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aleesalin 05-04-2013 09:12 AM

Damaged Hair?
 
Okay so I'm pretty sure I have heat damage from about 2 years of straightening my hair almost daily. I'm not sure what my hair type is but I think it used to be 3b, my roots look either 3a or 3b but the rest of my hair looks more 2c due to the straightening. I decided to stop straightening my hair. Are there any tips to get my hair healthy again? I also don't wanna cut it all off.

Sayoon 05-04-2013 10:32 AM

Don't give up keep moisturizing ur hair n experimenting ur hair will go into different phases as its recovering u might n u will get bad hair days but don't give up , I had 9 years of heat damage n now am enjoying my natural hair it recovered now :) just hang there n take care of ur hair get a clean cut too.

BlackAngelPlayah 05-04-2013 12:17 PM

And maybe some protein treatments wouldn't hurt either. :)

monique.brow 05-06-2013 06:25 PM

well get some trims and try pro naturals moroccan argan oil hair treatment kit, it's the one that I use to keep my hair healthy, it helps to repair and restore the damaged hair. if you are interested I bought it online @ safrons. com :D good luck girl :)

Krullenbol 05-07-2013 07:41 AM

If you want the heat damaged pieces to get healthy again, the only way is to chop it off

aleesalin 05-25-2013 09:27 PM

Okay I am so weak...I straightened my hair, I can't help it. I feel like I look better with straight hair. I'm thinking about just getting a keratin treatment to smooth down the curl.

eveechazaree 05-26-2013 12:59 PM

If you're more comfortable with straight hair go for it! I did that freshman year- until 9 moths ago, I used a relaxer, but left it on for a shorter period of time, basically a texturizer my natural curl is 3c 4a it loosened the curl making it easier to straighten. There are ways to minimize heat, do loose braids, let it air dry, then straighten it.

Johari 05-26-2013 03:56 PM

Deep condition weekly & trim spilt ends.

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Yasminetheprodi 05-28-2013 03:41 PM

Use coconut oil make sure it is non hyd:lurk::lurk:rogenated

Firefox7275 05-28-2013 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by aleesalin (Post 2174042)
Okay I am so weak...I straightened my hair, I can't help it. I feel like I look better with straight hair. I'm thinking about just getting a keratin treatment to smooth down the curl.

A keratin 'treatment' is damaging, might be the beginning of the end for already fried hair. Why not learn about heat free ways of straightening your hair like wrapping when wet? Maybe get rid of your flat iron for a while if you cannot trust yourself?

CurlyCutie1394 05-31-2013 05:59 PM

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I had bad heat damage my junior year when I gave up flat ironing deep conditioning, bunning, then a hair cut a year later helped a lot the difference is obvious Attachment 35700

eveechazaree 05-31-2013 08:05 PM

Omg I LOVE your hair!!!!! Gorgeous!!!!

CurlyCutie1394 06-01-2013 12:17 PM

Thank you

aleesalin 06-02-2013 03:25 AM

I wish I could just accept my natural hair but I love it straight and I think it looks better on me that way

Firefox7275 06-02-2013 08:18 AM

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Originally Posted by aleesalin (Post 2176015)
I wish I could just accept my natural hair but I love it straight and I think it looks better on me that way

So research heat and chemical free methods like wet wrapping. There is no way or chemical treating or heat styling your hair straight without significant damage, it just does not exist. Any method of 'stretching out' curls will weaken the protein structure, because there is a direct relationship between the strength of your hair and curl pattern. Basically hair is strongest in it's natural formation, anything else weakens the chemical bonds.

Ultimately it's your call, you may feel you are willing to accept damaged but straight hair, and that is fine. Many people take years or decades to get to the start of their natural journey and some never change.

Or research different cuts and lengths, half ups and full up dos, high and low volume, side or centre part, bangs or face framing layers, longer at the back than the front. Once healthy your curls will have much more bounce and shape, they can't possibly not suit you in every single hairstyle - there are SO many options.

Lots of helpful articles here
THE NATURAL HAVEN: Straightening Hair - Relax or Heat?
THE NATURAL HAVEN: Mid shaft splits: cause and prevention
THE NATURAL HAVEN: Heat Training: Her Hair is not Your Hair
THE NATURAL HAVEN: Why is my hair breaking? Erm.......because you broke it!
THE NATURAL HAVEN: Tiny Wisps of Hair: Is Kinky Hair Weak?

ZipporahCurly 06-02-2013 07:45 PM

Same here i think it makes me look older but i only have heat damaged bangs i am trying to cut down on straightening but its super hard Straight Hair with NO HEAT! - YouTube this video is a good way to get your hair straight without heat u should check it out maybe it will work :color:

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Originally Posted by aleesalin (Post 2176015)
I wish I could just accept my natural hair but I love it straight and I think it looks better on me that way


lisawillson 06-07-2013 12:02 PM

One of solution I want to give you to use mustard oil.As my sister was also suffering from this problem. Use it regularly for better result.

AndieCandieGal 06-07-2013 01:27 PM

I say just stick with what makes you feel comfortable.... in a few years from now if you decide to move on from straight hair, then just cut it short and start from scratch!

aleesalin 06-13-2013 06:27 PM

Okay so I got my hair cut and now the fried ends are gone. I also decided to stop using the flat iron for good this time. I'm trying to grow out my hair. Any tips? Thanks :)

Firefox7275 06-13-2013 06:44 PM

Regular gentle massage, take your 10,000 steps each and every day to boost blood flow. Eat a balanced wholefood diet including plenty of oily fish, fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, natural dairy, beans and lentils. Avoid sugar and white/ refined carbohydrates, larger servings of meat, processed dairy.


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