Do you know your hair type?
It seems that many women are confused about their hair type. Based on the old chart, most black women fall somewhere in 3b to 4c range. Due to many black women now going natural, the chart has expanded. I figured I would share the complete in-depth version.
Type 1 – Straight
Type 2 – Wavy
Type 3 – Curly (Curls & Spirals)
Type 4 – Kinky(Coils, Undefined Coils)
Based on the new chart Whitney is a type 4b.
And I am a type 4e.
However, I should note that like most people, Whitney and I have a blend of other hair types as well. I love this chart because it also references a variety of hair types and shows great examples!
How do you feel about the hair type chart? Do you think its empowering or just another way to define “good hair” vs “bad hair”?
* Side note* Whitney and I don’t believe there is such a thing as “good” or “bad” hair, but obviously this is still a heated debate in the black community. Speak on it..