I’m done with hair typing.
It’s a waste of time.
I can’t swear that my hair is a 4a, 4b or whatever. All I know is that I love my hair and it’s growing. Whether it’s 4a with some defined curls or 4b with cottony clouds, what it comes down to is that my hair is hype regardless of what hair typing system exists.
Now that I’m two years into this natural hair journey, I can honestly say, I’ve found no real use in hair typing. Good tips are good tips no matter who shares them. Good products may or may not work on my hair – not because my hair is better or worse than someone else’s, but because my hair is different and unique to me.
So, starting today, I am not mentioning any hair type – well, it’s not like I mention hair type regularly anyway because it hasn’t added anything to the conversation. As far as I’m concerned, it’s another way for Black people to separate ourselves: my hair is better than your hair because I have 4a hair and you have 4b hair.
Hair is hair and it’s good because it grows out of your scalp. If you care it and find out what it likes, it will grow. If you disregard it and plaster any type of product that doesn’t agree with it, it will break.
And that’s the same for all hair types.