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Old 03-29-2007, 02:37 PM   #1
 
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I'm trying to figure out what the deal with this is. The first 3 inches of my hair is almost straight, and then it breaks out into curls. Why? and what can I do about it?
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Old 03-29-2007, 03:09 PM   #2
 
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This is really common esp. for us 3A folks. A few things that help me get more curl at the root: getting a cut with layers, plopping or using claw clips at my roots while my hair's drying, using a curl-enhancer (I love re:coil) and a really strong gel.
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Old 03-29-2007, 04:24 PM   #3
 
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Still not knowing if I'm 3a or 2b or a mix, my hair from roots down is nearly straight anywhere from 4 to 6 inches.

Then it goes either into waves, waves & curls, or curls. All depending on what it wants to do that day & what products I use.

Today I have no styler in & I let it air-dry after showering. It's straight-like for the first 5 inches & goes into a flat mixture of waves & spirals.
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Old 03-29-2007, 07:07 PM   #4
 
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I feel ya my hair is straight the first 2-3 inches and then the rest is curly , i dont know what my curls catagory in yet , but i try to get some wave at least to my canopy , sometimes clips help and sometimes certain products help..even honey.. my hair is so weird that i was able to get my top really wavyish last week with loreal spiral curl mouse and CCSS over that , but when i went to duplicate it 3 days later i got a straight top so go fig! i just go with it . i do have layering too so that helps at times.
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:18 PM   #5
 
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Mine's the same. I can't plop to save my life and whilst doing the claw clip thing did help a bit it just looked kind of weird on me, so I've given up the fight, if it wants to be straight and flat on top, so be it.
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:55 PM   #6
 
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Mine's straight the first few inches as well, especially on the sides of my head. I can get the very front pieces to curl from the root and sometimes the hair at the back of my head (curl enhancers like re:coil, plopping, and diffusing flipped over for longer amounts of time), but the sides - I've given up and let them be.
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Old 03-30-2007, 12:54 PM   #7
 
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I *think* this is typical of wavies .. I'm a 2b with 3/a tendencies and on it's own or with just conditioner in it, it'll be straight down to about my ears, then it begins waving/curling.

Products can help curl you up higher or to the roots. I have no luck with plopping since I have shorter layers on top. I sometimes will use a big jaw clip to hold all my hair up at the crown to help with that blasted part I have at the crown that wants to do nothing split to the right or left .
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Old 03-30-2007, 03:13 PM   #8
 
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Thanks for the replys! Glad to know it's not just me doing something wrong!
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:51 PM   #9
 
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I really like that look, I was just asking Solastsunday that in another post.....I prefer mine to have straighter roots and then break into curls

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