I did the BC! But no curls???

DecagurlDecagurl Registered Users Posts: 107
My hair is curly. 3c/4a. Why when I do the BC, the curls just disappear? LOL I'm trying not to cry, but I had about 2 inches of New Growth that were curls, and now they wont form. YEEK! any advice? And yes, I put product in it.
4a, porous, medium, fuzzy reddish brown stuff.
Aubrey Organics HSRose Conditioner
Suave Naturals Shampoo
Eco-Styler Gel
Coconut/Olive Oil sealants



  • jessielee1jessielee1 Registered Users Posts: 42
    I have a different hair type to you...more 3a, but I experienced the same thing when I chopped my hair off. I'd always had atleast some curl at my roots and after the cut, it wasn't the same.

    After lurking around nc.com I came to the conclusion that my curls really needed the length in order to form properly, and that my hair was likely "shocked" after such a dramatic cut. It's been nearly two months since then and my curls have bounced back DRAMATICALLY in the past few weeks especially.

    Perhaps your curls just need some time to grow out and adjust?
    3a on an eternal search for the perfectly imperfect curl!

    Coarse hair/Low porosity

    CG Journey began 8 Feb 2010.
  • curlylew66curlylew66 Registered Users Posts: 1,685
    I was always under the impression curl formation started from the bottom of the curl. So, cutting the curl in the right spot helps the curl to curl more.
    Need some curl experts to help out on this one!
  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Registered Users Posts: 5,136 Curl Connoisseur
    The straight hair could have weighed the natural curls down making them more noticeable. If your hair is only two inches long, then you may need more length before the curls are visible again. Is the hair straight, frizzy, dry or moisturized?
    3b/c, medium-coarse, low porosity, high density
    HG: Jessicurl Too Shea and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed
  • curlyinohiocurlyinohio Registered Users Posts: 362
    My hair is the same way, which is why I keep it long. Whenever I've cut it, no more curls! It has to be long enough for the curl to form. I think only those with the smaller tighter curls can still have curls with short hair.
    Cowash: Suave Aloe and Water Lily
    Conditioner and Leave-in: GFTN
    LA Looks Sport Gel
    Coconut oil Or Olive oil at night

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