Heat Damage After Straightening Curly Hair

So to understand where it all went wrong let's go back to the beginning... 
Last week I decided after months and months of contemplating, to straighten my hair. I was gifted the DAFNI straightening brush and saw how it managed to straighten curly hair well and wanted to try it for myself! I did tons of research on how to protect my curls during the process.
I bought the most recommended heat protectant CHI Silk Infusion and did a protein treatment using the Aphogee 2 step protein treatment 1 week beforehand to strengthen and prepare it. 

Long story short check out the process I went through in the video below,

All was gravy, I really enjoyed my straight hair and only went over it once with the straightening brush within a whole 8 days. Day 9 came and I wanted to wash my hair and get my curls back. I used the SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo and when rinsing out my hair felt really light (usually happens after straightening) but I could feel my fingers literally slipping through the front of my hair way to easily and not what I was used to. 

I tried not to panic and followed up with a deep condition Boucleme Moisture Treatment and Curls & Co Steamer (Code: UKCURLYGIRL for 20% off), next was time to reveal my hair and style using SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil leave-in and styling lotion again to strengthen and restore my curls. 

It was then that I saw I had terrible heat damage in a section at the front of my curls. (I cried) it is not the end of the world but such a shame!! I had transitioned for 2-3 years and have been through all of this before, I am so glad it is only 1 section of my hair but also ashamed that I even took the risk.

So check out the pictures and video below of the damage.

My first shampoo after straight hair

After styling with the leave-in and styling lotion (still wet)

Hair completely dry

Day 2 - After a twist out

After applying a leave in and styler

Hair completely dry

This picture below of my damage went crazy with views and likes on Instagram! A lot of you guys said to keep the straightening video up but create a follow-up series.

Check out the first video below..

I am now not a fan of heat at all and I really want you guys to be careful, use me as an example as it can really go either way! If this one section was fine it would have been a happy ending but unfortunately, this wasn't happy but it is a great lesson for me and you guys.

I will continue to treat my hair throughout the next few months and see if any progress. Do follow me on Instagram and subscribe to my channel for all updates. 

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Grow & Slay Hair Growth Challenge with CURLS

Hey curlies! So I have taken the CURLS 'Grow and Slay Hair Growth Challenge' and for the next 3 months I will be trying out their new 'Blissful Lengths Liquid Hair Growth Vitamin' which has amazing benefits for your hair including the prospect of hair growth!

Each month I will be posting my length checks so stay tuned to my Instagram page @ukcurlygirl for a look at how I get on with the length. 

I have never been a fan of taking hair growth vitamins but CURLS gave me the opportunity to work with them and I was more open to it due to the fact that it is in liquid form. 

Now you guys can join me in this challenge by taking the liquid growth vitamin too and posting your monthly length checks with me! We get to go through the challenge together and you guys are also in for a chance to win $1000 !!

For a chance to win you must post 1-2 times a month and tag with #GROWandSLAY #frizzfreeCURLS on Instagram.

To get started you must register here, http://bit.ly/2dxdrU8 & join the Facebook group here for giveaways, tips, inspiration and support! http://bit.ly/2dj4Hlz

CURLS have kindly offered challengers a 25% off discount to use for purchasing the vitamins from www.curls.biz with the code: growslay25

The liquid vitamin is also available to purchase from MyLuxeBeauty in the U.K/Europe and Target stores in the USA.

Good luck everyone and remember to stay tuned, cannot wait to see all of our results!

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