Dear CurlySuzy: Have you ever seen or heard of curly hair losing its curl?
I'm 27, no children, not preggo and have what I believe to be 3b curls. I've been growing my hair out to get my natural color back. I recently chopped it to take away a big chunk of color and thought my hair would have more volume since it's short. But the 3-4 inches of natural color I have seems to be more straight than the rest of my hair. I will add that I was born with straight hair and as I hit puberty, it turned wavy then curly.
Dear Cynthia: Sometimes when you cut curls they do go into shock. Weird, I know, but true. The curls can be lifeless and confused for a few days following a hair cut . They should get with the program soon, though.
You might consider using a mousse. Sometimes mousses can activate curls in a more powerful way than other styling products. You could try these over a leave-in conditioner or on their own.
Most mousses dry with a glaze or crunch. They are meant to be scrunched out. These three mousses survive the scrunching exceptionally well.
- Gently pat your hair dry.
- Try not to rub or scrunch hair. Any friction on the hair will get the frizz started.
- Curl Like Us Cloths are a good towel for that. The instructional video on the product page is great!
- You can also use an old t-shirt (no texture is what you want).
- You will want to use a diffuser on your hair dryer to really get your curls activated.
- Try not to touch your hair at all while it is drying, as that causes frizz and destroys curl formation.
- Dry curls until they are almost dry (80%-90% dry).
- When your hair is completely dry, gently scrunch a few times for soft defined curls.
I am sorry that your haircut wasn't what you intended. I feel like there is hope, though. Please keep me posted.