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.
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.
And maybe some protein treatments wouldn't hurt either.
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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 good luck girl
If you want the heat damaged pieces to get healthy again, the only way is to chop it off
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.
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.
Deep condition weekly & trim spilt ends.

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Use coconut oil make sure it is non hydrogenated
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.
Originally Posted by aleesalin
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?
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
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 Damaged Hair?-imageuploadedbycurltalk1370041178.649767.jpg
I wish I could just accept my natural hair but I love it straight and I think it looks better on me that way
I wish I could just accept my natural hair but I love it straight and I think it looks better on me that way
Originally Posted by aleesalin
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?
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
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

I wish I could just accept my natural hair but I love it straight and I think it looks better on me that way
Originally Posted by aleesalin
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.
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!
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
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.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect

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