Your curls are still wet (or damp), and you are going to sleep. This is the one practice that curly hair people should avoid doing. It results in loss of hair volume because you are giving your hair a flat surface for it to dry on. Always make sure to dry your hair completely before going to sleep.
It's very normal to have a mix of curl patterns on the same head of hair. It starts with your genetics. You see, the gene for curly hair is not completely dominant. It can remain dormant until activated and then it changes the shape of the hair follicle which changes the hair that grows from it.
Curls fall flat when there's not enough product or, no product at all to help them define their shape. Try increasing the amount of gel or foam while styling or adopt some of Joel Warren's (a.k.a. #thecurlking 's) tips outlined below: Long-lasting curls start in the shower.
After sleeping on your curls, some of them may have grouped together or become flat in places - it's normal! To help each curl find its place, give your hair a fluff and shake by putting your fingers at your roots and gently shaking. Flip head upside down and repeat.
Using too much mousse or gel, and/or bad drying techniques can make your hair as flat as a pancake. We'll work on your technique next—but first, try this experiment: Wash your hair just before you go to bed, towel dry it thoroughly and leave your hair wrapped in a towel while you brush your teeth, then go to bed.
No Heavy Products. Heavy hair products will naturally weigh your curls down, and this can lead to dull roots. Less product will allow flexibility in the hair. I recommend trying out lighter leave-in conditioners, or switching to a product that is water-based instead of heavier products like a hair butter.
3A hair is made up of well-defined and springy curls that have a loopy, “S” shaped pattern. Their circumference is the size of a piece of sidewalk chalk. 3A ringlets have a fine to medium texture. This curl type benefits from lots of body and movement, but is prone to frizzing and dryness.
Is it better to brush curly hair wet or dry? When it comes to brushing curly hair, it's always a better idea to do so when the curls are wet. Aside from it making it an easier task on your arms, it's much better for the integrity of the curls.
As you age, your curls can loosen, change their shape or even form new curl patterns due to hormonal and environmental factors. Or maybe you're experiencing curly hair for the first time in your life as your aging locks change the shape of your hair follicles.
“Conditioning does sometimes leave hair flat and lifeless, but there are so many products like dry shampoo, thickening sprays, pomades, gels, waxes and pastes that can build the hair back up and give it life. Don't skip it because of that.”
Fine hair describes your hair's texture, which is classified in terms of the width, diameter or circumference of the actual hair strands. If you have fine hair, your individual strands are smaller in diameter, while coarse hair has a thicker diameter.
Curly hair requires some special considerations, since it's so prone to dryness. Experts recommend washing your hair no more than every other day if you can, and as little as once per week if your hair is particularly parched.
It's best to leave hair down while sleeping if possible because this reduces the number of tangles that occur during rest time. If you want to wear your hair down while you sleep, avoid rubbing it against the pillow while you're asleep.
Lots of traits are statistically rare: Left-handedness (just 10 percent of the population!), curly hair (11 percent!), and blond hair (4 percent!), to name a few. But of the more than seven billion people on the planet, only 2 percent can claim to have this one special trait.
Wash and condition your curls with a straightening shampoo and conditioner. Before attempting to straighten your curls, you need to get rid of any product residue or buildup in your hair. Use a hair straightening shampoo and conditioner specifically formulated to control frizz and prep your hair for straightening.