Straight on top, Curly underneath. Please help!!

swell28swell28 Registered Users Posts: 52
Hi everyone, I'm new to Curl Talk! So I need some help.

I'm 16 and my hair is very thick and is long, it reaches the middle of my chest.

My hair has a lot of different textures in it, it has some 3a curls in the back and bottom, then the next layer is 2c, then the top layer is PIN STRAIGHT :sad: which really is a bummer because I love my curls underneath and wish that all my hair was curly like that.

So I usually scrunch it and the top air dries straight so I curl it with a clipless iron.

Does anyone have the same problem as me?? I just want curly hair all around! All advice and suggestions are welcome!
Someone help me make my hair look like Merida from Brave that's all I want.


  • waviewavie Registered Users Posts: 237
    Yeah sort of, except for me it's more frizz than texture. I have the softest, most gorgeous waves - which hide under my top layer. My top layer is dry, frizzy, and nasty. So all you can see is the nastiness...I'm hoping it'll get better though.

    Anyways just thought I'd share. :happy4:

    As for advice...a PT might help with getting better curl pattern on the straight bits. It sort of helped me with that, a little. But I'm a newbie too, so, I'm not sure. I think if you stick to the CG method for a while you might see the curls come back, too. HTH, good luck.
    Hair type: 2C-3A, very dry, extremely low porosity, med elasticity, insanely thick kinky-wavy.
    HGs: Trader Joe's Nourish spa conditioner, Epsom salt rinse, Joico K-pak conditioner
  • imgonnastartawarimgonnastartawar Registered Users Posts: 237
    i have the same problem, i find that if i flip my hair upside down and scunch mousse all over, including a little bit of the top when m hair is wet it comes out wavyer at the top/
  • kimcurlskimcurls Registered Users Posts: 7
    okay, so i just just signed up for naturallycurly. I have pretty much the same problem with my hair! i can't get the top layer to curl like the under layer! I used to have short curly hair, so every strand was like a spring. Now, i like my hair longer, expect for the top layer. My mom usually just trims my hair so a few days ago she cut the ends of the top layer so it might bounce back. It somewhat worked, so you can try that. But i am most likely going to the hairdresser's to get it properly layered . My hair is FRIZZYYY as well, which is a whole other story..loll..
  • ChococurlChococurl Registered Users Posts: 18
    i have the same problem, i find that if i flip my hair upside down and scunch mousse all over, including a little bit of the top when m hair is wet it comes out wavyer at the top/

    i have a kinda similar the whole top layer isnt straight but the top roots down to my ears are annoyingly so:( anyways i use mousse to fix tht prob! read my sig for the mousse works like a charm!


  • aural_15aural_15 Registered Users Posts: 17
    I have the same issue! The top is the frizziest place on my head. I used to think it was because of straightening it for so long, (almost everyday for two years) but the hair that was straightened and burned is long gone now (cut off). So I'm really frustrated! Starting tomorrow I'm going to be doing CG, and I REALLY hope that it helps my hair. It's horrible!
    Non sum qualis eram
  • aural_15aural_15 Registered Users Posts: 17
    After reading "Curly Girl" by Lorraine Massey I learnt that girls with 'Botticelli' curls generally have 'canopys' that weight down their bottom curls.

    Anyone that's been fretting about theur canopy might want to read this

    I hope this helped!

    Non sum qualis eram

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