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Can I get my curls back?

(20 Posts)
TheSeaPriestess Mon 24-Apr-17 13:30:23

I have got naturally dark and curly/wavy hair but over the last few years have been going lighter, originally ombré and balayage but recently full head to fairly blonde. The condition of it is now not great despite using treatments etc but worst of all my curls have party gone! I have two completely straight bits which look really crap and it's really getting me down. The straight bits are at the front on either side so the bits that have the most blonde iykwim.

Is there anything I can do? My hair is also quite frizzy so the straight bits are frizzy if it wasn't bad enough. Do I need to go back dark? Will that bring my curls back or have I ruined them forever? I never appreciated them and I miss them now they have gone.

I had a cut up to my shoulders not that long ago so I can't even cut it off to repair it. I was going to have the ends lightened even more but would rather get that condition better. Any suggestions?

TheSeaPriestess Mon 24-Apr-17 13:31:13

*partly gone but the party has definitely gone as well! grin

Lemonysnicketts Mon 24-Apr-17 16:14:37

Yes - look up The Curly Girl Method - there's a book too.

MyschoolMyrules Mon 24-Apr-17 16:21:21

Hat op colouring your hair?

Use natural products, sulphate-free shampoo, something like the Jason's range. The natural oil in your hair will start to do its job instead of being removed every time you wash your hair. You should see curls coming back.

You can use coconut oil as a treatment to moisturise the hair but it can be difficult to remove so some people don't like using it.

MyschoolMyrules Mon 24-Apr-17 16:22:40

That is stop colouring your hair, hat's got nothing to do with it!

Sunnydaysrock Mon 24-Apr-17 16:24:45

Definitely Curly Girl method. Has transformed my hair after highlights and basically frying it in the sun all last summer.

sanitygirl Mon 24-Apr-17 16:44:07

I had this exact problem. Had some highlights and the front sides where the most colouring had been done went straight. The uncoloured parts of my hair are much curlier. The best solution for me has been careful choice of shampoo and conditioner. Shampoo must be gentle and SLS free and very rich conditioner. I'm using Davines Love shampoo and Nounou conditioner. You can get them online - really great products.
I am growing out the colour now as I prefer the way my hair is untouched.

TheSeaPriestess Tue 25-Apr-17 00:01:28

Thanks for the help, I'm a bit confused with the CG method, can I only wash my hair once a week? 😱 my hair looks terrible if I don't wash it every day. Or have I misunderstood? I don't use any heat to style apart from the hairdryer with a diffuser at the moment.

Can anyone recommend a good shampoo and conditioner? I'm currently using this shampoo and conditioner and treatment.

Garnier Ultimate Blends Honey Strengthening Conditioner 600ml

TheSeaPriestess Tue 25-Apr-17 00:02:26

Sorry Sanity I've just re read your post, I'll have a look for those now.

Titsywoo Tue 25-Apr-17 00:05:30

I kinda do the curly girl method but I do wash my hair (no silicones). I use tresemmes naturals. The only product I use is boots curl creme. It may take time but your curls will come back. Any curly hairdressers near you? A haircut with one of them will change your hair!

FamilySpartan Tue 25-Apr-17 00:06:08

If you live in London I can recommend an excellent salon specifically for curly hair. They know how to cut it and will give you tips on how to look after it. They resurrected my hair.

Destinysdaughter Tue 25-Apr-17 00:36:59

There's also a good hairdresser in Birmingham who specialises in curly hair.

Titsywoo Tue 25-Apr-17 09:05:37

There are a few in London now smile

Sunnydaysrock Tue 25-Apr-17 09:41:35

You can wash your hair as often as you like with CG method, however it is a more time consuming routine. I used to wash my hair every 2 or 3 days, but can leave it much longer now (currently on day 5, def washing later though). I 'lurked' on the facebook page for a while getting tips etc before I went for it. Was daunting to start but can't see I'll ever go back.

user1492232552 Tue 25-Apr-17 10:26:34

So I am having a nightmare with CGM after some initial success it's gone frankly mental - loads of frizz - feels like the conditioner isn't enough. I'm using the grow gorgeous 11 in 1 sulphate and paraban free co wash. And bought 6 tubes of it as it was on offer hmm

Sunnydaysrock Tue 25-Apr-17 11:43:20

Ah no user that's annoying. I think best to start (and continue) with cheap products until you find your routine (still looking for my perfect one, though mostly happy). I'd persist. The tresemme CG approved conditioners are great. Are you using any products at all? I use Cantu curl cream and pantene mousse, frizz under control...Mostly.

user1492232552 Tue 25-Apr-17 11:50:36

The umberto gel worked well for a while, was going to give EVO another go

Trills Tue 25-Apr-17 12:03:57

Not everyone's hair suits the strictest curly girl rules.

wheatchief Tue 25-Apr-17 16:34:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Trills Tue 25-Apr-17 16:39:51

I generally don't bother trying to get more than 2 days out of my hair - I don't need to wash wash it on the 3rd day, just wet it and give it a tiny bit of conditioner so I can detangle.

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