It’s clearly the holiday season so my cousin, blogger extraordinaire Simply Feli, came home. She has recently done her big chop (you can read about it here) and was filled with newly acquired information so we could compare notes.
What she shared with me literally left me gob-smacked.
I am not…
wait for it…
Cue lightening, thunder and rain clouds.
You see ladies and gents. I ASSUMED because I am of African heritage – a Ghanaian mother and Nigerian father, that I am 4C. I had checked diagrams etc and just rolled with it.
If you’re into hair typing I suggest you do two things:
- Don’t try to type your hair while it is dry. Condition it, or do something that will define the original pattern. Feli put conditioner in my hair after I washed it to prove her point.
- Get another person’s opinion. A lot of people, like myself, see what they want to see – not what is actually there.
I personally don’t care much about hair typing – but I do it to help sift through whose hair advice I take. You see, though we are all different hair types (even in the same “hair groups”) similar hair types advice tend to be more applicable to what my hair responds to.
So now ladies and gents. I find myself a 4B…
I’m still shaking my head.
Do you hair type? Why do/ don’t you?
Till my next revelation my dears…