My hair is now straight...

starsstars Posts: 108Registered Users
Guys, I REALLY need help. I don't know what happened to my hair, but it started growing in straight around this time last year...and now all of my hair is straight! Completely straight! For no reason! And I used to have 3b curls, so it's not like I had loose waves or anything for it to just suddenly straighten out. Seriously, how does a person's hair go from tight ringlets to limp and stick straight??? Ugh! The ONE thing I liked about me, my curls, is now gone.


  • DevushkaDevushka Posts: 1,080Registered Users
    Are you undergoing any other physical changes that could be effecting your curl pattern? And I don't mean that in some ominous way -- There are plenty of people who have reported changes in their curl pattern that apparently were related to something physical (normal and harmless) going on with them.

    Have you asked your doctor about it? Outside of missing your beautiful 3b curls, I'm sure everything's fine. Guess it'd feel better just to know what the heck's going on though.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity
    Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
    Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
    Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
    Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
    LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
    DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
    Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*
    Goal: APL Hair
  • crazycurlychickcrazycurlychick Posts: 344Registered Users
    it is probably physical. I had straight/wavy hair until puberty now I have 3b curls.
    :angel9:rockin the curls God gave me.

    Shampoo n/a
    Conditioner Vo5 Moisture Milks
    Leave in Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    Shower, comb, apply leave in and mousse in wet hair then scrunch out the water and sometimes.
    Second day, Wake up mist with water and smooth Shea Moisture Curl enhancing smoothie over hair :wav:
  • SaraNoHSaraNoH Posts: 827Registered Users
    is there any possibility you could be pregnant? jk... no but seriously. My mother (exact same hair as mine) went stick straight during her pregnancies, and only then. Also, one of my sisters who does not have curly hair, but relatively smooth w/ slight wave, had her hair go limp after starting new birth control. So obviously hormones in both cases were the cause.

    hormones, hormones, hormones

    come to think of it, my hair got really curly after puberty = more hormones.....
    CG Birthday: 7/25/11
    Type 3a/2c
    Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
    Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
    Leave In: ^^^^
    Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
    *Desert Curly*
  • LahomajayneLahomajayne Posts: 127Registered Users
    My hair used to be pretty straight - that was before I found out that I have celiac disease which is an intolerance to gluten proteins in wheat, rye and barley - I think it was because my nutrition was not as good, it makes it hard to absorb nutrients from your food. If you recently changed your diet drastically (like going vegetarian after being a meat eater) you might notice a change in your hair. Mine went curly when I went gluten free and was getting better nutrition! Hormones, as the others mentioned could also play a part for sure, my hair was always wavier when I was pregnant :)
    Super wavy and wurly curly! Fiii,fairly non-porous, inelastic
    Colorado Curly - low dew points & low humidity!
    Organix Cherry Ginseng and DevaCurl low poo/condish
    KCKT leave in, Naturelle Gel
    Joimist or Aussie Sprunch Spray
    I have KLINGON HAIR :D

    My hair likes IAgirls PT!
    I have celiac disease - no wheat please!
  • SusieSuzeSusieSuze Posts: 524Registered Users
    It does sound like you've got some health related stuff going on as others have mentioned...

    Have you tried clarifying and doing a protein treatment or perhaps an epsom salt rinse? Maybe you have some kind of build up that's discouraging the curls?

    Could your hair be growing out longer than it usually is?

    Hope you find your curls soon!