05-06-2007, 11:56 AM
Join Date: May 2007
Need Help! Once Lovely, Now Rubbish Hair
A Brief Intro
When I was about 13 my hair began curling right at the back by the nape of my neck. Then it took over and within about 2 years it was seriously curly.
I straightened it as best I could with a brush and hairdryer (I am 26 now and hair straighteners weren't really around so much then).
When I got to college (16) I gave up and let it curl, the response I got was great so I kept it natural from then on. It was a lovely tight corkscrew curl.
For some reason, my hair is now curly on the right, and almost straight on the left. Some parts don't respond to anything even putting it into rollers. I think those bits may be somehow damaged.
I can't do anything with it now and it's upsetting. I used to get compliments wherever I went, shops, restaurants anywhere. I must say I got so used to that, that now I wont wear my hair down because I know it doesn't look like that anymore.
Has anyone heard of this happening? It's horrible and I can't get it to look good no matter what I do.
I was thinking about getting a perm. It kills the 'oh it's all natural' thing I had going on, but it might help.
What is the general feeling on perming naturally curly hair? I can't think of what else to do other than straightening but I don't like me with straight hair.