Long 3a Hair

Hi, I have decently long 3a hair. It used to be way curlier before going on birth control. I've recently stopped birth control use in hopes of getting those ringlets back! In the meantime, I have issues with my crown not holding curl very well. I'm not sure if it's just too heavy or if my product isn't right. Any suggestions.



3a hair.
Length a little above my elbows.
I use Flaxseed Aloe by Aveda with a diffuser.
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Your hair can also become less curly when it's longer (and it can change of course because of your age, the way you care for it, if you colour your hair).
What kind of birth control do you use now?
highlighted 3a hair. Fine strands, medium to high density. Probably high porosity. Growing uit bad layering and aiming for waist lenght!

Pre-poo: coconut oil
wash: CJ Daily fix or SheaMoisture Coconut&Hibiscus
RO + LI: different every time
Styler: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB

dislikes: glycerin in low dews, scissor happy stylists, magnesium sulfate

(modified) CG since june 25, 2012
Hiarfinity + extra MSM since March 5., 2014

SL - APL - BSBL- BSL - MBL - WL (stretched)
by the way, you can try plopping, clipping or diffusing in order to get your hair more curly.
highlighted 3a hair. Fine strands, medium to high density. Probably high porosity. Growing uit bad layering and aiming for waist lenght!

Pre-poo: coconut oil
wash: CJ Daily fix or SheaMoisture Coconut&Hibiscus
RO + LI: different every time
Styler: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB

dislikes: glycerin in low dews, scissor happy stylists, magnesium sulfate

(modified) CG since june 25, 2012
Hiarfinity + extra MSM since March 5., 2014

SL - APL - BSBL- BSL - MBL - WL (stretched)
I defuse my hair, I have not colored my hair in about 9-10 months, and I have been off of birth control for 4 months now. Trying everything I can to keep my hair as healthy as possible and get the curls back. I have two sisters that are cosmetologists, and they are both experts on curly hair now that they've had to deal w mine and my mothers hair, but as far as getting my curls back, we are kind of stumped.
After hair exits your scalp, it's dead. My guess is that only the 4 months of growth closest to your scalp have anything to do with what your birth control was or wasn't doing to your curl pattern.

You can see pic on my blog - my root curl and volume suffers at longer lengths. I'm currently at shoulder length, growing out from ear length, and I'm already noticing the drag.



Hair is best when wabi-sabi.
2b/2c at this length, more 3a when shorter
M/C ii

Mod CG: Sept 08
Using: Suave co-wash, GVP Conditioning Balm, Lustrasilk OOC, MGA, BRHG
Humectants: @ dew point 40+
My blog for dry climate curlies and growing out a pixie: Colorado Curly
I think I found another hair twin, I'll have to tell the others!
Anyway I am sorry to say I had your hair... um I sorta chopped it off a few days ago. Any how you should try clipping for your root problem!! Clip your hair at the roots while its drying and that should give it the lift it needs. Gradually you may find yourself doing it less and less and you will get faster at clipping it as well. Another technique I used to use was putting my hair on the opposite side as it dried and then flipping it back over (on the right side or way I wore my part etc.). This way it would get that volume on top. I hope this helps!!
Goodluck
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