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What's your curl type? - lady ayri
When a group of naturals are together, someone who isn’t natural but who is also familiar with the natural look may just generalize this group of naturals as “girls with natural hair,” and nothing more. All that may be seen are the obvious which is the difference in lengths, as well as the hairstyles and volume. However, there may also be little to no knowledge that these naturals all have specific curl patterns, lengths and different hair journeys. In the natural hair community a few years ago, we were introduced to the what was known as the Hair Typing Chart or The Andre Walker System by Andre Walker (Oprah’s hairstylist). This chart became widely popular especially in the natural hair community when it came to putting a name and an understanding to our textures that many of us were getting acquainted to for the first time. The chart ranges from 1-4 with each having an alphabetical category from A-C. Type 1-which is the straightest texture and also seen to be the hardest texture to damage however, it isn’t easy to curl. Type 2-this is the wavy type that is more exposed to getting frizzy because of its wavy nature. Type …