Hi! I'm Katie and I'm new to this site but it seems pretty reliable so I'm going to try it out. I'm soon to be 13 and I have (or used to have) beautiful 3a/3b curls.

Well I was being stupid one day and I decided to use my straightener without protectant on a high heat setting. My curls have been not the samel ever since though it is now about two months after the incident and some of them have returned, just not as bouncy and beautiful as before. I've been using Redken Shampoo every time I wash, and it has improved a lot: my hair is now shinier and the ends are forming little ringlets again but the middle part of my hair is still wavy/straight. Shortly after I straightened, I cut about 3 inches off and that also helped a lot, especially since the new hair growing in is healthy and curly, but I'm still worried about that dumb part right between the roots of my hair and the ends that's not curling. That is probably where I had the most damage. I'm planning on cutting more off: maybe one or two inches every two months, but I just don't want to get rid of the curl my hair has retained at the ends (I know I'm such a baby). Most girls talk about having dead ends, but I have the opposite problem. My ends are cute and curly while the middle is dull. I'm also using TIGI Catwalk Curl Amplifier on my hair as well as It's a 10 Leave in Product.

Can anyone tell me how to get my curlies back? Any reply would be much appreciated.