Less curl with shorter hair?

I've pretty much always had curly hair.
Yesterday I got my long hair cut to an inch below my shoulder.
I've always notices that the bottom, longest layer of my hair would curl the most and my top, shorter layers woulds.
My bangs barely curled.
This pretty much goes against gravity and hair weight, so I thought maybe I was applying my hair product weird?
So anyways, no that my hair's short it still waves but not nearly as much as before.
Any ideas why? I'm not worried, just curious.


  • lotoloto Posts: 133Registered Users
    It's very common for people to gain/lose curl when they cut/grow out their hair. Mine curled up more when I went from mid-back to a bob, but a lot of people experience loosening of the curl.
    3A: med/coarse texture; high porosity
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  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    My 12yo daughter's hair gets curlier the longer it is. She cut 10 inches off for Locks of Love and went from curly to wavy.
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    3a and below tend to gain curl with length. 3b and up tend to gain curl when shorter. It's just a variance in curl pattern types.
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    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • rinnirinni Posts: 122Registered Users
    Mine does this too - the longer it is, the curlier it is. I got a haircut hoping that getting rid of the heavily bleached dead ends would make it curlier/more lively, but I really just cut most of my curls off. And my bangs just hang in my face with annoying flips due to the waviness. Oops!
    Wavy (of some sort) - Porous - Fine/Medium - Thin/Medium (I think!)
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  • km123km123 Posts: 4Registered Users
    I think this recently happened to my hair. I'm looking for a product to help make the loser curls a little more tight, any ideas?
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    km123 wrote: »
    I think this recently happened to my hair. I'm looking for a product to help make the loser curls a little more tight, any ideas?

    My hair likes the more natural products. My current loves are in my signature. Most help with curl.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
  • luckycurlsluckycurls Posts: 83Registered Users
    I think this recently happened to my hair. I'm looking for a product to help make the loser curls a little more tight, any ideas?

    Yup, mine did this too. Went from waist length to shoulder length and went from curls to mostly waves. I've been using Lustrasilk Olive Oil and Cholesterol from Sally's to help give my curls a little better form. But I've accepted that my curls won't really come back until my hair grows back out a little more.
    2 mix on top/3a underneath, fine, thick, normal porosity
    poo- T/Gel :-(
    Co- Suave Naturals Ocean Breeze
    LI- Suave (summer), LOOC (winter)
    Styling- Biotera Curl Creme and Styling Glaze (summer), HETT gel (winter)
  • StellarCurlsStellarCurls Posts: 159Registered Users
    My hair's just the opposite. I have spirals when it is above shoulder-length, and waves when it is to my lower back. Right now it's BSL and I have sort of in-between hair. I don't even know how to begin to type my hair--it's fine, thin, and maybe medium porosity, though. Unfortunately I don't have any current pics, at least not with it curly . . .
    APL 3A
    Medium porosity, medium density, medium thickness
    Current routine: Daily co-washing with Giovanni conditioner (whatever is on sale), styling with Catwalk Curls Rock Curl Amplifier, and 1-2x per week cleansing with a Chagrin Valley shampoo bar followed by an ACV rinse
  • peyrouxpeyroux Posts: 174Registered Users
    I have good 3a or 3b curls when my hair is longer - 3a when it's mid back, 3b when it's waist length, but this bob? Barely any curl when I air dry, some wave when I diffuse. I love having short hair, but this lack of curl is driving me nuts.
    2b, high porosity, medium texture
    CG since 11/20/09

    Current routine:

    low poo: GTTTT
    rinse out: Suave Naturals Aloe and Waterlily
    leave-in: GVP Conditioning Balm or Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition
    stylers: Proclaim Curl Activator Gel, Proclaim Crystal Ice Protein Gel or Ecostyler Krystal Gel