Heat Damage

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I got my hair pressed last Tuesday. It was one of the best presses I've received since I've been natural. On Saturday I washed my hair and my curls didn't revert at all. I cowashed yesterday and my curls came back a little but not the same. I'm DTing overnight in hopefully it'll get a little better but I know it'll never be the same. I'm devastated! I've pressed my hair before with no issue, and now my hair is ruined. I was almost done transitioning and now I guess I'll have to start over...::tears::

Just venting...


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It may not be totally heat damaged.

If you hair was singed or had rough parts that were lighter in color and had white spots - then I would be worried.

It may need more babying. I used to get a press and curl and with a hot iron that you put on the stove. The thing about that is that it is hard to guage and control the amount of heat you are putting in your hair.




I got my hair pressed last Tuesday. It was one of the best presses I've received since I've been natural. On Saturday I washed my hair and my curls didn't revert at all. I cowashed yesterday and my curls came back a little but not the same. I'm DTing overnight in hopefully it'll get a little better but I know it'll never be the same. I'm devastated! I've pressed my hair before with no issue, and now my hair is ruined. I was almost done transitioning and now I guess I'll have to start over...::tears::

Just venting...


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Try hitting it with a shot of protein....then deep conditioning. When I had pretty bad heat damage while transitioning, it was the protein treatment that bounced my curls back, followed by the DT that gave it some moisture. It took two months and I did at least 2 PT's and 2 DT's every month. It was a lot of damage from using the flat iron once a month for 8 months, the home-based stylist wannabe wasn't using anything and I didn't know any better! I had straight hair when I washed and I didn't even have a relaxer in my hair anymore. I know people will tell you it's over with heat damage, but that hasn't been my experience. I did have to cut a few inches, but you shoulda seen what it was like before I started the regular treatments. I would've been cutting it all down to an inch.
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Sorry to hear that. unfortunately we see a lot of this on the forum. I dont straighten my hair but if i do i will do it myself instead of trusting someone who cares more about getting a certain look than the health of my hair. And i will use a flatiron with a temp gauge. I hope the protein and tlc helps.
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I agree with all the advice for protein treatments. They are something you will have to stay on top of along with making sure you are still getting moisture. I had heat damage on a small section of my hair and PTs did a world of difference. Any parts that didn't tighten up properly I ended up trimming off. Give your hair a little time to see what it does. I hope all ends up well for you.

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