I get so sick of people saying “my hair type is 4a” like that has anything to do with styling and what products will work with your hair. It’s like telling a makeup artist, “my skin is black”. Okay, so how does that help him or her determine the type of makeup you need? Do you have warm or cool undertones? Is your skin oily or dry? Do you have sensitive or acne-prone skin? And does your skin require light or full coverage? Your skin classification, or color, really has no merit except to match the makeup shade to your actual skin color. Other than that, you need to know more about your skin (hair) than its color (curl type).
Okay, long-winded illustration over. I just needed to get that off my chest.
Listen, listen, Lindas: take some time to figure out your hair. Really get in there and decipher it because that is the only information that will help you with any and every style and product choice.
Me? I have coarse to medium textured hair depending on which part of my head I’m dealing with. I have high density hair all over my head. And my hair porosity is low.
How do I know? I researched it and did some preliminary tests to help me figure it all out. Don’t worry. I’ve got it all written out for you guys, so click on the images below to learn more and figure out your ‘actual’ hair type and what it means for styling your natural hair.
This is the most important tip of all… YOUR natural hair is unique and not like anyone else’s. Learn to love YOUR curls. Accept YOUR curls. Once you do that, styling becomes easier.
These are my staples. I don’t like to try too many new products because my hair is prone to heavy buildup and white residue for hours, sometimes never disappearing. It took me a long time to find the perfect combination of products, and I don’t want to cause any disturbance in the force.
::evil Darth Vader grin::