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elissam
December 24th, 2008, 01:52 AM
This has been bugging me for a while, but was a bit hair shy, then didn't visit LHC for a while after the boards were down, so I never made this query.

I'm probably not the only person whose bottom half of hair is curly (2c?) after air drying. Two days later however, I'm practically 1c. Who else shares this trait? Do you just let it do its thing or give it braid waves or something similar? And if anyone can tell me what hair types you see in these photos, I'd be much obliged.

http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww88/honeybeemaid/Photo4.jpg

http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww88/honeybeemaid/Photo8.jpg

Heidi_234
December 24th, 2008, 03:32 AM
What do you do with you hair at night?
You might be putting it is some way that makes it straighten over the 2 nights maybe?

Daoine Sidhe
December 24th, 2008, 04:06 AM
Yes, I experience something smilar. When my hair is just washed, I get spiral curls at the end of the hair and the rest of my hair is straight.
After a day my hair looks 1a straihgt, all the curls are gone.
I don't put my hair up or even comb it, it happens by itself.

This is the reason why I don't have a diffinition of my texture in my profile, I really don't know what type I am :p

venividibxtchy
December 24th, 2008, 04:22 AM
Yes, I experience this, as well.

My hair ranges from 1c to 2c, all depending on products used (shampoos, conditioners, oils, recent treatments, etc.), and the way my hair is kept over the course of a day.

elissam
December 24th, 2008, 04:26 PM
What do you do with you hair at night?
You might be putting it is some way that makes it straighten over the 2 nights maybe?

I was braiding it at night pretty consistently, but I've recently been putting it up in a very loose bun right on top of my head and tying it with a no-metal tie. it may behoove me to make a scrunchie. Braiding at night gives me braid waves (obviously), but I'd like something a little looser than the very close together S-waves, and want to experiment with some rag tying methods with big sections of hair. Perhaps tonight...

Thanks for your replies, ladies. It's nice to know I'm not the only one with such fickle, fly-by-night curls. :flowers:

lapushka
December 24th, 2008, 05:49 PM
Did you comb it between pic 1 & pic 2?

spidermom
December 24th, 2008, 06:09 PM
My hair is like that, too. I can start out with hair classified 2C and by day 2 or 3 after washing it can be as straight as 1B. Combing it straightens it out considerably.

YogaGirl59
December 24th, 2008, 06:30 PM
Sometimes no matter how I wear my hair for sleeping, it ends up flattening out. I keep a spray bottle in the bathroom and just spritz it in the morning to bring the curls out again. Also, I found combing drags the curls out. They hold a lot better if I just finger comb.

Euphony
December 24th, 2008, 06:38 PM
Oh absolutely, I do that too. My hair ranges from 1c to 2c. On wash day if I leave it to it's own devices I get some spirals, and when it was shorter it was even worse - I'd get really big boingy spirals especially around my ears. By the second day my hair is 2a and by the third day my hair is 1c. It doesn't matter what I do to my hair unless I spritz it with water, spritzing it brings back more of my wave.

zen_oven
December 24th, 2008, 07:59 PM
This happens to me too. I'm normally a 2a or 2b, but after a day or two my hair seems like a 1b or 1c.

Speckla
December 24th, 2008, 08:21 PM
I'm a fairly solid 3b now but my curls get squished during the night and flatten out to wavishness (is that a word?) if I don't do anything else to them.
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elissam
December 25th, 2008, 10:01 AM
I am addicted to my wood bristle brush, and it definitely contributes to the curl loss. I remember as a kid however, my hair was so thick and heavy, it would hardly hold any curl at all. Maybe there is an upside to the seemingly insane shedding I go through most days in that my hair holds curl a little better. Hm. Or not!

Off topic, but just for kicks, I did the deep wave with rags technique last night, brilliantly demonstrated by Elainehali here: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=82

I dig the results, though I'll do it a little differently next time. The waves are more consistent and defined than braid waves, which is great. Let's see if it stays...it's raining, so I'm not too sure.
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww88/honeybeemaid/hair/Photo12.jpg

chickpea
December 25th, 2008, 04:35 PM
I am addicted to my wood bristle brush, and it definitely contributes to the curl loss. I remember as a kid however, my hair was so thick and heavy, it would hardly hold any curl at all. Maybe there is an upside to the seemingly insane shedding I go through most days in that my hair holds curl a little better. Hm. Or not!

Off topic, but just for kicks, I did the deep wave with rags technique last night, brilliantly demonstrated by Elainehali here: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=82

I dig the results, though I'll do it a little differently next time. The waves are more consistent and defined than braid waves, which is great. Let's see if it stays...it's raining, so I'm not too sure.


Oh that looks really nice! I have a wooden bristle brush too and love it, but it does pull out the waves.

My hair has different textures depending on the weather, products used, and if it's worn up or down. I also have a few areas where the hair is perfectly straight no matter what.

crystal_89
December 25th, 2008, 05:10 PM
This happens to me, too. My almost waist length bottom layer gets spiral curls in it when I don't comb it after a wash, but they straighten out after a few days. My short layers around my ears down to my shoulders stay relatively straight the whole time - usually the shorter layers are 1C -> 2A.