Girl I'm a 3a and I went through roughly 4-5 years of heat damage as well. It was freshmen p.e. where people first saw my natural curls. I had to explain I did NOT get a perm lol. Anyway I proceeded through high school with some heat and about sophmore year/beginning of jr. Year I was like NO. Its now or never. Been an all day everday straighten hair once in a blue moon girl since. Growing out the damage is the hardest but once you get passed that its great. Feel free to pm me (:

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*Current Routine*
CO/CW: CJ Daily Fix, GR Restorative, SM RSB, SM SFC
DC: SM, CJ Rehab, G.Nutrafix, DIY
Sealers: an oil, JC N&S
Stylers: just CO, CJ CIAB, KCCC, aloe gel, FSG
Once in a while: ACV, Lemon-Aid

Oils to seal, rinse, and/or pre-poo as needed

2c/3a/3b coarse, normal porosity
CG since 2007