My curls are gone!!

shadlockshadlock Registered Users Posts: 7
Hi everybody! Well, I finally decided to register after spending countless hours on this website. Now...I need some help. I made the mistake of shaving my head (to about 1.5 inches), and ended up cutting off over 14 inches of my beloved curly hair (between 3a and 3b). now that my hair is growing out (it's about 3 inches long right now) it's not as curly anymore! I don't abuse my hair...I just can't figure it out for the life of me. The last time I cut a good amount of my hair off it grew back super curly. Any ideas as to why this is happening?


  • CurlyHairedFarmerCurlyHairedFarmer Registered Users Posts: 3,079 Curl Connoisseur
    Give it some time to get some length. It might start curling better.
    Currently Loving:
    Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50

    Conditioners - CJ Strengthening, CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, CJ Rehab, CJ Curl Fix

    Leave-in: CJ Smoothing

    Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix

    Stylers - Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier, AG:Recoil, KCCC, Mop-C Curling Cream, Paul Mitchell Sculpting foam
  • Stephanie198907Stephanie198907 Registered Users Posts: 2,607 Curl Neophyte
    You only have three inches of curl, give it some time and your hair will curl up in no time. Im growing my curls out and they started out as semi-straight loose waves. They are now VERY kinky and coily. I did not begin to see the actual coils until about month 5. Just give it some time.
    Last Relaxer: Nov. 07
    BC: May. 2010 (30 months)
    Hair Type: thick 4b/4a
    Current length: back at APL
    Goal length: hip :color:
    Staples: natural growth aides
  • eweniqueewenique Registered Users Posts: 1,502 Curl Neophyte
    A 3a curl pattern doesn't even start until several inches long, so hopefully by the time it gets to cheek or chin length it will have much of the curl back.
    2C wavy with some spirals. CG since April 07. Medium texture and porosity.
    COs: Yes to Cucumbers
    Stylers: Miss Jessies Coily Custard, KCCC

    Live Simply. Use Soap
  • Oriental CurlOriental Curl Registered Users Posts: 201
    I did the same thing a year and a half ago. I had my nearly waist-length hair shaved off to 1/2 a cm to donate to a cancer charity, and I've struggled with growing it back out ever since. My hair is also much straighter than it was, and is only now starting to show some signs of curling again. I was also very worried, but it seems to be getting back on track. It's just past my shoulders now (albeit 3 haircuts later) and curling instead of waving half-heartedly for the first time in AGES.

    I think the hardest part is getting it to grow out from a really short style. That's been so frustrating for me, but it's been worth waiting it out. Good luck with your curls.
    Hair: LOTS of fine hair, mainly variations of 2 (FIA), now cut into a just-above-the-shoulder layered bob.

    Products: MOP C-System Curl Enhancing shampoo
    Original Source conditioners for co-washing and conditioning
    MOP C-System Curl Defining Cream
    Boots clear gel and/or Joico Joiwhip
    Joico Curl Activator on the second day.
  • les-leslieles-leslie Registered Users Posts: 10
    about 9 years ago I did the same thing. My hair lost a lot of it's curl and it back to it's old self now. It took a bit of time but length does do it justice! Also try lighter products on your hair so you're not weighing it down. I loved the short do but growing it out sucks and because of that I will never cut my hair short again!! Don't worry the curls will come back! :toothy8:
    CG November 26, 2009- loving it so far!
    co wash- prairie naturals tee tree conditioner
    Conditioner-L'Oreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss
    Re:Coil, HETT, curls souffle

    -wishing I could find a place near me that sells AO!
  • CynlopezCynlopez Registered Users Posts: 1
    About a year ago, I cut my hair that was down my back and curly, to my neck. My hair went from beautiful curls to an ugly wave! I had to have it cut again due to damaged ends. I am soooooo desperate to get my curls back that I will do anything for them. I am so scared that they are gone forever. :angry3:

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