My hair used to be ringlet curls, after years of straightening, I've come to terms with it. Tips?

When I was around 8, my parents introduced me to a flat iron. At the time, my hair was perfect ringlets. Fast forward to around 10 or 11. I stopped letting it breathe because I was convinced curls were ugly and I was gonna get teased. Now I'm 15 and would like my old curls back but they're just very kinky waves. Does anybody know how to help me? I really want those tight curls back. 

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honestly, the only way to get your curls back the way they used to grow out of your head is to do a big chop and start over. you can also slowly transition by cutting damaged pieces off (from a professional stylist) little by little until all the heat damage is gone.