I find it quite disappointing when I see some people with 4C hair struggling to accept it as something that is beautiful and deserving of admiration. There was a post a while ago on CurlyNikki.com where a girl outright said, and I paraphrase:
"I envy people with 3C, 4A and 4B hair because it's nice and curly. I hate my hair because it's ugly and kinky. I can't go natural because I don't want to show this mess to the world"!
I was stunned because clearly the girl hates her hair and secondly, by sharing that level of hate she makes other 4C girls start to think that there is something wrong with our hair. I just shrugged it off and thought, "Whatever", clearly there are deeper problems here than just hair...this brings me on to the all-important topic of curl pattern!
I get loads of emails from people asking why their curl pattern isn't "developing" or whether they should big chop again to get a "better curl pattern". Here are the facts on curl pattern:
- Your curl pattern is determined by genes.
- Some people's hair is curly, other people have kinky hair. You cannot change that.
- Although you cannot change your curl pattern at all EVER you can manipulate it with styling techniques.
- Curly and kinky hair types are both cool and beautiful.
What styles look good with kinky hair?
The classic afro, afro puffs and styles using scarves. Seriously, curly is not better than kinky and vice versa. Just accept what God gave you and learn to love it if you don't already.
If you have kinky hair how can you make it look more curly?
You can plait, twist it or use curling rods.
If you have curly hair how can you make it look more kinky?
Hope this helps!
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