I straightened my hair for a year now and want my curls back!
So, I'm 15 and I've had really beautiful curls I've never liked them but ive grown to love and miss them :( I have 3A kinda curls and I've been straightening my hair everyday now since the beginning of my freshman year (im a sophomore now) I want my curls back so bad my original ones! :/ the roots of my hair are still very curly but the rest of my hair is straight :( Is there anything I can do that will bring back my curls as soon as possible?? Please help me :(
Hey there! From my little experience of being a curlie, I can tell you to first stop straightening your hair! :D If it is damaged, then you might want to first focus on making it healthy. You can check out the Curly Girl Method and try it out if you choose to. If not, you need to slowly go back into being a curlie... Search for products that make your curls more defined!
That's mostly what i have to say, but if that was not useful at all, here are some links that may help you!
Transitioning - CurlTalk
(other people going from straight -> curly)
Curly Hair Tips, Styles & Products - NaturallyCurly
(find out more about your hair so you can care for it/style it the way you want!)
All About the No Shampoo Method
(Curly Girl Method if you're interested!)
Hope that helped! :)
My story is a lot like yours. I had beautiful three a-b curls and they annoyed me a lot so I straightened them on a bit too high heat setting and heat damaged them. My roots and ends are curly and my curls are returning slowly, but the middle of my hair is quite limp. Here are some tips I've been using to retrieve my curlies:
One: NO HEAT! if you desperately need to straighten, there are products that you can use that will make your hair straighter, such as Super Straight by Bedhead etc. And if your looking to curl your hair, you can use bendy curlers.
Two: Cold Water. I found that if you rinse your hair in cool/cold water after you shower, it reduces frizz a bit and adds shine and moisture.
Three: Products. I use Redken Repair Shampoo, TIGI Catwalk Curl Amplifier, and It's A Ten Protective Spray. Try them! They've actually helped a lot: my hair is shinier, more controllable and my curls are definitely coming back!!!
Four: Protein Treatments: Apply eggs, olive oil, yogurt, Mayo and bananas to your hair, put a shower cap over it and leave in for atleast fifteen minutes to add protein to your hair. This is important since your hair is practically made of protein and it will probably add curls and bounce to your hair.
Lastly, trim!!! If you have severe damage, you're going to want to cut it off. If length is important to you, you can trim an inch or two off every few months, or you can do a big chop to get rid of most of the damage all at once.
This stuff worked for me! Try it!
Greek yogurt deep conditioner
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