I need help desperately

This time last year I done a Brazilian Keratin Blow Out. The results were amazing and it left my hair really smooth. A month later I also got my hair dyed into a lighter colour and it was a permanent dye. I never dyed my hair before it was my first time, before the brazilian kertain blow out my hair was completely natural.

I went on holiday shortly after that and I think the salt from the beaches damaged my hair. I noticed since then my hair has been extremely damaged! My hair is DRY and most of the curls have lost its shape so it's almost wavy and frizzy, so it looks horrible! I have type 3b curls.

I have very long hair and I was thinking a hair cut would help me. So, I am getting it cut soon. However, I need some products that would help me get my curls shapes back. I'm a student so I can't afford expensive products but has anyone got any recommendations?

Thank you!
Welcome! Are you heat styling as well? If your hair is badly damaged from two chemical treatments plus UV light and salt, the only solution may well be to cut off the worst of the damage. You could spend a small fortune and never recover your old curl pattern. Lightened or chemical treated hair is much more vulnerable to UV damage than virgin hair.

Try the Curly Girl method using basic pharmacy type products, Waterlily716 on YouTube recommends some, also check out the reviews sections here on NC/ Curl Talk. DIY deep treatments are cheap: gelatine for protein, coconut oil and honey for hydration, these definitely help by curls become more bouncy with regular use. These ingredients will not absorb into the hair well if your hair is coated in silicone based conditioners or stylers (suffix -cone, -conol and -xane).
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
I would beware when using honey on the hair. It made my hair hard & crunchy. But I would seek professional help in caring for you hair after your cut. The cut hair will wig out after a cut.

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