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KDM

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

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May 12 13 06:35 pm Link

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Miss Black Dollia

Posts: 28

Boston, Massachusetts, US

I would say kinky? But what's the point in asking?

May 13 13 06:25 pm Link

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KDM

Posts: 373

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

I wanted to know how to characterize it. Thanks.

May 14 13 04:16 pm Link

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Angie Nava

Posts: 92

New York, New York, US

KDM wrote:
I wanted to know how to characterize it. Thanks.

I personally find the term "kinky" to describe hair to be in somewhat poor taste and I'm not judging you personally for saying it because its a term so widely used, so I understand why it was mentioned, but I really try and avoid it to describe hair. Maybe its just me

That aside I would say kinky AND curly would be accurate descriptions. The reason I say this is that the hair does have a curly shape to it, small ringlets. Some people have so called "kinky" hair without curls. This individual does have a curl pattern.

Hope thats helpful

May 14 13 08:57 pm Link

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KDM

Posts: 373

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Angelique1989 wrote:

I personally find the term "kinky" to describe hair to be in somewhat poor taste and I'm not judging you personally for saying it because its a term so widely used, so I understand why it was mentioned, but I really try and avoid it to describe hair. Maybe its just me

That aside I would say kinky AND curly would be accurate descriptions. The reason I say this is that the hair does have a curly shape to it, small ringlets. Some people have so called "kinky" hair without curls. This individual does have a curl pattern.

Hope thats helpful

Yes, that's helpful. Thanks for your input. Could you share why you find the word kinky offensive?  I'm not really sure how many people define the word anyway. It's very subjective.

May 15 13 06:33 am Link

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Alannah Jones Styling

Posts: 1112

Long Beach, California, US

KDM wrote:

Yes, that's helpful. Thanks for your input. Could you share why you find the word kinky offensive?  I'm not really sure how many people define the word anyway. It's very subjective.

I don't find it offensive but I could see how some might see it as offensive because it's almost like calling the hair texture nappy.the term kinky (hair) also sounds negative.

May 15 13 05:31 pm Link

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Hair by Nedjetti

Posts: 1117

New York, New York, US

You have beautiful curly hair....

here's my Dark and Lovely Au naturale 'how to' video for some hairstyling options ...enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDuleWVp … KN44YpRiup

May 15 13 10:57 pm Link

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smashingdivas

Posts: 25

Seattle, Washington, US

How fun! I have curly hair too.
You seem to have both.
Go to naturallycurly.com and lookup your curl type. I'm thinking about a 4b.

May 15 13 11:24 pm Link

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KDM

Posts: 373

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Hair by Nedjetti  wrote:
You have beautiful curly hair....

here's my Dark and Lovely Au naturale 'how to' video for some hairstyling options ...enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDuleWVp … KN44YpRiup

Thank you, that's a good vid. I want to try that line now. My 2strands never turn out right.

May 16 13 04:39 am Link

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Anna Adrielle

Posts: 18763

Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

I'd say mostly frizzy

May 16 13 05:11 am Link

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Cynna Stylz MUA

Posts: 217

New York, New York, US

The hair  texture is NATURAL. It is STYLED in a spiral curly effect. This can be done with any hair type WITH straws spiral curlers/ rods or curling iron.

Kinky could be considered uncombed and unkept which this picture is not.

May 16 13 08:56 pm Link

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KDM

Posts: 373

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Cynna Stylz MUA wrote:
The hair  texture is NATURAL. It is STYLED in a spiral curly effect. This can be done with any hair type WITH straws spiral curlers/ rods or curling iron.

Kinky could be considered uncombed and unkept which this picture is not.

Thanks for your input. But the hair isn't styled. It's just naturally spirally (in places). It's a pic of my hair actually.

May 17 13 08:43 am Link

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DLatrice

Posts: 219

Delaware, Ohio, US

Cynna Stylz MUA wrote:
The hair texture is NATURAL. It is STYLED in a spiral curly effect. This can be done with any hair type WITH straws spiral curlers/ rods or curling iron.

Kinky could be considered uncombed and unkept which this picture is not.

The term 'natural' doesn't just have one look. Some african american girls are naturally curly like she is.

And how you describe 'kinky' isn't accurate either. Kinky is thick, but no visible curls, more zig-zag-y, if that makes sense. What others may call frizzy. That's what I have naturally.

May 17 13 08:53 am Link

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KDM

Posts: 373

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

DLatrice wrote:

The term 'natural' doesn't just have one look. Some african american girls are naturally curly like she is.

And how you describe 'kinky' isn't accurate either. Kinky is thick, but no visible curls, more zig-zag-y, if that makes sense. What others may call frizzy. That's what I have naturally.

This brings up a good point, which I was going to mention earlier too. I think different people define the word kinky differently. To some it means frizzy; to other is means unkempt, and; to still others it just another texture variant that's just not curly, wavy or straight.

May 17 13 01:25 pm Link

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Poses

Posts: 8139

Kansas City, Missouri, US

I'd consider it both curly and kinky--curly for its structure, and kinky because it looks like it has an obvious physical texture to it.

I don't think kinky hair is an insult, at least within my main social circles--I was always led to believe that it was nappy and frizzy that are insults, not kinky.

But even kinky seems to have negativity attached to it frequently. Only curly, which crosses racial lines, seems to be used as a positive to describe hair. I think that's really sad.

May 17 13 04:58 pm Link

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Keila Sone

Posts: 127

Harrison, New Jersey, US

In the beauty industry the correct term for this hair texture very tight coils or curls

May 18 13 01:29 am Link

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KDM

Posts: 373

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Thank you

Jun 08 13 08:58 am Link