Is anyone else's underlayer straight?

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I don't know why, but the outlayer of my hair is wavy/curly, and the underlayer is wavyish/straight (mostly straight, I think).
Some 2b in the back, mostly (using FIA) 2c/F/iii.

Fine hair, normal porosity, and normal elasticity.

I'm still new to this CG stuff, so ANY tips you could give me are appreciated.

I have Celiac Disease, which means I can't eat or use products with wheat in it.

Formerly known as curlygirl92 and mixofwavescurls
Yes! I have this same problem! I have this wavy/curly canopy and the underlayer WILL NOT curl no matter what. Has anyone else solved this problem?

I don't know why, but the outlayer of my hair is wavy/curly, and the underlayer is wavyish/straight (mostly straight, I think).
Originally Posted by mixofwavescurls
Sort of CG sometimes, but not really
2B, medium? normal porosity and elasticity?

Cleansers -
Suave Clarifying, Philosophy Happy Birthday Beautiful

Stylers - BRHG, re:coil, Ion Hairspray

I live in the NYC area.


It's very natural and normal to have this....we all have different textures and curl patterns. My not so good area isn't the underneath, but the back. When my hair is just the right length, the sides/top/crown/underlayer are fine, but the very center back is just meh.

Cosmetology Educator with sensitivities, eczema and Seborrheic Dermatitis.
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Products: Free and Clear sulfate free poo and condish, Theraneem Sulfate Free Shampoo/Condish, Unscented SSCEJ, Coconut oil, Camellia oil, Argan oil
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thats me! I could have some wild hair going on, but the underneath hairline is always silky and straight(ish).
- 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
- MOP C Hydrating 'poo
- LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
- treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
- plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots
It's very natural and normal to have this....we all have different textures and curl patterns. My not so good area isn't the underneath, but the back. When my hair is just the right length, the sides/top/crown/underlayer are fine, but the very center back is just meh.
Originally Posted by rymorg2
Argh same problem here! My center back has very weak waves no matter what I do! Then the rest of my head is wurly except my underlayer, which is 3a spirals. I wish we could all just exchange textures so our hair was how we wanted!
Somewhere between a 2b/c and a 3a

Current product favorites
Cleansers: Giovanni TTTT shampoo, Deva No-Poo, Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing Conditioner
Conditioners: Tigi Moisture Maniac, Yes to Cucumbers, GVP Conditioning Balm, AOHR
Stylers/Gels: KCCC, SS CEJ and FHG, AOMM, BRHG, LA Looks Sport Gel, Lustrasilk (winter), Pink Boots (winter)
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It's very natural and normal to have this....we all have different textures and curl patterns. My not so good area isn't the underneath, but the back. When my hair is just the right length, the sides/top/crown/underlayer are fine, but the very center back is just meh.
Originally Posted by rymorg2
Argh same problem here! My center back has very weak waves no matter what I do! Then the rest of my head is wurly except my underlayer, which is 3a spirals. I wish we could all just exchange textures so our hair was how we wanted!
Originally Posted by Trixie

That's totally how mine is! My underlayer is 3A too, though I have the sporadic 3A curl here and there throughout, EXCEPT for the back.

Cosmetology Educator with sensitivities, eczema and Seborrheic Dermatitis.
Ingredients Maven
Products: Free and Clear sulfate free poo and condish, Theraneem Sulfate Free Shampoo/Condish, Unscented SSCEJ, Coconut oil, Camellia oil, Argan oil
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Fotki updated 10/12/10 Password: wavy
Yup my underlayer is straight as well. Boo!
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: CJ Beauticurls, CJ A&OO, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: Mop C, KCCC, SCE FSG
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

My underlayer is way more curly than my top layer. Go figure!
CG since June/09
3a/b extremely thick, coarse, porous
Loving AOHR, Biolage Conditioning Balm, KCCC.
Here is my hair:


And here is my hair underneath:



It is very strange!
Currently I am trying to "baby" the underneath, by applying products upside down and I've seen some difference.
GCG (Greek Curly Girl) since May 2010
3a/3b (although I have some really annoying straight pieces underneath), medium texture, normal porosity, medium to low elasticity

Condish: Korres Acacia Milk Conditioner
Styling: Korres Bamboo Styling Cream for Curly Hair
Currently experimenting with lots of organic cone-free & sulfate-free products

Skia ..means "The Shadow" in Greek
Got the same problem....that's pretty much why I got an inverted bob cut. I kept the long, pretty curls framing my face and on top of my head, and the rebel-underside waves that would not curl cut short. Ha!
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Free the Curls!
I have flat ends on my underlayer. Ugh. lol
3A~fine texture
Cleanser: GiovanniTTTT, Deva Low Poo
Condish: Deva One C, GiovanniTTTT, GVP Balm
Styler: Deva ArcANGELL, HESMU, AG Mousse Gel
Want to try: CJ Gellie, Hand Dry Hair Glove, BRHG
I <3 second day hair
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Yes my underneath hair is straight, I see this on other wavies too.

Mine is about curly at the very top middle of my head, then looser as it goes out from there, but still very wavy in front and all over the canopy, but the nape is not like the rest of the hair.

It's normal, and be glad it's not straight at the top and curly underneath, that would be harder to deal with.
2c / C / iii (FIA)
Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

Shoulder-Length now.

Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

Henna!
im the opposite, curly in the back and underneath and bone straight on top and front. i have been struggleing for a while. i get frustrated with the lack of curl so i flat iron, more so on top and front. hmmmm. a connection?
The hair at the nape of my neck is really straight-so much so that my stylist has to cut it a bit shorter so it does not hang our under the curlier top section. My underneath at my sides also has a tendency to be straight as well but I can coax that to curl.
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Stupid straight underlayer!

Sort of CG sometimes, but not really
2B, medium? normal porosity and elasticity?

Cleansers -
Suave Clarifying, Philosophy Happy Birthday Beautiful

Stylers - BRHG, re:coil, Ion Hairspray

I live in the NYC area.


Yep, my underlayer in the back ONLY is practically straight. Except for two weird little ringlets at the back "points" of my hairline at my neck. It's frustrating. And weird.
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Mod CG since January 2010
2b/c in winter; mostly 3a in summer; working toward 3a all year-round
Fine - Dense - Fairly porous
Cowash & Leave in: Co-wash with TJs Tea-Tree Tingle cond. , Suave Naturals, TJ Nourish
Styling products in rotation: AG Re:coil, K-Y liquid; FSG, epsom salt & lavender curl-revitalizer;
I'm the total opposite. My under layer is pretty curly but the middle outter layer of hair just falls straight for some reason. Its so annoying.
Mod CG since 4/10
Products being used ATM
Wash: KCCC, CJDF, AOGPB
Rinseout:: Tresemme Naturals
Moisturizing and Volume, Yes to Cucumbers
LI: Giovanni DLI, KCKT
DT: CJH&BDF, CJCR
Every Day Stylers: KCCC, AOMM, Biotera Curl Cream, CJCCCC-Lite, CJCIAB, CJCQ, LALGs
same here! I have got 3b ish hair and something like... 2a/b underneath... it is so frustrating! cause my curls shrink up and those straight ones just stick out and it looks ugly....
3a/b fine, ii, normal porosity I think...

Full CG start
:
23.10.2009
Growing out....again

now: chin lentgh
aim:
shoulder lentgh

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Mine isn't straight but it's certainly a pain, back underlayer. If I do my routine slowly taking my time and paying attention (watching in the mirror) I can get the back to look right. If I'm in a hurry some clumps are almost straight which looks a little silly with 3 straight clumps lol.
Southern Colorado Curly
Mix of 2s med-low porosity, med-fine texture, lots of hair
Daily styling in the morning has helped with this for me, though I guess it's an extreme measure. Because when the hair is first styled this hair is very gently wavy with ends a little curly, so it hides better. It's "wavy imposter" hair under there, I guess?
2c / C / iii (FIA)
Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

Shoulder-Length now.

Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

Henna!

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