I'm a bit confused with how to put together reach and threatened squares. A character has a natural reach range of 5ft around it, meaning I would 'threaten' the immediate vicinity in the "x"s:
Specifically with the white haired witch archtype, it states:
"At 1st level, a white-haired witch gains the ability to use her hair as a weapon. This functions as a primary natural attack with a reach of 5 feet."
does that mean I maintain the original threat range of 5ft like the example above, or does that extend my threaten range to the surrounding squares, indicated with the "X"s?
With the Prehensile Hair hex, it states:
"The witch can instantly cause her hair (or even her eyebrows) to grow up to 10 feet long or to shrink to its normal length, and can manipulate her hair as if it were a limb with a Strength score equal to her Intelligence score. Her hair has reach 10 feet,"
Does this mean the threat range would look like the example above, being able to reach and threaten all "X" and "x"s?
At the 4th level, the WHW archtype gains another 5ft to its hair range, which would mean it has a total reach of 10ft at lvl 4.
"At 4th level and every four levels thereafter, a white-haired witch’s hair adds 5 feet to its reach, to a maximum of 30 feet at 20th level."
My confusion is partially stemming from reach vs threat range, and how the word "reach" is used these abilities. Particularly because the WHW defines it as haveing a reach of 5ft, which would be the natural "range" of attack already implied by the rules? Are are they just weapons that extend your natural reach to the limit defined (IE: 5ft/10ft); or these natural weapons treated as "reach" weapons, in the sense that a reach of 5ft would threaten 10ft, and a reach of 10ft would threaten 15ft.
I did notice that it doesn't state these abilities take penalties attacking within 'close' range as well, like most reach weapons have. This is also assuming the character is medium in size. I do also know that you can increase your "threaten" range beyond your "reach" range via feats, etc, and that the two ranges can differ.
Mainly asking this for clarification because I can't really seem to find anything specifically pertaining to this subject (I already have a general idea of what would happen, just wanting to cross-check to make sure it is correct).