What a difference a year can make! There's no short cut it takes ALOT of patience and dedication. You have to be willing to commit to it. But my best advice to start your journey would be:
1. Cut off as much damage as you're comfortable with. I know that may be a little scary (I've cut my own hair off twice 😬) but it takes longer for healthy hair to grow in with damaged hair still attached.
2. Stay away from heat COMPLETELY if not you will prolong the process and could damage new curls coming in.
3. DO NOT USE SHAMPOO. I recommend #DevaCurl No Poo decadence it is an amazing cleanser. Regular shampoos have ingredients like sulfate, silicone, and parabens that actually dry out your curls by stripping them of your natural oils and moisture.
3. Co wash (only wash with conditioner) in between washes. I use DevaCurl one Condition decadence. Again pay attention to the ingredients of what your using.
4. Do your deep conditioning treatments every week. If possible, it seven better to do them with heat (a heated cap) that helps your hair retain the moisture. I use my @thermalhaircare hot head. -I started with #Sheamoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil - Strengthen, Grow & Restore Treatment Masque. (Amazing) I now alternate between that and the DevaCurl Heaven in Hair.
5. Find a product that works for YOU. I personally use Shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie and alternate between that and deva curl super cream, as well as their mousse. Sometimes I use the DevaCurl Arc Angel Gel but my hair prefers creams over gels. I prefer my hair to feel soft to the touch while keeping my curl pattern intact.
I can't stress the whole have patience part enough though. You have to be consistent in order to see results but it's completely worth it. ❤️ #transformationtuesday #texturetuesday