Real talk, any woman with curly hair knows from personal experience that heat-damage can be a serious bitch. Stretching out your curls whether it be with a blow dryer and round brush or with a flat iron, can permanently damage your hair and distort your curl pattern. Think dry, dull, limpy ramen noodle-looking hair with annoying straight pieces. It’s devastating, to say the least.
The good news is that although heat-damage can result in permanent damage that requires a cut, there are ways to restore your hair health without going for a big, dramatic chop. Here, nine women open up about their journey transitioning from heat-damage to healthy curls while offering advice on how to stay sane through the long process – check it out!