wow i am sorry to hear that! are you growing it out or did it actually change your curl pattern from the roots(i am a little unclear)

i find it so odd that it has been so long since and your hair is just starting to grow back.

how do you usually style your hair?

i would say to try braid/twist outs and rod sets to match the textures and to grow it out over time.
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