Ringlets at crown, less definition in length

ClairechClairech Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 3 Curl Neophyte
I've been following the CGm for about 4 months now. Prior, I didn't straighten my hair super often so I haven't started out with extensive heat damage.
I've found recently that my over all definition has declined however I have very definited, classic ringlets on the under layer of my hair, right at the scalp?
Does anyone know why this is and/or how I can get more consistent definition?

My current styling products are she's moisture curl smoothie and a V05 gel (I forget which one)

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  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    Answer ✓
    Welcome to CurlTalk!  Very pretty ringlets!

    Your hair looks like it's very healthy, so you must be on the right track.  But after 4 months you may need a clarifying shampoo.  We can get build up even with all CG products, so giving your hair a really good cleaning once in a while can help get everything back to normal.  Use a sulfate shampoo that has no silicones, just once.  You might want to deep condition afterwards.  Hopefully you'll get your definition back after that.
    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


  • ClairechClairech Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 3 Curl Neophyte
    Thank you :)

    I do us one every once in a while but only on my scalp and let it run down my ends. Maybe I need to work it into my ends too.
  • BrittanyMBrittanyM Registered Users Posts: 1,218 Curl Virtuoso
    Try clarifying with a sulfate as suggested. It could also be seasonal. Humidity and dew points can change our patterns a bit.
  • ClairechClairech Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 3 Curl Neophyte
    Using a sulfate shampoo all over and scrubbing it into the length really helped. My curl pattern is still tighter at the top but that could just be where its grown out.

    Thank you!

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