Any 4a's nape area a ball of curls?

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I've been keeping up with moisturizing, and now, my nape has balled up! Is this a good or bad thing?
Shampoo: VO5 Kiwi Clarify Shampoo (monthly)

Deep Condition: Aubrey Organics Rose (1-2x a week)

Co-wash: Aubrey Organics Rose (2x a week)

Protein: Mega Tek (bimonthly, I'm sensative)

Leave-in/ Moisturizer: Vegetable Glycerin-Rose Water Spritz and/or conditioner (daily)

Sealant: Shea butter-coconut oil mixture (daily)

Hair type: 4a/4b?-0S, cottony, thick
I'm sorry but I have no idea what you're talking about. Maybe someone else who is much wiser than I can chime in.
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No I don't have those but I've seen some girls that relax their hair that has it...I think it takes longer for hair there to grow mine took a while to grow out but its wavy there and fine enough most of my hair is 4a\b....people with naturally straight hair usually have shorter finner hair there too so I guess everyone's hair at the nape is short...I don't know anyone with small curls there but the ones I see usually hide it with a low ponytal eventhough their hair is straightened

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My napes do the same thing. I twist it for a twist out and a few hrs after I've taken it out, I have an afro at the nape of my neck
Nope. Mine's a ball of... straight! Well, kinky straight. Curls are always a good thing of course!
My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse.

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it's wierd, my nape is one of the longer layers of my hair, (because i never really relaxed it), but when it dries, it's like the shortest. When it's wet, it has a 3c texture to it
Shampoo: VO5 Kiwi Clarify Shampoo (monthly)

Deep Condition: Aubrey Organics Rose (1-2x a week)

Co-wash: Aubrey Organics Rose (2x a week)

Protein: Mega Tek (bimonthly, I'm sensative)

Leave-in/ Moisturizer: Vegetable Glycerin-Rose Water Spritz and/or conditioner (daily)

Sealant: Shea butter-coconut oil mixture (daily)

Hair type: 4a/4b?-0S, cottony, thick
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I've been keeping up with moisturizing, and now, my nape has balled up! Is this a good or bad thing?
Originally Posted by Afrochika
Are you talking about the area of the head people refer to as "the kitchen"? LOL that's what my grandmother calls it anyway.
Not sure if this is what the OP meant, but I have a "kitchen". I usually wear twist outs so the hair is stretched out for the first couple of days, but then it starts to turn into little balls or flattened coils (if that makes sense). I don't think it is a "good" or "bad" thing--it's just what my hair does.

To fix it, I just put a cream-based styler on that little row of hairs and smooth it out.
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I THOUGHT I would have that, but to my surprise I don't. The hair is curly and really silky. Go figure.

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I use to get little "balls" on my nape where my little patch of 4a hair is...My mom used to call them "bee-bees". They were a PAIN to comb out I don't get them as much now that I'm older.
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That part of my hair is really loose and fine. That combination makes my hair back there tangle up and do all sorts of nonsense...the movement of my head makes it do that, and my hair isn't even that long. (7 inches when stretched)
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The kitchen comes with the territory. There's nothing wrong with it being tight little coils in the back.
The kitchen comes with the territory. There's nothing wrong with it being tight little coils in the back.
Originally Posted by FoxyCleopatraGuide
Nothing at all. Just tiny curls.

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My hair does that too! I usually end up with a reverse mullet when I wash and go, due to my looser curls in the front. I haven't found a product to help with that, but I did start using the concentrator and blow dryer to stretch my roots. This has helped me achieve some hang time, instead of my ear-length afro (i have a little longer than CBL length hair). HTH
Hair type: 3c/4a

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: Giovannis Triple Threat Tea Tree (but just bought Trichomania; a Lush solid coconut oil solid shampoo bar)
Conditioner(s): Aussie Moist, AO Honeysuckle Rose, Matrix Conditioning Balm
DC: JessiCurl WDT
Leave-in: Giovannis Direct Leave In
Oils: Grapeseed, jojoba, evoo, and evco
Stylers: As I Am Curling Jelly, Flaxseed gel
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My hair does that too! I usually end up with a reverse mullet when I wash and go, due to my looser curls in the front. I haven't found a product to help with that, but I did start using the concentrator and blow dryer to stretch my roots. This has helped me achieve some hang time, instead of my ear-length afro (i have a little longer than CBL length hair). HTH
Originally Posted by cocochanel
I just cut the top of my hair a few days ago because of that. It was starting to look like a triangle or a Christmas tree.
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That part of my hair is really loose and fine. That combination makes my hair back there tangle up and do all sorts of nonsense...the movement of my head makes it do that, and my hair isn't even that long. (7 inches when stretched)
Originally Posted by favoritecolorblu
same here. the nape of my hair is the "softest" and is more 3cish and baby fine.

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