not curly enough

Ok so i've been cg for about 11 months, my hair is about shoulder lenght. I love how my hair looks!! But in the back of my head my curls don't start forming till about 2 to 2 1/2 inches from the crown area, this is driving nuts. what suggestions do you gals/guys have? i've pretty much tried everything to get my curls to form like the rest of my hair but nothing seems to work. Please help!!!
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If you get it cut I can guarantee you it will curl closer closer to the root, but you might not want to do that.
Try different products, scrunching, diffusing, etc
If you get it cut I can guarantee you it will curl closer closer to the root, but you might not want to do that.
Try different products, scrunching, diffusing, etc
Originally Posted by keikok
I wouldn't agree with that, with me my hair will go stick straight if you cut it short. There are some people who get more curl with longer lengths.

have you tried ploping, diffusing stuff like that? I get a few locks that don't quite curl right sometimes. If that doesn't work I picked up a few sponge rollers I like to use sometimes.

Another thought are you squishing or pulling them out somehow? I get problems with my crown region sometimes i think might be caused by sitting back in seats.
I agree with cympreni. You should try plopping and diffusing. Also, try scrunching in your products. You could also try some products that are known for increased curl - Jessicurl Too Shea, Rockin' Ringlets (it creates a TON of curl), or AG Re:Coil.

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I have the same problem. When I grew my layers out and had longer hair is was even worse, so now my shortest layer is like ear level, but it is still flat for the first three inches. I don't know if I would like a shorter layer? Even my stylist said you might have to use a 3/4" curling iron up here on top :x
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If you get it cut I can guarantee you it will curl closer closer to the root, but you might not want to do that.
Try different products, scrunching, diffusing, etc
Originally Posted by keikok
I wouldn't agree with that, with me my hair will go stick straight if you cut it short. There are some people who get more curl with longer lengths.

have you tried ploping, diffusing stuff like that? I get a few locks that don't quite curl right sometimes. If that doesn't work I picked up a few sponge rollers I like to use sometimes.

Another thought are you squishing or pulling them out somehow? I get problems with my crown region sometimes i think might be caused by sitting back in seats.
Originally Posted by cympreni
I looked at your pictures, and I have friend who has hair like you. She had her cut chin length and it was curly all the way up. If you've never had a bob or anything I think you should try it, and I promise you it wont be straight.
I think its because theres less weight to pull the curl down
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Thank you all for all your help. I've actually been plopping and my hair looks great all over except for the crown area, i've tried diffusing but my hair is very thin and it tends to frizz alot
I bought the fiber towel or use paper towels to dry my hair i also try not to pull my hair so i won't stretch out the curls. I have however considered cutting my hair short to see if that would help...
But first i'm going to try all these products Jessicurl too shea, Rockin' Ringlets & AG Re:Coil to see if that helps. I currently like the length that i have so i would hate to chop it off before trying these products.
I thank you all for your help, i knew that i could count on all of you for all these great answers.
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If you get it cut I can guarantee you it will curl closer closer to the root, but you might not want to do that.
Try different products, scrunching, diffusing, etc
Originally Posted by keikok
I wouldn't agree with that, with me my hair will go stick straight if you cut it short. There are some people who get more curl with longer lengths.

have you tried ploping, diffusing stuff like that? I get a few locks that don't quite curl right sometimes. If that doesn't work I picked up a few sponge rollers I like to use sometimes.

Another thought are you squishing or pulling them out somehow? I get problems with my crown region sometimes i think might be caused by sitting back in seats.
Originally Posted by cympreni
I looked at your pictures, and I have friend who has hair like you. She had her cut chin length and it was curly all the way up. If you've never had a bob or anything I think you should try it, and I promise you it wont be straight.
I think its because theres less weight to pull the curl down
Originally Posted by keikok
I've had bobs and pixies, chin length, boy cut, trust me, nothing but a head full of cowlicks, sticking up in every direction.

I grew up with 2 beauticians in the house, an aunt and a close family friend who were alos beauticians, and the only curly head in the family. All of them very anxious to get their hand on my hair for whatever crazy thing they thought up. I think growing up I had just about every hair cut there ever was. My hair is curlier now.
From what I've read on this site, it seems that us 3a's get curlier as our hair grows. My hair is straight when short too. When I was growing out a pixie, it didn't curl til it got to around 2 and a half inches, and then only bending round slightly.

Curly g, have you tried clipping the roots at the crown? Perhaps it is the weight of the hair flattening it out, or the plopping itself can flatten the root if its done very tightly. I get horrible formation at the roots unless I plop very loosely.

Good luck

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zeldagoblin, i actually have tried clipping at the root and i works on the same day that i wash my hair, the next day is very flat again.
I'm really afraid that if cut it will be even straigter.
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xcptnl, your right that's exactly how my hair looks like your first 3 pics where the curls start to form like 2 inches down. The rest of the pics look great....
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Well "straight roots" doesnt mean that you have straight hair, it actually has to do with chemical bonding in your hair and the products that you use. Thats why if you're getting a haircut you have to envision the way your hair looks on the end closer to your head

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