Getting back my curls

so I recently cut my hair to donate it and the results were horrible. I started ironing my hair a little bit more often and now I lost my big bouncy curls. I've stopped ironing my hair almost completely and now I have smaller, skinnier curls now. I want to know if theres any way i could get my big curls back??? helppp please
Iron less and moisturize more! Also, use a silk pillow case and a microfiber towel in order to reduce the friction on your hair. Then, give it time and have patience.

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Im wondering this too. Lately ive been questioning a lot of this. Im still not exactly sure what people mean by moisture. Isn't water that only thing that provides moisture? So can't you just wet hair then seal with an oil? Also what makes a conditioner moisturizing? And oils.. Are oils that supposedly penetrate moisturizing? Sorry im asking a lot of questions
Im wondering this too. Lately ive been questioning a lot of this. Im still not exactly sure what people mean by moisture. Isn't water that only thing that provides moisture? So can't you just wet hair then seal with an oil? Also what makes a conditioner moisturizing? And oils.. Are oils that supposedly penetrate moisturizing? Sorry im asking a lot of questions
Originally Posted by Keihs
Moisturise means increase water, this is generally achieved by using ingredients that attract and hold it such as humectants (eg. aloe vera, glycerin, honey, propylene glycol) plus emollients (cationic surfactants and fatty alcohols, found in all conditioners). Too much water in hair due to high porosity is not a good thing, it is associated with hygral fatigue (water damage). Humectants alone or in high concentrations can make hair or skin more dry because they will take water from either the air or the hair, whichever has most.

Oils repel water so are not technically moisturising, penetrating oils work by reducing porosity and increasing elasticity. Fats/ lipids/ oils are how the hair naturally protects itself, virgin hair right out of the scalp is fairly water resistant. We damage that every time we go in the sun, shampoo, brush or comb, let alone heat styling and chemical processing. No oil completely seals, they just slow down water ingress and egress.

Depending on your climate and the condition of your hair generally a combination of ingredients work best. So some emollients, some humectants, some oils. There are some great articles on ingredients on the main NC site by 'curl chemist' Tonya McKay, also the Natural Haven blog.
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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