Rope curls?

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Does anyone else get these??

My hair is due for clarifying, so when I co-washed yesterday I assumed it would come out moisturized, well-formed curls, but yet flat all over. I was right. (though if I had diffused for longer than I did there might have been hope for some volume.)

When my hair is well moisturized (and sometimes when left to it's own devices when drying), I get these rope curls. Long, intertwined spirals/ elongated ringlets. They look almost like dreadlocks, but not matted.

Rope curls?-imageuploadedbycurltalk1364753670.920504.jpg

What's the deal? Lol
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
I get some underneath, no idea why, but I love them and wish I could figure out getting them all over.

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2C, Medium thickness, Low posity
Recovering from a year of keratin and bleach with CG

Routine

Low Poo, Condition, Leave in, Curl cream, Supersoak, Gel, Diffuse on high heat, with minimal lift to encourage waves and reduce frizz, Dry on cool with nozzle down to smooth hair and finish drying,Shine Serum

Weekly gelatin protien treatments.
Sorry, I just wanted your opinion as to wether or not you liked them or despised them.

I got a lot of them (underneath) after I got my first deva cut last week. She left a boatload of conditioner in (trickle rinse = ew) and then added lots of gel. She told me to stop combing my hair after my final rinse as it would pull out my curl. I just feel the need to brush once more after I get out of the shower because of the tangles. I haven't gotten any "rope curls" since, lol.

Hope you figure it out

Last edited by sheilacurl; 03-31-2013 at 03:00 PM.
Lol! Mine are underneath, too! If my canopy did it, too, I might not mind so much!

Mine are pretty elongated - like someone took a pretty ringlet and stretched it out.

I comb my hair in the shower, then add in my LI, comb again just smooth the hairs that get "caught up" in the clumps, then finger comb and gently scrunch to get the curls started before sealing and applying stylers.

So I don't think it's a combing issue! Lol!!

My hair is mainly 3a, with some 3b (under) and some 2c (canopy). I don't know if I happens underneath bc the curls are tighter or bc the hair is longer. (I have layers)

It's not so much that I mind them either way - I wish they weren't so elongated, or that they were consistent all around my head!

I really was wondering if anyone else got the same thing, and if they knew why!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
I get them too mostly with plopping. It seems when I accordion my hair into my shirt it encourages them. I love them! LOL they're are cute and unique!
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That's what most of my curls look like. If I don't want them, I have to dry my hair to damp before putting in my gel, or skip gel and use mousse.

Edit to add: I like them too. I think they are cute. My hubby prefers them too

CG 4/13/2012
med-coarse texture/med density/low porosity
(2c/3a)
Clarifying: TJ TTT shampoo
Cowash: VO5 clarifying kiwi lime, Suave daily clarifying
RO: SN or Tresemme naturals, TJ TTT
LI: SN or VO5
Styling: Gels - HESMU, AAV; John Frieda & HETT mousse; TIGI Curl Booster, FX Curl Booster * Fan of plopping & diffusing
i also get them and love them. they usually are all around my head. seem to be more likely to get them when i don't blot my hair too much and don't put in any product after i blot. just flip up and scrunch. think it's the moisture that does it and not raking, just scrunching. ???? and not separating curls, letting them clump however they want.
it's like that today, a perfect hair day. :-)
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine
I get them a lot as well, mainly on the top and around my face. My underneath layers are 3a, and I never seem to get them underneath, only with the. 2c type curls.
Hair type: 2c/3a, fine, med density, med-high porosity
Co-wash: tresemme naturals
RO: garnier fructis nutri-repair nourishing, matrix cb, ytc
LI: sukin, matrix cb, kckt
Sealer: argan oil, coconut oil
Gel: garnier fructis endurance 24 hr, kccc
Dt: matrix cb, alchemy masque
Pt: gelatin, joico Kpak
Surprise, mine do this, but it's just the canopy. My under layers are always large and bouncy, it's the top that does this! I did a post about this a few ago, I think.
Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
Mom to a straight and a curly.


"The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
CoWash: Tressemee naturals
RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
LI: Tresemee
Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
Always wash upside down.
WOW! I didn't think I'd get any replies, and here so many of you get these!!

Are you all in the 2c/3a/3b range??

All fine haired??

What about porosity??
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
I get them too for no apparent reason. I am 3a but maybe b since going cg. Only a couple usually. One by my face and maybe a couple underneath. Very odd
Katie
2C/3a, Medium Texture, Normal porosity, High Density, Normal Elasticity (so says the LCLF Hair analysis)
Co Wash: As I am
RO: Yes To Carrots / Ion
LI: Biotera / Samy Big Curls Defining Cream
Gel: FSG, Volumax (Original and Mega)
Color: Henna
Tools: Diffusing
I get those also. I'm 2a/2b but since going CG (2 mo) I've started getting them underneath. I love them! I think they're super cute and wish I had more. I have no idea really what I'm doing to get them other than cowashing... I haven't figured out a routine yet in terms of plopping/scrunching etc. or stylers.

Also I think high porosity, normal elasticity, medium density, medium-fine.
I get those also. I'm 2a/2b but since going CG (2 mo) I've started getting them underneath. I love them! I think they're super cute and wish I had more. I have no idea really what I'm doing to get them other than cowashing... I haven't figured out a routine yet in terms of plopping/scrunching etc. or stylers.

Also I think high porosity, normal elasticity, medium density, medium-fine.
Originally Posted by PomegranateCurl
Well, those are all my traits - except I'd say I'm med-high density, and maybe on the finer side of med-fine - lol! But pretty much the same!

Makes me wonder how many others who get this have similar properties. And makes me wonder again about porosity and how it seems to be the biggest defining factor with hair.
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
Ugh, I get them too and it seems I am the only one here that hates them
If I don't comb my hair in the shower and only finger detangle I get them every time. It does not matter what product or technik I use if I don't comb they are there and all over.
2c/3a cg 01/10/13

Hair Properties: low( first 4 inches) / high porosity, medium density, fine/medium texture Climate : hot humid summer, coastal GA

Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut / Everlasting Sunshine, V05
Rinse out :Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, VO5 ocean refresh
LI: SMCHM ,SMCS, JCRR,
Gel: La Looks sport, Volumax mega gel,Biosilk Rock Hard gel my HG

Love ACV , pedaheh's gelatin treatment
My hair hates everything Deva curl and Curl Keeper,
I like them, even though I'm the only one that knows they are there. I've developed two big fat ones on either side at the nape of my neck. They are hidden away. If I pineapple, they often manage to hang in there for one night but rarely make it a second night. I wish my curl pattern was more consistent. Bouncy rope curls are my dream hair.
2b/2c ( weather permitting - 3a), fine texture but lots of it, colored and highlights, BSL.
Experimenting w CG since Oct 2012

Current rotation:
cowash= TN
AG Gel Mousse, LA Gel,
DT = Coconut oil (love)

Last edited by Weathercurl; 04-01-2013 at 12:10 PM. Reason: Adding: Jas76 - looks like you may be on to something regard rope curls and hair properties.
I get these underneath too, but it's tighter near my scalp and looser near my ends sometimes I break them up with my fingers, but usually I leave them.

I'm 3b/3c, high porosity.

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Curl Routine
Co: As I am Coconut CoWash,VO5 Claifying Conditioner
DC: Macadamia Repair Masque
LI: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut
Style Creme: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Gel: KCCC, Eco Styler Argan Oil
Sealer: EVCO, EVOO


3b/3c, High Desity, High Porosity, Medium Texture, BSL
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I get these underneath too, but it's tighter near my scalp and looser near my ends sometimes I break them up with my fingers, but usually I leave them.

I'm 3b/3c, high porosity.

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Originally Posted by LoveInBetween
THIS!! Yes, mine are tighter at the top and looser at the ends, too! I assume that's just a damage/older hair issue or something.
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2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
my hair properties are different from yours. med texture, normal porosity, low elasticity.
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine
Weathercurl and I are "tube curl twins!" I get two of these, very wide (they can be up to 2" diameter!), one on either side of my face. The last patch of hair above my ear does this, and it looks like someone used a huge barrel curling iron to carefully wrap a thin section into a spiral, then sliiiiiid it out without messing up the tube. It's kind of cool, but I have tighter ringlets or waves everywhere else. I let them dry and then use my fingers to separate them when I SOTC. I haven't figured out what makes them come and go, yet...
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Hair: curlybob, fine, dense, low-po, big waves/ringlets (2C/3A)
Co-Wash: Nature's Gate Herbal Conditioner
RO: YTC Carrot, Aubrey Organics GPB
LI: BS Shea Soft Styling Cream (HG)
Styling: KCCC, Garnier P&C Gel
1xWeek: low-poo, gelatin PT or Joico K-Pak
Hair Likes: aloe, coconut oil, humidity, protein, long walks on the beach
I get them too and I tend to get lots more if I plop my hair to dry.
CG on 2/16/2010
My curls looks like the 3a pictures
Hair length is to my bra strap, it's fine textured, but the density is thick, not much elasticity, Naturally Blonde but Color treated because of graying going on

My hair loves
coconut oil
Homemade FSG
Hair one for my co wash
Ecostyler olive oil

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