Root curl and volume

SavagegirlSavagegirl Registered Users Posts: 383 Curl Connoisseur
I am having the toughest time getting root curl. It seems like my roots hate having product on them and nothing I do, plopping, clipping, diffusing, scrunching  can help me achieve either root volume or root curl. I het plenty of curl amd volume in the rest of my hair. Any suggestions? Am I going straight or something? I am thinking about trying the devafuser upside down. 
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2C-3A Fine, medium density, very long
Modified CG Method / Natural Only since 2015
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  • BeinDebBeinDeb Registered Users Posts: 583 Curl Connoisseur
    How long is your hair? Maybe it's a weight thing.
  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    Do you clip your roots while drying?  This helps me tremendously.  Along my part line, I use long duck bill clips on either side of the part.  I'll add a tutorial below.  And then I use regular clips all over the rest of my head, creating big lumps of hair.  Once the clips come out the lumps relax a bit, but some remains, giving me the look of volume. 

    I use a combination of techniques from these videos -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9sior2XtnM&t=0s
     
    http://https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm7FTKxhQHI&t=10s
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2ubSWeUF88&t=3s

    And this is how I do my part line, except I use longer duck bill clips instead of bobby pins.

    https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/hairstyles/curly-hair-hack-how-to-use-bobby-pins-for-bigger-hair-bi

    Also, everyone seems to just use clips on the top of their head, but I use them all over my scalp.  Wherever I want more volume, I add a clip.  Wherever my hair is clinging to my scalp, I add a clip.  I end up using about 15 regular size clips and 3 duck bill clips.
    Formerly known as Janiegirl
    2B/2C, fine hair, low density, mixed porosity, protein loving hair
    Current products:
    Changing up my shampoos because I can't find one I like
    Deva Curl One Condition (original formula)
    Innersense I Create Volume
    Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel
  • bomegabomega Registered Users Posts: 1,355 Curl Virtuoso
    Maybe a protein treatment? Might need something heavy-duty like a full on gelatin treatment.
    Low-poo: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Shampoo for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Coconut & Shea Hydrating Shampoo
    Clarify: Kinky Curly Come Clean
    Rinse-out: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Conditioner for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Everyday Coconut Ultra Hydrating Conditioner
    DT: Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner
    Leave-in: As I Am Leave-in
    Styler: Lily of the Desert 99% Aloe Vera Gelly
    Treatment: Daily tea spray; Coconut oil overnight treatment; Citric acid rinse for hard water; 2-step Henndigo w/ amla to cover gray

    2C, fine, low porosity, low/medium density, protein sensitive

    Looking for styling products and tools

    iHerb Code KQS149 for 5% off your order
  • SavagegirlSavagegirl Registered Users Posts: 383 Curl Connoisseur
    I do clip but should experiment more. Duck bill clips don't seem to hold anything up for me, I use the full size deva clips but  they make dents which i hate.

    I have tried a few protein treatments but again I could expetiment more. 
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    2C-3A Fine, medium density, very long
    Modified CG Method / Natural Only since 2015
    Earthtones Naturals Lover
    :thumbright:
    Canadian!!
  • bomegabomega Registered Users Posts: 1,355 Curl Virtuoso
    I do clip but should experiment more. Duck bill clips don't seem to hold anything up for me, I use the full size deva clips but  they make dents which i hate.

    I have tried a few protein treatments but again I could expetiment more. 
    Have you tried the Sciency Hair Blog Vegetarian Protein treatment? I'm curious about this :D. But my hair doesn't like protein. :/
    Low-poo: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Shampoo for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Coconut & Shea Hydrating Shampoo
    Clarify: Kinky Curly Come Clean
    Rinse-out: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Conditioner for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Everyday Coconut Ultra Hydrating Conditioner
    DT: Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner
    Leave-in: As I Am Leave-in
    Styler: Lily of the Desert 99% Aloe Vera Gelly
    Treatment: Daily tea spray; Coconut oil overnight treatment; Citric acid rinse for hard water; 2-step Henndigo w/ amla to cover gray

    2C, fine, low porosity, low/medium density, protein sensitive

    Looking for styling products and tools

    iHerb Code KQS149 for 5% off your order
  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    I do clip but should experiment more. Duck bill clips don't seem to hold anything up for me, I use the full size deva clips but  they make dents which i hate.
    I only use the duck bill clips for the part line.  I catch a little hair from one side of the part and a little hair from the other side of the part.  It's ok if they flop over.  I also remove the clips when my hair is maybe 75% dry.  If I leave them until it's full dry, then the dents will stay forever.  Taking them out early lets the hair relax a little, and the dents aren't as noticeable. 
    Formerly known as Janiegirl
    2B/2C, fine hair, low density, mixed porosity, protein loving hair
    Current products:
    Changing up my shampoos because I can't find one I like
    Deva Curl One Condition (original formula)
    Innersense I Create Volume
    Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel
  • WavyKfromNJWavyKfromNJ Registered Users Posts: 853 Curl Virtuoso
    If you don't have a center part you can flip it.  I part my hair on the right, but if I dry my hair with the part on my left, then flip it back it does add some volume.

    2b, 2c,
    High Porosity - Very Fine Hair

    Low Poo: Living Proof Restore Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Living Proof Restore Conditioner
    Leave In: Living Proof Curl Leave-In or Garnier 1 Minute Mask - Papaya
    Treatments: Restore Repair Leave-In, 
    Styling: Living Proof In-Shower Styler with Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Gel Stronger Hold
  • SavagegirlSavagegirl Registered Users Posts: 383 Curl Connoisseur
    @WavyKfromNJ I tried the opposite flip thing you talked about... I think that could work for me with practice. Right now im getting great volume in the front but the back is flat. Work in progress!
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    2C-3A Fine, medium density, very long
    Modified CG Method / Natural Only since 2015
    Earthtones Naturals Lover
    :thumbright:
    Canadian!!

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