HELP!!! I think my curly hair is straightening!!!!

straighthairisoverratedstraighthairisoverrated Posts: 7Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
so I have 3a curly hair, which I love to death, but I believe that it might be going straight, as my roots are straight and not as curly and voluminous when I was younger. I believe that it might be because of 2 things, either heat damage (because my mum used to constantly straighten my hair for school and celebrations) or the tight ponytails and buns I wear for school. So if anyone is reading this, can someone give me some advice to help deal with heat damage, or some easy, quick and loose hairstyles that I can wear to school (hair has to be fully up and not out for school btw). 

Thanks xx

P.S Some tips for curly hair care would be much appreciated as well......

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  • SavagegirlSavagegirl Posts: 379Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    My curls start a few inches down too but my hair is completely  healthy so it is not due to damage. Just natural I guess.

    Do you do any protein or moisture treatments as it is?
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  • straighthairisoverratedstraighthairisoverrated Posts: 7Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    My curls start a few inches down too but my hair is completely  healthy so it is not due to damage. Just natural I guess.

    Do you do any protein or moisture treatments as it is?

    I have started to use coconut oil conditioners, and cut down on the amount of shampoo I use. I also have started to massage coconut oil into my roots.
  • sgathachsgathach Posts: 6Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    edited January 2018
    I have heat damage in my hair and if it was there you would be able to tell from the heat damage and the new growth. It would be obvious. From the sounds of it I think it's two things: it could be as the above poster said and just how your hair naturally grows, or it could be from years of having your hair in a tight ponytail. If it started when you were young it's possible your hair is growing that way.

    Think of it how some of us put our hair to the side. If I were to one day part it on the other side my hair would look weird. It's grown accustomed to growing that way now. I don't think its bad but if its the latter I am not sure what you can do about it. Maybe not pull it back as much and see if the new growth is different. If there's a difference you can tell right away.
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  • bomegabomega Posts: 1,355Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    edited January 2018
    Like @Savagegirl , my roots also are straight. I do get root curl sometimes, but not predictable. The coconut oil treatment you are doing is a good idea.

    To recover from heat damage, try doing moisturizing deep treatments first to see if your hair benefits. The simplest is to coat your hair with oil the night before, then wash out the next morning. Coconut oil, olive oil, and seseme oil are good ones to try/experiment with for this.

    Another way to do deep treatment is use your regular conditioner, leave on for about 20-30 minutes, ideally under heat, then rinse. For heat you can use use a shower cap on your hair, then put a washcloth warmed with hot water (and wrung out :)) on top of that.

    You can try a deep treatment product, just make sure it is silicone and mineral oil/petrolatum free.
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