Over the past year my hair has gradually been losing its curl?

Sophie95Sophie95 Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 1 Curl Neophyte
i don't use heat on my hair, always braided it at night when it was wet, could that of been the cause? I miss my curls and I don't know what happened to my hair :( I've been on birth control for two years could that have affected it? Although it just fine before


  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 20,730 Curl Virtuoso
    Could it be that your hair has gotten longer? My hair is 3b but when it's long it acts more like 3a.  Or maybe some different products you're using? 
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - 
  • WavyKfromNJWavyKfromNJ Registered Users Posts: 853 Curl Virtuoso
    When I lose my curl, it is usually because I over moisturized.  Protein treatments make my curls spring back.
    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
  • bomegabomega Registered Users Posts: 1,355 Curl Virtuoso
    Hormonal changes can affect curl pattern, but usually it would be something more extreme like onset of puberty, pregnancy, menopause. Birth control more often causes hair fall, if it is going to cause a hair change. It might still be it, but I think what @jeepcurlygurl and @WavyKfromNJ suggested are much more likely, and also best to rule out first since they are easier to change.

    I would start with a clarifying shampoo, followed by a conditioning deep treatment. Kinky Curly Come Clean is a popular clarifier, and a few deep conditioners you could try are Camille Rose Naturals Algae Treatment, Curl Junkie Curl Rehab (popular but will have to buy online), and Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Masque. These three are all protein-free deep treatments. If you still fee like your curl is a little lifeless, then try a protein treatment - either a ready-made product you can buy in the store, or you can try IA Girl's Gelatin Protein Treatment. I would suggest starting with the clarify+conditioning DT because if very often fixes weird hair issues, and also you don't want to get over protein. But if you think that could be the issue, you could just skip to that.

    Finally, do you have hard water where you live? This can also be an issue. Here is an article about that for more info: Hard Water and Your Hair

    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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