What makes your curls get smaller?

I had taken to rinsing my hair through with a small amount of very cold water before I apply my gel, which I remember reading would help close your cuticle and form clumps. I noticed after a few days of this, however, that my curls, which are overal the size of fan pens, would get even smaller, like thin pencils. Oodles and oodles of thin pencils. I don't love this look, at least not at my current length. So I quit the cold rinses, and got the old curls back.

I noticed that the water in Chicago also had this effect, making my small curls tiny.

Does anyone else experience this phenomenon? What makes your curls change size?
for me, a multitude of things: humidity, the type of gel i use.....
3B corkscrews with scatterings of 3A & 3C.
diffusing my hair makes it really, really tight. some products and humidity also do it.
I'm going to Mexico until this bills business blows over.

pw:master shake

humidity, diffusing, a shorter length than I have now (but not too short, because it loses curl at a certain point)
"For many years the National Pretend Speed Limit was fifty-five miles per hour"--Dave Barry

PW: frizzella

Trending Topics

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:43 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com