I went natural about a year ago, and while I wasn’t searching for very defined curls, but rather appreciating my hair for what it was, my hair suddenly became really curly/wavy, after I had it pressed out and then washed it about a week later. I was astounded because whenever I do wet my hair it’s only kinky and coily. I just wonder why it only curled like this after I straighten it.
Thank you for your question. I want to also give you kudos for accepting your hair the way it was without trying to alter the pattern. Many of us have gone natural but weren’t comfortable with the way our texture was, so we often go on a journey to try and change it without giving it a chance. Patience is hard to come by with natural hair because quite often, it takes a while to clean & condition it, detangle it, moisturize and style it.
Sometimes our hair reacts to something that it has not experienced before, and in your case it seems that the heat made a stark difference in your hair.
Quite often, hair whose cur pattern loosens after having been styled by a heating source, could possibly be over heated. However, this is not for certain. Depending on what was used on your hair prior to heating, that may be the thing that caused your hair to loosen up.
If you welcome the loose pattern and it doesn’t seem to be lifeless or straight in some areas that won’t curl up at all, you can probably leave it as such.
You will want to keep your hair hydrated and your ends trimmed to prevent splitting and possible breakage.
If your hair continues growing out and the pattern is all the same, wavy- then your change could have also come with hormonal changes like menopause, blood pressure, stress levels, the amount of sleep you get and changes in medication. So you will know your hair is not heat or product altered if you notice let’s say, in October/November, that your hair is still the same texture from the scalp.
I hope this information helps you. If you have more questions, feel free to ask! Have a great weekend!
Yes it was straight in other places. So it’s easy to assume that this isn’t my natural hair pattern? Correct? And I was considering using the whole line of Carol’s Daughter products…what’s your opinion on their products, if you used it before?
I’m sorry to keep asking so many questions but this really helps me out a lot. So would you recommend getting my hair pressed?