HELP: Anyone else's hair change curl direction mid-shaft?

Hi there, OK my hair is driving me nuts! I'm about 2 weeks in to CG and I've recently noticed that ALOT of my curls will start out curling in one direction and then halfway down there is this straight looking kink and then the curl pattern reverses direction! I can't twist them all by hand while they're wet because it would take me all day.

I've noticed this before in my hair but not nearly as much. What is going on??? Any ideas?

Also, my hair used to be shiny and not so frizzy (pic in my signature) and now w/ CG its frizzy and dull looking... will this stop? Is it just the transition?

Any help, advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
~~~ CG: 9/23/09 ~~~
Hair Type: 3a/3b, Fine-med, re-assessing my porosity (avg to low maybe???)
Co-wash: V05 Strawberries & Cream
Rinse-out/Leave-In: LVPNG, AOHR/Giovanni DLI
What's working: KCCC, AOMM, Pantene Curls Mousse, AO-B5 gel
Trying: Soap bars, Nexxus protein treatments, CJCCC, Dutchess of Curls, any HE mousse and gel, BRHG.... open to other suggestions!
* Hair appears to freak out with glycerin
* Diffuser Dependent

i am having the same issue right now!!! i cut my hair a few months ago and now its growing and i am in the phase i like to call the 'awkward' phase. i've been putting my hair in pony tails almost everyday! i think the ponytail is what was pulling out my curls. i have stopped ponytailing it and have been using re:coil (which never worked in the past, but seems to be working on dry hair) with wet hands and scrunchy my hair. it is looking waaay better now! i need to not ponytail my hair and see if this will correct itself.

but i feel you pain!!! my hair was looking so eewwiiee!! i had to put it up. i couldnt leave it down!!!
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i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products
wash with Low Poo or Poo
condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
Play with ACV
Anyone have any ideas why this is happening and if I can fix it?

Thanks!
~~~ CG: 9/23/09 ~~~
Hair Type: 3a/3b, Fine-med, re-assessing my porosity (avg to low maybe???)
Co-wash: V05 Strawberries & Cream
Rinse-out/Leave-In: LVPNG, AOHR/Giovanni DLI
What's working: KCCC, AOMM, Pantene Curls Mousse, AO-B5 gel
Trying: Soap bars, Nexxus protein treatments, CJCCC, Dutchess of Curls, any HE mousse and gel, BRHG.... open to other suggestions!
* Hair appears to freak out with glycerin
* Diffuser Dependent

Yes, someone here came up with the expression "telephone cord curl" to describe this. It's common, and I don't know what can be done about it- other than just accepting that it's one of those things that sometimes happens to naturally curly hair.
Brooklyn, NY

Hair: 3A/B, Underlayer of 2B
HG products:
Winter- Giovanni Tea Tree (co-wash) & 50/50 (condish); Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Leave-In; Curls Milkshake & Quenched Curls; Re:coil; BRHG
Summer: DevaCurl No Poo & OneC; CK; Re:coil; BRHG; Honey!!!

fotki pw= crrrls
My hair does this as well. While I'm scrunching they tend to develop so I just gently grab the hair at the kink and somersault it back to the right configuration. My hair clumps very strongly and is made up of very loose spirals so I think it takes significantly less time for me than other curl types.

Have you been scrunching your hair more since going CG? Maybe that is affecting it?

At two weeks of CG my hair was just starting to recover from the change. So the frizzy/dullness my just be the hair continuing to recover. Also, maybe it has something to do with your products? I assume they are mostly new ones, at least mine were, so it's hard to gauge how they will work. Maybe you could look up on here threads about the baking soda/apple cider vinegar treatment for getting product buildup off your hair. If you start with a clean slate it may be easier to tell if products or CG are causing the problem.

BTW your hair is beautiful!

HTH
Jaylee

Started CG 7/27/09!
Co-poo: Suave Naturals A&W or TC
Condish and Leave-in: LVPNG
Gel, etc: La Bella LofC and trying FSG, honey, and AVG
DT: AO GPB
Wan'na try: coconut oil
Looking for: Humectant-free gel and DT

2b/c, low porosity, fine to average texture
My hair does this as well. While I'm scrunching they tend to develop so I just gently grab the hair at the kink and somersault it back to the right configuration. My hair clumps very strongly and is made up of very loose spirals so I think it takes significantly less time for me than other curl types.

Have you been scrunching your hair more since going CG? Maybe that is affecting it?

At two weeks of CG my hair was just starting to recover from the change. So the frizzy/dullness my just be the hair continuing to recover. Also, maybe it has something to do with your products? I assume they are mostly new ones, at least mine were, so it's hard to gauge how they will work. Maybe you could look up on here threads about the baking soda/apple cider vinegar treatment for getting product buildup off your hair. If you start with a clean slate it may be easier to tell if products or CG are causing the problem.

BTW your hair is beautiful!

HTH
Originally Posted by DownwardSpiral
Yep definitely scrunching a lot more now than before... and also plopping more although I started plopping before I went CG and didn't have this problem as much... I'll try to see if I can grab the kinky ones while they're still wet and reshape them.

I have been using a TON of new products and nothing is working, maybe they are building up a little and causing the added "kinks". I'll try the baking sode/ACV treatment... how exactly do I do that?

Thanks!!!
~~~ CG: 9/23/09 ~~~
Hair Type: 3a/3b, Fine-med, re-assessing my porosity (avg to low maybe???)
Co-wash: V05 Strawberries & Cream
Rinse-out/Leave-In: LVPNG, AOHR/Giovanni DLI
What's working: KCCC, AOMM, Pantene Curls Mousse, AO-B5 gel
Trying: Soap bars, Nexxus protein treatments, CJCCC, Dutchess of Curls, any HE mousse and gel, BRHG.... open to other suggestions!
* Hair appears to freak out with glycerin
* Diffuser Dependent

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