ATTENTION!!! The Official Type 4 "What's My Hair Type?" Thread!

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  • CerendipityCerendipity Posts: 5,091Registered Users Curl Novice
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  • OhtwiddlesticksOhtwiddlesticks Posts: 5Registered Users
    my hair wet with conditioner
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  • AliyahMonetAliyahMonet Posts: 19Registered Users
    This is when it is wet can anyone help me determine my hair type?
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  • Moxie2012Moxie2012 Posts: 1Registered Users
    Hello all!

    I would like to figure out what my hair type is- the pictures that you see were taken after I washed my hair and put in my leave in conditioner. My hair dries and looks the same way as in the photos, except there is about 2-3 inches of shrinkage.

    I would like to figure out my hair type so I can learn how to make my hair more moisturized. I have gone through so many products trying to get soft, touchable hair. My hair is dry, coarse, and STIFF! I would like soft, moisturized hair with movement. I don't blow dry my hair or flat iron it. I co-wash about 2 times a week and use sulfate free shampoos when I do a full wash. I put in a leave in that contains shea butter, coconut oil, etc. Sometimes I put oil on top of that. I don't know what else to do.

    Can you please help me????? :) Thank you in advance!
  • NaturalTeenLifeNaturalTeenLife Posts: 4Registered Users
    It's not very clear but I just want to know my hair type. Thanks in advance (:
  • RimiRimi Posts: 2,001Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    It's not very clear but I just want to know my hair type. Thanks in advance (:

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  • ravenm721ravenm721 Posts: 80Registered Users
    Can someone have a go at my hair type?These days I label myself as 4B/4C..or at least tightly coily hair.What do you think?

    In the pics I have texture comparisons from today, and the last one is my hair when I first did my BC. I transtioned for 22 months, and am about 3 months natural. All pics are product free
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    Hair Type: 4D/5A living in sub-tropical humidity hell
    •BC'ed after 22 months of transitioning (May 2012)
    •Check out my YT playlist for Transitioning Styles :glasses1::
  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    ravenm721 wrote: »
    Can someone have a go at my hair type?These days I label myself as 4B/4C..or at least tightly coily hair.What do you think?

    In the pics I have texture comparisons from today, and the last one is my hair when I first did my BC. I transtioned for 22 months, and am about 3 months natural. All pics are product free

    Idk but your hair is pretty. :love7:
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  • ravenm721ravenm721 Posts: 80Registered Users
    ^^ Thank you :-)!
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    Hair Type: 4D/5A living in sub-tropical humidity hell
    •BC'ed after 22 months of transitioning (May 2012)
    •Check out my YT playlist for Transitioning Styles :glasses1::
  • MixedGoldiLocksMixedGoldiLocks Posts: 63Registered Users
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    Noo no no no !!! Your hair is a 3b-3c texture! 4a curls are the circumference on a COFFEE STRAW!!
  • MixedGoldiLocksMixedGoldiLocks Posts: 63Registered Users
    Okay, I noticed that some people are giving the wrong hair type out. Let's start with the 3's
    3a - the circumference of a side walk chalk or a banana

    3b- a tighter curl, the circumference of a child's marker

    3c- tight ringlets, the circumference of a PEN ! (a pen fits inside of the curl)

    4a- quite a bit of shrinkage, very pretty. The circumference of a COFFEE STRAW !!!


    Hope I helped clear a few mistakes up :)
  • AnnieRoseAnnieRose Posts: 87Registered Users Curl Neophyte

    3c- tight ringlets, the circumference of a PEN ! (a pen fits inside of the curl)

    4a- quite a bit of shrinkage, very pretty. The circumference of a COFFEE STRAW !!!


    Wait - I was told that I have 4a/4b hair. But the curls are a bit bigger than a coffee straw. I have seen a lot of different typing systems and 3c/4a seem to have the biggest discrepancies.
    It's really confusing to me.
    But if you're right then my hair is 4a on the crown and 3c in the back and at the sides?

    here's my hair dry - no product
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  • MixedGoldiLocksMixedGoldiLocks Posts: 63Registered Users
    AnnieRose wrote: »

    3c- tight ringlets, the circumference of a PEN ! (a pen fits inside of the curl)

    4a- quite a bit of shrinkage, very pretty. The circumference of a COFFEE STRAW !!!


    Wait - I was told that I have 4a/4b hair. But the curls are a bit bigger than a coffee straw. I have seen a lot of different typing systems and 3c/4a seem to have the biggest discrepancies.
    It's really confusing to me.
    But if you're right then my hair is 4a on the crown and 3c in the back and at the sides?

    here's my hair dry - no product
    crown.jpg
    sidehair.jpg

    You look like a 3b-3b ! See the bigger , market sized curls? And the smaller, more pen sized ones? Beautiful curls :)
  • SpiralSpunkSpiralSpunk Posts: 243Registered Users
    AnnieRose wrote: »

    3c- tight ringlets, the circumference of a PEN ! (a pen fits inside of the curl)

    4a- quite a bit of shrinkage, very pretty. The circumference of a COFFEE STRAW !!!


    Wait - I was told that I have 4a/4b hair. But the curls are a bit bigger than a coffee straw. I have seen a lot of different typing systems and 3c/4a seem to have the biggest discrepancies.
    It's really confusing to me.
    But if you're right then my hair is 4a on the crown and 3c in the back and at the sides?

    here's my hair dry - no product
    crown.jpg
    sidehair.jpg

    You look like a 3b-3b ! See the bigger , market sized curls? And the smaller, more pen sized ones? Beautiful curls :)

    I agree.
  • AnnieRoseAnnieRose Posts: 87Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You look like a 3b-3b ! See the bigger , market sized curls? And the smaller, more pen sized ones? Beautiful curls :)

    Thanks!
    I guess I don't have an objective perspective on my own hair. It always helps if someone with experience looks at it. :-)
  • MixedGoldiLocksMixedGoldiLocks Posts: 63Registered Users
    AnnieRose wrote: »
    You look like a 3b-3b ! See the bigger , market sized curls? And the smaller, more pen sized ones? Beautiful curls :)

    Thanks!
    I guess I don't have an objective perspective on my own hair. It always helps if someone with experience looks at it. :-)

    Any time !! :)
  • vanillatoffeevanillatoffee Posts: 105Registered Users
    ravenm721 wrote: »
    Can someone have a go at my hair type?These days I label myself as 4B/4C..or at least tightly coily hair.What do you think?

    In the pics I have texture comparisons from today, and the last one is my hair when I first did my BC. I transtioned for 22 months, and am about 3 months natural. All pics are product free
    our hair is quite similar...and i just go with 3c/4a. but i don't rly know either.
    :icescream: last relaxer: june 2010. bc: october 2010. :happy10:
    properties: mix of 3 & 4, high density!!, medium-coarse, protein sensitive, low-normal porosity, cottony, daughter S
    hair likes: garnier pure clean conditioner, v05, water & olive oil...that's literally it. so far...
    four fat braids every night; moisturize or spray w/ water, seal w/ EVOO every other night.



  • ravenm721ravenm721 Posts: 80Registered Users
    ravenm721 wrote: »
    Can someone have a go at my hair type?These days I label myself as 4B/4C..or at least tightly coily hair.What do you think?

    In the pics I have texture comparisons from today, and the last one is my hair when I first did my BC. I transtioned for 22 months, and am about 3 months natural. All pics are product free
    our hair is quite similar...and i just go with 3c/4a. but i don't rly know either.

    Lol yeah. It gets confusing sometimes. I posted the pics on two other hair sites and was told that it was mostly 4A. Then, had some who said it was 4A with a slight bit of 3C near the nape.
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    Hair Type: 4D/5A living in sub-tropical humidity hell
    •BC'ed after 22 months of transitioning (May 2012)
    •Check out my YT playlist for Transitioning Styles :glasses1::
  • PearlsForCurlsPearlsForCurls Posts: 86Registered Users
    Transitioned from Dec 2011-Jul 2012

    Now fully natural!:thumbright:

    One year anniversary: Dec 28, 2012

    Curl Type: The type that curls kinkily.
    Products: Tresemme Naturals, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Condit., Coconut Oil


    "Wait, I'm doing it wrong!"
  • Jo SomebodyJo Somebody Posts: 1,578Registered Users Curl Neophyte

    Yeah, slash/3C I think. Some curls look larger than a crochet needle. Lovely head of hair you've got yourself there!
    My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse. :happy6:

    Love: QB - all of it, Bobeam - shampoo bars, Darcy's Botanicals - Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Coconut Cupuacu Pomade, KBN - Shealoe Leave-in, Oyin - Juices & Berries, Kinky Curly - Knot Today, Ayurvedic treatments, my Denman and the cloud of kinky goodness on my head that I get to play with! :love8:
  • squeaky82squeaky82 Posts: 2Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Hi all! I was previously typed as a 3 something (due to product manipulation), but Im pretty sure I'm a 4 something. I believe i'm a 4a. What do you all think? The first pic is with gel. The second pic is wet hair no product and the 3rd is dry no product...big difference. Thanks in advance.:)
  • Jo SomebodyJo Somebody Posts: 1,578Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    squeaky82 wrote: »
    Hi all! I was previously typed as a 3 something (due to product manipulation), but Im pretty sure I'm a 4 something. I believe i'm a 4a. What do you all think? The first pic is with gel. The second pic is wet hair no product and the 3rd is dry no product...big difference. Thanks in advance.:)

    Love that third photo. :) Looks like I could fit the tip of my pinky into your curls, so 3c/4a mebbe?
    My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse. :happy6:

    Love: QB - all of it, Bobeam - shampoo bars, Darcy's Botanicals - Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Coconut Cupuacu Pomade, KBN - Shealoe Leave-in, Oyin - Juices & Berries, Kinky Curly - Knot Today, Ayurvedic treatments, my Denman and the cloud of kinky goodness on my head that I get to play with! :love8:
  • squeaky82squeaky82 Posts: 2Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    squeaky82 wrote: »
    Hi all! I was previously typed as a 3 something (due to product manipulation), but Im pretty sure I'm a 4 something. I believe i'm a 4a. What do you all think? The first pic is with gel. The second pic is wet hair no product and the 3rd is dry no product...big difference. Thanks in advance.:)

    Love that third photo. :) Looks like I could fit the tip of my pinky into your curls, so 3c/4a mebbe?


    I figured around a 4a...thankyou! BTW, my two year old is in love with your picture of the children at the bottom! :)
  • twirlscurlsaptwirlscurlsap Posts: 2Registered Users
    any feedback on my hair type would be great!
    first is after twist out, second while swimming.

    Thanks!
  • PazziSicilianoPazziSiciliano Posts: 9Registered Users
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  • BeADeviantBeADeviant Posts: 1Registered Users
    Hey everyone!! I'm brand new to NC, I've been lurking a little and finally decided to join the party.
    :wav:
    I'm not exactly sure about my hair type. I think I am a 3c in the front and a 4a in the back but I took a picture recently (with conditioner) that made me look like I'm 4a all over.

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    I appreciate any help I can get
  • YousofancyYousofancy Posts: 1Registered Users
    So let me apologize first off by saying, this is some slept on post partying hair so i know it's not the best. I've attached a few photos. I'm definitely confused on what type I am though and how to best care for it.

    Any and all help is appreciated.

    When I length check it's at just past my shoulders, touches my back/collar bone.

    Photos have product in them. 1st is me this afternoon after being slept on.
    other two from last night. Curl defining cream and clumped with a modified denman.

    Cheers,
    A
  • AnnieRoseAnnieRose Posts: 87Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yousofancy,
    are you still transitioning? Because the ends of your hair look super straight. I kinda looks like heat damage to me. The roots seem to have a different texture too.
    I'd say 4a/4b from your pictures.
  • NataliejNataliej Posts: 26Registered Users
    I think I'm a 4a/4b but I'm not sure!
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