My curls are over clumping

RsunnyRsunny Posts: 3Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
 
This is a photo from several months ago, so my hair is a few inches longer now. My hair is 3b, low to medium density, fine/soft texture. I've been reading a lot about clumping curls so that it improves definition and reduces frizz, but my curls are wrapping around each other creating these tubes of hair. So I end losing definition and it makes my hair look flat, thinner, and lifeless. If I had more individual curls, then my hair could have more volume. I'm wondering if it's due to my haircut, how I'm styling, the products I use? I use a curl cream like devacurl super cream and sometimes use the devacurl gel - but my hair doesn't always like the gel. I've tried the devacurl volume foam and my hair doesn't really like that. Would like more suggestions! 

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  • Guide 65Guide 65 Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    Accepted Answer
    Pretty curls, even if they're not quite what you want!  It could be due to the cut.  A curly stylist who cuts dry can cut curl by curl, and it would probably help separate those sections.
    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

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  • Therese1Therese1 Posts: 2,563Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I used to have this problem, and it improved a lot after I started getting Ouidad cuts. If you don't want to try a special curly cut, you could try combing through your hair after you have applied product and then scrunching to get the curls back (you might have to add a bit of water to the hair for help with clumping). This might create smaller clumps.
    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
  • SarahKendallSarahKendall Posts: 6Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    Can you rake (I know that word is dreaded on here. Ha!) Your fingers through your hair a bit more to separate?
  • SarahKendallSarahKendall Posts: 6Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    I think your curls are pretty though!!

  • RsunnyRsunny Posts: 3Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    Can you rake (I know that word is dreaded on here. Ha!) Your fingers through your hair a bit more to separate?
    I actually use a wet brush in the shower to distribute product. This happens all on its own lol I'm getting a Devacut on Friday so fingers crossed!

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