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My poor hair - Disaster! what did I do to you :(

curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
Whatever possessed me to do this - I don't know. I bought curling irons 2 - can you believe that and tried for the first time in my life to use them. My hair fried like nothing I have ever seen. It didn't curl - it just got horribly damaged on the ends. My hair is dyed to start and even though I used a low heat it got fried.

I will never, ever, ever use them again - throwing them out. I rushed to my Curl Rehab and pray I don't have to cut off too much.

Also, these things scare me. I am clumsy, I could get a horrible burn. What on earth was I thinking? :banghead: Sympathy and encouragement for my curls welcome.
2/c Coarse hair med. density.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
Every day is a gift :flower:

Comments

  • mhen76mhen76 Posts: 813Registered Users
    We've all had our share of hair disasters. The Curl Rehab should help. Lots of good moisture in there! Keep us posted on how things work out for you. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!
    3B, fine, normal to low porosity
    Modified CG since June 2010
    HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.
  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    *hugs you*

    A deep condish should help! You're straigtened only once, so there should be no permanent damage :)
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    RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

    LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
    Seal: Grapeseed oil
    Gel: Studioline

    PT: EO Keratin co
    DT: RO+oils
    Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


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  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    I second aqua_lily. It's going to be okay. It was just the once. Just TLC those damaged ends and we'll all hope and pray for your precious hair. And don't throw the iron out! If you still have the packaging, just place it back in its box and take it back to the store and say that it severely burned your hair at a low temperature. I'd want my money back. Curling irons are tricky too. You have to wear a heat glove to protect yourself against burning. You're not the only one they make nervous.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    Thank you Mhen, for answering and making me feel like less of a complete idiot by saying that others have had their disasters too. The Curl Rehab definitely helped.

    Aqua_Lily (pretty name) hugs back to you! Thanks for chiming in.

    Dusalocks, I threw out the packaging, but I'm feeling a lot better now. I rewashed my hair with lots of Curl Rehab and you are right - my curls will bounce back.

    Thanks so much to all of you. It is wonderful to have a support group like this! :thumbright:
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower: