The other day I was reading the comments under a natural hair Facebook page post. The post was about wash and go’s and the woman featured had loose curly hair (maybe type 2 or 3 hair). One woman said “well she has good hair, but don’t expect everyone’s hair to look like this. What about us type 4 hair types?”
I nearly fell to the ground cringing in “agony”.
Can I be honest? I cannot stand the phrase “good hair”. It’s like the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard.
Do people really still say “good hair” in reference to certain hair types? Eeeeek!
“Good hair” should not be limited to a certain “grade” of hair or hair type. You can have loose curly or the tightest of coils and your hair can still be considered equally “good”.
What do I mean by “good”? I mean you take care of it and keep it healthy. All hair types are beautiful in their healthy, well-maintained state!
Before I began transitioning to natural, someone said to me “oh I bet you’ll have good hair if you went natural” and I was like “Yes, good hair as in it will be healthy. 🙂 ”
Hair typing should not be a hierarchy of “good” versus “bad” hair in the Black Community because some may have looser curls and some have tight coils.
As a person transitioning to my natural state, yes, I have tried to figure out my hair type because I think it is good to have some idea to determine what products work for your hair. (By the way, shout out to the folks that have four hair types: 3C/4A/4B/4C like I think I have! 🙂 )
Don’t use your hair type for self-degradation or self-validation.
Remember: good = healthy.
You do not have “bad hair” just because it falls into the kinkier side.
It’s beautiful no matter how it curls, coils, or kinks.