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.
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?
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.
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)
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
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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.
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. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!! sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, cj CIAB
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!
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.
Leave In: (currently) Tresemme Moisturizer Conditioner with Vitamin E
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.
Texture: Medium-Fine Porosity: Semi Pourous Density Debatable
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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