Congratulations on your decision to be natural. You will soon realize it is one of the best decisions you have made in your life. Trust me, words of a naturalista! Now that you’ve decided either to transition or chop off all your relaxed hair to get back to natural, it’s now time to get to know your hair.
The first thing you need to know about your hair is its type. Why? Because your hair has specific care, maintenance and style needs depending on your hair patterns. There are three most known hair typing systems:
1- The Andre Walker’s system.
2- The LOIS system
3- The FIA system
For more information regarding the systems, please click on this link: http://www.naturalhaircommunity.com/hair-typing-systems
You may use which ever system you find more appropriate to you. The most used one is the Andre Walker’s one and this is also the one I used to determine my hair type. I have a 4a & B hair 🙂
HOWEVER, you may have more than one hair type on your head as it happens to a lot of people. I am myself both 4 a and 4 B: 4 a around my temples and 4 b in the middle of my head. Don’t freak out, it just does NOT matter.