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Why does 4b forum get neglected

This makes me so annoyed. 4bc hairtype struggle the most with finding products that work for their hair yet i rarely see response or post on there. What i love about the phone app is it sorts threads by topics not hair type so you see more response in different forums now but i still see post on 4b get little to noo response.

I just replied to a girl whose post didn't do well on the 4b forum so she repost on 4a (i believe 4a do a better job @ responses) the sad part is she sounded like she was in desperate need of advice .

Its better to describe the characteristics of the hair than to classify the number and letter. All of my 3 yrs of being natural i have never heard someone identify their hair without adding characteristics to it like "its porous,or fine, dense, protein sensitive etcs."

They should just integrate 4a and 4b forum. hair typing to specific letter takes the focus out of the point of this entire site which is loving and caring for your hair.
hair type: 4a VERY dense u39v2snfy.png

hair goal
= WL Aug. 23, 2013

My hair LOVES oil
:love5:
2. "Being natural must be the new crack cus im hooked!!":afro:

“Being happy doesn't mean that everything is
perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”:wav:

www.fotki.com/dee-nature-619

Comments

  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Posts: 940Banned Users
    I can't speak for that forum in particular, but I prefer the general discussion forum. I've met people on here whose hair reacts similar to mine who don't have the same curl type as me at all. So a hair type specific forum doesn't do much for me. I don't hang out on 3c anymore. I did when I first joined. Also there just might be less people here who are 4b...possibly because there are less naturals of that type or they might be spread out on other forums.
    3C/Fine to Medium/Low Porosity/High Density

    :love5:MoistureMoistureMoisture:love5:

    Low Poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
    RO/DC: DB Pumpkin Seed Curl Moisturizing Conditioner
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: Queen Helene Sculpturing Gel & Glaze

    No Salts, No Waxes, No Butters, No Heavy Oils
    No ACV, No Saponified Oils, Protein Sensitive
  • rmc2rmc2 Posts: 349Registered Users
    Dee nature i hear you. I am 4a but I also check 3c and 4b, and wonder why 4b is less active, and why there is no 4c. I think like you that there should be just a
    4 category. Who created the categories by the way?
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    There have been suggestions that the "type" forums be combined--like the 2 forum. So, there would be a 2, 3 and 4 forum, but no subtypes. Hair properties really influence ingredients. The 4a forum is generally the most active forum, so it makes a lot of sense.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I can see combining those categories, too.

    Though the properties (porous, etc) tend to be a little quiet, too. I think most people tend to stick to the general board.
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • rmc2rmc2 Posts: 349Registered Users
    I wonder who is in charge of these categories. Interesting that 4a is most active. I am a 4a.
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    rmc2 wrote: »
    I wonder who is in charge of these categories. Interesting that 4a is most active. I am a 4a.

    I've been a member for 5 years and lurked for a while before I joined. The boards go through "cycles," but overall the 4a forum gets the most traffic. And it's not from all 4a hair types. I know I followed it my first few years, it's how I found out about a lot of products and techniques. I always felt that the 4a's, etc., knew the most about taking care of curly hair.

    There's a new CurlTalk administrator http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/announcements/152902-hello-your-new-chief-curltalk-admin.html I'd think that she's the one who is "in charge."

    There are folks that think there should be lots of forums based on every little detail known about hair and others who think it should be more general. Questions on many of the forums rarely get answered, or a lot of traffic and people end up double and triple posting to get answers. I've gotten to the point that I rarely answer in forums that don't have my hair attributes, I figure out that people who ask a question there aren't looking for an answer from someone who doesn't have that particular attribute.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • dee-naturedee-nature Posts: 630Registered Users
    Thanks kathy i will pm her

    Sent from my MB612 using CurlTalk App
    hair type: 4a VERY dense u39v2snfy.png

    hair goal
    = WL Aug. 23, 2013

    My hair LOVES oil
    :love5:
    2. "Being natural must be the new crack cus im hooked!!":afro:

    “Being happy doesn't mean that everything is
    perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”:wav:

    www.fotki.com/dee-nature-619

  • atx_eveatx_eve Posts: 278Moderators
    Hey y'all

    just popping in (thanks dee-nature).

    Before Gretchen left she gave me the run down of how the categories started because she knew some curltalkers would request changes. All the existing threads were asked for and vetted by the curltalk community and that's why they exist. Of course as our interests change, the threads can change.

    dee-nature is absolutely right 4c people are hard pressed to find as much organized CT info as the 4a section and the general discussion thread gets a lot of play over all of course.

    It's literally up to CurlTalkers as to whether we completely do away with the letter divisions and just have a Type 4. Does that means we just want a type 3? I know initially they were divided out just because of sheer numbers. Things get lost in the shuffle as it is...

    I'll continue to creep around curltalk and see what y'all are saying. keep the convo going por favor!
    :hiding: NaturallyCurly.com Social Media + Community Manager | evelyn@naturallycurly.com | Happy To Be Nappy | Kenyan With The Slowest Mile Time | Magical Black Girl
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    atx_eve wrote: »
    Hey y'all

    just popping in (thanks dee-nature).

    Before Gretchen left she gave me the run down of how the categories started because she knew some curltalkers would request changes. All the existing threads were asked for and vetted by the curltalk community and that's why they exist. Of course as our interests change, the threads can change.

    dee-nature is absolutely right 4c people are hard pressed to find as much organized CT info as the 4a section and the general discussion thread gets a lot of play over all of course.

    It's literally up to CurlTalkers as to whether we completely do away with the letter divisions and just have a Type 4. Does that means we just want a type 3? I know initially they were divided out just because of sheer numbers. Things get lost in the shuffle as it is...

    I'll continue to creep around curltalk and see what y'all are saying. keep the convo going por favor!

    I've only been on nc.com for the last five years, so don't know what happened previously. Last year, there was a lot of discussion about just having Type 2, Type 3 and Type 4. From what I recall, most folks were in favor. Don't know if you could do a poll or something like that.

    I feel that a lot of the hair forums are extraneous. People don't get answers and end up posting questions in several forums looking for help. Don't know if there's someway to collect data what goes on and see if it's really necessary to have all of the hair forums.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • NvmbrCurlssNvmbrCurlss Posts: 732Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I would appreciate some consolidation (type 2,3,4). Just sayin...
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3B, Fine, Normal P, Normal E, Low-Med D
    LowP: Kinky Curly Come Clean (50% EVOO)
    NoP: As I Am CC
    RO: Suave Coconut, VO5 Shea Cashmere
    LI: KCKT or CJBCLI or HETT/HENOYF (w/ 8 drops GSO)


    "To much is given, much is expected"
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    I also vote for consolidation of many of the forums.
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    I'm not sure the low response in 4b is just a matter of purposeful neglect. I post there sometimes but I prefer general and 4a because of the fast pace and I find more threads created there that peak my interest to incline me to chime in. And 4a for me isn't just a "hair" thing. It is kind of a water cooler spot. As mentioned, 4a and general have always been very open to whomever wanted to ask a question. It's not like since a person is type x they have to post their question in type x. I admit I don't visit 2, or the 3abc that much so I'm not sure of the vibe there but most regulars in 4a could not care less about hair type.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • dee-naturedee-nature Posts: 630Registered Users
    I would appreciate some consolidation (type 2,3,4). Just sayin...
    Yes! This is what we are in favor of


    Sent from my MB612 using CurlTalk App
    hair type: 4a VERY dense u39v2snfy.png

    hair goal
    = WL Aug. 23, 2013

    My hair LOVES oil
    :love5:
    2. "Being natural must be the new crack cus im hooked!!":afro:

    “Being happy doesn't mean that everything is
    perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”:wav:

    www.fotki.com/dee-nature-619

  • atx_eveatx_eve Posts: 278Moderators
    Guide22 (shouts out!) just posted a poll and it's stickied at the top of the General Discussion section!!
    :hiding: NaturallyCurly.com Social Media + Community Manager | evelyn@naturallycurly.com | Happy To Be Nappy | Kenyan With The Slowest Mile Time | Magical Black Girl
  • dee-naturedee-nature Posts: 630Registered Users
    atx_eve wrote: »
    Guide22 (shouts out!) just posted a poll and it's stickied at the top of the General Discussion section!!
    You are the bomb (dot)com com


    Sent from my MB612 using CurlTalk App
    hair type: 4a VERY dense u39v2snfy.png

    hair goal
    = WL Aug. 23, 2013

    My hair LOVES oil
    :love5:
    2. "Being natural must be the new crack cus im hooked!!":afro:

    “Being happy doesn't mean that everything is
    perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”:wav:

    www.fotki.com/dee-nature-619

  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    atx_eve wrote: »
    Guide22 (shouts out!) just posted a poll and it's stickied at the top of the General Discussion section!!

    Thanks Eve. Also copied it to the Non-Hair Discussion section to make sure more people have to ability to participate. So vote everyone!!!
  • KorkscrewKorkscrew Posts: 1,834Registered Users
    I'm biased: I'm partial to the diverse, colorful discussion going on in the 4a forum (It's about hair and everything else under the sun, w/people unafraid to speak up about uncomfortable things - reminds me of my New York roots), plus it's got that MEGA henna and amla thread that helped me w/my research recently ;)

    I totally agree w/you Dee (and everyone else so far). I think it'd be easier to just streamline the forums into number categories and ditch the sub-categories at this point. On a selfish note, I'd benefit from just numbers because my hair doesn't even know whether it wants to be 3b or 3c :shaking2: I bet a lot of us "in-betweeners" would enjoy the simplification of numbers only forums. ... Of course, if you're in between numbers (not letters), like 3c/4a; 2b;3a, etc., you still might be going back and forth btw. 2 different forums still. Still not a perfect system, but numbers only would make it easier for a lot of us.
  • rmc2rmc2 Posts: 349Registered Users
    Korksscree I totally agree with u
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    Korkscrew wrote: »
    I'm biased: I'm partial to the diverse, colorful discussion going on in the 4a forum (It's about hair and everything else under the sun, w/people unafraid to speak up about uncomfortable things - reminds me of my New York roots), plus it's got that MEGA henna and amla thread that helped me w/my research recently ;)

    I totally agree w/you Dee (and everyone else so far). I think it'd be easier to just streamline the forums into number categories and ditch the sub-categories at this point. On a selfish note, I'd benefit from just numbers because my hair doesn't even know whether it wants to be 3b or 3c :shaking2: I bet a lot of us "in-betweeners" would enjoy the simplification of numbers only forums. ... Of course, if you're in between numbers (not letters), like 3c/4a; 2b;3a, etc., you still might be going back and forth btw. 2 different forums still. Still not a perfect system, but numbers only would make it easier for a lot of us.

    I'd prefer for the forums to be consolidated because I don't like bouncing back and forth from different numbers. Nevertheless, that's a great point about numbers versus letters. Hmm. . .
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • KorkscrewKorkscrew Posts: 1,834Registered Users
    Dusa, thanks for that perspective. Looks like there are perfectly viable opinions on all sides of this issue.

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