Naturally curly hair can take some getting used to. When I first went natural I did all that I could to learn more about how to grow my hair longer and stronger. Since I hadn’t worn my natural hair since I was a pre-teen, I was very new to the idea. Because of this my hair journey began with a lot of trial and error. Heat damage ended up being on of my biggest mistakes early on. I created a regimen for myself that included straightening my hair once a month. Of course, I knew about deep conditioning and heat protectant but still didn’t know how MY hair reacted to heat.
At the time I was of the mind that hair of my type required at least 400 degrees or more for straightening. I later found out that using the right
technique also plays a huge role in how smooth my hair turns out. Also, I was of the mind that having natural, unprocessed hair meant that my hair would withstand heat and manipulation differently. This mindset eventually led to my misuse of heat on one occasion that left a section of my hair heat damaged. Continue reading “Letting Go of Heat Damage”