I'm a 3C?

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I thought I was a 4A, but I attended a natural hair workshop recently and the instructor said I'm 3C. Her guideline for deciding between 3C and 4A is: if your hair is curly when wet it's 3C; if kinky when wet 4A. I never heard that before. Has anyone here?
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What I have heard most commonly is that if your hair is longer wet than dry you have a 3 C curl pattern. Perhaps that is what the instructor is referring to, that you hair hangs in loose curls when wet, whereas someone like me would instantly begin to get shrinkage as soon as my hair leaves the shower/faucet stream of water.

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I never heard that either.

The way I heard it was that if you had a more uniform (spirally, corkscrew, etc) then it was curly (which can stretch or shrink by the way depending on the type of curly (some curls are just tighter/smaller/dryer than others...

But if it was more watch spring-like or wiry, it was coily which might require use of more product to achieve a uniform curl appearance...

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I thought 4a had a recognizable curl pattern but was the size of a red coffee stirrer straw. 3b is a half to one inch wide and 3c is similar to the circumference of a pencil or pen. Texture has nothing to do with it. There are 4As with ninkinky hair as there are 3As and 3Bs with kinky hair. By kinky, I mean hair that always has a slightly frizzy or rough look to it, even when properly moisturized.

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idk I'm kinda confused... My curls are probably just a bit smaller than a pencil but way bigger than a coffee stirrer. I'm inclined to think some people just don't fit neatly into one (or even two) categories.
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idk I'm kinda confused... My curls are probably just a bit smaller than a pencil but way bigger than a coffee stirrer. I'm inclined to think some people just don't fit neatly into one (or even two) categories.
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Then that would make you 3c. However as we both know, curl size isn't that important in caring for hair.


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3b/c, medium-coarse, low porosity, high density
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This " expert" doesn't make sense to me since I consider 3c to be kinky hair since kinky means tightly curled. Anyway people have altered these "descriptions" over time because of additions to types and probably their need to put in their two cents. Originally 4a was a range and not just an exact size. It went pencil to coffee stir. My hair in my nape becomes straight when soaking wet.
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oh lawd... this again lol
there was originally no 3c
3c is type 4 hair
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idk I'm kinda confused... My curls are probably just a bit smaller than a pencil but way bigger than a coffee stirrer. I'm inclined to think some people just don't fit neatly into one (or even two) categories.
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Thats what my curls look like. Somewhere between the two.
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I'm somewhere in between 3C and 4A. My hair is thick and curly but sometimes i think it's more wavy than coily. I'm recently damaged my edges and they are frizzy and dry i am new to this website but i think im going to like it. Me and a few friends have been going natural/ natural for almost a year and a half i BC'd twice the first time was may 10 , 2012

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I just settle and say I have 3c/4a hair because it really is way too confusing. Everyone has there own ways of determining what make so and so's hair such and such hair type and at the end of the day does it really matter?
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Confusing indeed. I've always said I'm 3C/4A. My curls are in between the coffee stirrer and pencil too. The nape is totally a different curl, very loose. Even when I used to relax my hair that part was super straight.

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