Dear Ouidad:I used to be a 3b, but when I was younger I used to always straighten my hair because I didn’t like it. Now I’m a 3a and my curls are not so tight, but I was wondering if there is any way to bring them back?

A: Curly hair tends to change every 7-10 years, so your curl-style may just be evolving as you get older. To start seeing what your natural curl is, you should get a curl-specialized haircut and damage-control treatment and follow up by staying away from the straightening iron and letting your curls down. Getting into a deep treatment regimen is always important in regaining your natural curl./