hair wont go back to natural curl...HElP PLEASE

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I NEED HELP!!

for the past year I have kept my hair straight inorder for it to grow. during this year two things occured 1. my hair grew to a lenght beyond my half my back 2. my hair lost its curl. my hair was naturally curly with a really tight curl, for months it turned into more of a loose curl. now my ends will not even curl although the top is still curly. recently I tried a texterizer but that made matters worse. I guess the product was too strong although it was a kids texterizer, as a result my hair was fried and had to be cute to shoulder length. but its still half curly, half striaght

I am going off to college in a few weeks. I really wanted to get my natural curl and length back. what products or methods to you suggest?
I NEED HELP!!

for the past year I have kept my hair straight inorder for it to grow. during this year two things occured 1. my hair grew to a lenght beyond my half my back 2. my hair lost its curl. my hair was naturally curly with a really tight curl, for months it turned into more of a loose curl. now my ends will not even curl although the top is still curly. recently I tried a texterizer but that made matters worse. I guess the product was too strong although it was a kids texterizer, as a result my hair was fried and had to be cute to shoulder length. but its still half curly, half striaght

I am going off to college in a few weeks. I really wanted to get my natural curl and length back. what products or methods to you suggest?
Originally Posted by megansada
You didn't mention how you straightened (did you do it chemically or with tools) or what you use now.

Read the info on this site and try the Curly Girl method. It has improved curl for many here. You eventually will learn what works best for you.

If your hair is really severely damaged from straightening, your natural curl may NEVER return in the damaged area (though new growth at the root should display your natural curl). You may just have to wait and be patient and treat your hair gently.

You can find all the info you need right on this site, and you can start reading this to learn basics: http://www.livecurlylivefree.com/cur...r%20basics.htm

If you treat your hair kindly and properly and stop applying damaging chemicals and using high heat styling, it will eventually show you beautiful natural texture.

Also, who told you you had to straighten it to grow it out? Your hair will grow whether it's curly or straight....so I dunno what myth is at work there. If anything, you've learned that damaging hair means you'll have to cut it off and end up having to regrow.

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thank you. to answer your question, I used a straigtener to get a straight look. I have never used chemicals besides that horrible texturizer. The reason as to why I straightened it to help my hair grow is because due to the thickens my hair would soak up all products and eventually be dry within hours of washing. As i stated the roots are still curly, hope this is a sign it will go back to its natural texture
Seriously, I'm not trying to be ugly here, but in what world does it seem logical to say that, "I'm gonna damage my hair with extremely high heat so that it'll grow."

I'm assuming you meant that your hair didn't seem moisturized after washing. You're probably not using moisturizing products, or just aren't using products suited to your hair needs. I'm also going to assume that your using sulfates to cleanse your hair, which is drying your hair out even more. Straightening is only compounding the problem, because damaged hair is drier hair, and the more damage you do, the worse the dryness will be. Learning how to properly care for your hair, meaning your curls if that's the hair texture you want to enjoy, is the only way to solve the real problem, and to grow healthy hair.
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it should go back to your natural texture, but it will be a long journey especially since you've been seriously damaging it with heat over the past year.
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Unfortunately you have been a victim of lot of bad information. In addition to the things mentioned above, I believe kids texturizers and adult texturizers are the same thing in different packaging.
Lets look at what can be done now.
Hair that has been damaged stays damaged until it is cut off or is eventually shed. You can temporarily fix some of the damage with protein. You will most likely need a protein treatment, or probably regular protein treatments. Always follow with a deep treatment. Before you do anything, read up on protein. This article is a good place to start.
http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...re.html?cat=69
Protein won't make your hair like it was before you damaged it, but it can help a lot.

A great way to get moisture into hair is to use the curly girl (CG) method.
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The good news is, you have come to the right place to learn how to care for your curls. There is lots of good information here. In addition to the links I and others have posted, start reading in the newbie section. It is overwhelming at first, but the hair knowledge you gain you can use the rest of your life.
Good Luck.
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my hair has lost its natural curls too due to try to keep it straight all the time... the one from behind of my head my curls were very tight and cute, now (the one from the front) u can see that they are looser now... i have to use sponge hair curlers to make it curly i need suggestions...
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Unfortunately you have been a victim of lot of bad information. In addition to the things mentioned above, I believe kids texturizers and adult texturizers are the same thing in different packaging.
Lets look at what can be done now.
Hair that has been damaged stays damaged until it is cut off or is eventually shed. You can temporarily fix some of the damage with protein. You will most likely need a protein treatment, or probably regular protein treatments. Always follow with a deep treatment. Before you do anything, read up on protein. This article is a good place to start.
The Fine Art of Protein and Moisture Balancing for Black Hair Care - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com
Protein won't make your hair like it was before you damaged it, but it can help a lot.

A great way to get moisture into hair is to use the curly girl (CG) method.
Before and after picture post
Post your before & After CG pics - CurlTalk
How to follow the CG method
The College Curly: Laura Lee's All In One Guide to Going CG: Now Revised and Updated!

The good news is, you have come to the right place to learn how to care for your curls. There is lots of good information here. In addition to the links I and others have posted, start reading in the newbie section. It is overwhelming at first, but the hair knowledge you gain you can use the rest of your life.
Good Luck.
Originally Posted by pedaheh
+1 you can try a series of hard protein treatments (try Aphogee brand or conditioners that contain hydrolyzed proteins) and follow with good moisturizing deep conditioners. It should bring back some of your curl, but it is still damaged hair. Eventually, either all at once or as your hair grows, you will have to cut the straight ends off.
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