some black people love telling people that their 4c hair needs to be brushed, when what they really mean is that your curl pattern isn’t loose enough. the amount of time i’ve seen people tell a black girl who has her hair done, that she needs to fix it… i’ve seen a PUFFED out fro get called “roll out of bed hair” like nigga in what world is your fro going to be reaching up to the sky when you get out of bed???? so many black people have yet learn to accept 4c hair, they get behind the natural hair movement, but don’t really support natural girls. my hair is kinky, my hair isn’t naturally shiny, and my hair is going to shrink as the day goes by, my fro will not stay perfect the entire day. none of this means, i’m lazy, or that my hair is unkept
It’s the thickest hair type, and is unique to people with
black/African blood in them. it’s a very common hair type for black women.
Type four hair is broken down into three sections
4a, 4b, 4c, with 4a being the loosest of the thickest and 4c
being the thickest of the thickest.
Type 4a hair:
Type 4b hair:
Type 4c hair (my hair type)
Someone with type 4 hair may have all type 4 hair textures
in their hair (4 a-c), but it’s more common for someone to have both 4b and 4c
hair since those are similar.
Type 4a is loose yet thick at the same time but has a
definite curl pattern. It’s very curly.
Type 4b hair is kinky and not nearly as loose. Like type 4c
hair it can stand like an afro but more than often it has a kinky curly
Type 4c hair is the thickest and unlike the others does not
have a curl pattern. It is very kinky coily and literally defies gravity. It almost
always stands up in an afro state, and even if it is long, it still stands up unless it
is stretched. 4c hair has the most shrinkage, meaning that you can have back
length hair, but if it is wet is shrinks up like a sponge to a smaller, afro
It is what people refer to as nappy hair and what not.
Type 4 hair (especially 4c) is the most discriminated and made fun of in
both the natural hair community and outside of the community which is why so
many black women fear going natural because they don’t wanna have type 4 hair.
But honestly, type 4 hair is amazing and it’s sad society
has made us think it’s awful. I have 4 hair and I love it.