I have this issue too.

I often style my hair so as to accentuate the under layers for this reason. For example, sometimes I take some from the top & sides & pull it to the back & tuck it under (sort of like a bun), then secure with bobby pins. Or I find that just pushing my hair up a bit on the top & sides with bobby pins often affects the way it falls enough to make the curlier parts more prominent.

But I just wish the outer layer curled as nicely as the hair underneath!
My properties
Fine, normal porosity, normal elasticity

Leave-in Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut; looking for a replacement for the no-longer-CG Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition
Gel Looking for a replacement for the discontinued LAL blue gel. Also thinking I need a low- or no-humectant gel for high-dew days, but haven't figured that one out.