Important information on HEAT DAMAGE if you have ever straightened your natural hair:
If you have been to Kinky Peaches before, you know that we do not recommend blow drying and flat ironing AT ALL. Why? Because it damages the hair.
How do I know if I have heat damage?
Many people who have heat damage don't even know it and think their hair grows out straight and kinky/curly. I have not seen one person who uses flat irons and blow dryers who's curl pattern has not been compromised to some extent. It's 99% inevitable. Here's a guide to help you know if you have heat damage, what to do if you do have it and how to prevent it if you don't.
The best way to identify heat-damaged hair is if is is straighter than normally or if some parts of straighter than others. Here are a few pictures of what it looks like:
I have heat damage! Now what???
Heat damage cannot be reversed. You have to act as if you are relaxed and do one of the following:
1 - Big Chop - Start over with a new head of hair.
2 - Transition the damaged hair out. I recommend transitioning with roller sets. They are easy on the hair and hides the two textures.
I don't have heat damage. How can I prevent it?
Don't blow dry or flat iron. EVER!
Keep it kinky!