This is the pattern I have, except it doesn't curl until it gets past my ears. No amount of cutting, scrunching, layering or anything else will change it. My hair just does not curl well until it gets longer. I'm currently searching for something that will at least keep the curl/wave I do have in that part of my hair, but honestly, I think it is a lost cause. I probably would be better to spend my time trying to find a style that works with my two curl patterns.