In my previous post I shared my frustration on how difficult it was to transition from my heat damaged hair.
I found 2 videos that gave me somewhat of an idea what I needed to do with my hair but it wasn’t enough. Below I share more resources with you that I found while scouting the web.
The KG Lifestyle: KG has a lot of videos dealing with this issue as she is making the transition from heat damaged curls to super healthy curls
- Living with natural heat damaged hair
- KG’s hair frustration- Wash and Go on heat damaged hair
- Braid out on natural hair using satin strips (this is very,very helpful)
- Cutting my heat damage and wash and go- Natural hair
- Wash and go on heat damaged natural hair precut
How I dealt with my damage hair before finally big chopping out of frustration
- I done a lot of protective styling on my hair. 2 strand twists were my favorite and I liked the outcome. (Bantu knots and plaits can also do)
- Find a deep conditioning treatment
- Use a wide tooth comb on your hair
- Get an old t shirt to dry and plop/plunk curls
- Get a good conditioner that that is suitable for everyday use. (if your regular and favorite one works for you, by all means stick with that.)
- Trim your hair. The week of my big chop I was cutting chunks of my hair off (like a crazy person) and already I could see an improvement, my hair was soft and noticeably shinier.
- Have lots of time and patience
There is a big difference when transitioning from heat damage by growing out your hair and when you do a big chop. Growing our your hair requires you to blend the new growth and heat damage together. When big chopping you deal with virgin hair that is soft and delicate and not what you are used to seeing, in fact you are reunited with your hair 🙂
One method isn’t more easier than the other they both come with their pros and cons do what you are comfortable and what floats your boat.
I am not a hair expert but I do speak of experience when I typing this post.
I hope these videos help you a ton if you are transitioning from heat damage. May you thrive in your hair journey and have wonderful hair.