It might be difficult if your hair is damaged but try to figure out your properties.
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I'll tell you one thing though, if you hair is heat damaged your porosity is probably high as a result (mine is naturally high so don't freak out, it's not the worst the thing in the world.) You should try alternating protein treatments to repair the damaged strands and deep conditioning to rehydrate them.
If your hair is very frizzy, I highly recommend kinky curly. Both knot today and the custard. It might not give you the bouncy curls you want just yet but it might help hydrate your porous hair and contain frizz so it looks nice and neat when dry/natural.
Frequent trims are also a great idea. And what about scalp massages with oil or in co-washing? That might help your hair grow faster. I'm sure it does mine. I can tell when my hair is wet how long it is. It's a tossup though because as my hair has gotten healthier it's gotten curlier and I get more shrinkage. So I usually watch where it falls when wet as an indication of growth.
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)
CG since Nov. 2012
Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil
* = HG