Why are some of my hairs stringy instead of a uniform coily curly?

My hair is bra-strap length or maybe a bit shorter. All my hair seems uniformly kinky-curly - but my back edge hairs are stringy as if they are slicked with gel or something (although they are not!)Anyone know what this is? Or if it's a problem that needs fixing?

2 Answers

You might just have heat damage or maybe a more loose curl pattern there.
I don't use heat - but thank you the loose curl pattern idea is helpful. But in that case how should I cater to this?