I killed the curl

Hello, I am new here, first post.

My daughter had curly hair, I am posting pics, hope that's OK, though they are small, not sure how much you can see.
Her dad id Kenyan and she has combination hair. The hair on top tends to be frizz while the hair underneath and in the back was soft and curly. The only thing that kept the curls tamed was herbal essences as a leave in conditioner, but that stopped working as her hair got longer and heavier.
Before we cut it, it was below her bottom when wet and halfway up her back when dry. We went to a Diva place and they did a horrible job. Went to a regular shop and they fixed it. But my daughter wanted it shorter, she wanted it shaved. So we went back and cut it again, short. It was OK, there was a little wave on top but the back was bone straight, as it grows in the curl is all gone but the top fluffs up, her hair is like duck hair, can hardly wet it. She wanted it cut because she hated it, I wanted it cut because there was at least 6 inches of dead hair and it was getting too heavy.
So now the curl is gone, I was seriously hoping/believing when we cut it, cared for it, and since her hair was much thicker than it was a year or two ago, that it would grow in nicely, and curly. So this is it, huh?

Left on it's own

With leave in conditioner


Before first cut


After first cut

After third cut

Now
Hello, I am new here, first post.

My daughter had curly hair, I am posting pics, hope that's OK, though they are small, not sure how much you can see.
Her dad id Kenyan and she has combination hair. The hair on top tends to be frizz while the hair underneath and in the back was soft and curly. The only thing that kept the curls tamed was herbal essences as a leave in conditioner, but that stopped working as her hair got longer and heavier.
Before we cut it, it was below her bottom when wet and halfway up her back when dry. We went to a Diva place and they did a horrible job. Went to a regular shop and they fixed it. But my daughter wanted it shorter, she wanted it shaved. So we went back and cut it again, short. It was OK, there was a little wave on top but the back was bone straight, as it grows in the curl is all gone but the top fluffs up, her hair is like duck hair, can hardly wet it. She wanted it cut because she hated it, I wanted it cut because there was at least 6 inches of dead hair and it was getting too heavy.
So now the curl is gone, I was seriously hoping/believing when we cut it, cared for it, and since her hair was much thicker than it was a year or two ago, that it would grow in nicely, and curly. So this is it, huh?

Left on it's own

With leave in conditioner


Before first cut


After first cut

After third cut

Now
Originally Posted by hevy


she's a cutie, her hair was sooo pretty and long. it's funny you descrive her hair as duck hair that won't get wet, that's kind of how my oldest daughters hair is at her hairline and scalp..... not sure how to help tho sorry.
I think that with time and as it keeps growing, it will return to it's curly state. Im not 100% sure, I have never cut my daughters hair, but her hair looks very similar to your daughters, and I would assume it would grow back the same.
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I think her curls will grow back. I've read that some people when they cut their hair it gets more straighter and when it is longer its more curlier. I think once she grows it her curls will grow back in.
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My daughter cut her hair a couple months ago so we ended up cutting it extremely short.....in fact it is was the shortest it's ever been as she was born with lengthy hair when born! I too thought her curl wasn't as tight as it had been but the more it grows her curls are coming back!!! Plus her head is full of every curl type imaginable!!!

I think you should read up on porosity of hair- Im not exactly sure but the fact that her hair isn't getting wet or has a hard time absorbing that water sounds to me like she either needs or doesn't need protein which helps with normalizing porosity of hair- at least that's my understanding. There's lots of information on this website about porosity- what it is, means, tests to determine hairs porosity, and how to remedy it.

So, hang in there, her curls will be back and use this time to focus on the health of hair and trying to find those products and sealant oils that work for her hair!
We've actually decided to keep our 3 year olds daughters hair short because it is so cute on her and just fits her personality!

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