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The Duck Tail Phase

SmilingElephantSmilingElephant Posts: 666Registered Users
Hey hey! :D

Okay...im in my 3rd year of growing my hair out completely curly.

Im trying to grow until i am APL or BSL curly when dry....im guessing I'll have to be TBL or Classic length stretched to reach it? Im currently almost APL curly when dry and almost BSL curly when wet. Im nearly waistlength when straightened.

Did any of you go through this phase where its like you have a duck tail in the back? Did it take long for it to grow out?

In the pic its kinda flipped over my shoulder. Its annoying! I'll be glad when it rests comfortably on my shoulders at all angles!

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2yrs 7 months post relaxer/2 years and 11 months natural

Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention or Suave Naturals shampoos
Co-Wash: Suave Naturals, L'Oreal EverCreme or EverCurl
RO/Detangler: Tresseme Naturals:nemo:, GVPCB
Leave-In: SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie, TN, GVPCB
Styler: EcoStyler, GF Pure Clean gel, KCCC

Just discovering my hair likes protein! :dontknow:

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  • SmilingElephantSmilingElephant Posts: 666Registered Users
    Bump:)

    Sent from my LG-LG730 using CurlTalk App
    2yrs 7 months post relaxer/2 years and 11 months natural

    Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention or Suave Naturals shampoos
    Co-Wash: Suave Naturals, L'Oreal EverCreme or EverCurl
    RO/Detangler: Tresseme Naturals:nemo:, GVPCB
    Leave-In: SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie, TN, GVPCB
    Styler: EcoStyler, GF Pure Clean gel, KCCC

    Just discovering my hair likes protein! :dontknow:

    :wav:
  • mustangbunnymustangbunny Posts: 1,033Registered Users
    I'm kind of in that phase right now, honestly. My lower layer looks just odd. I'm getting it trimmed today and I guess I'll cut it off and wait for my other hair to catch up. But I hate the cut healthy growth so I don't know what I'll end up doing. :sad5:


    Low-poo: Looking for a new one.
    Condish: V05 Tea Therapy, Body Shop Banana
    Leave in: Giovanni Direct Leave In
    PT: My hair needs very little. I use Suave Naturals Coconut when I need a little bit and follow up with a moisturizing conditioner.
    Styler: Giovanni LA

    Go Red Wings!
    :hockey:

  • SmilingElephantSmilingElephant Posts: 666Registered Users
    See... i was thinking of doing that...but I've worked so hard to even grow a "tail" lol!

    Im wondering if most longhaired curlies went through this phase.. especially the tighter 3's... the B's and C's?? How long did it last??

    Sent from my LG-LG730 using CurlTalk App
    2yrs 7 months post relaxer/2 years and 11 months natural

    Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention or Suave Naturals shampoos
    Co-Wash: Suave Naturals, L'Oreal EverCreme or EverCurl
    RO/Detangler: Tresseme Naturals:nemo:, GVPCB
    Leave-In: SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie, TN, GVPCB
    Styler: EcoStyler, GF Pure Clean gel, KCCC

    Just discovering my hair likes protein! :dontknow:

    :wav:
  • asagiasagi Posts: 194Registered Users
    Don't cut your hair! Don't do it! Lol. From what I've been told cutting your hair when it's in the awkward stage is not a good idea because it'll never grow long curly if you keep doing that. Since hair grows at different speeds on different parts of the head cutting your hair does not guarantee the rest of your hair catching up any time soon. You'll just have shorter hair.
    Curl type: 3C/4A
    Strand thickness: Fine-Medium-Thick
    Porosity: low to medium to high (depends on where on my head)
    Density: medium - high
    Co-wash :Tresemme's Naturals Conditioner
    Moisturizer: Aunt Jackie's Girls Baby Girl Curls: Curling & Twisting Custard
    DC: Profectiv Mega Growth Anti-Breaking Strengthing DC
    PT: Hair Mayonaise/Coconut Oil
    Sealant: Jamican Black Castor oil
    Gel: Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I don't have an answer, I just wanted to drool over your beautiful curls. They are seriously amazing.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • SmilingElephantSmilingElephant Posts: 666Registered Users
    asagi wrote: »
    Don't cut your hair! Don't do it! Lol. From what I've been told cutting your hair when it's in the awkward stage is not a good idea because it'll never grow long curly if you keep doing that. Since hair grows at different speeds on different parts of the head cutting your hair does not guarantee the rest of your hair catching up any time soon. You'll just have shorter hair.

    See...i figured that. :\
    Guess im not gonna be cutting anytime soon. Its just that this tail ANNOYS me!!! Lol i want it to hurry up and grow out! Guh!!



    Sent from my LG-LG730 using CurlTalk App
    2yrs 7 months post relaxer/2 years and 11 months natural

    Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention or Suave Naturals shampoos
    Co-Wash: Suave Naturals, L'Oreal EverCreme or EverCurl
    RO/Detangler: Tresseme Naturals:nemo:, GVPCB
    Leave-In: SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie, TN, GVPCB
    Styler: EcoStyler, GF Pure Clean gel, KCCC

    Just discovering my hair likes protein! :dontknow:

    :wav:
  • SmilingElephantSmilingElephant Posts: 666Registered Users
    sixelamy wrote: »
    I don't have an answer, I just wanted to drool over your beautiful curls. They are seriously amazing.


    Awww :) !!! Thank you!
    They've become my friends...i view them as village dwellers on my scalp sometimes lol


    Sent from my LG-LG730 using CurlTalk App
    2yrs 7 months post relaxer/2 years and 11 months natural

    Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention or Suave Naturals shampoos
    Co-Wash: Suave Naturals, L'Oreal EverCreme or EverCurl
    RO/Detangler: Tresseme Naturals:nemo:, GVPCB
    Leave-In: SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie, TN, GVPCB
    Styler: EcoStyler, GF Pure Clean gel, KCCC

    Just discovering my hair likes protein! :dontknow:

    :wav:
  • NeirelleNeirelle Posts: 126Registered Users
    Im seriously on this phase my stylist cut my layers too short and left the bottom extra longer than the others it looks like im wearing extensions -.-
  • NeirelleNeirelle Posts: 126Registered Users
    Oh i forgot and your hair looks beautiful!!
  • JohariJohari Posts: 673Registered Users
    asagi wrote: »
    Don't cut your hair! Don't do it! Lol. From what I've been told cutting your hair when it's in the awkward stage is not a good idea because it'll never grow long curly if you keep doing that. Since hair grows at different speeds on different parts of the head cutting your hair does not guarantee the rest of your hair catching up any time soon. You'll just have shorter hair.

    True! I went to the salon & they told me I had a tail. I let them cut it but now its back haha maybe that part should have been cut short & not even length with every other place

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