hair gets curlier as it gets longer?

confusedcurlyconfusedcurly Posts: 10Registered Users
isn't it usually the opposite?

for my hair, when it's shoulder length its wavy. 2a/b.
any shorter than that, its pretty much 1 or maybe 2a

but when it grows longer I can get ringlets and curls. 2c/3a.
anyone else like this?
I will never cut my hair short again ! :toothy7:


  • tulipantulipan Posts: 209Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My hair is strange.

    Short - hard to be curly, but when curly 3a/3b
    Medium length - 3a/2c
    Long - definitly 3a with some 3b
    full CG routine works for my hair!


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  • eche428eche428 Posts: 2,782Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    A lot of people have hair that curls more as it gets longer. Mine's like that. Right now it's past my shoulders and getting more ringlet-y as it grows longer.
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,060 Administrator
    My hair past 1/2"-1" from the root starts to curl and gets curlier as it gets longer.
  • rymorg2rymorg2 Posts: 2,571Registered Users
    My wave pattern is so large that it has to be past my shoulders before you can see how REALLY wavy it is. That's not unusual at all. :D
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  • whatsercurlwhatsercurl Posts: 4,049Registered Users
    Mine definitely gets curlier with length. With short hair, I'm barely wavy.
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  • gboardwritesgboardwrites Posts: 114Registered Users
    I think it mainly has to do with your hair type. Usually for 2s it's straight at roots and then at a certain length you can see waves and the longer it grows there's a strong possibility of seeing ringlets.

    I hate knowing that but still not knowing my own hairtype yet. I had my BC two months ago and still have 1/4-1/8 inch of relaxer in the front and middle. Most of my family and friends have curly hair as well as my daughter (3c/3b) so there you have it.

    By the way your hairtype is one of the most fun as you can do some incredible "long" hair styles!
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  • VerityVerity Posts: 616Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Wow, I hope not. I'm letting mine grow in the hope that the curl will loosen.

    My daughter's hair had fairly tight curls when she was a toddler and her hair was short, but as it has grown longer (just below her shoulders at the moment), it is barely wavy. I'm hoping mine will follow the same pattern. When I was a kid and my hair was long (below shoulder length), it definitely didn't curl the way it did when it was shorter (chin length).

    I'm really surprised to hear that some people get more curls with long hair.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Curl Neophyte
    isn't it usually the opposite?

    for my hair, when it's shoulder length its wavy. 2a/b.
    any shorter than that, its pretty much 1 or maybe 2a

    but when it grows longer I can get ringlets and curls. 2c/3a.
    anyone else like this?
    I will never cut my hair short again ! :toothy7:

    Yes, this is the case with my hair. I like it much better long.

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  • eweniqueewenique Posts: 1,502Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Mine curls better the longer it grows, just like typical 2c hair.
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  • RyanneRyanne Posts: 686Registered Users
    Mine was 3a at shoulder lenght, now it's more 2c at bsl. I'm going for waist, so I think it will change to 2b.
  • JwalkJwalk Posts: 60Registered Users
    My hair DEFNINITELY gets curlier and more "ringletty" as it gets longer. I had some trouble with a bad haircut and have now had to cut my hair even shorter to deal with that and my hair went from about 3a/3b to a 2b easily. My hair grows SO slow to so I foresee a long, frustrating few months until my hair grows out more.
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  • multiracialcurls89multiracialcurls89 Posts: 204Registered Users
    Not me my spirals loosen as my hair gets longer. I guess its just different for certain people but no my hair definitly gets looser. But then again I have 3c so it could be different for people who have a loooser texture.
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  • princessy_ringletsprincessy_ringlets Posts: 37Registered Users
    my ringlets look their best when i have medium hair length. At the moment, I'm sporting a curly bob and my hair is a mix of 3a and 3b. I have had shoulder length hair and it was also curly but less spirally i think, that was pre CG so maybe now my spirals will be bouncier and more defined now that i am CG. I also like layers because they really enhance my curls and they look sexy :P
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  • relaxedmess!relaxedmess! Posts: 98Registered Users
    my hair is 3b when long and very tight riglets ( 3c) when very short!
    im a 3b... and have
    very weird layers...


    really cant wait to grow them out. ♥
  • britney.britney. Posts: 292Registered Users
    When I was younger, I believe my hair got straighter the shorter I cut it, but the longer it got the curlier it became! When I was younger I had really pretty curly ringlets. But now my hair is wavy, and I think it's 2b. It gets curlier when it's shorter, but straighter as it grows longer.
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