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Any 4a's nape area a ball of curls?

Runna4LifeRunna4Life Posts: 112Registered Users
I've been keeping up with moisturizing, and now, my nape has balled up! Is this a good or bad thing?

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  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    I'm sorry but I have no idea what you're talking about. Maybe someone else who is much wiser than I can chime in.
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  • JohariJohari Posts: 673Registered Users
    No I don't have those but I've seen some girls that relax their hair that has it...I think it takes longer for hair there to grow mine took a while to grow out but its wavy there and fine enough most of my hair is 4a\b....people with naturally straight hair usually have shorter finner hair there too so I guess everyone's hair at the nape is short...I don't know anyone with small curls there but the ones I see usually hide it with a low ponytal eventhough their hair is straightened

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  • kinky_curlykinky_curly Posts: 1Registered Users
    My napes do the same thing. I twist it for a twist out and a few hrs after I've taken it out, I have an afro at the nape of my neck
  • Jo SomebodyJo Somebody Posts: 1,578Registered Users
    Nope. Mine's a ball of... straight! Well, kinky straight. Curls are always a good thing of course! :thumright:
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  • Runna4LifeRunna4Life Posts: 112Registered Users
    it's wierd, my nape is one of the longer layers of my hair, (because i never really relaxed it), but when it dries, it's like the shortest. When it's wet, it has a 3c texture to it
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    afrochika wrote: »
    I've been keeping up with moisturizing, and now, my nape has balled up! Is this a good or bad thing?

    Are you talking about the area of the head people refer to as "the kitchen"? LOL that's what my grandmother calls it anyway.
  • naturalnewbnaturalnewb Posts: 193Registered Users
    Not sure if this is what the OP meant, but I have a "kitchen". I usually wear twist outs so the hair is stretched out for the first couple of days, but then it starts to turn into little balls or flattened coils (if that makes sense). I don't think it is a "good" or "bad" thing--it's just what my hair does.

    To fix it, I just put a cream-based styler on that little row of hairs and smooth it out.
  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Posts: 1,419Registered Users
    I THOUGHT I would have that, but to my surprise I don't. The hair is curly and really silky. Go figure.

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  • coco_bunnycoco_bunny Posts: 216Registered Users
    I use to get little "balls" on my nape where my little patch of 4a hair is...My mom used to call them "bee-bees". They were a PAIN to comb out :sad3: I don't get them as much now that I'm older.
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  • favoritecolorblufavoritecolorblu Posts: 287Registered Users
    That part of my hair is really loose and fine. That combination makes my hair back there tangle up and do all sorts of nonsense...the movement of my head makes it do that, and my hair isn't even that long. (7 inches when stretched)
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    The kitchen comes with the territory. There's nothing wrong with it being tight little coils in the back.
  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Posts: 1,419Registered Users
    The kitchen comes with the territory. There's nothing wrong with it being tight little coils in the back.

    Nothing at all. Just tiny curls. :)

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  • cocochanelcocochanel Posts: 7Registered Users
    My hair does that too! I usually end up with a reverse mullet when I wash and go, due to my looser curls in the front. I haven't found a product to help with that, but I did start using the concentrator and blow dryer to stretch my roots. This has helped me achieve some hang time, instead of my ear-length afro (i have a little longer than CBL length hair). HTH
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    cocochanel wrote: »
    My hair does that too! I usually end up with a reverse mullet when I wash and go, due to my looser curls in the front. I haven't found a product to help with that, but I did start using the concentrator and blow dryer to stretch my roots. This has helped me achieve some hang time, instead of my ear-length afro (i have a little longer than CBL length hair). HTH

    I just cut the top of my hair a few days ago because of that. It was starting to look like a triangle or a Christmas tree.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    That part of my hair is really loose and fine. That combination makes my hair back there tangle up and do all sorts of nonsense...the movement of my head makes it do that, and my hair isn't even that long. (7 inches when stretched)

    same here. the nape of my hair is the "softest" and is more 3cish and baby fine.