Product expert CurlySuzy answers your curly questions
Dear CurlySuzy: I have natural hair, but I started to use the flat iron and now I have no curl definition. To get it back, do I have to do the Big Chop, or can I just wear braids and twists until it comes back?
Dear Ashley: You hair is probably confused and a little in shock. Your curl pattern will return. Braids and twists are a good idea—just be sure to use super-moisturizing products.
This is a good product for braids and twists that is packed with moisture: Darcy's Botanicals Avocado Honey Twisting Cream.
Part of the confusion is due most likely to the dryness that a flat iron can cause. The more moisture your hair has, the better. I would also try to do a once-a-week deep conditioning for at least 30 minutes. Moisture is the key to solving your problem. If you want to flat iron again, try to use a very moisturizing product such as Blended Beauty Straight Pearl.
Here is a review of that product: