Different Curl Patterns

Does anyone else have this problem???

Parts of my hair are almost straight, some are wavy, some are like zig zags, some are ringlets, some are "s" shaped, some are "z" shaped, and some are even square shaped!

I'm really sick of my hair at the moment. Is there anything I can do or any product I can use to get a consistant curl pattern all over my head?
CG since December 22, 2008!
Thick/Coarse/Porous/3a/Protein Sensitive

Luvin the Spritz and Condish method! =)
its better to work with your hair than against it!

are there parts in your hair that are mostly the same curl pattern?
thick, curly & coily
na-tu-ral since nov. 04'

Not really, no. Its just one funky mess
CG since December 22, 2008!
Thick/Coarse/Porous/3a/Protein Sensitive

Luvin the Spritz and Condish method! =)
Ah, mine's like that too - straight roots, then waves, then curls and the curls at the front are a lot looser than the curls at the back. I swear if I took photos of the different parts no-one would believe they belonged on the same head!
I've just learnt to accept it. The roots are a lost cause, I tried getting the front to curl more and the back less but just couldn't get anything to work.
Sorry, no help but you're not alone.
3b in South Australia.
Does anyone else have this problem???

Parts of my hair are almost straight, some are wavy, some are like zig zags, some are ringlets, some are "s" shaped, some are "z" shaped, and some are even square shaped!

I'm really sick of my hair at the moment. Is there anything I can do or any product I can use to get a consistant curl pattern all over my head?
Originally Posted by CurlayGirlay
Who doesn't? i swear last night i looked in the mirror and there were waves to curls to coils to spirals to corkscrews to zig zags!!! i do have a couple square shapes too! I just live with it. I say if my Creator gave me this hair He wanted it to be like this lol.
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Hey, no fair: I've long suspected that I have the craziest, most mixed-up curl pattern out there.

No answers. Lots of product and scrunching like crazy are what I do. Humidity helps. You could try doing finger-twists, I suppose; I used to do that (there's also the related "skip-curl" method).

Do you guys get a lot of frizz, too? The "Addicted to Curls" blog suggests that irregular curl patterns can cause this..... made a big lightbulb go off in my head when I read it.

Wurly and proud!
Modified CG since 2008.
Well its very good to know I'm not alone!

Yes I do get some frizz, and what is the skip curl method?
CG since December 22, 2008!
Thick/Coarse/Porous/3a/Protein Sensitive

Luvin the Spritz and Condish method! =)
I have all different types of curls too!

I've got all different types of curls, waves, ringlets and coils! I've got 2a, 2b, and 2c waves and 3a and 3b curls! It's funny though, because every time I wash my hair my curls look different.
2c/3a some 3b/Thick/Fine texture?/High Porosity
Currently trying out the CG method again as of 1/3/12!

Current Routine:
Co-wash/RO: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
Low poo: Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat (when needed)
Products: LA Looks Sports Gel and Curly Kinks Coil Jam



There are a bunch of threads on the skip-curl thing. A few are below, but you can find more if you do an advanced search for "skip and curl" in titles of posts, only.

One of the posts has a link to a video. It's a pretty complicated technique, but lots of people have said that they do a simplfied version. (You might be able to find one of those posts if you do a search on terms like finger-curl, or something.....)

I've never done the full method. I used to do a simplified version (which I found on the Bumble & Bumble website, years ago, along with their curl conscious line of products, back before I gave up silicones and stopped using them)

Happy hunting!

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=65704&highlight=skip+curl

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=54925&highlight=skip+curl

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=53172&highlight=skip+curl

Wurly and proud!
Modified CG since 2008.
No worries! My hair is very much like that as well. I have loose waves, tight waves, z-shaped kinks, curls, all on one head! My head is pretty big mix, and it's curl pattern is very uneven, but I love it that way. I still get serious cases of hair envy when I see a gorgeous, even curl pattern (3Cs/4As, I'm talking to you! ) but I've learned to appreciate my unique - and crazy - head of hair. We get a little bit of everything, and that is kind of fun in itself! I've found it's better to work with my texture than fight against it.
3a, wurly girl
loving deva angell, aohr, and mill creek botanicals jojoba poo

wavycurly- thx for the links! I will definetly be trying the skip curl method (but a simplified version cuz I refuse to take an hour to style my hair!)

Has anyone found any products that might help with this issue?
CG since December 22, 2008!
Thick/Coarse/Porous/3a/Protein Sensitive

Luvin the Spritz and Condish method! =)
As a 4a I must say I have a range of curl types and textures on my head as you can see from my signature. I'm not alone on the 4a and 3c boards either, MJLove
In fact, because the looser curls that dance on the 4a/3c border are in the under layers of my hair, I naturally grow a fro-mullet. Top of my hair goes out and the bottom hangs down. And the random super loose wavy strands that don't even curl on the ends stick out of my fro and must clipped for aesthetics.
I think only a great haircut can make more sense of the many curl types on my head but I haven't gotten one yet.
layer cake of tight, spongy and silky/thready S strands that kink more than they coil
spiced with a few spiral coils and non-curling waves
mostly medium and fine with a sprinkle of coarse strands
protein is yummy
curlaygirlay -- i think different types of curls, and even textures, is more the norm than not. i certainly have different curl patterns ranging from wavy to a few 3c curls now that i've stopped coloring my hair.
for me, the cut is very important -- i need someone who truly understands curly hair, not just knows how to snip a curl. otherwise, with different curl patterns going on, you can look good with the wrong cut for a week, then when it starts growing....
after the cut that will make the most of your pattern, then i guess just finding the products that work best and accepting your hair. honestly, if the cut is good, it can even accentuate the look of the different patterns.
anyway, moral of this long message, you are not alone, not even in the minority! look closely and you'll see.
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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
thx for the advice rbb! Good curly stylists are just so hard to find, especially where I live, but I will continue my search...
CG since December 22, 2008!
Thick/Coarse/Porous/3a/Protein Sensitive

Luvin the Spritz and Condish method! =)
I have a lot of 2C, some 3A and I have a lot of those curls that decide to change direction midway down the curl!
I've been CG for a month and a half and I've never been more comfortable with my hair. I just love it, however it is that day! And, for the most part, it always ends up looking lovely since it's getting healthier day by day! And nothing looks nicer than healthy hair, no matter the texture!
Cg as of 6/23/09

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Yes, join the "frustration" club...

I have my curliest hair on my top which starts at the crown and goes down the back of my head.

Sides at my temples are a bit straighter.

In the back (kitchen area), just above my neck, my hair is very straight and very difficult to curl.

For decades, I would straighten my hair.

However, I started to discover my curls in 2001, then I got kind of bored with the curls. So, in 2004 I started to roll my hair in curlers and sit for hours under the hair dryer. I always hated trying to use a blow-dryer because it would absolutely dry out and damage my hair. I should have call my hair during this time "The Transformers", because it would always look great just after taking the curlers out, then as the hours went by it would change into something else.

Now, I want my hair to grow long, so curls it is!! I am very pleased now.

And for the straight part in the back, I just cut it a bit shorter than the curlier hair so it will be hidden underneath.

I do use only one product on my hair as a leave-in.

I seem to rotate between, Garnier Fructis; Suave CoConut Condish; and Tresemme Vitamin E Condish.
3B.5

Leave In: (currently) Tresemme Moisturizer Conditioner with Vitamin E

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I think a lot of us are 'slightly irregular'. I know mine varies from a patch of stick straight hair at the back of my neck to a stubborn twirl that faces the opposite direction (can't explain that, exactly.) I am HOPING a good cut will make it more presentable and easier to work with.

I have seen a couple posts here about people twisting their hair when wet, almost like 'training' or gently nudging hair to fall differently. I don't know if that would help with an all-over curl inconsistency. I've been trying to 'train' (more actually, bully) my hair into bangs for years, but it still wants to curl and part itself.
2b
Texture: Medium-Fine Porosity: Semi Pourous Density Debatable
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Not really, no. Its just one funky mess
Originally Posted by CurlayGirlay
I really like my funky mess!
Heather

3a, med texture, normal porosity
poo: one 'n only shiny silver (occasionally)
co-wash/rinse out: assorted V05 "flavors"
leave-in/dt: gvp cb
stylers: ecostyler, bioterra curl cream, salon care aloe vera gel
hair loves: plopping, clipping & diffusing

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