A way to fix multi-textured hair?

AdinnerrrAdinnerrr Posts: 1Registered Users
Hi there!

I have very thick, frizzy, curly, bi-racial hair. I am black and Filipino, and it's almost like my hair didn't know who's genes it should take!:tongue3: Majority of my hair definitely is curly, I'd say 3B, and then i have parts that are wavy and parts that are straight. Now I know that how straight parts of my hair have gotten is partly my fault, I love to dye my hair funky colors, which requires me to bleach my hair. I've bleached my hair maybe 2-3 times in the last 13 months. So I know that's probably what straightened out my hair as much as it is now. But my question is, is there anything I can do to get my curls back? or to at least get my hair to all one texture. I sometimes get embarrassed having so many NOTICEABLE texture differences, but I've tried a couple of things to bring my hair back to my curls but nothings worked so far. My hairdresser suggested the Kertain treatment, but I'm scared that'll straighten my straight hair and only calm my curls down, so there'll still be a noticeable difference. I would love help if anyone has an idea of what I should do!

My hair now, you can see that one side of my head is curly and the other is straight-ish:

How my hair used to look, and what I'd like to get back to:

(sorry for the weird pictures! lol, they're all I had.)
Thanks in advanced!


  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,095Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    hair is hair, it does not know about ethnic background. most curlies, myself included, have a mix of curl types, textures. do not do the keratin treatment, that is not an answer!
    first, a good cut by a KNOWLEDGEABLE stylist, one who really knows curly hair and the different curl patterns in one head. a good curly stylist can blend in all those textures/types.
    what i do for my 'difficult' pieces of hair, and i have them the same way you do, on the side/front of my face, and more on the left side. i just add lots more product, leave in, sealant (very important so those hairs retain moisture) and styler. sometimes at night i will apply deep conditioner onto those strands, just slightly dampen them, add deep conditioner, and sleep with it in. they just need more intense care.
    and, possibly a cut that layers them more around the front??
    you need a stylist who would NOT suggest keratin to fix your hair!! i'd lose her fast!
    good luck and let us know how you do.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • CurlzGurl99CurlzGurl99 Posts: 62Registered Users
    I have the same problem as you! The middle of my head is 3c and it's like that all the way to the point where my bangs begin. From there is a mix of 3c and 4a ( 4a is dominant there). But the side, OMIGOODNESS! It's 4a or 4b,and it's like that in the back too.It makes it all poofy. i did have heat damage but it grew out. There is like no way to fix it at all.

    Anyways, I love your hair! You're hair is beautiful and so are u! I envy u. What is would say is to do deep conditioning treatments with honey and avocado to bring back moisture and life to your curls. Or you could cut your hair and then remove the straight ends.

    Hope i helped!:icescream:
    :cherry:Curls: 3c/4a I can't distinguish between the two!!!!!!
    Shampoo: Mizani, Bed Head Control Freak, Pert(mixed with water)
    Conditioner: Mizani, Bed Head, Aura Moisturizing conditioner
    Gels: Eco Styler Krystal

    Curl Defining Products: Curls Unleashed
    Leave-in: Conditioner mixed with water and EVOO, it's a 10.
    Oils: Tea Tree, EVOO, OO, Coconut oil