OMG, What Happened to My Curls? 5 Reasons Why Curl Types Change!
By Tiffani DouglasOne day your curls are beautiful and bouncing…and the next day, your curls are a hot mess! Say what now? It’s not your imagination, sometimes your curl pattern really does change and there are a variety of reasons why you may go from a luscious head of curly locks to a frizzy, tangled ball of mess. Knowing what’s causing your curl pattern to change can help you manage it and in some cases bring your curls back to life. Let’s look at 5 reasons your curl pattern might be changing.
5 Reasons Your Curl Pattern Changes
- Hair damage. Yes, it could be you who’s causing your curl pattern to change. Curly hair is delicate and can become dry, brittle and ultimately less curly with thermal styling. Over-manipulating, or wearing tight protective styles can also cause your curl pattern to change. In fact, even your go-to ponytail may be what’s stretching your hair and affecting your curl pattern and texture. So, take a chill pill on those tight styles that stretch out curls and make sure you’re keeping curls moisturized with good products for curly hair.
- Your hair grows longer. This makes so much sense, but I’ll bet you’ve never thought about it…when your hair grows longer it changes your curl pattern. Here’s the deal. When your hair grows, that means there is more weight on your roots. The longer your hair grows, the heavier it becomes. This weight pulls your curls and elongates them, which can change the texture of your curls. Sometimes a good haircut can help alleviate the weight to help curls bounce back, but not always.
- Those petty hormones. Good lord, when the hormones kick in, among other things, it can even cause your hair to change! 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. While undergoing changes, try our Moisture Magnet Sea Moss Curl Cream or our Sea Moss Curl Slime Jelly to get help reviving those hidden curls.
- Roots and health. Though much of your changing curl pattern can be controlled by external factors, there are also some internal factors that can lead to hair texture changes, like your overall health, stress, diet or age. All of these factors can affect your curls and you should do whatever you can to keep your body healthy, hydrated and nourished to keep healthy curls. To aid hair growth and replenish moisture, try our 92 Mineral Glow Conditioner or our Hair Under There Strengthen Me Moisture Mask.
- It’s in the genes. Sometimes there’s just nothing you can do, it’s all genetics and you just have to roll with it. The largest factor in determining your hair texture is the shape of your follicles and it makes a huge difference in the way your hair looks. If for whatever reason the shape of your follicles change, your hair texture will too.