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crappy curls in the back?

WHY oh why do I have such crappy curls in the back of my hair???? Any suggestions?
Just starting CG (04/18/13)
2C/3A hair, medium texture, normal porosity (I think!)
Trying out: Suave Naturals wild strawberry (co-wash) Garnier Fructis Pure and Clean fortifying conditioner, Redken crystal curls 6, Live Clean Argan Oil Treatment, Pantene curl shaping gel
Thinking of trying: Live Clean Argan oil conditioner or Live Clean Bali Oil conditioner....who recommends them?

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  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    In what sense crappy - dry, frizzy, won't curl well?
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • mell_152mell_152 Posts: 90Registered Users
    Sorry, should have been more clear...loose, frizzy. less defined...the back just doesnt curl well...right now i put product in very wet hair, plop, diffuse for a bit while bent over and hanging my head upside down, and then air dry.
    Just starting CG (04/18/13)
    2C/3A hair, medium texture, normal porosity (I think!)
    Trying out: Suave Naturals wild strawberry (co-wash) Garnier Fructis Pure and Clean fortifying conditioner, Redken crystal curls 6, Live Clean Argan Oil Treatment, Pantene curl shaping gel
    Thinking of trying: Live Clean Argan oil conditioner or Live Clean Bali Oil conditioner....who recommends them?
  • awelcomeawelcome Posts: 167Registered Users
    It could just be that you have different curl patterns throughout your hair... many do. I have the same thing actually. Another reason I think this can happen, for myself at least, is that I have shorter layers in the front, but my back is all long length so it's weighed down more. Also I've seen people say that certain techniques give them less curl in the back like plopping.
    My Hair:
    2c
    Fine, low porosity, med/high density
    BSL - going for mid back to waist

    HG: currently
    just washing with a low poo that contains protein (Alba Naturals Coconut) and using Suave Naturals Coconut as both a RO and LI. No stylers right now, but this gives me pretty good curl, definition, low-ish frizz, and it feels and looks good. Also an occasional PT (liking the Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula which has cones) seems to be key for me.

    Modified CG since February 2013

  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I was having this problem when I was only scrunching in gels- for me, I wasn't getting enough product there. Now, I rake in all my products upside down, and to make sure I get that spot and my canopy, I take another blob of whatever I'm using, rub hands together, and dedicate that blob to my canopy and the back handful of hair. It solved the problem for me. I absolutely have to rake everything in to get good coverage.
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • RednaturalcurlsRednaturalcurls Posts: 1,814Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have the same issue. Periodically I have my stylist heavily layer that area so it springs up more and doesn't look so stringy. I also make a point that when I put my leave in condish in, I part my hair so I get some condish directly in that area. I also add more styling product to that area once I have run through the rest. And i try not to diffuse that spot for too long because it dries out way quicker than the rest. Its an ongoing battle. Lol!

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using CurlTalk App
    Hair Type: mix of 3's, growing out an angled bob, color-treated red.
    Current products: GVP conditioning balm for co-wash and leave in, Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle, Pattern Pusha and Garnier Anti-humidity hairspray
    Location:Sunny Florida
    Hair idol: Kimberly Schlapman from Little Big Town
  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Posts: 1,082Registered Users
    I agree with the layers theory. I have the same issue that my back curls get more weighed down and aren't defined. I wonder if maybe you are not getting enough product into the back. I decided to experiment myself with that and really focus on the back. When I did that I noticed more defined curls. So maybe the next time you add your products pay special attention to that area.
    CG, High Porosity, Fine, Low Density, Medium Elasticity
    Suave, V05, GF Go clean gel, ACV rinses, CO, and Gelatine PT.
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