Ruined my hair

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Weathercurl

I went through a phase where I hated my natural hair & made the mistake of relaxing my hair. Now I miss my natural hair. My hair was pretty damaged from the chemicals, and was not curling at all (even after doing many treatments) so I chopped off my hair (at least 4 inches) My hair is now at my shoulders with no layers, and now its barely wavy and mostly straight/frizzy. It looks terrible! It seems like the top layer is the worst.
I need advice on how to get my hair back to a decent looking wave!

I attached a photo of how my hair was before I ruined it. (This is an average hair day, sometimes it was much more wavy&curly, sometimes it was slightly less wavy)
Attached Thumbnails
Ruined my hair-light.jpg  

Last edited by morganjcase; 03-02-2013 at 09:49 PM.
my curls were fried & lazy as a result of overconditioning & my love of coloring and heat styling. protein may be an answer to your hair prayers! i just switched up all my products, and the first step i took was to mix Giovanni Nutrafix (inexpensive PT) & Fairy Tales Energizing Leave-In, apply that mixture to wet hair, and leave it on overnight. my hair was soooooo springy when i rinsed it out in the morning. i'm liking Spiral Solutions Curl Enhancing Jelly too, but need to find a partner for it that helps with hold without making my hair feel gross & unnatural.

good luck!

2B/3A: fine, dry hair that "wilts"
but seems to love protein!!

Blended Cutie Silky Swirls Shampoo, Eden BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree Conditioner, Giovanni Nutrafix, Nutress Protein Pack (PT), Fairy Tales Coco Cabana Leave-In Sun Spray, Nutress Stop Break (LI), SSCEJ, Giovanni Magnetic Gel (styling), Turbie Twist (for plopping)
Thanks for the advice! I did an Aphogee Protein treatment today and styled with gel & mousse after using Aphogee leave in conditioner, I definitely have better wave now!
I am hoping to get a better haircut now that my hair is starting to wave/curl better! Any advice on what type of haircut to get that will improve my waves and not cause too much volume & poof? I've always had the hardest time getting a good haircut! My hair is shoulder length right now and here is a picture of how it looks now.
Attached Thumbnails
Ruined my hair-20130306_173832-1.jpg  
2C curl pattern, medium porosity, high density, medium width, shoulder length.
I feel your pain. Its not ruined, but it does need time to recover. My stylist talked me into a keratin treatment last March when I mentioned how tired I was of fighting frizz (I swear I had no idea I had wavy hair - I thought it was straight!). I hated it, and stopped trying to get it straight. I just sort of gradually fell into playing with my natural texture as the treatment wore off. By August I could scrunch it and get a sad little bendiness going. The wave is getting stronger over time. I have cut several inches off, had my hair shaped with a helix cut (not sure about that but it added layers so curl is stronger.). Messing around with product has become a hobby/obsession lately but it has made a big difference in getting some waves going.

Don't get discouraged. With time your hair will retrain its self and the waves will return. I use AG:recoil specifically to support the wave pattern in my hair for now. I hope I can stop using it once all the straightened hair is gone.

And just think, there are tons of women who would love to have your hair. I don't know how many times I've been a producty mess and someone said they liked my hair. I try to own it, limp waves, frizzy mess, and all.....
lucyprimrose likes this.
2b/2c ( weather permitting - 3a), fine texture but lots of it, colored and highlights, BSL.
Experimenting w CG since Oct 2012

Current rotation:
cowash= TN
AG Gel Mousse, LA Gel,
DT = Coconut oil (love)
Oops, forgot - second the protein!
2b/2c ( weather permitting - 3a), fine texture but lots of it, colored and highlights, BSL.
Experimenting w CG since Oct 2012

Current rotation:
cowash= TN
AG Gel Mousse, LA Gel,
DT = Coconut oil (love)
Ask for long layers, and absolutely no thinning or razoring! I am extremely prone to triangle head (aka big poofiness) if I get it cut too short. My hair is very thick and kinky and it needs some weight to keep it contained.

And make sure to balance out protein treatments w/ deep treatments. If you have a Sally's, maybe get the GVP conditioning balm for your DT.
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

Trending Topics

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:45 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011