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Here are some of the questions I get asked the most, and what my answers have been. This way you can get your answers immediately, without having to wait on me. And you never know, you might find answers to a few questions you didn't even know you had yet.

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Question:
I'm going natural after years of flat ironing my hair. I'm having a hard time getting any curls in the back.
Answer:
You going natural is wonderful, and much of what is going on might be simply dealing with residual damage. What sounds like is going on with your hair in the back is that this hair is severely damaged. It may be damaged to the point that it can't form solid curls anymore. That's what happened to Brianna. Though she didn't use chemicals, she'd totally destroyed her hair's ability to form full curls from flat ironing it so often.

So for you, the hair in the back may not form firm curls until it grows out. And if that's the case, it may not take to smoothing, since smoothing and defining is more for emphasizing the curls we have. But if the curls have been disrupted and destroyed, then defining will not bring them back.

If your curls in the back can't form curls, wetting them in the morning to refresh them won't do much. You could try putting in a few twists in just the back (like I talk about in Growing It Out ), and not wetting them in the morning when you take them out.
 

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