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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 28 2007 at 4:45am
I've had a look at natitwists's fotki, and to me her hair is a good example of lowly textured, fine 4a hair...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 28 2007 at 6:14am
afrogermangirl....this is great..thx ...i love it
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 28 2007 at 1:08pm
Originally posted by AfroGerman_Girl AfroGerman_Girl wrote:

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.                                              

 
Thanks Afrogerman. I always thought I was a 3c/4a but with your chart, I am actually 3b8/3c.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 29 2007 at 1:41am

Thanks Afro German Girl!Thumbs%20Up

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 29 2007 at 6:32am
Wow, that 3b8 is GORGEOUS!! From this chart I would be a 2b/3a with bits of 3b1 when my hair wants to behave! 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 29 2007 at 7:10am
Originally posted by aseya aseya wrote:

Wow, that 3b8 is GORGEOUS!! From this chart I would be a 2b/3a with bits of 3b1 when my hair wants to behave! 
 
It is, isn't it? Actually, after I made this chart, I realised that that lady with the 3b8 curls is Titi Branch, one of the Curve salon owners, and apparently she has a "silkener", so that is actually not her natural texture.Confused
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 29 2007 at 6:03pm
Originally posted by AfroGerman_Girl AfroGerman_Girl wrote:

I've had a look at natitwists's fotki, and to me her hair is a good example of lowly textured, fine 4a hair...

It doesn't have curls so it doesn't look 4a to me.  If there's lowly textured and highly textured than most of those categories made for 3s wouldn't exist because they're not that different.  So if 3s can be split by slight variations then I think 4s can be split by variations too.  It doesn't have to all be grouped in 4a, 4b or any of the other existing categories, don't you think?

Or are you talking about making like a 4a1, 4a2 and stuff like that? 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 30 2007 at 6:15am
The subcategories of 3b are defined by the curl size and tightness of curl. A 3b1 has much bigger and looser curls than a 3b6 or 3b8. However, they can be both lowly and highly textured (meaning, their individual hair strands can be ranging from fine and "silky" to coarse and kinky). The "texturedness" of the hair is a separate variable. You can even be a highly textured 2b, as that picture at the very end illustrates. In that fotki of natitwists, I can see a curl pattern, but her hair at the same time looks like the individual strands are very fine, unlike other 4a hair that is highly textured. I'm sure it is possible to sub-categorize 4a into 4a1, 4a2 etc., but that would then be based on the curl size and tightness, not how textured it is.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 30 2007 at 8:26am
Right, since it's not curls, it would probably fit better in its own category like I was saying before.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 30 2007 at 11:04am
Thanks for the info.  I really needed this.  Now I know my hair type and my kids.
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