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Is this heat damage?

TexturedTeenTexturedTeen Posts: 6Registered Users
Hello. I am new to this board. I am a 14 yr old who has been natural my entire life. When I was a baby, I had the softest, curliest hair (3B/3C). Now, my hair is tightly coiled, has a cottony feel, and little to no curl definition (4C). I have learned to embrace my curls, but the biggest challenge is staying away from heat. I went to the salon in order to have my hair straightened and curled for the eighth-grade formal. This was my first visit to the stated salon, and because the stylist was Spanish, I had trouble understanding what was going on with my hair. It came out wonderful, but the day afterwards, the curls dropped. This was not an issue. The issue was that my hair started frizzing, which normally happens when I curl it. I wore it in a ponytail for a few days, but grew tired of this look and attempted a braid-out. My hair looked AWFUL, so I threw it in a ponytail once again. The next day, I put my hair in a ponytail and did a twist-out on just the ponytail. Now, my hair looks a mess. The front of my head has a mixture of loose curls/straight locks. The ponytail I did fuzzed up, and is now tightly curled. I am unsure of whether or not the stylist used heat protectant. I am SO afraid of heat damage. Is this the case or the result of me styling my hair too often? I would post pics, but I am not comfortable on an online board.
"There are people who have money, and people who are rich." - Coco Chanel

4C, High Porosity, High Density Hair

Pre-Poo: Mayo or Oil (whichever is available)
Shampoo: Suave Naturals
Conditioner: Carol's Daughter Tui Moisturizing Conditioner
Deep Conditioner: Carol's Daughter Hair Smoothie
Moisturizer: N/A
Leave-In Conditioner: N/A


  • brimom19brimom19 Posts: 43Registered Users
    I honestly can't be sure without a pic, but try deep conditioning it. Let it stay in over night if you can and see what it looks like after that.
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Welcome! Heat protection is useful but it doesn't prevent heat damage if too high a temperature was used. Please do not post a photo without covering your face and your parents' consent.

    Try conditioner only washing, deep conditioning with coconut oil and honey, DIY protein treatments with gelatin. Really baby your hair for a while, even ponytails can be damaging to your curl pattern and health of the hair if used too often. Finger comb your hair only, no tight styles, use gentle methods of securing such as scrunchies, silk or satin ribbon, fabric Alice bands, Spin Pins.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • therapeuticglamtherapeuticglam Posts: 8Registered Users
    Flat ironing your hair can really damage hair so it is recommended to use hair treatment.
  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Posts: 423Registered Users
    Hair tends to be straighter when your younger, and can you post a picture?

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using CurlTalk App
    CG/LOC Method's 3b/3c hair SL-Curly/ Goal-MBL Curly:)
    Weekly Poo/Low Poo: some Shea M Poo.
    Weekly Deep Treat-Dermorganic Intensive Hair Masque
    Bi-Weekly RO:Tresseme Naturals - V.Smooth/N.Moisture
    Daily Leave in:Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Detangler
    Daily Oil: Olive Oil & Conut Oil Mix
    Daily Styler: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk

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