Heat styling can cause serious damage to curl formation.

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Dear Ouidad:

I am a 48-year-old, type 2 diabetic since I was 40-ish. I don’t know if that will have anything to do with my situation, but I wanted to throw it in there. I have had a natural curl/wave since I was born. In the beginning I didn’t really know how to handle it and, like most, tried blow-drying to straighten. Then, about five to seven years ago, I decided to quit fighting and “let it go,” which is what I did and began embracing my “wash & wear” hair.

Well, I started noticing at the beginning of this year that with a few haircuts, my curls are pretty much gone. I still let my hair air dry, because that’s what I’m used too, and then put in a pony-tail because it’s so fine and, to me, looks lifeless. I’ve always taken pride in my hair and now I just don’t know what to do with it. I’ve also used several products to “revive” my hair, but nothing seems to be working. Any advice?

Dear Missing Curls:

I’m sorry to hear about your missing curls! The issue may be leftover damage from your days of blow-drying. Curly hair is very delicate, and heat styling can cause serious damage to the curl formation. However, this can be remedied with a nourishing deep treatment.

Start out by using a deep treatment weekly until your hair starts to look noticeably healthier and the curl formation returns. Then, continue doing a deep treatment every other week as a part of your regular routine. Doing this is guaranteed to make your hair stronger, softer, healthier, and less frizzy! If you’re still looking for a little extra boost, try a curl refreshing spray like my Botanical Boost to revive the hair. With this process, your hair should be sporting beautiful curls again in no time!