Why am I losing the curl in my hair?

Hormonal changes like pregnancy, puberty or menopause can cause your curl pattern to change drastically. The shape of your hair follicles defines your curl pattern and texture, so when your body goes through a major hormonal overhaul, it can also change the shape of your follicles, thus changing your curl pattern.

Can your hair lose its curl?

The cruel reality of curly hair is that preventing your hair from losing its curl pattern is much easier than getting it back. Unfortunately, chemical treatments and overuse of heat styling can damage your curl pattern.

Is it normal to lose curly hair?

If you have curly hair, chances are you’ve dealt with hair shedding. For most of us, it can be concerning when hair falls out on a daily basis, but it’s totally normal.

Does hair get less curly with age?

Our curls tend to drop or loosen as we get older because of one thing: gravity,” Troisi writes. “By keeping your curls constantly moisturized and getting regular trims your curls will still have a bounce as your age. Another option is to go for a shorter haircut. This will help your curls spring back to life.”

Why is my curly hair going straight?

But hormonal shifts—like those that occur during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause—can alter the shape of the hair follicle. … (Think of the follicle as a tube: If it has a slight curve, the hair grows in curly; if it doesn’t, the hair grows in straight.)

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How can I revive my curls in the morning?

Fill your spray bottle with water and a little less than a tablespoon of your favorite conditioner and dampen your hair with the mixture (or wet your hands and smooth or scrunch the water/ and conditioner into your hair.) Smoothing will elongate the style while scrunching will create a bit more curl definition.

Why do my natural curls fall out so fast?

Gravity. “Maybe the reason why curls fall or get looser is because of gravity,” she speculates. “The hair can also be heavy, as in high-density hair with thick strands. … If your hair is thick and dense, gravity is likely to blame for your stretched curls—and it’s not easy to fight a force of nature.

How often should you wash curly hair?

Generally 1-3 times/week is the sweet spot. If you have curly hair, however, it is extra important to wash with a gentle, hydrating shampoo, and always condition to get the cuticle closed and keep the scalp healthy.

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