Is my hair looking extremely frizzy from heat damage, or is it natural?
ok so I definitely for sure know that my hair is 3b/3c, but when I washed it some of it curled and was normal, but then other parts were extremely clumpy, tangly, and just FRIZZY. I've put in all of my leave ins and still it's frizzy, I just want to know if it's natural and my curl pattern is changing to kinky (like 4a) or if it's heat damage. I'm thinking its heat damage because I never use heat protectant (silly me) and have been doing that constantly and haven't washed my hair in a while, but I don't know if it's one or the other. Please help.
Hey Bibi2003! When the last time you had it trimmed, or dusted your ends.. There is a difference between the two.. Also, do you balance your moisture/protein treatments?via The Science of Black HairThe unique relationship that exists between the protein and moisture balances within the hair strand is not simply a case of balancing opposing forces one over the other to prevent hair breakage. These two components work together synergistically to produce a healthy head of hair, and neither can work well without the other. Keeping the hair balanced between these two entities is very important.Most of us think of breakage as related to the lack of moisture. But, in fact, it can be the complete opposite and diagnosing the source of the problem is necessary in order to select the correct solution.What can cause over-moisturized hair?via The Science of Black Hair overzealous “baggying”back-to-back conditioner washes that don’t allow the hair to ever dryregular lengthy/overnight deep conditioningskeeping the hair wet in general (water or oil) for extended periods of time without a breakthe complete elimination of protein products altogether. (When Wet or Dry) Stretches slightly and returns to its original length without breaking, you are balanced! Stick with maintaining!(When Wet or Dry) Stretches a little more than normal then breaks, you need more protein in your regimen.(When Wet or Dry)Stretches, stretches, stretches with no significant breakage yet, add a bit more protein to your regimen.(Wet)- Feels weak, gummy, mushy, or limp, you need to add more protein to your regimen.(Wet or Dry) Experiences very little to no stretching, and simply snaps or breaks, you need to increase the moisture in your regimen.(Dry) Feels rough, tough, hard, dry, tangly, brittle, or any combination of those, you need more moisture in your regimen.Unsure? Err on the side of caution and give your hair more moisture. So now that you have figured out what type of hair breakage you have, what should you do?