I have heat damage and need my curls to come back :(

Hi. I have naturally 3A hair.Anyways, I straightened my hair for almost a year after my mom made me cut it to my shoulder. After a year of straightening, my curls were very damaged. The roots were growing in fine, and the ends were curled right, but the hair in between was barely a wave. I have now been heat free for a little more than a year, and my hair is growing a little wavy. It is also very dry. My question is, how can I get my curls back to the way they were? I was planning on putting a protein treatment one week, then a moisturizing treatment another week. Will this work?Also, I only wash my hair once a week. I always condition it. Before I get in the shower, I brush it out. Thanks :)

4 Answers

lots of moisturizing conditioner
I'd stop brushing it out. If you have to remove tangles, try a wide-toothed comb. Do you use a leave-in conditioner or any oils, like jojoba? Those can really help add moisture.If you're in your teenage years, you might be seeing texture changes due to hormonal fluctuations.
You need to do reconstructive protein treatments, followed by intense moisture. Use moisturizing products that won't weight your hair down. However, this can only get you so far. I had similar problems due to many years of keratin treatments and flat ironing, and the best decision I ever made was to do a big chop. It'll be short, but will grow quickly because your ends will be healthier, thus allowing the length to be retained as opposed to breaking off.
First steps first and i know it might be hard but, KEEP HEAT OUT OF YOUR HAIR REGIMEN and trim all your split/ dead/ damaged hair to help the process to get it healthy started. Condition your hair frequently, and do hot oil treatments. Or do mayonnaise treatments which come in packets and you can usually find them at walmart to deep condition your hair. Instead of brushing your hair to detangle it, use a wide tooth comb or your fingers. To help prevent split ends and breakage, when your detangling your hair, start from the bottom and work your way to the root. Good luck with restoring your hair:) Hope I helped.