Type 3: Curly

It has a much tighter curl pattern. It is categorized in C3a, C3b and C3c. All three subcategories form a definite “S”. The only difference is in the size of the curl.

- 3A hair type has a looser curl pattern – spiral curls. 
- 3B hair has a tighter curl pattern - ringlets. 
- 3C hair has a very tight curly look - corkscrews. 
- Wavy hair has a lot of body.
- Can be styled in different styles.
- Does not have lots of sheen. 
- Prone to damage.
- Easily frizzes in the humid climate.

In preparation for our wonderful amazing natural hair masterpost I took a crack at making a hair chart (for types 3 & 4), keep in mind that this chart is in no way an end all be all to hair typing (which in imo is overrated, its not so much about hair type its more about how you care for your hair but we’ll discuss that later). You can very well have any combination of these curl patterns on your head (and you’ll notice that they overlap and look quite similar) and they are all beautiful (I cannot stress this enough), hopefully ya’ll find this helpful!


Gardevoir Family Headcanons

(The second part of my request from @m3xkeleton. Hope you like!)

  • Ralts are always blind, so must navigate by way of psychic power, which they use to map out and gather information from their surroundings. As all of their subsequent forms have working vision, most ralts go through a sight adjustment period following their evolution into kirlias - they will stare for hours at objects, scenery and, more than anything, their trainer, coming to terms with experiencing the world in a new way. At this early stage, kirlias should not be exposed to bright, flashing lights or anything that could disorientate them - they are always prone to fits and nausea in the first few weeks. 
  • Even as they evolve, they never lose their ability to navigate without sight. This understanding makes gardevoirs good companions to the blind.
  • There is a a traditional Hoann dance (known as サンダンス, or sandansu) that is inspired by the movements of kirlias. It involves a combination of slow and skipping steps, straight legs and still arms, sometimes calling the performer to go on pointe. There is dispute as to whether ballet developed from sandansu or vice versa, although some argue that the two could’ve emerged independently.
  • Although gardevoirs are thought of as intrinsically feminine, contest stars generally favour male ones. Male gardevoirs are taller, with longer arms and legs, and so often look more graceful in their movements.  
  • It is not fully understood why male kirlias have two evolutionary paths but female ones do not. Genetics seem to be the most influential factor: in certain sub-species, male kirlias will only evolve into gallades; in others, all kirlias, regardless of sex, will evolve into gardevoirs. Some believe that cross-breeding between sub-species has muddled the gene pool, meaning that most male ralts are born with a predisposition to either evolutionary path. That said, environmental factors - such as adaptive purposes and personality - also appear to play a role.
  • Gardevoirs, kirlias and ralts must have their hair trimmed as humans do, although not nearly so often. Their hair grows ten times slower than human hair does and is notoriously stiff and heavy, but will become unkempt if left unattended for years. Wild gardevoirs are usually told from domesticated ones by their longer, wilder hair.          
(le sigh)...Hair typing: My statement of belief

I’ve heard that it is a tool to “divide us.”

Only if we make it that way.

Hair behaves differently according to texture, thickness, and curl pattern.

If your curl patter is more similar to Suzy’s than it is to Kim’s, then you’re more likely to benefit from whatever works on Suzy’s hair, rather than copying Kim’s haircare regimen.

That’s all hairtyping is, and that’s all it is for.

Hair typing is not hierarchy (4’s are worth more than 3’s, who are worth more than 2’s…)

Hair typing is not a rivalry (If you ain’t a 4 you ain’t shit! Ride or die 3’s for life!)

Hair typing is not a conspiracy to put us in boxes (2’s must act this way, and 4’s are not allowed to do XYZ)

Hair typing is




Think about skin care products. Some of us have “oily” skin, some of us have “combination” skin, some of us have “dry” skin.

If I, a sister with dry skin, use a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer that were designed for oily skin, what kind of fool would I be?

And we understand that if your skin is classified as oily, that doesn’t mean your oily skin will behave *exactly like* somebody else’s oily skin. But the “oily” classification gives you a place to start in your search for the skincare regimen that is right for you.

We’ve been accustomed to the oily/combination/dry skin typing system for years, and I haven’t seen any complaints about it being an evil plan from “the man” to divide us and put us in a box.

But start classifying our hair - and it’s a conspira-CEE!!!!! to divide and conquer.


No, it’s not.

It’s a system that can be useful in giving us a place to start in our individual searches for the haircare regimens that will work for us. Just like the skin typing system. It’s only drama if we make it that way.

Hair Typing and Classification

I don’t agree with hair typing.  People focus too much on it when there is no such thing as a true hair type only a generalized guide to hair typing. Our hair is made up of many different textures and can’t really be put into a basic category of what the hair types are or what they should be based on the norm. To put it simply natural hair is not normal or basic and that’s what makes it so special. It’s multiple textures,lengths,and grades are what makes every single one of us uniquely beautiful. But for those who want to know what hair typing is all about I’ll explain…

While going through hair forums, websites and videos you may encounter people putting up pictures of themselves and asking what hair type they have. “Am I 4a or 3c?” This is called curl classifying. There are a couple “curl classifying systems”. But the commonly used is the Andre Walker system.  The type is identified with a number prefix 1-4  (Straight, wavy, curly, Kinky) and a letter suffix a-c (varying degree of curls within the type) 

Knowing your hair type is not to segregate but can help understand and customize how to care for your hair better and what product types your need.  

Since this site is dedicated to help people with curly, coily and kinky hair (type 3 and 4 hair), I’m only writing in-depth about those 2 types. This is the type most black people have. Our hair is severely misunderstood and vilified. But not all black people have time same hair type. Also remember that there is good or bad hair type just healthy and unhealthy hair.

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