Why are some of my strands straight?

jasmijnjasmijn Posts: 1Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
About a year ago I cut off my curls (went from 22 inches to 12 (not straightened!)). I wanted to grow strong natural hair instead of really frizzy curls. But now some of my strands in the back are going straight. It looks really weird and I can't really find a solution for it. Does someone know the cause of it and a solution?

I have 3b/3c curls. High/medium porosity. 


  • Guide 65Guide 65 Posts: 1,984Registered Users, Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    Welcome to CurlTalk!

    It could be that you're not distributing your styling products completely.  Or those strands might be extra dry - also the result of not getting your products on all the strands. Make sure you really work everything through thoroughly.
    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
  • WavycatWavycat Posts: 325Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Many if us have straightish bits mixed in with curls.  I put get on them and finger curl or wrap around a straw to get a little bit more of a uniform look.  
    SE PA
    2C/3A med, med density,med elasticity, high porosity color-treated
    No Poo: various VO5s testing Gliss Volumizing (keratin) for summer
    Citric acid rinse or vinegar
    RO: SM Honey Mask with agave
    Conditioner only styling with water, water and more water, or jojoba + SM Superfruit
    Styler: KCCC or Ecostyler Olive Oil occasionally
    Love most oils but can't use CO in winter
  • Therese1Therese1 Posts: 2,563Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    Do you think you might have build-up?
    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

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