curls in the back of your head-how?

I'm sure this has been asked a million times but how do you get curls in the back of your head to curl nicely? My hair curls nicely in the front near my face and underneath (at my crown) but not so much in the back, on top. If anyone has any suggestions on how to get the curls on the top, in back, to curl nicely, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks, Sara

P.S. Links to where this has been discussed already are much appreciated.
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Originally Posted by MyNaturlBlkHair
what about in the back of my head, superficially?
2a wavy. acv is my friend. flax gelee weighs down my hair too much.

cleansers: giovanni, curls
conditioner: curls
styling: LA Looks sports gel
It may be that your hair is just a different texture in the back. My fine 2c hair curls very nicely in the front, around the face (I have spirals!) but the sides are more like flat waves and in the back there is one spot that _always_ curls and one spot that _never_ does.... I've just learned to live with it.

Do you diffuse? If so I can only suggest that you try to diffuse the back of your hair either upside down or leaning back (it helps if you can do acrobatics.. it's difficult!) that is the only way I get any volume/curl going on in the back. Good luck!

If it's a texture thing don't stress - wavy/curly hair has a mind of its own I'm sure it still looks great.
It may be that your hair is just a different texture in the back. My fine 2c hair curls very nicely in the front, around the face (I have spirals!) but the sides are more like flat waves and in the back there is one spot that _always_ curls and one spot that _never_ does.... I've just learned to live with it.

Do you diffuse? If so I can only suggest that you try to diffuse the back of your hair either upside down or leaning back (it helps if you can do acrobatics.. it's difficult!) that is the only way I get any volume/curl going on in the back. Good luck!

If it's a texture thing don't stress - wavy/curly hair has a mind of its own I'm sure it still looks great.
Originally Posted by FormerCurly
thanks! yeah, i think it's just my crazy waves having a mind of their own. i do diffuse and even scrunch gel on the inside and superficially in the back. it makes no difference, still don't get waves or curls. sigh. i'm actually in the process of switching up my products so perhaps switching shampoos and conditioners and adding flax seed gelee will help. we will see.....
2a wavy. acv is my friend. flax gelee weighs down my hair too much.

cleansers: giovanni, curls
conditioner: curls
styling: LA Looks sports gel
By the back do you mean underneath? it is really common for wavies to have straighter hair underneath. For me, what works best to get it to cooperate is plopping the hair for awhile, but being careful to scrunch up that underneath hair into the plop so it isn't stretched out!

If it's the top part, the crown of your hair that is being lazy, I think that turning your head upside down and scrunching is best, and, again, plopping for awhile.
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For me the cut is key. If I don't have some "invisible" layers in my hair, the back just weighs itself down and looks blah.
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My biggest issue is the nape of my neck, under it all. I'm tempted to colour my hair, and see if the bit of damage alters the texture so that maybe it will pick up more product and curl up. For the canopy/crown, you could try wet setting with some skip curls.


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to everyone for giving their input. the underneath curls nicely. it's the crown of my head that's lazy and doesn't like to curl. re: haircut. hmm, anyone have a rec on what type of haircut that may address this issue? i usually just get layers.

thanks!
2a wavy. acv is my friend. flax gelee weighs down my hair too much.

cleansers: giovanni, curls
conditioner: curls
styling: LA Looks sports gel
For the canopy/crown, you could try wet setting with some skip curls.
+1 This is how I've styled my hair for 10+ years and it's the only way i'm able to achieve nice spirals in the back. skip curl, finger curl, twist curl, whatever you want to call it! I use a mirror to see the back and place them properly. Yes it takes some time, but the plus side for me is that I get several days of nice hair with little effort after the first day. It's worth a try!

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When I first found this site...I really had issues with the crown area being flat. I find that scrunching upside down and also focusing more time on diffusing the crown area has help tremendously in giving me more life and waves (even a curl or two). I also highlight my hair and found that after the last color, that I had more texture and body up there. My hair is fine though, so coloring does add some texture. Hope you find what works. I'm still trying to get a plopping technique for my chin length hair. If anyone has a good technique for this, I'd welcome your suggestions!
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Conditioner: GVCB (love it!)/ Regis OO
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: As I Am
Co-Wash: Tresemme or DevaCurl NoPoo
Stylers: As I Am Curling Jelly/GF Pure Clean/ LALCurl gel - all with BRHG added
Style: scrunch/ diffuse, then air dry. I don't Have much frizz at all
When I first found this site...I really had issues with the crown area being flat. I find that scrunching upside down and also focusing more time on diffusing the crown area has help tremendously in giving me more life and waves (even a curl or two). I also highlight my hair and found that after the last color, that I had more texture and body up there. My hair is fine though, so coloring does add some texture. Hope you find what works. I'm still trying to get a plopping technique for my chin length hair. If anyone has a good technique for this, I'd welcome your suggestions!
Originally Posted by NocurlB4babies
I'm toying with colouring for the first time in a few years, with the hope that maybe my under-section will curl up more after. I think that that section by the nape is virgin and/or low porosity. Maybe by damaging it some, it will help it curl some more.


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2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...5&postcount=59

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