I came across this video on hair typing. As you know, in the past I have discussed hair typing, and I know it is kind of controversial. I understand now. I on occasion get emails and comments from people who swear up and down we have the same hair type. Some we definitely do have the same hair type and I love trying to compare and contrast hair routines. Others I just don't say anything because their hair doesn't seem to be the same type, or many times folks will show my pics of a twist out or in twists and/or their hair in an altered state, so I can't really tell their hair type.
i consider myself a 3c with some 3b, depending on what part of my head you go to. I went here to type my hair initially. Overall consensus over at that site agreed with the typing. Some folks say 3b, some say 3c, some say 4a, but overall I get 3c with some 3b mixed in. Since hair typing is really kind of subjective and it varies slightly depending upon the source you use, I don't get mad if someone tells me a "coarser" texture than I assume. If anything I use that as an opportunity to make more product purchases so I can experiment with my hair even more.
On the flip side of hair typing, there is the notion it is a new way for people to reignite the "good hair" vs. "bad hair" debate. The video I posted has comments that show this. Now this woman indicates she is 3c, I don't think she is, and a few other people in the comments section indicated she was probably more of a 4a, than 3c. I think the criticism comes from the fact her video was to inform people on how to hair type, and the fact that those of us familiar already feel that she is quite correct on typing her own hair. She gets offended when people tell her that her hair might not be 3c. Yes, some are rude about it, but others seem to just be offering an FYI, and it still seems to upset her. Now I have seen her hair wet and dry, and it does seem she is incorrect. Being labeled a 3B/3C, it appears we don't have the same texture of hair. I do feel she does in many of her videos provide informative information, but this video it seems she is off the mark, that is just my opinion. I also will note that in my ten years of being nappy, I have only in the last few years been aware of the hair typing system. It helped me figure out how to define my curls, but it didn't really affect my life either or. I think "hair typing" in this context isn't very conducive to natural hair care.