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    Posted: Mar 22 2008 at 12:54am
I'm just wondering becaue if  it does, than that means it does have a curl pattern and if you find the right products you can hold that curl.
My hair is 4b. When it's wet it looks pretty curly but when it dries it turns into coils. Isn't it possible to make it stay curly with the right products?
Imagine just how versatile our hair is. What do you ladies think. I am still learning about hairtypes.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar 22 2008 at 3:04am
I have 4b hair and I've always known that my hair had curls even though it doesn't necessarily have a curl pattern. A lot of people confuse the two. Just keeping it moisturized and healthy will allow the curls to come through, however, due to shrinkage, the curls will never be as defined or noticeable as say a 4a or 3c.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar 22 2008 at 12:11pm
^^Welcome to posting on the forum.
 
Originally posted by B_phlyy B_phlyy wrote:

I have 4b hair and I've always known that my hair had curls even though it doesn't necessarily have a curl pattern. A lot of people confuse the two. Just keeping it moisturized and healthy will allow the curls to come through, however, due to shrinkage, the curls will never be as defined or noticeable as say a 4a or 3c.
Thanks for the reply. What do you mean about your hair having curls but no curl pattern? I know that 4b  supposedly has no curl pattern, but how would it have curls? What's the diff between curls and curl pattern? Just confused.
 Maybe the whole hairtyping game is not too accurate. I know I'm 4b but how could water make my hair curl if it's not a chemical. Is it accurate to say that 4b has no curl pattern if it's curly when wet, or is hair to be typed only when dry?
I'm so lost I guess.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar 22 2008 at 1:02pm

You most likely have 4a hair if you're talking about coils when dry.

 
 
4b hair doesn't a curl pattern. But that doesn't mean it cant have a few 4a curls mixed in.
 
IMHO I think you may have 4a have and don't have the correct product OR you have the correct products and have 4a/4b hair.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar 22 2008 at 1:07pm

4b hair is a bunch of tiny zzz.(individual strand) If they clump together to form a z  thats 4a. I'm not saying 4b hair doesn't clump together but when it does clump it doesn't create any type of shape. Think of a blowout..That's what 4b hair looks like.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar 22 2008 at 1:59pm
^^ Okay. That clears things up a little. Thanks a lot. I guess I Just need to see a pic of wet 4b hair that doesn't curl up when it hits the water. But it makes sense what you are saying. Most people probably have more than one type of hair. Most 4b's probably have a good amount of 4a hair and that would account for the curls in the shower. I must have some 4a sprinkled throughout because I only get curls in some areas, not all.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar 22 2008 at 6:20pm
Originally posted by nancy nancy wrote:

^^Welcome to posting on the forum.
 
Originally posted by B_phlyy B_phlyy wrote:

I have 4b hair and I've always known that my hair had curls even though it doesn't necessarily have a curl pattern. A lot of people confuse the two. Just keeping it moisturized and healthy will allow the curls to come through, however, due to shrinkage, the curls will never be as defined or noticeable as say a 4a or 3c.
Thanks for the reply. What do you mean about your hair having curls but no curl pattern? I know that 4b  supposedly has no curl pattern, but how would it have curls? What's the diff between curls and curl pattern? Just confused.
 Maybe the whole hairtyping game is not too accurate. I know I'm 4b but how could water make my hair curl if it's not a chemical. Is it accurate to say that 4b has no curl pattern if it's curly when wet, or is hair to be typed only when dry?
I'm so lost I guess.


What I mean is that 4b hair has very tiny curls on the individual strands, but those strands to not clump or form together in a repeating curl pattern. Think of it this way: A person with natural type 1 hair can put curls in their hair to mimic the curl pattern of a person with natural type 3 hair.  This is how 4b hair is. There are tiny, tight curls, but they do not follow a repeating pattern.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar 23 2008 at 11:06pm
Thanks B_! that was really helpful.  There is so much to learn about hair.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar 31 2008 at 3:16pm
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