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You're probably tired of seeing this: Am I 3C Or 4A

MannieMannie Posts: 26Registered Users
Now, although there are countless threads on this very same question, I can't compare my hair to any others. It just doesn't look the same, so I can't base an answer upon it. Even though hair typing is sometimes very inconsistent in charting EVERYONE'S specific hair, it does a good job in classifying the most common hair types(Adding this since I know someone's just gonna be like, "Hair typing is inconclusive and ineffective. We all have hair, point blank."). I honestly can't gather a conclusion on whether I'm 4A or 3C, so I can't get the products that give my hair it's maximum health and glamour. If you guys could, could you please try and answer my question.

Am I 4a or 3c?
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Hair Texture: 4a/4b/3a/3b/3c
Predominantly 4a texture. 4B on small parts of my edges. 3C/b/a on the back and behind the ears.
Shampoo: Taliah Waajid - Balck Earth Shampoo
Conditioner: Taliah Waajid - Herbal conditioner
Leave-In: Beautiful Curls/Taliah Waajid - Curl Enhancing Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner/ leavin
Styler: Pantene - Curly Hair style Mousse
Taliah Waajid: Curl Sealer

Big Chop? Hah, no.

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  • 3c4d7zwhatevs3c4d7zwhatevs Posts: 1,589Registered Users
    Maybe you are 3D (LOL - sorry - it's a joke, saw your comment in "that" thread)

    I am by no means an expert at this stuff, but I have (as have others) that the SIZE of your curls (2, 3, 4a-z, whatever) is not what helps you to know what product will and will not work for you to have the healthiest hair. You need to know things like, whether your hair is highly porous or not (this affects how your hair absorbs products), the density of the hair on your head (what styles might work best), the thickness of each strand of hair (fine-haired people can't get away with some of the creamier, heavier products out there), and the dew point in the area you live in (this affects your choice of product ingredients in some cases).

    Just a thought. Hope it helps.
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  • MannieMannie Posts: 26Registered Users
    I'm not familiar with hair porosity , mind filling me in?
    Hair Texture: 4a/4b/3a/3b/3c
    Predominantly 4a texture. 4B on small parts of my edges. 3C/b/a on the back and behind the ears.
    Shampoo: Taliah Waajid - Balck Earth Shampoo
    Conditioner: Taliah Waajid - Herbal conditioner
    Leave-In: Beautiful Curls/Taliah Waajid - Curl Enhancing Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner/ leavin
    Styler: Pantene - Curly Hair style Mousse
    Taliah Waajid: Curl Sealer

    Big Chop? Hah, no.
  • NaturlbellaNaturlbella Posts: 59Registered Users
    You are 4a according to Andrea Walker hair type system. :blob4:
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  • MannieMannie Posts: 26Registered Users
    Ohhh, thank you! I wasn't very suree. :D
    Hair Texture: 4a/4b/3a/3b/3c
    Predominantly 4a texture. 4B on small parts of my edges. 3C/b/a on the back and behind the ears.
    Shampoo: Taliah Waajid - Balck Earth Shampoo
    Conditioner: Taliah Waajid - Herbal conditioner
    Leave-In: Beautiful Curls/Taliah Waajid - Curl Enhancing Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner/ leavin
    Styler: Pantene - Curly Hair style Mousse
    Taliah Waajid: Curl Sealer

    Big Chop? Hah, no.
  • MojoDojoMojoDojo Posts: 702Registered Users
    Hair porosity is how well one's hair absorbs moisture. Low porosity hair has difficulty absorbing moisture, high porosity sucks it up. It's kind of easy to tell, place a hair in water... if it sinks quickly, high porosity (it sucked up the water, became dense, and sank) normal porosity will sink slowly, low porosity will just float. Someone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

    But you look like 4a to me, to answer your original question.
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  • MannieMannie Posts: 26Registered Users
    Ohhh, I guess you could say I have Normal porosity.
    Hair Texture: 4a/4b/3a/3b/3c
    Predominantly 4a texture. 4B on small parts of my edges. 3C/b/a on the back and behind the ears.
    Shampoo: Taliah Waajid - Balck Earth Shampoo
    Conditioner: Taliah Waajid - Herbal conditioner
    Leave-In: Beautiful Curls/Taliah Waajid - Curl Enhancing Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner/ leavin
    Styler: Pantene - Curly Hair style Mousse
    Taliah Waajid: Curl Sealer

    Big Chop? Hah, no.
  • *Marah**Marah* Posts: 8,032Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    sagehen wrote: »
    Maybe you are 3D (LOL - sorry - it's a joke, saw your comment in "that" thread)

    Oh so he 4a then.. ROFLMAO! Cause 3d=4a.:hippy2:

    yeah.. I said it.:toothy4:
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  • mcherycemcheryce Posts: 363Registered Users
    So what does a curly girl with low porosity hair need to do differently than with other hair types? I'm new to this.
  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Posts: 1,419Registered Users
    *Marah* wrote: »
    sagehen wrote: »
    Maybe you are 3D (LOL - sorry - it's a joke, saw your comment in "that" thread)

    Oh so he 4a then.. ROFLMAO! Cause 3d=4a.:hippy2:

    yeah.. I said it.:toothy4:

    I actually saw a chart that went all the way to like 3F! It was the same for types 2-4. I was like "Cool. Detailed.

    Jen :D


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