My roots won't curl?? Help on bringing healthy curls back
candeladevesa Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 3 Curl Neophyte
edited April 2018 in Hair Type 3
Hello everyone! I just found out about this community and would love to get some advice from other curly people. I have recently started the Curly Girl Method. I realized my hair was not curling like it did before and it drives me crazy! When I was a kid I had beautiful ringlets, then my hair became straight and when I was around 12 years old it started to turn curly again (first picture). Now I am 18, and my curls have been turning into waves (second picture). When I realized how dry it was (i never paid attention to its care) I started searching how to take care of it and found out about sulfate free shampoo, even though I wasn't doing everything of the CGM right. I got a haircut (third picture) and kept looking into the healthy hair journey. I recently got the book, and started using sulfate paraben and silicon free products, as well as every other step the book mentions. I think conditioner was weighing my hair down, and definitely got a little better. I am scared my hair is changing its texture again like it did when I was younger, but I also think it might just be damaged from lack of care (it's never been dyed and only used heat sporadically). My ends curl, but the top of my hair loses shape and turns into a frizzy straight strand. (fourth pic was today). I am thinking of getting a haircut to shoulder length, partly because I want something different but also because I am hoping to get those curls. What do you all think? Would a haircut make my hair curlier or the other way around, maybe if my curls don't start until a certain point? And if I did, should I ask for layers? Thanks!!!