Less curl with shorter hair?

I've pretty much always had curly hair.
Yesterday I got my long hair cut to an inch below my shoulder.
I've always notices that the bottom, longest layer of my hair would curl the most and my top, shorter layers woulds.
My bangs barely curled.
This pretty much goes against gravity and hair weight, so I thought maybe I was applying my hair product weird?
So anyways, no that my hair's short it still waves but not nearly as much as before.
Any ideas why? I'm not worried, just curious.
It's very common for people to gain/lose curl when they cut/grow out their hair. Mine curled up more when I went from mid-back to a bob, but a lot of people experience loosening of the curl.
3A: med/coarse texture; high porosity
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My 12yo daughter's hair gets curlier the longer it is. She cut 10 inches off for Locks of Love and went from curly to wavy.
3a and below tend to gain curl with length. 3b and up tend to gain curl when shorter. It's just a variance in curl pattern types.
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Med/Coarse, porous curly.
Mine does this too - the longer it is, the curlier it is. I got a haircut hoping that getting rid of the heavily bleached dead ends would make it curlier/more lively, but I really just cut most of my curls off. And my bangs just hang in my face with annoying flips due to the waviness. Oops!
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Wavy (of some sort) - Porous - Fine/Medium - Thin/Medium (I think!)
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I think this recently happened to my hair. I'm looking for a product to help make the loser curls a little more tight, any ideas?
I think this recently happened to my hair. I'm looking for a product to help make the loser curls a little more tight, any ideas?
Originally Posted by km123
My hair likes the more natural products. My current loves are in my signature. Most help with curl.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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I think this recently happened to my hair. I'm looking for a product to help make the loser curls a little more tight, any ideas?
Yup, mine did this too. Went from waist length to shoulder length and went from curls to mostly waves. I've been using Lustrasilk Olive Oil and Cholesterol from Sally's to help give my curls a little better form. But I've accepted that my curls won't really come back until my hair grows back out a little more.
2 mix on top/3a underneath, fine, thick, normal porosity
poo- T/Gel
Co- Suave Naturals Ocean Breeze
LI- Suave (summer), LOOC (winter)
Styling- Biotera Curl Creme and Styling Glaze (summer), HETT gel (winter)
My hair's just the opposite. I have spirals when it is above shoulder-length, and waves when it is to my lower back. Right now it's BSL and I have sort of in-between hair. I don't even know how to begin to type my hair--it's fine, thin, and maybe medium porosity, though. Unfortunately I don't have any current pics, at least not with it curly . . .
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I have good 3a or 3b curls when my hair is longer - 3a when it's mid back, 3b when it's waist length, but this bob? Barely any curl when I air dry, some wave when I diffuse. I love having short hair, but this lack of curl is driving me nuts.
2b, high porosity, medium texture
CG since 11/20/09



Current routine:

low poo: GTTTT
rinse out: Suave Naturals Aloe and Waterlily
leave-in: GVP Conditioning Balm or Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition
stylers: Proclaim Curl Activator Gel, Proclaim Crystal Ice Protein Gel or Ecostyler Krystal Gel

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