Heat styling can cause serious damage to curl formation.

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Dear Ouidad:

I am a 48-year-old, type 2 diabetic since I was 40-ish. I don’t know if that will have anything to do with my situation, but I wanted to throw it in there. I have had a natural curl/wave since I was born. In the beginning I didn’t really know how to handle it and, like most, tried blow-drying to straighten. Then, about five to seven years ago, I decided to quit fighting and “let it go,” which is what I did and began embracing my “wash & wear” hair.

Well, I started noticing at the beginning of this year that with a few haircuts, my curls are pretty much gone. I still let my hair air dry, because that’s what I’m used too, and then put in a pony-tail because it’s so fine and, to me, looks lifeless. I’ve always taken pride in my hair and now I just don’t know what to do with it. I’ve also used several products to “revive” my hair, but nothing seems to be working. Any advice?

Dear Missing Curls:

I’m sorry to hear about your missing curls! The issue may be leftover damage from your days of blow-drying. Curly hair is very delicate, and heat styling can cause serious damage to the curl formation. However, this can be remedied with a nourishing deep treatment.

Start out by using a deep treatment weekly until your hair starts to look noticeably healthier and the curl formation returns. Then, continue doing a deep treatment every other week as a part of your regular routine. Doing this is guaranteed to make your hair stronger, softer, healthier, and less frizzy! If you’re still looking for a little extra boost, try a curl refreshing spray like my Botanical Boost to revive the hair. With this process, your hair should be sporting beautiful curls again in no time!



The same thing pretty much happened to me! I have always had long, wavy curls since childhood and I figured I would "fight" nature and straighten my hair with a flat iron. I did this for almost 2 years until my hair started looking like a hay stack! Finally, I decided to just embrace my waves by applying mousse and gel after shampooing and just letting it air dry! For about a month, it seemed like my curl had just vanished! Then, finally, I noticed more shine than ever before, beautiful long waves, and body! My curls/waves were back!!! I will never take advantage of them again, for I have learned to let go and love what I was born with!!