♪ Ode to My Curls: Baby Come Back ♪

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♪ Ode to My Curls: Baby Come Back ♪

With the exception of my roots that puffed up due to my work outs (thankfully camouflaged by the rest of my hair) my straight hair successfully lasted the week. I was tempted to leave my hair alone for another few days but my hair started to feel dry; it was definitely time to deep condition.

 

After spending 20+ years with relaxed hair, I never cared whether my new growth reverted back. Why worry about it when I’d just relaxed it? Fast forward 28 months since my last relaxer and 6 months after I finally chopped the last of my relaxed ends off… now I care.

 

My hair didn’t fully revert after spraying it with water, or applying conditioner to pre-poo so I found myself standing in my bathroom having a mini freak-out, mentally cussing myself out, cussing out the heat protectant out and the flat iron, staring at myself like

 

But after co-washing and deep conditioning, my normal coils and curls were back and I was like

 

A  FEW QUICK WAYS TO AVOID HEAT DAMAGE

These tips are both relaxed and natural hair friendly.

[*] When possible, either air dry or blow dry hair on the cool/cold setting before flat ironing
[*] Always, always use a heat protectant
[*] Set your flat iron to the appropriate temperature for your texture
[*] Try to do only one pass of the iron when straightening your hair

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