Do you all get this???

mamaherreramamaherrera Posts: 886Registered Users Curl Neophyte
Do any of you 2's get this "transparency" between clumps?? It drives me nuts. today it is worse because I have oil in it, but no matter how clumps or how separated they are (poofy) I still have some of this. Is it cuz I have such little hair, my ponytail measures at 3.75, thereabouts, a bit less maybe. :wav:
2c
Medium texture
Normal porosity
Normal elasticity
can get weighed down with lots of oils
Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
Gel: Kiss my face gel
DT:Jessicurl
Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go

Comments

  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,065Registered Users Curl Novice
    Yes it drives me crazy. I think it's a 2 thing and/or a lower density thing.
    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
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,065Registered Users Curl Novice
    omg you have beautiful hair though!

    i think some of that is just natural. I actually don't see much transparency in the pic!
    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
  • mamaherreramamaherrera Posts: 886Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    thanks WavyDaze, you're so sweet :love8: I'm glad you don't see transparency, what I mean, is I can see my "shirt" through the clumps, like each clump is separated, and I see 3's that have "maybe more hair" if that's the case, but all their clumps are so close together, that you don't see their shirt between clumps!!
    2c
    Medium texture
    Normal porosity
    Normal elasticity
    can get weighed down with lots of oils
    Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
    Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
    Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
    Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
    Gel: Kiss my face gel
    DT:Jessicurl
    Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
    working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,280Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I agree. It's a 2 lower density
    Thing. It does me too. However start paying attention to women on TV shows. You'll be astounded how many are like us and have transparent ends. It started to make me feel better. We are by no means alone.
    2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy8bclCLgER5N_uVYSYZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
  • mamaherreramamaherrera Posts: 886Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Like I said, I don't mean my ends so much, as up closer to my neck, there's "shirt" between all my clumps. You all too??
    2c
    Medium texture
    Normal porosity
    Normal elasticity
    can get weighed down with lots of oils
    Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
    Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
    Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
    Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
    Gel: Kiss my face gel
    DT:Jessicurl
    Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
    working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,280Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Well yeah I think that's all connected. I will say. I think layering *helps* with that. At least up higher.
    2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy8bclCLgER5N_uVYSYZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
  • AngelaE8654AngelaE8654 Posts: 1,099Banned Users Curl Neophyte
    That's actually part of the reason I run a very, very wide-toothed comb through my hair ONE TIME after SOTC. I don't have low density hair; I have tons of hair but I think everybody's hair does this to some degree. I use a Conair Detangling comb that I've broken one whole side of teeth off of. That makes it a REALLY wide tooth comb; doesn't "damage" my hairdo at all but it does remove this transparency and give me my volume back.

    Edited: added a picture of one of my combs. I have about seven of these that I made. LOL

    comb_zps7yqmygvl.jpg
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    I'm definitely a "curly" 2c. Sometimes curly and sometimes just wavy upper layer with a ringlety under layer. My hair has been thick and coarse since birth. Strawberry blonde in color that can and does change depending on the type and amount of light.


    All in all, I'm happy with my hair type but almost for sure think yours is prettier. :)
  • mamaherreramamaherrera Posts: 886Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    thanks for sharing so I don't feel so alone and for the tip!!
    2c
    Medium texture
    Normal porosity
    Normal elasticity
    can get weighed down with lots of oils
    Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
    Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
    Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
    Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
    Gel: Kiss my face gel
    DT:Jessicurl
    Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
    working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go
  • naturecatnaturecat Posts: 1,986Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have this big time. Maybe because I had my layers cut closer together? I started wearing my hair down and over my shoulders, half on each side, so that I don't have to wear it in back, because the gaps are so big now. I have low density hair and my guess is this is the bigger issue than the texture. WHen my hair curls I still have the gaps, at least a little.

    3A/f/i
    Super baby fine hair, low porosity
    Shampoos: SM Fruit Fusion (mostly), Avalon lemon (to clarify). Occasional aloe vera and glycerin to wash.
    Stylers: Intelligent Nutrients Perfect Hold Hairspray
    Treatments: Catnip tea, IA girl's PT, Fermented Rice Water, Catnip Tea, Amla tea, Irish Moss, SS PT
  • mamaherreramamaherrera Posts: 886Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yes and while I do have "normal/low" density, I do have medium/coarse strands, but even that doesn't really help. I too, have layers close together, but even if I finger comb it out to separate clumps, I still have it.
    2c
    Medium texture
    Normal porosity
    Normal elasticity
    can get weighed down with lots of oils
    Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
    Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
    Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
    Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
    Gel: Kiss my face gel
    DT:Jessicurl
    Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
    working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    I have to disagree with the density thing. I have very high density and get it too. It has to do with my cowlicks.
    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
  • mamaherreramamaherrera Posts: 886Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    well thats good to hear!! I just see some curlies who do'n't get it I also think it depends on how good of clumpage you get and how much "spring:"is in the curl
    2c
    Medium texture
    Normal porosity
    Normal elasticity
    can get weighed down with lots of oils
    Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
    Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
    Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
    Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
    Gel: Kiss my face gel
    DT:Jessicurl
    Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
    working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go
  • ttoosdayttoosday Posts: 509Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    chupie wrote: »
    I agree. It's a 2 lower density
    Thing. It does me too. However start paying attention to women on TV shows. You'll be astounded how many are like us and have transparent ends. It started to make me feel better. We are by no means alone.

    Yasss! I have noticed on tv women always have every bit of their hair laying in front of their shoulders-obviously to make it look like they have a ton of hair and we just assume they have yet more hair in the back too. But they DON'T and of course they probly have all kinds of extensions and extra wavy pieces clipped in. $#($@( those darn celebrities!
    CG since 11/2014
    Mostly 2B, but ranges A-C front to back and root to tip
    Low density, very coarse, high porosity
    Collarbone length, gray dyed brown, dry and rough
    Typical LEG routine could be any combination of:
    Lo poo: Shea Moisture brand shampoo, Ion Hard Water Shampoo
    Cowash: As I Am Coc Cowash
    RO: GVP CB, Aussie Mega Moist, Not Your Mothers Gardenia
    Leave In: As I Am LI, KCKT, or Not Your Mothers Gardenia
    Enhancer: Camille Rose Curl Maker
    Deep condition: SM Deep Treat Mask
    Protein: Hask Keratin
    Styler: Curl Keeper Original, Ouidad Climate Control gel, LA Looks gel
  • ttoosdayttoosday Posts: 509Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    OP, I def have transparency too. I have pretty low density. I'd love to get some length so that my ends don't flip out every which way at the tops of my shoulders. I hate it but what can I do? Wear only black shirts, only look at myself in a mirror with a black background haha? Getting fake hair to add to mine would be a good Idea. Actually I was surprised to learn how many of my female friends wear extensions and thickening pieces that I never knew did that.
    CG since 11/2014
    Mostly 2B, but ranges A-C front to back and root to tip
    Low density, very coarse, high porosity
    Collarbone length, gray dyed brown, dry and rough
    Typical LEG routine could be any combination of:
    Lo poo: Shea Moisture brand shampoo, Ion Hard Water Shampoo
    Cowash: As I Am Coc Cowash
    RO: GVP CB, Aussie Mega Moist, Not Your Mothers Gardenia
    Leave In: As I Am LI, KCKT, or Not Your Mothers Gardenia
    Enhancer: Camille Rose Curl Maker
    Deep condition: SM Deep Treat Mask
    Protein: Hask Keratin
    Styler: Curl Keeper Original, Ouidad Climate Control gel, LA Looks gel
  • SirenSongSirenSong Posts: 30Registered Users
    I say don't even sweat it. Even when my curls are in the type 3 range I get this- I think it happens more with longer hair, too.

    When I opened your photo the 'gaps' were probably the last thing I noticed. It looks totally normal to me. :P
    2C/3A | MC/ii | normal-low porosity | very good elasticity

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