I have damaged type 3b hair, curly at the shaft and & the ends straight! How can I start over?
this is very common! i recommend trimming healthy hair every 3 months and damaged hair every 2 months in order for you to remove as much of the dead hair as possible. don't let anyone trim your ends when hair is straight because straightening hair will only add more damage. there's no need to damage it before you trim it. you have curly hair and you should only wear it curly so it should be trimmed curly. you can look at my instagram for inspiring looks www.instagram.com/ShaiAmiel you should always use curl friendly products and you can read my blog to explain how to choose those products. ShaiAmiel.tumblr.com
I'm definitely not an expert but I was dealing with the same issue. What I've found that is helping me was to start by trimming my ends. Not a huge chop but big enough to take off a lot of the dead ends. Also I completely cut heat and hair dye out of my styling routine and that helped so much. Another big help was rubbing hot oil on my scalp and deep conditioning my hair often. I've been doing that for a few months and I can see a huge difference.