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From what I remember in Curly Girl, there are hair types that naturally form a "canopy." The canopy is a layer of hair that doesn't seem to have a lot of definition, and tends to be flatter at the roots. Underneath it, the curls are springier with better definition.
One thing I've done (as a canopy curly-haired) is to avoid oil, gels, and creams at or near the roots. A technique might be more helpful than a product, but YMMV. Gather a loose section of the roots, and smooth them out with your fingers while doing a "jump rope" motion with the hair. It should allow your natural curl pattern to come back, and use clips at each section.
Sometimes when I'm too lazy, I use a claw at the roots. On good days it works, on other days my roots are lifted but that's it. LOL
I have he same problem at the top of my hair. I’ve had good results when I rinse my conditioner out with my head upside down. I put leave in and product in this way too. A quick plop sometimes and then I diffuse dry. Total game changer for me!
Devacurls Volumizing foam helps if I put it on my roots when it’s damp and just let it dry. Then when’s it’s dry, I scrunch the crunch out.
I know we’re supposed to be giving you advice, but I absolutely love your haircut. Do you go to a curly stylist? What do you tell them when they’re cutting your hair?
This morning, I followed this routine:
- Co-washed with As I Am Cowash, conditioned with DevaCurl One Condition, As I Am Leave-In S2C
- Scrunched in B'Leave In and Ultra Defining Gel (once upside down and again right side up to get good coverage on the top layer).
- Scrunched lightly with a DevaTowel
- Clipped the roots using the "O" technique, air dried
- SOTC a few hours later at work, patted a tiny bit of jojoba oil to the mid-shaft/ends.
I've been debating adding a volumizing mousse or foam, like the DC Frizz-Free foam or the Moroccanoil Root Boost..anyone have luck with these? My hair is "normal" in terms of porosity, density, and thickness.
Have you tried washing, conditioning, and applying products upside down? Some people swear by that. Another thing I like to do is let my hair dry parted on one side, and then flip it to the other when it is dry. So if you normally like it parted on your right, let it dry parted on the left. Then flip the part when it's dry. Or even just changing up your part in general tends to help.