Girl I'm a 3a and I went through roughly 4-5 years of heat damage as well. It was freshmen p.e. where people first saw my natural curls. I had to explain I did NOT get a perm lol. Anyway I proceeded through high school with some heat and about sophmore year/beginning of jr. Year I was like NO. Its now or never. Been an all day everday straighten hair once in a blue moon girl since. Growing out the damage is the hardest but once you get passed that its great. Feel free to pm me (:

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LP: SM RSB
Co-wash: NH IH&T
CO: SM RSB, SM SFC
LI: a CO, KCKT
Sealers: an oil, SM Elixir, JC N&S
DC: SM Masques (the vegan ones), DIY
Stylers: *just CO usually; KCCC, FSG, Aloe
Clarify: ACV, Lemon-Aid

Oils to seal, RO, and/or pre-poo as needed

2c/3a/3b Coarse,High Porosity
CG since 2007