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Old 07-26-2009, 08:49 PM   #1
 
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Default staight on top curly on bottom!!! HELP!!!

ok so i have a big problem. my hair used to be just so curly whyen i was little and i didnt have to use any product or anything for that matter in my hair. now my hair is curly on the bottom and straight on the top. i use so much cheap product on it and i curl alot of it to make it look the way that i want it to look. it takes FOREVER and i just dont think that it is worth it. it takes shorter amount of time to straighten it. i need some help!!!

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Old 07-28-2009, 05:25 AM   #2
 
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Default I have issue with my daughter!

My daughter has beautiful curls all over her head EXCEPT for the top layer!! I am so glad to know at least she is not the only one...I just joined the site, and posted a thread in the parents of curlies section for help...so I don't have any...sorry!! My daughters hair is so thick with curls underneath and then the top layer is a thin layer of stick straight, and her bangs are straight as well. The problem I have is that if her hair is not pulled back in a pony or clip ontop so the straight is off the curls, the curls pop through the straight a bit and it looks like a big mess...like her hair is straight but we don't ever bother to brush it...sigh...I hope someone can help!
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:48 AM   #3
 
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Default Me too!

that is exactly how mine is i have bangs and they are just so straight! i hope that someone can help cause curling it just makes it look fake and it takes way too much time.
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:20 AM   #4
 
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Hi

Many curlies have various curl textures thru out their hair. Mine for instance is only wavy on the top and curlier towards the crown and back. Then, the very bottom layer at the nape of my neck is totally straight. It's the uniqueness of curly hair.

You may want to try getting some longer layers? If your hair is heavy, it could be pulling down that top layer slightly and pulling some of the wave/curl with it. Also scrunching helps promote curl, along with a stronger hold product. Using a blow dryer with the diffuser attachment might also help. And then there are also products out there that promote curl, and you may want to search up there in the right hand corner where it says google custom search, right above where it says sign out. Also you can ask about products on the general discussion board, those ladies are very knowledgeable.

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Old 07-30-2009, 09:28 AM   #5
 
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plopping I highly recommend plopping or plunking.
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:01 AM   #6
 
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plopping I highly recommend plopping or plunking.
I agree with the plopping suggestion. My hair used to be very curly but after years of straightening it with flat iron it's now more wavy on top and curly underneath. I became a CG last week and I've been plopping everyday and I love the results! Much more curls. Last night I left my hair plopped overnight in the t-shirt and my hair looks great today!

So, yes plop on girl! LOL At least until those natural curls start coming back more.
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:02 PM   #7
 
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that is exactly how mine is i have bangs and they are just so straight! i hope that someone can help cause curling it just makes it look fake and it takes way too much time.
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Ditto. Plopped, plunked, pinappled, clipped you name it!!! The bangs have no chance of curling and the hair is so heavy it pulls the top down. But overall it could look like it did b4 CG!!!
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:35 PM   #8
 
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I'm very new here too, so no advice, but boy do I hear ya. I don't have straight on top, but my bangs are just wavy, and the whole front section flops forward over my face if I don't pull it back.

I can understand the frustration.
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:52 PM   #9
 
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im new here as well. my hair is just wavy on top and in the front, and curly everywhere else. i probably should get it cut, because it's very heavy and long, but last time i got it cut (over a year ago), the hair stylist had no idea how to cut curly hair, and it took me months to grow it out and to a point where it curled again, so im scared to death about cutting it. im definetly going to start experimenting with the different techniques that i've read about so far. im so glad i found this site, it's so nice to talk to people with the same hair issues as me!
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Old 08-21-2009, 07:52 AM   #10
 
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I've had a lot of problems with my canopy curling as well. My layers underneath have been producing some awesome curls, but the canopy is at most wavy. I have noticed that the longer I've been going CG, my canopy is developing some more wave.

I think the canopy is the hardest for a lot of curlies because it is often the most damaged layer of hair. If you haven't been CG for a long time, I'd say give it some time. If you have been CG for awhile, then perhaps a different type of cut will help your curls.
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I've had a lot of problems with my canopy curling as well. My layers underneath have been producing some awesome curls, but the canopy is at most wavy. I have noticed that the longer I've been going CG, my canopy is developing some more wave.
precisely what I'm experiencing after 8 months of CG. don't give up!
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Mine was, but no more. I use Mousse, specifically Aussie's Leave in Condition + Mousee, though it's not the must cone free product. While my hair is wet, I flip it over, and rub the mousee between my fingers and comb it into my scalp area. It gives it enough lift so that it curls, instead of heavily laying out
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Default SAME HERE!

But mine is more frizzy than stick straight. What i do is just get some extra hold mousse and gel and just scrunch it but if you dontwant that kind of look use pomade.
i thought i was the only one. hehe

whats plopping and plunking. and also CG?.. hehe srry lol

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But mine is more frizzy than stick straight. What i do is just get some extra hold mousse and gel and just scrunch it but if you dontwant that kind of look use pomade.
i thought i was the only one. hehe

whats plopping and plunking. and also CG?.. hehe srry lol
Dont feel bad, Im a newbie so I have no clue what plopping is either
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:52 AM   #15
 
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Default Ploppin' and Plunkin'

Hi gals -

Here's a demo video from the Jessicurl website that shows you how to plop! Or plunk! Whatever you want to call it.

You can do this with a t-shirt or lightweight towel - I like using flour sack towels the best.

https://www.jessicurl.com/Demo-Videos-p-6.html

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Just before you get out of the shower, hang your head upside down under the water. Rake your fingers through to detangle and turn the shower off. Without yet flipping your head upright, scrunch out the excess moisture with a t-shirt or whatever it is you're using. When your hair is no longer dripping wet and your curls have taking obvious shape, that's when you flip your head over. Don't go messing around with it too much now, just carefully move your curls from one side of your head to the other or make whatever curl adjustments you need. This has been enough for me to make my roots curly, but then again, my hair is very thin so I don't need to worry too much about the weight of it even though my hair comes roughly to armpit length. (Appetizing description, I'm sure.) Give it a try!! <3
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that is exactly how mine is i have bangs and they are just so straight! i hope that someone can help cause curling it just makes it look fake and it takes way too much time.
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This won't affect the hair that doesn't touch your face, but I found out that the face moisturizers I used had cones in them. As my hair dried, the face framing bits would get coated with the cones from touching the face skin with those moisturizers. When my fine wavy hair gets coated in cones, it falls nearly straight. Things are much improved since I ditched the cone laden moisturizers.
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get a hair cut! i know no one likes them, especially not with curly hair, but the weight of my curls was weighing down my roots making them straight. now its curly all over.
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ive been having the same problem i dont know if cutting its the best was...ive been using alot of leav in conditioners latle and trying new things, like doo grow. also i put my hair in a high pony tail at night maybe srunch it and add bobby pins so the curls arent slept on or weighed down at night. its not anamazing result but it helps pretty well
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ive been having the same problem i dont know if cutting its the best was...ive been using alot of leav in conditioners latle and trying new things, like doo grow. also i put my hair in a high pony tail at night maybe srunch it and add bobby pins so the curls arent slept on or weighed down at night. its not anamazing result but it helps pretty well

ya, i do that too! i also have the same problem as you, because my hair is all limp and straightish on the top, so what i do that helps is put it up in a "pinnaple" = a ponytail right on top of your head...but very loose, not tight, and that really helps! and i also do that at night, because when they rub against the pillow, they get all messed up and straight....hope that helped! ^.^
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