My Hair Journey

I always had my hair in a ponytail for most of my childhood it wasn’t until high school when I started to straight my hair every day basically from grade 9 to 11th grade I straightened my hair I loved it, it was easy to control. I was so naive thinking that there is no possible way my curls could go away, after years of straightening my hair my 3b curls became 2b curls. When I first looked at the damaged I caused and how the curls that I hated were gone I cried. I also learned that you don’t know what you have until its gone.

I had 3 choices (1) just keep straighten my hair and I just won’t have curly hair anymore (2) Shave all my hair off and start over and hope that my hair will grow fast. (3) do anything I can to heal and restore my curls if it’s even possible which I ended up doing. I first went to a hair dresser to see if they can give me any kind of advice the first thing she told me was to just cut it all off but I was very determined to do ANYTHING then to shave my hair.

So, I continued to do my own research found products to use (I’ll post all the products I used at the bottom) I continued to treated It every day and after a year my curls were slowly coming back to life it took about 3 years for my curls to fully restore. It took me so many years to realize that I should have just loved my curls and not be ashamed of what I had. Same goes to so many of you love your natural hair and love yourself.

First picture is 2013 after the heat damaged I caused Second picture is July 13th 2017

Products used:
The best thing to use was Coconut oil every night while I sleep (any kind of coconut oil is good),
ApHogee Two Minute Intensive Keratin Reconstructor
ApHogee Keratin & Green Tea Restructurizer
ApHogee Pro Vitamin Leave in Conditioner
(You can buy these at Sallys Beauty)
Marc Anthony Strictly Curls Curl Defining Lotion
Marc Anthony Strictly Curls Envy Perfect Curl Styling Cream
Marc Anthony Cosmetics Repairing Macadamia Oil Treatment
(You can buy these at Sallys Beauty)


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