One of the first things I learned about heat damage is that it is irreversible. And take it from me, after transitioning for 21 months from heat damage - it is absolutely true.

There is no turning back the tresses of time when it comes to severe, gradual heat damage that happens after too frequent heat use, at too high temperatures, with too few heat protectants. But what about that one time you might have just made one too many passes over your hair? Or maybe you know you did everything right, but you're just nervous about the possibility of your curls and coils not bouncing back quite the same way.

All hope may not be lost for those short-term straightenings. Try taking these 6 steps to rehabilitate your curls after a heat binge. You don't have to do all 6 at once, feel free to pick and choose which ones may work for you!