Beauty Q & A:
“I had beautiful wavy hair, but of course, was using a drugstore 3-day straight spray day after day for months – well, now my hair won’t curl. I do a deep conditioning treatment multiple times a week, but my hair dries pin straight. Any advice?
p.s. I am Caucasian – anything I’ve searched on the internet about curl loss has been largely catered to African American hair.” –Jenn
There could be a few reasons as to why your hair won’t wave anymore …
- Could be because you have been flat ironing it everyday for a few months , even though you use a heat protectant, flat ironing your hair is very damaging. Over long periods of time and on a daily basis this can lead to a loss of structure and permanent damage.
- You could have product build up from using the same product you mentioned everyday and baking it into your hair with a flat iron. For this, I would try using a deep cleansing shampoo or a shampoo which has sulphates in it and with a few washes it should help remove all of the product build-up.
- Could just be a mix of 1 and 2 as well as just the need for a hair cut to remove any split ends or maybe even just to put some layering in your hair for a little bounce … If your hair is very long it may just be that your hair is too heavy and it is weighing itself down. This will make it hard for you to achieve a curl or wave in your hair.