What is going on??

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Hi fellow curlies!

I'm new to Naturally Curly and I am very much in need of your opinions!'
Okay, so I used to have beautiful 3a/3b curl when I was younger, but my mom didn't know how to take care of curly hair, since she doesn't have curly hair herself. So I always used to take care of my haire as if it was just plain, straight hair.
When I turned 12 I went full-on emo and I absolutely hated my curly hair, so from then on I straightened, bleached and dyed my hair for 8 long years. As you can imagine, my hair wasn't very healthy when I decided to go natural 6 months ago.
I have had one major (layer) cut, but my hair just doesn't seem the same. My question is: what happened? What is going on? Is it hormonal changes, is my hair too heavy?
My hair just looks like a type 2b/2c now and honestly I am not loving it. Even the shorter layers on top are just wavy now instead of curly. Also, my roots and ends don't curl, they are just a little wavy, which makes my hair fall flat and not voluminous at all.

My routine is: washing with a sulfate-, alcohol- and silicone-free shampoo & conditioner, plopping with a microfibre towel, LOC-method with Cantu Shea products and a mix of castor oil and argan oil. Then I use my diffuser on cold setting (I always scrunch my hair while drying/diffusing) and then I add a little more oil if needed. I use a wide-toothed comb and leave-in conditioner to detangle my hair at night and then I put it up in a pineapple. I always sleep on a satin pillowcase

I will include a picture of my hair when I was a little girl and the way my hair is looking now.

Please feel free to share tips on what worked for you, since I really miss my beautiful corkscrew curly hair!

Have a great night,

X Valérie
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First, wash with a sulfate shampoo with no silicones - Suave clarifying will work. Next do a protein treatment. Search protein on here to find different options. I have simply taken powdered unflavored gelatin & mixed with water until I liked the consistency, coated my freshly clarified hair, let it sit for 10 minutes, rinsed, conditioned (leaving on hair for the rest of the shower). Then get back to your sulfate & silicone free regimen.

You might need to try different stylers to see what works for you - gel, creams, custard, etc.

It might take cutting all the damage off for your tighter curl pattern to emerge.

BTW, your hair looks amazing.

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CG since 2009. Fine 2C

Shampoo - Shikai Tea Tree Shampoo
Rinse Out Conditioner - Giovanni Nutrafix Hair Reconstructor
Leave In Conditioner - Giovanni Direct Leave In
Styler - Queen Helene Royal Curl Curl Shaping Creme (gel) - looking for replacement b/c discontinued
Scrunch out the Crunch - coconut oil
I second ALL of what she said. And I just have to say, oh my god you're beautiful! Like model beautiful. Wow. I love how you do your makeup, too. Even if you didn't improve your hair at all, you could pull it off, cuz you're gorgeous, girl.

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@ShelleyCook & @curlyannie80 Thank you for the tip on protein treatments! I have never tried it before because I was scared that it might would be too heavy on my Hair, but I Will definitely give it a go! And Thank you so much for the Nice compliments, so sweet! Curlyannie80, I have a YouTube channel, Its called bbyvaly so if you want to see How I do my make-up just take a look! Also if you want any tips you can always contact me ����
oops, double posted.. again ��

Last edited by bbyvaly; 02-12-2017 at 03:56 PM.

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