What do people have against type 4 hair?
I have always admired very tightly coiled curly hair. I can remember when I was about six I was jealous of a girl in my ballet class who had type 4 hair because when she whipped her head around when we did pirouettes, her hair stayed in place (mine got messed up so easily). When I was eleven or so, I wanted to put braids in my hair, but my mom refused to let me ("because that's for black people."). Now that I know more about curly hair I have come to respect how much natural girls have to do to keep their hair healthy, but at the time, as a wavy/curly girl who treated my hair as if it was straight and was constantly frustrated by the way my hair would poof and frizz no matter how much I brushed it, kinky hair looked effortlessly beautiful to me. And there are so many rockin' awesome hairstyles you can create with tightly curly hair! Seriously, I'm surprised to hear about all the rude comments natural girls get for their hair. I think all hair types and textures (if the hair is well-defined and healthy) are beautiful. Do any other wavies agree with me?