hair disaster! heelp!! [pics inside]

so my hair is weird. im a new curly since my hair just began to become curly about a year ago (i used to have straight hair before).. the only problem is that i have curly hair in the front and i dont know what type of weird stringy hair in the back. i used to straighten my hair everyday because i couldnt support having my hair all stringy in the back, but i stopped because it started burning my hair. now i wear my hair down everyday but i cant help know that it looks horrible in the back! here are some pics so you see what i mean:




when you look at me from the front it looks like i would have curly hair all around... right? well look at the back...






EEWW!! stringy un-curly hair!!!

it looks weird to have curly hair in the front and stringy non-curly hair in the back! any suggestions on how to make the hair in the back like the hair in the front? would CG work?

Thanks in advance,

twistedgirl
I think it looks cute. Maybe you could try with some curl enhancing products for the back, but personally I think it looks cute the way it is.
How long have you been taking care of your hair as curly hair as opposed to hair you want to straighten? I ask only because I also straightened my hair almost every day until a few months ago . . . My hair is curlier framing my face and much looser waves, even sometimes straight, in the back. However, I've noticed that as time goes on, now that I'm treating my hair like the wavy/curly stuff it is, I'm starting to discover some curls in the back as well.

That was rambling and long-winded, but hopefully it made sense.

Plus, your hair looks great.
embracing my inner curl since late Nov 2006
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color-treated red/brown, medium-textured hair
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I agree with what sfisher323 said. Basically, it can take a while for your hair in the back to catch up with the hair in the front. Another problem you may be having and not realize you're having is overconditioning or weighing down. My hair somehow gets overconditioned very easily, despite the fact that I've colored and straightened and blowdried and brushed the heck out of it. So that's something to consider. Try a lighter conditioner maybe? And have you tried plopping or curl enhancing products? plopping really helped with my curls, and patience, too. Also, I still have to diffuse my hair. It's really flat and frizzy when I let it air dry, but it's always different for everyone, so you're just going to have to try different things and be patient.
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Oh, I almost forgot plopping with a microfiber towel. I saw a noticeable improvement in my hair after going out and purchasing microfiber towels (less frizz!) and started plopping every morning after applying product (there's a video on the Jessicurl website - www.jessicurl.com - on plopping - the first time I saw the word I was terribly confused . . . )
embracing my inner curl since late Nov 2006
2b/3a (I think?)
color-treated red/brown, medium-textured hair
PJ, currently using Suave citrus smoothie, B2B pom cond, GF C&S leave-in, AG re:coil, LOOB, HE SMU, Jessicurl HCC, CC, AIS
I think your hair looks great, but if you want more curl enhancement try Curls Spiral Cream and scrunch it into your hair upside down while hair is still soaking wet (I do this just before I get out of the shower). Also, plopping helps a lot too. HTH! :P
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2nd day hair: Deva Set Me Up pomade & Mr. Right
DT: Devacurl Heaven in Hair
Been CG since 2005 and never looked back!
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Also, your hair is quite long in the back and that may tend to pull out the curls. You might want to get a trim.
You could always throw a couple of pin curls in the back while your hair is damp. Just wind the ends around your finger and secure to your head with a hairpin or small clip
When I first started CG I had to do that to the front of my hair as it was much straighter. Now my curls are much more uniform.
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fine, wavy - 2b/3a
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computer hiccup resulting in multiple posts - grrr!
Couple of inches past shoulder length 3A. Shampoo every 3rd or 4th day w/ baby shampoo; Tigi Fashionista conditioner; back to Condition 3-in-1 mousse . Alternate days water rinse, conditioner and mousse.
computer hiccup resulting in multiple posts - grrr!
Couple of inches past shoulder length 3A. Shampoo every 3rd or 4th day w/ baby shampoo; Tigi Fashionista conditioner; back to Condition 3-in-1 mousse . Alternate days water rinse, conditioner and mousse.
I think your hair is beautiful! I agree that a trim would help. You might also get a sample of Jessicurl Rockin' Ringlets to try. It's a light liquidy gel that's got curl enhancer stuff in it. I use it under my regular gel and really like the results. I don't think you're going to get tight curls, though.
Couple of inches past shoulder length 3A. Shampoo every 3rd or 4th day w/ baby shampoo; Tigi Fashionista conditioner; back to Condition 3-in-1 mousse . Alternate days water rinse, conditioner and mousse.

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