Love your hair, not the type


Hair Typing: Learning to Accept The Hair You Have 

I found this video of a vlogger I like (Mahogany Curls) on Facebook. Some women were talking about this (really getting out of control) issue some Naturals have about defining curls or getting a specific hair type. Most of you already know the hair typing system of 1(straight), 2(wavy), 3(curly), and 4(kinky). There are level between each one and it seems the most desired is in the 3 category.  This has got to stop.

We all have preferences…I get that, but this need to only have a certain type of hair is ridiculous if it’s linked to what is deemed socially acceptable.  All hair textures are acceptable and beautiful and if someone says they are not then they are limited in their thoughts and lives.  

Check out this video.  It’s kinda long but she’s really hitting home on what’s important and what’s got to stop in this Chasing the Curl Dragon bubble that some of us are trapped in. 

Loving our beautiful hair Naturals,


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  1. January 31, 2013 / 2:54 pm

    I love Jess!
    I've never been into the whole hair typing thing. Doesn't benefit me in the least. I love the hair I have and if it were different, I'd love it that way too. Some people are just consumed in it, which is sad

    • January 31, 2013 / 3:02 pm

      Too consumed actually. I get using the typing if it will help for products or just for general knowledge, but to be obsessed with obtaining a certain type of curl, coil or kink is not a healthy.

  2. Anonymous
    January 31, 2013 / 6:13 pm

    I think hair typing is a "ploy" from brand companies to purchase their product. The vid speaks the truth. I never understood hair typing and the reason behind it. There are way to many "typing charts". I go for the health of my hair.

    • January 31, 2013 / 7:13 pm

      Smart. Although I'm not on board with the ploy I do see how it creates a divide within black women ONCE AGAIN. I did get some valuable insight from the chart and since I'm following the Curly Girl Method knowing your curl type aids in how to cleanse and condition your hair.

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