Help! I Want My Curls Back…..
Flat Ironing or dying your hair frequently can make your hair more porous. Basically, It could generate spaces and openings within the hair shaft, which makes it a challenge for the cuticle to lock-in moisture content. As a result, this may lower your curl potential. If you wish to maintain your hair curly & shiny, it is crucial that you do not modify its natural condition too frequently. Whenever you do, be sure to use a product right afterwards to help restore the moisture.
Here’s what happened to a close friend of mine who had beautiful naturally curly hair. She started wearing her hair straightened and wrapped everyday for several years. By the time she was ready to wear her natural hair, she noticed her hair could not curl like it used to. In order to get her curls back she had to cut her hair. Here are some alternative methods I learned about which might help to regain lost curls.
Deep Conditioning Treatment
Based on the degree of the damaged done to your hair, often a good deep conditioning treatment used on your hair weekly will have the desired effect.
Step 1: Thoroughly cleanse your hair with a shampoo
Step 2: Soak your hair in Extra Virgin Olive Oil for around 45 minutes, covered with a plastic cap and preferable under a heat cap or dryer.
Step 3: Thoroughly rinse your hair and repeat weekly.
Sea-Salt Water Treatment
I don’t know what it is about sea-salt, but it has all kinds of healing powers! Which includes the power of healing natural black hair that has been damaged. Here’s a method of doing this…
Step 1: Cleanse your locks thoroughly with a shampoo
Step 2: Combine equal parts of Pure Sea Salt & Water (If you’re lucky enough to live by the ocean, save some money and head to the beach!)
Step 3: Allow this mixture to set on your hair for around 1hr
Step 4: Make certain you THOROUGHLY rinse your hair
Step 5: Deep condition your hair for at least 30mins & then rinse
Cut Your Hair
In the event the other methods doesn’t seem to work, then you may need to start new. Meaning a hot new haircut!