How can I get my curls back? :(
hi y'all, I need some help. My hair was always very curly, from 3a-3c all over my head. I recently gained a lot of weight and moved 1000 miles north to a colder climate and my hair is now... maybe 2a? When I wash and diffuse it does get curler but it only lasts a day. I tried washing it the other day with just a clarifying shampoo and putting some conditioner to see what it did naturally. It sprang up okay, I'd say to about a 2c/3a in some areas, but by the next day it was flat and straight. I don't know what's going on! I'm thinking it could be hormonal and due to weight gain, but could that really affect my hair so drastically? Or is it more likely the weather change, from Florida humidity to central Virginia winters? I'm attaching two pics, one right after I cut my hair short and one now, with it highlighted and second day after wash. Please give me any suggestions you have? Hair is low low porosity, HATES protein. I was thinking maybe a Q redew to steam it? Help!