Obsessed Mail: Heat Damage...Help!!11:59 AM
Hey Mrs. KinkyKurlyQueen, (Sorry I don't know your real name). First - I love your channel and blogs. I've been following you for over 2 years and you are such an inspiration!
Now, I am in dire need of help. About a month ago, I straightened my hair for the first time this year. I got it bone straight and used heat protectants. The last day I wore my hair straight, I straightened some hair too much and when I washed my hair, two parts of my hair did not curl back! It has gotten better, they're curly but it's a 3c curl instead of 4b. I tried Aphogee treatment (but didn't do it right). I don't know what to do. I feel like I messed up my hair forever and I don't know how to repair it? Can you please give me advice on how to nurse my hair back to health? And my hair is braids now so is there anything I could do to make it healthier?Hey Kendra! Thanks for the kind words and support sis. Also my real name is Shana :) Now about this heat damage of yours, I'll be real straight forward with you...in my opinion there is no quick fix for heat damage. Once the damage is done, it's done! Just like a getting a split end or a single strand knot, is really no way around it, but to cut off the damaged areas and unfortunately start over. But if cutting your hair is out the question, you can always let the damaged areas grow out (like a 2nd transition) and make small snips until all the damage is gone. Heat damage is no joke! Although I'm always extremely cautious when I apply heat to my hair, I know that there is a chance (small or big) that I too can get heat damage. To use heat is a gamble.
If any of you ladies have experienced this issue,and have any advice and/or encouragement please share below!