Is This The Nappy Catch-All Forum?

Vagabond DavotchkaVagabond Davotchka BannedBanned Users Posts: 156
This forum has the most post of any other hair forum. That's just an observation, I don't have anything to say about that. Yet.

but when it comes to 'general nappy topics' that apply to either 4a or 4b it seems to get posted here. Why do you think that is? And does it seem like more 4b's posts in the 4a forum than vice-versa?

Maybe these two should be combined. Not really, but I'm just sayin.

Edited to add - didn't there use to be a 4c? What happened to that distinction? Did they get rid of it? Or not enough people wanted (or decided) to be a 4c?
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  • sugartwistsugartwist Registered Users Posts: 156
    I don't know what my hair type is so I just post wherever to be honest. I agree with what you are saying though.
  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Registered Users Posts: 5,400 Curl Connoisseur
    I have thought the two should be combined. But I also think all the other hair types should be collapsed
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  • MissKinkyCoilyMissKinkyCoily Registered Users Posts: 827
    Yes, 4a seems to be the nappy place to be. There have been many discussions about why there is so little activity on the 4b board. I would like to see more posts there, but it doesn't seem to be happening.
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  • KitathenaKitathena Registered Users Posts: 1,666 Curl Neophyte
    Are most of us not 4a, though?
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  • Alice_42 Alice_42 Registered Users Posts: 791 Curl Neophyte
    Kitathena wrote: »
    Are most of us not 4a, though?

    I think so, I've seen a couple of 3a and bs pop in from time to time.

    I think people, regardless of hair type, just post here because it's the most active. If you want a response and you want it NOW, you're probably going to post here because someone will respond :)
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  • shycurlshycurl Registered Users Posts: 197
    Aello wrote: »
    I think people, regardless of hair type, just post here because it's the most active. If you want a response and you want it NOW, you're probably going to post here because someone will respond :)

    Yeah, I think this is the most active forum on the board...or so I read.

    I post comments everywhere. :clown:

  • whohoo1whohoo1 Registered Users Posts: 36
    Maybe its the most coveted hair type among the 'natural' community. I've been reading many blogs and seeing videos where looser textured women would wish they had more coils and naps. just a guess.
  • mariag002mariag002 Registered Users Posts: 3,557 Curl Neophyte
    I honestly think there should just be a section for women of color and make it 3c-4b because we all really post in one section.
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  • CammybCammyb Registered Users Posts: 576 Curl Neophyte
    mariag002 wrote: »
    I honestly think there should just be a section for women of color and make it 3c-4b because we all really post in one section.

    That's a great idea and Kitathena your hair looks so pretty and I really am digging your hair clips too.
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  • Shea-girl-aloeShea-girl-aloe Registered Users Posts: 280
    Kitathena wrote: »
    Are most of us not 4a, though?


    I'm 4b... :afro:
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  • FleurztyFleurzty Registered Users Posts: 795
    I post here primarily because I first joined for this forum, honest truth. I stalked this 4a board for a few months before joining. Since I have been on this board. I also have a child but I barely post in the parents section. I think it's a matter of familiarity. Plus, most of us here are 4a types (not that I really like hair typing).
  • drawmuhfreedrawmuhfree Registered Users Posts: 402
    I personally have to agree with Fleurtzy, I stalked this forum, and got addicted to henna and acquired my PJism all right here in the 4a board. I visit other boards, but I live HERE!
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  • Kinks74Kinks74 Registered Users Posts: 394
    This appears to be where the nappies convene. I've learned alot here. A couple of braid shops in my area told me that I need a relaxer to get flat twists done. If I hadn't lurked here, I never would've known all the styling options for natural hair, including flat twists.
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  • afrikurlafrikurl Registered Users Posts: 736
    Some folks who are 4b and natural may not self identify with this site. Since the curl pattern is often not visible or defined, they probably are more vocal on other forums geared toward styles and maintenece of soft cottony hair as opposed to 'defining curls' and the like. I've often wondered why folks with 3b and 3c post here but the more the merrier!
  • QVCDivaQVCDiva Registered Users Posts: 1,329
    I think a lot of us post here because a lot of us are combination heads (3/4 c/a/b) and like you pointed out the 4a forum tends to be more active. For me personally, I post on both 4a and 4b and any other form where there is a topic I'm interested in or that applies to me, and if I'm starting a thread, I'll usually post it on more than one forum.
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Registered Users Posts: 16,754 Curl Connoisseur
    cute screen name, OP!
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  • hippychichippychic Registered Users Posts: 4,673 Curl Neophyte
    I've only been here a short while but it seems as tho most people have a combo of some sort curl pattern but post here because it's more active. I go to the 4b forum sometimes but on most days there isn't much activity. I also like to read product reviews in the 4 section bcz what may work on a 1/2/3 may not work for my type 4 hair.

    I think combining the 3c/4a/4b sections is a great idea. :happy7:
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  • BajeBaje Registered Users Posts: 69 Curl Neophyte
    I think you'll more ppl with 4b hair posting on NP and then there's a cnapp site as well. I like that there's a section here for 4a :)
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  • AlYubbiAlYubbi Registered Users Posts: 41
    I often wonder why this and the 4b forum even exist on this site. I just feel like they were added just to appease anyway.
  • mixededmixeded Registered Users Posts: 381
    AlYubbi wrote: »
    I often wonder why this and the 4b forum even exist on this site. I just feel like they were added just to appease anyway.

    What gives you that impression?
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  • PrtyNCurls08PrtyNCurls08 Registered Users Posts: 85
    AlYubbi wrote: »
    I often wonder why this and the 4b forum even exist on this site. I just feel like they were added just to appease anyway.

    I'm not clear on what you meant by why 4a/b exists on this site. Appease whom?
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  • natashamcknatashamck Registered Users Posts: 434
    **Personal Opinion**

    I would probably be considered 3c/4a... So I post on both boards. A while back 3c was the more active board, so I would post more on 3c because there were more new topics and if I started a thread I knew I would get a response faster and from more members.

    Now 4a is what's hot. So I post here more. I'm really not that into hair typing anyway (once you get past 2 its an inadequate system IMO), so I don't think that we should have to stick to only posting in one hair type. But I can see what some of you guys are saying - it almost doesn't make sense to have separate forums for 3c/4a/4b because we all cross post...
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  • TotallyTwistedTotallyTwisted Registered Users Posts: 284
    AlYubbi wrote: »
    I often wonder why this and the 4b forum even exist on this site. I just feel like they were added just to appease anyway.
    I'm getting a trollish feeling about this post so I'm going to pretend I didn't see it. :dontknow: Anywho I've been a lurker for awhile and I know myself I have mostly 4A but my nape, the front and the edges are 4b, while my crown is 3C. A lot of us have a mix of textures all over so it would be nice to join them.
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  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Registered Users Posts: 4,151 Curl Connoisseur
    AlYubbi wrote: »
    I often wonder why this and the 4b forum even exist on this site. I just feel like they were added just to appease anyway.

    Actually, it was added at the request of the members here. It represents the typing system utilized here(Andre's system, with the exception of 3c which is an indendum). If anything, the 3c section would be the section that was added to appease, not the 4b section. I'm not sure how long of a lurker you were before you joined, but most folks who've been here for more than 3 years know this.

    The general discussion hair board had alot of different information, and there was a large number of members who felt it would be helpful for people to have the specific boards to find information specific to their hair "type". So, it you meant to appease in that way, maybe.

    And like Nataschmk said, the 3c section actually had alot more traffic. Maybe because more considered themselves 3c, or maybe because there were alot of people posting there who gave out invaluable information. Now it's switched. There much more information in this forum than ANY of the other forums and that's attributed to the members who post here.

    But honestly, I find value in all advice that can help me keep my hair healthy, as alot of my stables were recommended by curlies whose hair doesn't look like mine.

    I hope this thread doesn't become a trainwreck, because if history has a way of repeating itself, it will.

    ETA: Now that I think of it, I think 4b was added later as well because members felt the 4a section didn't quite fit their tighter texture/curls. And I still don't see the problem with it. lol
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  • vegas_curlsvegas_curls Registered Users Posts: 860 Curl Novice
    Aello wrote: »
    Kitathena wrote: »
    Are most of us not 4a, though?

    I think so, I've seen a couple of 3a and bs pop in from time to time.

    I think people, regardless of hair type, just post here because it's the most active. If you want a response and you want it NOW, you're probably going to post here because someone will respond :)

    I'm a 3b'er, and I like to lurk around here b/c the tone of the 4a forum, from what I've experienced so far, is a lot more chill than some of the other forums.

    I'll probably catch some flak for saying this, but the 3b forum bores me, as it seems to have a somewhat whiney aura due to the 80 gazillion "what's my hair type" threads. Or the, "Like, omigosh, can "ethnic" products work on my hair" type of questions. :roll: The non-hair discussion board can be quite drama-filled - I mean, really, how many other ways can you beat a dead horse? Some of the threads leave me thinking, "Uh... get over yourself already."

    So here I am, officially coming out of the woodwork. I hope you don't mind. The 4a forum is where I can relax... not my hair of course, but my mind. :tongue: :coffee2:
  • hippychichippychic Registered Users Posts: 4,673 Curl Neophyte
    love that avatar vegas_curls :happy7:
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  • vegas_curlsvegas_curls Registered Users Posts: 860 Curl Novice
    Heh, thanks! She reminded me of "The Buttheads" from the days of "In Living Color". (It's too small to read, but the caption on the pic says, "At least it smells good.") :lol:
  • hippychichippychic Registered Users Posts: 4,673 Curl Neophyte
    Heh, thanks! She reminded me of "The Buttheads" from the days of "In Living Color". (It's too small to read, but the caption on the pic says, "At least it smells good.") :lol:
    too funny :tongue:
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  • mariag002mariag002 Registered Users Posts: 3,557 Curl Neophyte
    I'm a 3b'er, and I like to lurk around here b/c the tone of the 4a forum, from what I've experienced so far, is a lot more chill than some of the other forums.

    I'll probably catch some flak for saying this, but the 3b forum bores me, as it seems to have a somewhat whiney aura due to the 80 gazillion "what's my hair type" threads. Or the, "Like, omigosh, can "ethnic" products work on my hair" type of questions. :roll: The non-hair discussion board can be quite drama-filled - I mean, really, how many other ways can you beat a dead horse? Some of the threads leave me thinking, "Uh... get over yourself already."

    So here I am, officially coming out of the woodwork. I hope you don't mind. The 4a forum is where I can relax... not my hair of course, but my mind. :tongue: :coffee2:

    :lol: Too funny :lol:
    Well of course everyone is welcome over here. Just don't yell at us if we make you spend your rent on hair products. This forum doesn't play! :tongue3:

    AlYubbi - most 4b's just post in 4a. Or at least I think so. Maybe the nappturality or cnapps forum would be other great places to join as well.
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  • Vagabond DavotchkaVagabond Davotchka Banned Banned Users Posts: 156
    Phoenix wrote: »
    cute screen name, OP!
    Thank you :happy7:


    Thank you for your opinions. I had thought, like someone posted, that maybe 4a was the most coveted curl type right now and that's why there was so much activity here, while 4b/c was the least coveted and so less activity there. Maybe that is true, but thanks for enlightening me on the other reasons people posts here.

    And I peeped into the 3b forum and agree about all those 'what's my hair type' posts. There are about 6 of those on the first page alone :ncool:.

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