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How to restore natural curls when your hair is damaged

28/08/2020 / Editor's picks

In the immortal words of Joni Mitchell, you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. I mean, she was talking about building car parks and we’re talking about natural curls but the message is pretty much the same. 

If you’ve got naturally curly hair, your hair care routine is probably extensive. Curly hair needs TLC or it can actually lose its curl pattern altogether. Getting it back isn’t easy, either. In fact, if your hair is badly damaged, that curl pattern probably ain’t ever coming back (not fully, at least). 

So, what’s to blame? Well, damage, obviously – from heat-styling and chemical treatments like bleaching, or relaxers – or dryness (often caused by damage). It could also be a case of your hair being too long and heavy, dragging the curl down. That one is much easier to fix. 

While preventing your hair from losing its curl is a much better plan, there are things you can do to get your curl back. We’re all for second chances.

By Beth Ludolf