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Is it ok to highlight curly hair?

4everchantel4everchantel Posts: 15Registered Users
Hi guys, I've wanted to highlight my hair a light blonde for the longest....my mom thinks it will damage my hair though. Will it?! I don't want it to mess up my curl pattern or anything.... Thanks :)

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  • kstankstan Posts: 423Registered Users
    it all depends. My best friend has naturally strait hair and dyed it brown. In an effort to get back to her original color she got blonde highlights. All the conditioner in the world couldn't help her hair return to its healthy shine. :(
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  • 4everchantel4everchantel Posts: 15Registered Users
    Aw! That's sad....thats my fear though that it will damage my naturally curly hair.....
  • NaturalRemedyNaturalRemedy Posts: 371Registered Users
    I did it. I didn't go blonde though and I went to a salon that uses the Organic Color System, so I wasn't exposed to harsh dyes or bleaches. Maybe there are some more natural solutions you could look into. Or maybe just consider going lighter instead of completely blonde if you don't want to deal with damage.
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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Hi guys, I've wanted to highlight my hair a light blonde for the longest....my mom thinks it will damage my hair though. Will it?! I don't want it to mess up my curl pattern or anything.... Thanks :)

    I've been there. I got blonde highlights and my hair was damaged. It loosened my curl pattern and I used tbe lowest ammonia dye at the salon and everything. I tried to prevent it but it still happened. I just kept deep conditioning and eventually threw in some PTs and it started reverting back. But that took time. The highlights were growing out by then but it still looked good, it looks great especially on curls. (:

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  • allnaturalchickallnaturalchick Posts: 201Registered Users
    I just colored my all my hair about two weeks ago and put in highlight .... Yeah I know, my hair is not damaged, I deep condition twice a week and keep my hair moisturized!!! I think it depends on how you care for your hair. Good luck
  • earthnutearthnut Posts: 226Registered Users
    If you pre oil your hair it can prevent damage. See: forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=10495

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  • CurlyCamiCurlyCami Posts: 24Registered Users
    I'm a hairstylist and yes it will damage your hair. Even the lowest ammonia lightener (bleach) will loosen your curl pattern a slight bit. Trust me, I did it to my own hair. It took 3 months to get my pattern back on my lightened hair. It's soooo not worth it :(.
  • LindseyLoo003LindseyLoo003 Posts: 120Registered Users
    Soo not.

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