What is hair typing? hair typing is a system that helps point out what type of hair you have. There’s Type 3 hair (3a, 3b, 3c) and type 4 hair(4a, 4b, 4c). The type 3 hair had a looser/softer curl. Type 4 hair is more of a tighter curl or kinky hair as some would say. Personally, I don’t have a problem with hair typing. It actually helps me identify which products works best for me. The issue comes in when people try to use hair typing as another way to distinguish “good hair” vs “bad hair”. Some people try to say that 3a,b,c is good hair and 4a,b,c is not so good hair. To me it doesn’t matter which type of hair you have, as long as it’s healthy! Why do we always have to compare?
What do you think? Is hair typing another form of segregation in the black community? Is it helpful? or harmful?