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    Default One part curly one part straight

    Since my BC I've been able to really get to know my hair. I discovered thinning spots I didn't know I had that came from constantly wrapping my hair up at night. That's fine I know how to deal with that, however.....there is a issue I have of one side of my head having straighter, thicker hair and the other side curling up into ringlets. I don't know what to do about it either. If my hair is blown out it you can see where it is all even. When I do my styling in the morning the right side curls up tighter and it makes it look like I have a lil' gumby. I had my hair evened out and even thinned out some, but didn't want to overdue it too much. Anyone else experience this and how did you work with it?

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    Yeah, many people have multiple textures of hair on their head. I have several. I personally don't try to deal with it (in terms of making it appear uniform or anything like that) but if you search "multiple textures" you should get a lot of good info about styling and maintenance.
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    If you are dealing with one part curly and one part straight, blow drying your hair is only causing more damage for you. I say stop blow drying your hair and all heat styling in general if you want to have curly hair.

    What is happening is that all that blow drying is damaging the elasticity of your hair. That is why your hair doesn't "snap back" into a curl pattern anymore. If you continue to use the blow dryer, all of your hair may end up being permanently straight.

    So stop blow drying your hair, and after a few months of new growth start to trim away all of the heat damage hair (the straight ends).
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    When I do my styling in the morning the right side curls up tighter and it makes it look like I have a lil' gumby.

    Hold on, do you like the straighter hair or the tight curls? Imis confused now?

    Is the thicker straighter hair more appealing than the ringlets? Like, is the ringlet section if you pull it out by stretching it with your fingers, is it the same length as the straighter hair? Or is it broken off and damaged and that is why it is shorter? Pictures or a better description may help.....
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    hey Aishahish
    didn't you just BC? I had a similar thing with lighter/tighter girls on my loose curls on on the top of my head....after a few months they tightened up some (to the point where if i pulled on them they atleast reverted back to the curl they had)

    i don't thinks there is too much you can do about the dual textures...but I do agree to ditch the heat!
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    if you are really striving for uniformity and you have a couple of inches, the easiest way your probably gonna get that is by wearing wearing some type of cornrow/braid out.

    ...but all that extra daily manipulation to your twa wont help with the issue of the thinning areas.
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    I'm sorry, let me rephrase that. I did just BC and it was at that time and that one time that it was blown straight, in order to trim it evenly. Since then I haven't used any heat or before then when I was transitioning. I just made mention of that to reinforce the picture that my hair is all one length. But as I wet it in the mornings and style it I notice that one side tends to coil a tighter then the other. And so it gives off a gumby-like look at times. The hair at the top left side of my head is not as tight a curl as the left top side. Sorry for the confusion.

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    Wow, Aishah, I've never heard of one side being that different from the other. Front to back, yes. Left to right, no. I'd love to see a pic of this. The braid-out suggestion may work for you.

    Still, since you just bc'd, give it more time to see if it works itself out. Good luck.

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    I got you now. Sorry, I am over here battling a cold and half comprehending stuff....

    I agree with AuNappturale, give it time and see what happens. If you notice that the new growth is curlier than the hair that is older and straighter, then you know what you got to do...if not, then that is just a characteristic of your hair, and you will have to find a way to either love your hair for the uniqueness or try to help blend it. From your avi your hair looks good to me
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    Give it time. My sister in law had the same issue and turns out (even though I cut it and she went to the salon) she still had some relaxer in the front. Now, all curly.

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