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Supercurls anyone?

So Jas had that ropecurl thread and it got me thinking. . . I think it was Neleke who posted that occasionally she gets supercurls, where one curl has made off with another (sometimes two others :occasion9::occasion9:) and they've swirled into this ginormous cyclone of curlage. I get them too when I wake up in the morning and usually just pick them apart carefully. But I was wondering how many more of us get supercurls. For visual reference, here's a picture of the supercurl that I snapped this morning in my third day hair. (Excuse my bra peaking through a little. I was sort of bending forward.) This is a big one, even for me. It's roughly the circumference of the end of a flashlight.
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

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  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    Sausage curls! Got them regularly when my hair was longer, not so much with the shorter do.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3a/f/iii
    Modified CG since 11/5/11
    CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
    RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
    STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
  • awelcomeawelcome Posts: 167Registered Users
    The same ones that I posted as changing direction do this on that side all the time. I separate it into 2-3 clumps usuallly. It happens a little in other places from time to time, but those ALWAYS do it.
    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

  • anonymous_134725anonymous_134725 Posts: 22Registered Users
    Today I managed to finally have a somewhat decent 2nd day. And saw some of those rope/supercurls. Sometimes I even have them when I just co-wash. :)))
    3a/b cherub curls, normal porosity, low/medium density. medium/fine width.
    CG since September 2012
    and curly-hairlover since forever.
  • LauraimesLauraimes Posts: 880Registered Users
    I get that when my hair is slightly longer and I love it.
    F - LP - HD - NE
    Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
    Hairtype 2c

    Low poo: Petal Fresh Organics Rosemary & Mint Volumizing Shampoo
    Protein: Colorful Neutral Protein Filler
    Detangler/RO: KCKT (winter) or Curl Junkie Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil (summer)
    Styling: KCCC

    Beauty Is Not a Number
  • NelekeNeleke Posts: 456Registered Users
    Yes, I posted that ;)
    I have them with like 5-10 different curlclumps that form 1 supercurl...
    Sometimes I just have 3-4 supercurls, and nothing else :p (one on the left side, one on the right side and two on the back side) ... so those are even super supercurls ...
    While I would like supercurls composed of 2-3 clumps, supersupercurls aren't that nice :p
    I will know in a couple of hours (doing my PT) if I get supercurls this time :p
    2c: fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity, normal-high density
    CG since March 8th 2013
    Low Poo: Rainforest Radiance shampoo
    Conditioner: Yes to Cucumbers
    Styler: BRHG, Garnier Fructis Gel
    PT: Gliss Kur Repair & Volume

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  • NelekeNeleke Posts: 456Registered Users
    also ... for me (but I am bad sighted as well, so maybe that's the reason), my supercurls look less curly to me, since I can't see the "space" between them if you know what I mean...
    Normally with curls you have these shadow effects because of the "space" you get... like with ringlets, you get different coloureffects because the light doesn't reflect the same way on each part of your hair (the part of your curl that is closer to your head gets less light then the part of your curl that is more "outside").... but with my supercurls, thos "gaps" closer to my head are filled with another curl, so for me it gives the impression of "less curly"

    Does this make any sense at all? And does anyone understand what I mean and maybe agree? (I have the feeling I am explaining this quite badly :p)
    2c: fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity, normal-high density
    CG since March 8th 2013
    Low Poo: Rainforest Radiance shampoo
    Conditioner: Yes to Cucumbers
    Styler: BRHG, Garnier Fructis Gel
    PT: Gliss Kur Repair & Volume

    iherb.com: get a 5$ discount on orders under 40$ or a 10$ discount on orders over 40$ when you order for your first order by using the following discount code: CFH441
  • JulesonlineJulesonline Posts: 444Registered Users
    I get them often!
    JulesOnline
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
    Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


    Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
    Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
    Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
    RO/LI:
    YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
    Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,983Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I'm jealous!
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • tariwatetariwate Posts: 36Registered Users
    I get some of these supercurls as well. Lately when I do ponytails (usually 2nd/3rd day hair) the whole ponytail forms one huge curl. :)

    Sent from my HTC Desire S using CurlTalk App
    3 a / low porosity / medium texture and density

    Two daughters:
    3 c / low porosity / fine texture / medium density
    4 a / low porosity / fine texture / high density
  • LoveInBetweenLoveInBetween Posts: 392Registered Users
    My whole head of hair does this. It's usually 2-3 curls joining into a thick spiral. It can get knotted easily, so I usually seperate them.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using CurlTalk App
    Curl Routine
    Co: As I am Coconut CoWash,VO5 Claifying Conditioner
    DC: Macadamia Repair Masque
    LI: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut
    Style Creme: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    Gel: KCCC, Eco Styler Argan Oil
    Sealer: EVCO, EVOO

    3b/3c, High Desity, High Porosity, Medium Texture, BSL
    ""Live by the sun, love by the moon"


  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    I get them too, actually that's what most of my curls are like. They all clump together and form huge clumpy ringlets. Sometimes I call my curly hair ''climbing hair'' or ''lonely hair'' because when I wear headphones for a couple of hours, some of curls will clump around the wire of the headphones... lol. It does that all by itself, as if it's alive. :)
    4-2.png
    Current length: tailbone
    Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
    3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

    HGs:
    Clarify: Nivea
    Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
    CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
    RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

    LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
    Seal: Grapeseed oil
    Gel: Studioline

    PT: EO Keratin co
    DT: RO+oils
    Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


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  • LauraimesLauraimes Posts: 880Registered Users
    Aqua_Lily, I don't have as much spirals and ringlets as you do, but I have the same thing with headphones whenever I have a supercurl.
    F - LP - HD - NE
    Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
    Hairtype 2c

    Low poo: Petal Fresh Organics Rosemary & Mint Volumizing Shampoo
    Protein: Colorful Neutral Protein Filler
    Detangler/RO: KCKT (winter) or Curl Junkie Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil (summer)
    Styling: KCCC

    Beauty Is Not a Number
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,275Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    dusalocks wrote: »
    So Jas had that ropecurl thread and it got me thinking. . . I think it was Neleke who posted that occasionally she gets supercurls, where one curl has made off with another (sometimes two others :occasion9::occasion9:) and they've swirled into this ginormous cyclone of curlage. I get them too when I wake up in the morning and usually just pick them apart carefully. But I was wondering how many more of us get supercurls. For visual reference, here's a picture of the supercurl that I snapped this morning in my third day hair. (Excuse my bra peaking through a little. I was sort of bending forward.) This is a big one, even for me. It's roughly the circumference of the end of a flashlight.


    I never get super anything :hmph:
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    Yup, I get those also. They annoy me because I don't have a lot of hair so one supercurl = half my head of hair! I pick them apart sometimes, or they just get mad at each other and go their separate ways sometimes.
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Posts: 1,082Registered Users
    Yes! I get these not as thick, and I love it! That is what is so great about curly hair. It does these things...sometimes I don't get it but I just go with it lol!
    CG, High Porosity, Fine, Low Density, Medium Elasticity
    Suave, V05, GF Go clean gel, ACV rinses, CO, and Gelatine PT.
    [URL="[url=http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/members/samanthascurlz-albums-evolvement-my-hair.html]Curls[/url]"][/url]Curls
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    chupie wrote: »

    I never get super anything :hmph:


    But you get super s'waves! :tongue3:

    Wow, it's great to know I'm in such fine company And aqua_lily, you're right. The clumps are alive. In fact, they conspire to get clumpier all the damn time. Once one wound its way around the handle of my handbag. When I went to slide it off my arm it nearly scalped me. :confused2:
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

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