Friday, January 29, 2010

Hair Typing Chart

A contributer on Long Haircare Forum created this hair typing chart:

Click the image for a larger view.

I this is really accurate.


TheSistahChick said...

Very cool, the pics make it much easier to understand!

Kicukalah said...

I love how they have expand past the letter C. I agree, I think it's accurate.

nappy headed black girl said...

Wow, 4h?! Stop the madness, people! lol

Pretty soon we'll be having entire alphabets for each subset.

I guess I'm just not into the hair typing thing, and this is why. It's supposed to make the process easier, but only succeeds in making it more confusing.

Everyone has different consistency.

MsUndaStood said...

Thank you for this information..Chart helps!!

Anonymous said...

I do believe a chart will help; but there does need to be a method of consistency in the way the information is presented. In order to compare the hair textures, one must have a stable knowledge base to compare the hair to.

LadyBug0409 said...

Wow, the chart goes all the way to "4h" now?? I'm amazed. I mean, no two people have EXACTLY the same type of hair. Just like twins...When I first went natural, I was extremely intersted in the hair typing systems. But, not so much anymore. I think the "cons" outweigh the "pros" on this one. Yeah, sure it makes it slightly easier for you to find products. But, that doesn't guarantee you'll get the results you want. I just feel that hair typing systems ultimately create and perpetuate the "good hair" stigma. Why don't we just accept our hair for what it is and love it as such? If we went natural to break away from the bondage of cream crack slavery and the Caucasian image of beauty, why are we still- in the natural community- placing our hair in categories where straight is the standard?

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