Curl pattern or damage?

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I have wavy hair on my canopy and then I get loose curls under that and then at the ends of my hair I have very tight corkicelli curls. Is this my curl pattern or is it because I used to wear my hair up almost every day? I've only straightened my hair 5 times in my entire life and they were years in between so I don't think it is heat damage. Is that a weird pattern? How can I make my hair tighter curls throughout?
2C on top, 3A everywhere else.
CG since the new year!
I think we need to know a bit more. Maybe your hair care routine is wrong, your hair is dry? Tell us more about what you do and how!

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A 2C, hopefully something more as my hair gets redefined. Lots of chemical/heat damage to get rid of! Currently at shoulder length, aiming for mid-back.

(Any HtBlack you find anywhere on the internet is most likely always moi! :3)
It's gotten a little better since I started CG method.
Before I knew what CG was I used Aussie Moist shampoo and conditioner every 3 days and 3 minute miracle about twice a month. Finger comb occasionally. I would wash with shampoo and conditioner and then plop in a terry cloth towel while I got dressed and then SATURATE my hair in Aussie mousse and sprunch hairspray.
But that was when I would wear my hair down, if I wore my hair up which was most of the time because it would get really poofy halfway through the day. I would put it in a low loose bun.

Now I Cowash with Loreal evercurl every other day and aveeno sulfate free shampoo once every two weeks. Then plop with a microfiber tshirt and then put suave alcohol free gel in. I sleep with my hair in a pineapple and then wear a satin sleep cap on top.

It has gotten a little better since I started doing this but not much. I've been CG for a month.
2C on top, 3A everywhere else.
CG since the new year!
I have almost the same problem. I have very curly hair but the hair on top is never curling the way it should, and is more flat and well wavy. Its also drier. My hairdresser told me that's because we lay on them the most and so on. I don't know if that's true but I think it's also not damage in my case cuz I really don't do anything. I don't use a blow dryer, no flat iron, no chemicals, nothing..
How long is your hair and how is it cut? Do you know your properties?
2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
I have long layers and I am low porosity. It's about shoulder blade length on a good hair day.
2C on top, 3A everywhere else.
CG since the new year!
Sweep your hair up toward the head of the bed as you lay your head down on the pillow, and you won't be laying on this hair as much.
Peace,
Morgan

Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
CGing since July 2008
My personal suspicion is that it's your curl pattern. It's quite common to have different strength of curls on the same head. My own curl pattern is the opposite of yours, with curlier hair in my canopy, and less curly hair toward the edges of my scalp. Your having curlier ends would most likely be an indication that the weight of your hair is pulling some of the curl out.
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Peace,
Morgan

Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
CGing since July 2008
It just makes me scared that I am losing my curl since it is so curly on the bottom and not at the top.
2C on top, 3A everywhere else.
CG since the new year!
I don't think you are, my hair is the same. And if I remember right, waterlily on youtube has that same thing, where her curl tightens down her length a lot.

In my specific case, I think it's like this because I start from a weaker curl pattern, but with all the scrunching and products (that mostly reach the bottom since scrunching is from down to up) the bottom half gets more products and ends up forming more curl.

Another option is the weight, as they said. I really don't think your curls are disappearing!

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A 2C, hopefully something more as my hair gets redefined. Lots of chemical/heat damage to get rid of! Currently at shoulder length, aiming for mid-back.

(Any HtBlack you find anywhere on the internet is most likely always moi! :3)
My hair is always like this, and in my case it's definitely the weight dragging down the hair. Styling up side down doesn't work for me for various reasons, but it might help you? Also getting as much water out of the hair after styling as possible.
2c/3a, dense, fairly coarse, normal porosity and elasticity, just below shoulder
Low poo: Giovanni 50 50
Co-wash: down under naturals, tresume naturals
R O: Tresume Naturals
L I: Giovanni Direct, KCKT
Stylers: cjccccl, cjpp, jcrr, brhg
Oils: coconut, argan or evoo
Heavy product build up? Could be damage from alcohol in hairspray, the effects of weather or a power shower hitting the canopy.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
I agree with Morgan and suspect it may be your curl pattern. Mine's pretty much the same - really quite straight/wavy at the top then tighter curls down the lengths, then it's curlier at the back than the front and sides, all over the place really!
3b in South Australia.
Before I relaxed my hair that was my curl pattern wavy on top then the lower down the curlier it got

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