There was a time when heat damage was actually a goal of some women — nicknamed “heat training,” it was a method that included consistently straightening one’s hair in order to achieve looser, “more manageable” curls. While some women were able to achieve the hair texture they were in search of, it left a lot of people with limp, uneven curls. Others also experienced heat damage by accident from straightening, constant blow drying, or straightening their leave out while protective styling.
But many black women are now sharing their stories of growing out their heat damage and showing off their healthy, revived curls and coils. A lot of the photos reveal a totally new head of hair, and they’re simply gorgeous. Check them out:
Yaaaas, ladies! We are feeling the healthy hair and wish you well on your natural hair journeys. You can check out more transformation pics and natural hair inspiration by searching the hashtag #heatdamage.