natural. Pic was taken today’s tear shampoo/conditioner. My stylist let it dry before she took the pic. I normally get it blown out/flat ironed every 2 weeks. I have looked on other sites but can’t seem to find a hair type match. Some of the curls are looser than others but I tried to capture a good close up. Thoughts?? I am getting ready to chop off the remaining straight ends.

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ashley sobers
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I really believe I’m a mixture of 4a and 4b because I have both curl patterns

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