My hair changes pattern from crown to tip

bouncy1920bouncy1920 Posts: 62Registered Users
Does anyone else have that?

I would describe my hair as 3c at the nape, 4a in the middle and 4b in the front. But from the crown to tip, my hair progresses from wavy to curly. I have been natural for almost 4 years so I know all the relaxed or processed ends are gone.

I can't figure out if the waves are just weighed down curls or what. The curls look cute, especially in puffs, but they are the reason my hair tangles so quickly (the waves clump in different groups than the curls).

Does anyone else have this problem? Is there a solution?

Thanks!

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  • curlynikkicurlynikki Posts: 2,420Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    LOL, I feel you! Look at my pics :shock:

    The front is loose and wavy, the crown is sort of straight-ish and the nape and back are kinky.

    My hair is crazy but I love it. I've learned tricks of the trades for helping it to blend in (i.e.rake and smooth works like a charm :wink: ).

    hth
  • jcurladyjcurlady Posts: 626Registered Users Curl Novice
    I'm only 6 mos into my transition. I can't help you out any but my crown is tightly curled. The front of my hair line is tightly curled. Between my crown and hair line is small waves and behind my crown is bigger waves. I would love it if all of it curls after I get the BC.
    if luvin KCKT and KCCC is wrong I don't wanna b right

    sell crazy somewhere else...we're all stocked up here.
  • kdcreighkdcreigh Posts: 736Registered Users
    bouncy1920 wrote:
    Does anyone else have that?

    I would describe my hair as 3c at the nape, 4a in the middle and 4b in the front. But from the crown to tip, my hair progresses from wavy to curly. I have been natural for almost 4 years so I know all the relaxed or processed ends are gone.

    I can't figure out if the waves are just weighed down curls or what. The curls look cute, especially in puffs, but they are the reason my hair tangles so quickly (the waves clump in different groups than the curls).

    Does anyone else have this problem? Is there a solution?

    Thanks!

    Join the club! :laughing6:

    My hair is tight 4a coils on the sides and back, looser softer 4a coils at the nape, wavy 4a in front, 4b at the crown, and a little bit of silky 3c strands scattered across the top and front. I don't try to get it to look uniform, I just let it do it's thing :hippy2:
    YES WE CAN!

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    :lurk:

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  • dsg-girlycurlydsg-girlycurly Posts: 343Registered Users
    My hair is for the most part 4a/4b - Pins springs and kinks on the sides, cork screws curls in the back, slightly looser coil curls on the top/crown and a few fly away straight hairs that won't curl or kink no matter what (kinda like fur) and no matter how much product I use or how much I dt I have 4 distinctively different textures. I just roll with it :afro:
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    4A&B -- Henna and the entire Essential Balms product line; lately Carol's Daughter honey mimosa & black vanilla leave-in. Staple products are SheaMoisture, Aubrey Organics and Trader Joes Norish Spa conditioner, ACV and IC Fantasia Gel. I'm also Mixtress (I love making my own hair concoctions :glasses9:)

    Be encouraged -- Cuzz Fuzz is what it Duzz!!

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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My hair can change texture in the strand - some are more crinkly at the root, others are straighter at the root
    My blog - http://suburbanbushbabe.wordpress.com/
    My FOTKI - http://whatsnew.fotki.com/suburbanbushbabe/
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    Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
    Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
  • bouncy1920bouncy1920 Posts: 62Registered Users
    ^^^ that is the point that I was trying to make EXACTLY.

    I have learned to deal with the different types of hair spread out on my head, but how is it different within the same STRAND.

    How bizarre. But you said exactly what I wanted to say in the OP.

    Does that mean anything? Is it a moisture thing?
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    For me, I think it's just part of being 4a
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    Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
    Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
  • mariag002mariag002 Posts: 3,557Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My hair is between 3c/4a and it curls very nicely, BUT in the front.... I'd say 1 inch of hair in the exact front... OMG it just sits there limp. It doesn't curl. Its nott kinky. Its certainly not cute nor does it have any personality. Its just a big ball of frizz that does absolutely nothing. I have a picture of it in my Fotki LOL I don't have any magic tricks up my sleeve yet but I'm trying
    - Maria

    Big Chop: 9/23/07
    Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

  • LovemylocksLovemylocks Posts: 766Registered Users
    You're definitely not alone. I feel you SBB, it is strange how that can happen, but I know that it does change textures in the same strand. I have so that as well in some areas.

    The sides of my hair is the worse as far as curl pattern, it is more 4A s-curls and fuzzy. The crown is 4A as well, but more kinky and does not really curls, but is wavy. The front is 3C and is s-curls with corkscrews at the ends of the curls. The nape is 3B corkscrews with random 3C coils.

    I would love for it to either be all coils or all corkscrews and either all 3C or 4A. I can deal with the s-curls, coils, and corkscrews. But I am not feeling those waves at all. Sorry, but I am not too fond of wavy on me. Give me the curls girls!!

    So trust me, you're not the only one dealing with 15 personalities of curls on one head.

    -Nicki :afro:
    3C s-curls, coils, and corkscrews

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