for wavies who've had hair down to mid-back or longerq

DolphinDolphin Registered Users Posts: 329
I'm thinking about growing my hair to mid-back or longer; would this weigh down my curls/waves and make it straighter?
Some 2b in the back, mostly (using FIA) 2c/F/iii.

Fine hair, normal porosity, and normal elasticity.

I'm still new to this CG stuff, so ANY tips you could give me are appreciated. :)

I have Celiac Disease, which means I can't eat or use products with wheat in it.

Formerly known as curlygirl92 and mixofwavescurls


  • Robin-in-FLRobin-in-FL Registered Users Posts: 1,731 Curl Neophyte
    I'm thinking about growing my hair to mid-back or longer; would this weigh down my curls/waves and make it straighter?

    Are you fine-haired or coarse haired? There is a picture in the Growing Out thread of when I had my hair superlong, and what happened was that the waves were stretched out but pretty consistent over the length.

    It looks curlier now that it is shorter but I think that is more because of layers, not length per se.

    So yes long hair can still be wavy. I'm guessing it depends on the 'strength' of the waves, not the diameter or pattern - my hair is not very curly but is extremely difficult to straighten.
    2c / C / iii (FIA)
    Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

    Shoulder-Length now.

    Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
    Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
    Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
    Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

  • FayjoiFayjoi Registered Users Posts: 16
    I'm thinking about growing my hair to mid-back or longer; would this weigh down my curls/waves and make it straighter?

    I actually have more curls now that my hair is longer. I'm a few inches from waist and growing out layers. When my hair was shorter I never had spiral curls, just waves.
    Fia 3a/F/ii, fine hair, normal porosity, normal elasticity,
    modified CG since 04/2008 (shampoo bars till june 2010, currently CO)
    dye-free since 7/2008

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  • 09robiha09robiha Registered Users Posts: 683
    I actually get MORE curl the longer it gets but too long and they start getting very tight and skinny...almost dreadlock-like. Its more about balance. Currently my hair is waist-when-wet length and about an inch above bsl dry. My aim is tailbone length is I ever get there!!
    Mixture of 2c/3a curls, fine to med texture

    :love5: PROTEIN LOVER!!! :love5:

    Wishing my hair would be more like this
    > :angel13:
    and less like this
    > :evil5:
  • leonita poraleonita pora Registered Users Posts: 175
    My hair is mid-back length, and I have most often found that my hair has better curls with length. If you are worried about length weighing down the curls, you could try diffusing to avoid the extra water weight on the curls, or maybe try air-drying in stages. There was a time when I would put in my products and then use a bear clip to messily clip up my wet hair, then take down parts of it at a time. I no longer do that, but when I did it, I found it helped.
    Fia: 2b-2c/Fine-Medium/iii (Thick)
    Low-Poo: Giovanni 50/50 Balanced Shampoo, Shampoo bars
    Co-Wash: Trader Joe's Refresh, CJ Daily Fix, CFT Creamy Curl Cleanser
    Rinse-out: Trader Joe's Nourish, GFTN, Aubrey Organics GPB
    Leave-in/Curl Creme: Marie Dean Curly Styling Creme
    Gel: BRHG, homemade FSG, CJ Curl Queen, Deva AnGel
    Hair likes: Protein, FSG, high dewpoints
    Hair dislikes: coconut oil on dry hair
  • ChococurlChococurl Registered Users Posts: 18
    actually when i had my hair short there were less curls a there are now...its about a couple inches past my collarbone in the front, with some layers and it is a really good length for me...the curls look good.

    Hope this helped!!!:thumright:


  • heidiheidi Registered Users Posts: 243
    My hair will get weighed down and lose some of the curl if I wear it all one length when long (mid-back). I need some layers for it to look its best.
    I can't say my hair gets curlier with length (the opposite is true, actually) but I like the curl better. My hair does strange things when it's short. Or, it could just be that every shorter cut I've ever had was a disaster, lol.
    Medium-fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity, Thick Density
    Co-wash: Renpure Body&Shine
    RO: Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
    LI/Curl Enhancer: Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
    Other: I'll add a little AG Mousse Gel if I want something extra.
  • WavyJanetWavyJanet Registered Users Posts: 105
    My curls get pulled out by the weight of my hair. My hair is curlier the shorter it is.
    Hair type: normal texture, thick, wavy, low porosity, normal elasticity

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