Tywanda and I have always emphasized that hair typing is much more than subscribing to the 3c, 4a, spectrum. NaturallyCurly.com has finally updated their website to reflect the complexity of our hair. In their article they cover the following descriptors:
So for example, my hair (Latoya) is 3c/4a/4b, low porosity, dense, medium to thick strands, and arm pit length. Tywanda's hair is 3c, normal porosity, dense, fine, and shoulder length. When observing how bloggers and friends comment on how products and styling techniques work for them, you should keep all of this in mind. When you review our hair regimens, our techniques and products reflect our different hair types.
For the full article on texture typing, please visit NaturallyCurly.
Now that you are armed with this information, what is your hair type? How will use this information in the selection styling techniques and hair products?