In my last post I talked about my hair being type 4C. I got a lot of questions about that. what is type 4C? How do you choose which type you are? Well my answer is that you do not choose what type you are, it is determined by your genes. And hair has a ”science ‘of its own, there is more to hair than meets the eye: texture, porosity, colour, curl,fine,heavy .etc. our genetic ancestry influence all that, for example, Asians are associated with black straight hair, Scandinavians have red or blond fine hair while Africans have black, tightly curled hair.
So lets get right to it. The best way to see your true curl pattern is after you have washed your hair and it has aired dried without product in it. Since its a lengthy process and there are people out there who have done the science like Andre Walker who has created a broad- spectrum hair typing system that classifies various hair textures into 4 types and each type with its sub-categories. There is straight hair, wavy hair, curly hair and kinky hair. then there are sub- categories.
The straight hair is type 1, type 1 has,like all other types, 3 sub- categories, A B and C so we get something like 1A, 1B and 1C ( HEEEEE!!!! THERE GOES THE USAGE OF MATHEMATICS IN REAL LIFE :0 ) This type of hair is curl resistant, ( think Chinese hair), then we have the different 2A,2B,2C,3A,3B,3C and we reach where I wanted to get to Type 4 hair. The KINKY hair!
Type 4 is the kinkiest, coarsest and driest of all hair types. Just as we saw, the curl patten is has many twists and turns so it is hard for water to traverse, which explains the dryness and luck of moisture. This type tends to shrink which makes it hard to determine its actual length.
Let me give examples on the different, have you ever watched or see or peeped at naptural85, yep her hair is 4A.
If your hair looks like that then you are 4A.
4B is where some people are but don’t know there are there because it is harder to diffirentiate between 4B and 4C. So to tell less lies, I will just give examples
Then 4C which is the rest I guess.
Below is the Andre Walker hair typing system chart.
Hope I have helped. If you have more questions please send them to me and will try as much as to answer them.