Why do I have super curly hair underneath and next to flat hair on top of my head??

What I mean by curly on bottom and straight on top is underneath my hair by my ears and nape of my neck my hair is very curly, but from the middle of my head up to the top, all the hair is straight. I had very curly wurly hair when I was at a very young age but then it waves out as it grew and as I was straightening and styling it to death as a teenager. Last year, randomly, my hair decided to curl again. I've been trying to work it so that my whole head has the same type of hair, generally. It's frustrating because I either need to straighten the bottom half of my head or curl the top half. Has anybody see dealt with this type of hair?

1 Answer

Hi Caitlin, it is actually very common to have multiple curl patterns on one head of hair. Most people fall into a couple of different categories, and some people have very drastic differences in texture. You mentioned that your curls came back, and this is normal too, as you age and hormones in your body change your hair will too. There's a possibility that the straighter hair on top is damaged by heat and exposure to the elements, in which case I would recommend deep conditioning to add moisture back to your hair. The other recommendation I would make is to get a dry cut, also known as a Deva Cut. Stylists who do Deva Cuts are trained in cutting curly hair, and they perform the cut on dry hair so that they can see how the curls behave and cut the length accordingly. I assume the curlier hair you have on the bottom shrinks and looks shorter than the straighter hair on top, and a Deva stylist could address this and make the lengths look more uniform.