No Curls- They Disappeared!

I'm 13 years old and before I used to have about 3A maybe 3B hair. Then when i turned about 8 or 9 they slowing started to disappear! Now i have no curls left! (BTW I started swimming a lot in those years I'm thinking maybe thats what caused them to disappear) Now my I'm a 2A or 2B style. I miss my curlies. I want to try the CG method that I keep hearing about but I dont know how! ( i dont know how to do it or what products to use) I need my curls back
HOW DO I GET THEM BACK !!!!!
I used Pantene Curly moisturizing shampoo and conditioner it was ok
I also used the totally twisterd herbal essences which kinda dried out my hair WHAT DO I DO!!

Last edited by gaby9119; 08-11-2012 at 01:34 PM.
Well, it honestly might have been hormones that changed the curl pattern. However, if you make improvements with your hair's health, you might get some curls back!

1. Cut out sulfates! This is anything like sodium lauryl or laureth sulfate, amonium lauryl or laureth sulfate, etc. These are ingredients in shampoos that are not good for your hair. Look for a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo. Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo has really good reviews My cousin is a swimmer, and it works well for her.

2. Cut out silicones! These are anything that end in -xane, -cone, and -conol. There are more, but I can't think of them on the top of my head, though...
Anyway, they will coat your hair and eventually not let moisture get in. They can also be pretty damaging sometimes. GVP Conditioning Balm (from Sally's) and Renpure Organics are highly rated.

3. If you want to, you can co-wash, or wash your hair with conditioner. Suave Naturals Conditioners are supposed to work really well for that! You could co-was your hair in between shampoos.

4. Try not the brush or use heat on your hair to avoid damage.

These might make your curls return a little
If not, your hair will still be healthier, and you will still have beautiful 2a/2b waves!

HTH!!
2c/2b with some 2a, coarse, dense, thick, low porosity
Growing out a CL bob. Currently at APL.
CG again as of 7/20/12


Cleanser: BRÖÖ Smoothing I.P.A. Shampoo
RO: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: Beautiful Curls Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair

all-natural products, light moisture, humectants, argan oil
silk protein, synthetic ingredients, heavy oils/products, cowashing
Thanks i will try that out but i have another question do you think deep conditioning works ?
I ve heard many people say that it helped them a lot with bringing their hair back
Oh also I have never straightened I think once i did it but that was it
no perms either
In addition to what dres said I would also like to add something. Since you mentioned that you swim you might want to also consider measures against the chlorine. Either soak your hair with water before and after swimming and or coat your hair with an EDTA conditioner before you swim. Some conditioners with EDTA in it are sauve naturals and vo5.


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3A 3B mix
Very thick hair
Colored
Low porosity
Medium coarse texture

Lo-Poo- Yes to Cucumbers
Co-wash- Yes to Cucumbers, As I Am Co-wash
RO-Yes to blueberries, GVPCB, CJ curl assurance conditioner
DT- CJ curl rehab
LI- As I Am leave in, KCKT

Style- Sauve Everlasting Sunshine
Misc- CJ Smoothing lotion
Deep conditioning, personally, didn't help me, but it's great for others! You can wear your conditioner (maybe mixed with oils, mayonnaise, etc. or just by itself) under a shower cap for an hour or even overnight. There are lots of great DC recipes here!

Also, GreenCup brings up a great point for swimming
When I swim, I spray in my spray leave-in conditioner or scrunch in some oil so the chlorine doesn't fully absorb.
2c/2b with some 2a, coarse, dense, thick, low porosity
Growing out a CL bob. Currently at APL.
CG again as of 7/20/12


Cleanser: BRÖÖ Smoothing I.P.A. Shampoo
RO: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: Beautiful Curls Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair

all-natural products, light moisture, humectants, argan oil
silk protein, synthetic ingredients, heavy oils/products, cowashing

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