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    Posted: Jul 22 2007 at 6:14am
I have decided to try and replicate the hair type chart that www.blendedbeauty.net used to have. For some reason they replaced it with a different chart, but I thought the old one was good. So I've triedto work from memory and replicate it as best as possible. I welcome any constructive criticism or suggestions for improvement!
 

Hair typing system by AfroGerman_girl (derived from the old hair typing system on www.blendedbeauty.net)

 
Type 1 straight hair
Type 1 Straight hair
 
Type 2a big loose waves
 
Type 2b smaller, tighter waves
 
Type 3a big, loose curls
 

Type 3b big cupid curls to small spiral curls

 

This group has up to 9 subtypes, categorized by size and tightness of curl

 


3b1

 

3b2

3b3
3b4
3b5
 
3b6
 
3b7
 
3b8
 
3b9
 
3c small, tight corkscrew curls
 

4a has a clearly visible curl and wave pattern that ranges from pen size curls to pen spring size coils

4b - has a tighter wave pattern and kinks of various size

 

Note: often you will find different curl types on the same head, so if your hair does not clearly fit into any of these categories, you have a combination of textures, which is common!

 

Also note that each hair type can be ranging from highly textured (i.e. coarse) to lowly textured (i.e. fine/silky).  

    

This is a good example of a loose curl that is highly textured.                                              



Edited by AfroGerman_Girl - Jul 31 2007 at 2:23pm
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with your hair typing system it looks as though I'm 3b8, 3c, and 4a all mixed together. But moreso 3c.
 
3b9 looks looser than 3b8.
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Thanks for posting AfroGerman_Girl!!
 
I didn't know the 3b catagory had so many subtypes.  Based on this I would say I'm a 3b3/3a underneath.
 
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Originally posted by cSaint68 cSaint68 wrote:

Thanks for posting AfroGerman_Girl!!
 
I didn't know the 3b catagory had so many subtypes.  Based on this I would say I'm a 3b3/3a underneath.
 
 
Wow, you have such beautiful hair, so healthy-looking!Clap Yes, you look like a 3a or 3b1 in your avatar...
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Thanks for posting!! Once I go completely natural I'm going to use this thread but my NG looks like 3c/4a.
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Blended Beauty has the same 4 category as Andre.  It has a better category for 3 but lots of blacks fall in the 4 range too.  Nappy hair is oversimplified.  LOIS is a little better but it needs pictures.
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^IA with Bianca.  There are alot of variations of type 4's that aren't being acknowledged.  Just my 2 cents.
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I don't see my hair type here...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AfroGerman_Girl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 24 2007 at 5:09am
I realise that this chart is not perfect. I looked for pictures that were as close as possible to the old BB typing system. Yes, 4 is probably oversimplified and the chart may be most useful to the type 3's. I think that Andre Walker system is too complicated, I really don't see the point in making it too complicated. Anyway, just thought I'd share
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote samanthajones67 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 24 2007 at 3:39pm
This is awesome.
Thanks for posting. I think I can figure out my hair type now!

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