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What's Causing The Loss Of Curls + How To Revive Damaged Curly Hair

If you have lately been finding that your once bouncy, defined ringlet + spiral curls are beginning to loose curl definition, bounce, and starting to frizz into one ball - you're not alone. There are likely some damaging sources causing the loss of your curls, and we're here to help pinpoint the exact cause that might be the culprit to your hair damage to help bring your curls back stronger, healthier, and more defined than ever before! 


How to fix heat damaged curly hair
Heat Damage can wreak havoc on your delicate + fragile curls. Using heat on curly hair temporarily breaks the weak hydrogen bonds within the hair strand, making hair moldable and easy to alter it's natural shape. Your hair is made up of a protein called keratin, and the heat allows the keratin chains to maneuver themselves and assume new positions, essentially breaking down the hydrogen bonds and weakening the structure of the hair. The process of breaking down the bonds excessively or with severe heat can permanently damage the structure resulting in deformed curls or permanently straight pieces. Hair is at its strongest + healthiest when all bonds are intact. Always using a heat protectant, like Thermal Obsession, which can significantly reduce hair dryness + help in preventing heat damage to curly hair. 

How to Fix Overprocessed Hair 

Chemical Damage alters the disulfide bridges in hair, and can only be altered with chemical treatments. The strongest bonds within the keratin are the disulfide bridges, and are not easily broken down. Unlike the temporary effects of heat styling, chemicals like bleach, hair coloring, relaxers, and cold wave or permanent waving techniques involve chemicals that break down and reform the bonds in the hair to make a permanent change. 

These chemical reactions cause the hair to swell giving access to its inner workings. They then use products to reform the bonds of the hair, and close the cuticle. These results are permanent and cannot be reversed; as such, stylists are trained to coach clients that utilize these techniques to use special products to nurse the hair along the way to prevent further damage or stress on the hair. Products that neutralize, like sulfate-free shampoos and deep conditioners, add moisture to the hair and strengthen it.

While the only true antidote to chemical damage is a trim, there are ways to optimize your hair health with bond-building treatments, like this Chemical Conflict bundle,  helps reconstruct + repair the broken bonds in chemically damaged hair. 

fix dry heat damaged curly hair

Dryness or Damaged Hair can make curly hair to become frizzy, resulting in a lack of curl definition, while hair damage can cause the hair to look misshapen from a lack of structure. Styling hair that is dry or damaged takes extra time and can be frustrating. Taking a systematic approach with a keratin treatment for curly hair is necessary to correct dry or damaged curly hair. If a lack of hair care is the problem, you can recover by using hair conditioning treatments at least once a week. For general dryness, use moisture masks and hydrating deep conditioners to feed the hair the moisture it craves.

For damaged curly hair, look for a Keratin-based treatment, like Chemical Conflict, that promise to repair your damaged hair. When using a reparative mask, rinse it out and then chase it with a regular rinse-out conditioner to balance out the hair, since sometimes keratin or protein-based products can cause the hair to become brittle. When the hair regains its moisture and strength, you may stretch your treatments to every two weeks.


Long curly hair loosing its curl definition

Long Hair is one of the popular hair trends we're seeing all of social media with textured styles, braids, and updos that call for longer locks. Unfortunately, longer hair tends to equate to heavier hair, which call pull your curls down and give the appearance of loose, stretched curls. Finer hair textures carry less weight, while normal to thick strands have a greater chance of being affected. How can we get the volume we crave with the length we love? Well,  the way your curly hair is cut will determine how your curly hair behaves, the and the best way is to cut your curly hair in a layered shape. Layers are formed by holding sections of the hair at a specific elevation, and volume appears as a result of the hair standing rather than falling. Therefore, if you cut your curly hair at standing elevations, you'll get volume while maintaining curl definition + length.

If you feel you’ve lost your curls, there are ways to bring them back depending on whether you’re dealing with temporary or permanent curly hair damage. For permanent concerns like chemical treatments or heat damage, you might not be able to fully recover your original curl pattern, but you can nurse the hair back to a stronger state to try to prevent further damage. Temporary hair damage concerns such as dryness or long hair can easily be addressed with the proper ingredients, hair care regimen + getting routine haircuts.