Shorter hair and layers that don't curl help!

Redheadwalking2Redheadwalking2 Registered Users Posts: 12 Curl Novice
I just had my hair cut into a curly lob and Iove it. A few issues I'd like some help with
1. The shorter layers won't curl. My pattern is 2c/3a (b and c in spots underneath.) Is it because there isn't enough length for the Curl to form? 
2. I have to wash it more often and dry it. I use a dryer hood. What is a good clean beauty heat protection spray you like? 

Thanks in advance. 


  • Therese1Therese1 Registered Users Posts: 2,563 Curl Virtuoso
    Shorter hair does sometimes have a problem curling. I have to have my hair past my chin for there to be any curl...though I have only 2b hair. Are you using the typical curly techniques, such as scrunching and applying products while the hair is quite wet?

    The only clean beauty heat protectant I know of is the Intelligent Nutrients Styling Pomade: (It can also be used for heat styling according to the product page.) It is quite a thick waxy oil. It would work for thick hair or for very porous fine hair (I have very fine hair and did OK with it when I was high porosity). 
    Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
    RO: IN Harmonic
    LI: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel; Sevi Blue Yarrow Sea Salt Spray
    Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair
  • WavyKfromNJWavyKfromNJ Registered Users Posts: 853 Curl Virtuoso
    Living Proof has several products that would work.  They range from light weight sprays to heavier creams.
    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

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