Why are the ends of my hair growing straight? (no heat used)

So I've been natural for two years now. I've big chopped twice and now my hair is medium length. The roots are kinky but the longer my hair grows, the straighter the ends become. I've tried cutting the ends multiple times but it just grows back that way and it makes styling my hair really annoying sometimes. If I brush my hair it looks as if I've just had my hair blown out but I've never used heat since I've been natural. What  do I do?

2 Answers

Hi karenatra,My guess is that your curl pattern is just looser than you may have thought. A lot of people have hair that seems to be extra-tightly curled at the root, but the rest of the length of their hair loosens up. Since you aren't putting heat on your hair, its likely that what's happening isn't damage, its just what your hair does naturally. To see what your curl pattern looks like, you might try wetting a section of hair, then add a curl defining product, like a curl cream or conditioner and gel, then smooth or rake it through that section (with your fingers) until you can see your curls "emerging". If you do not see any particular curl formation that will still help you define what kind of texture your hair has. Then take the curl pattern quiz or take a look at these pages to help you identify your curl pattern: quiz: http://hairtype.naturallycurly.com/?#quizhairtype pages: (click on a photo to learn more about each type) http://www.naturallycurly.com/hair-typesTo accommodate all the different textures in your hair, try 2-strand twisting the tighter curl and braiding the straighter ends. You can also do a twist-n-curl where you 2-strand twist the whole length of the hair and then just curl the ends. This should help to blend the looser texture at the ends. It will just take some trial and error to find out what works best.I hope that helps!
Hey! Your hair might just be dry. The ends of your hair are the oldest so you have to take special care of them. Your ends rub up on different materials that suck the moisture from your hair thus making it dry, frizzy and frizzy hair appears as if it has no curl pattern which makes it look straight. Moisturize your ends with a thick butter like Shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie! It makes my 4b/4c hair super silky soft and shiny! Also sleep on a silk pillowcase and a silk bonnet. Hope I helped!-Rahmat The Hair Obsessed 12 Year Old