heat damaged curls :(

catalinavcatalinav Registered Users Posts: 1
two months ago i got my hair "blown out" she left me w the flattest hair i've ever had. the blow dryer was way too high she burned me twice. ever since then my curl have not been the same i have 2C curls but my hair is thin, the curls i have rn look like my old ones but loose and no definition. i shampoo about twice a week and condition once. i use Not Your Mothers naturals Tahitian curling. i like the hold it gives me but its not moisturizing enough. sometimes i use a garnier fructis leave in conditioner but i went silicone free. and a Pacifica Flower hair oil which is nice. i typically mix the leave in or just the curling cream and flip my hair and spread it in and scrunch it in. if u can recommend and curling cream products w moisture and hold but thats not heavy on my hair bc it is thin. thank you!!!!!!!


  • bomegabomega Registered Users Posts: 1,355 Curl Virtuoso
    I'm sorry this happened to you. It happened to me years ago. I went to a nc.com listed salon...the "curly specialist" the reviewer recommended. The stylist was friendly enough, and he didn't make me do anything, but I let myself be talked into a straightening. Biggest.Mistake.Ever. Not only did my haircut look bad when I wore my hair curly, but I'm sorry to tell you my hair never recovered from it in over two years until the damaged parts grew out (and got cut away.)

    However, I've learned a lot in the past few months, and I think it might be possible to recover. If it happened to me again, I would experiment with regular deep treatments, I would start with trying Curl Junkie's Curl Rehab (I have never used it, but the ingredients look great and the reviews do too.) You probably need to find another leave-in besides that Garnier Fructis. Maybe try what Curl Junkie offers. They really do look great and are popular. I have used the Alaffia Beautiful Curls line, and I like the curl I got from it, but it did kind of make my hair go limp. (YMMV though.) You can see in my signature I really like the Alaffia original line products, and I think they might be worth a shot for you if you wanted to try them. (The Revitalizing line is good for fine/thin hair.)

    Sorry I can't help more. I hope you find something.
    Low-poo: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Shampoo for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Coconut & Shea Hydrating Shampoo
    Clarify: Kinky Curly Come Clean
    Rinse-out: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Conditioner for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Everyday Coconut Ultra Hydrating Conditioner
    DT: Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner
    Leave-in: As I Am Leave-in
    Styler: Lily of the Desert 99% Aloe Vera Gelly
    Treatment: Daily tea spray; Coconut oil overnight treatment; Citric acid rinse for hard water; 2-step Henndigo w/ amla to cover gray

    2C, fine, low porosity, low/medium density, protein sensitive

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  • WavyKfromNJWavyKfromNJ Registered Users Posts: 853 Curl Virtuoso
    a protein treatment, following by a deep conditioner may help.
    2b, 2c,
    High Porosity - Very Fine Hair

    Low Poo: Living Proof Restore Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Living Proof Restore Conditioner
    Leave In: Living Proof Curl Leave-In or Garnier 1 Minute Mask - Papaya
    Treatments: Restore Repair Leave-In, 
    Styling: Living Proof In-Shower Styler with Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Gel Stronger Hold

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