From: Jan Norris (Denver, CO)
In Reply to: curl makers posted by Dorothy on December 9, 2008 at 6:26 pm:
Sorry to hear of your bad experience. Restoring your hair to health is a process that takes time...but it is possible. A couple of suggestions to help would be getting a layered haircut, if your hair isn't already layered. Pay the money for a really good haircut from a well respected stylist. If you see a haircut you really like, ask them where they get their hair done. Have your hair trimmed every 5 to 6 weeks...even if you don't think it needs it. Regular trims are so important to keep the hair from splitting. You don't say whether or not your hair has color. Either way...I would suggest you use a shampoo that is sulfate and paraben free. A couple of recommendations would be the new Chi Organic line, Mastey and/or Pravana. I instruct my clients to use a 3 step conditioning process EVERY time they shampoo. Moisture, protein and detangler...layered in that order on the hair. Because you are using professional salon products, very small amounts are applied. For example with Mastey: Restore or Traite Shampoo; Moisturee Conditioner; Superpac; Frehair. After applying the conditioners, keep a wide tooth comb in the shower and comb the conditioners through all the the way to the ends of the hair. Rinse, wrap your hair in a towel for 5 minutes or so. Do not rub the towel on your hair. Apply a leave-in conditioner to your hair and then gently comb through before apply any styling products. It seems labor intensive, but it really isn't and you will begin to see a difference in the condition of your hair and then you can allow your hair to grow out healthy with the return of your curls.
I hope this helps. Best of luck with your pregnancy!