3C Hair is growing and losing curl..

kenziemackenziemac Registered Users Posts: 7
Hoping anyone else who may have dealt with this could give me some tips.. I posted a picture on here a couple years ago and was told my hair looked to be 3c, but since my hair has grown past my shoulders I dont have much of a definite curl pattern like I used to. It's kinda just big and stretched out. Is this just the normal thing that happens? Tried to take pictures but my hair is dark and doesn't photograph well.

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  • SmilingElephantSmilingElephant Registered Users Posts: 666 Curl Neophyte
    Mine is starting to do this too! When my hair was much shorter i had all these O shaped ringlets...now they're all super defined S shaped waves.

    I was thinking i may need a trim...but it seems to be the nature of this type of pattern.

    If i use more protein they're a little more springier.

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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:

  • dixygirldixygirl Banned Users Posts: 279
    Yes length can give weight which will elongate curls. I personally like that effect
  • Miss_MMiss_M Registered Users Posts: 21
    I think this is normal. my profile pic is my hair now it's short - very tight curls. but when it grows longer like medium length as it was in this pic, it tends to go kinda wavy-curly. Weirdly, I find getting trims even if small like half an inch generally defined my curl pattern by next wash. weird
  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Registered Users Posts: 5,136 Curl Connoisseur
    This is normal. The length weighs tge hair down. If you're losing definition you may need to change your products. This is also common too.

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    3b/c, medium-coarse, low porosity, high density
    HG: Jessicurl Too Shea and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed

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