You may have noticed that your curl pattern is not what it used to be. Your texture might be thicker or your curls may have loosened. There are many possibilities as to why your hair texture has changed. Some of the causes can actually be quite surprising. Your curl texture can be affected by both internal and external factors.
- Intense heat can break down the bonds of the hair and loosen your texture leaving you with limp, lifeless damaged ends. Taking a break from heat styling tools is beneficial to the health of your hair.
- Hormones like estrogen for example can cause changes at the base of hair follicles manipulate it. As you get older your hair density will change and color (hello grays!). Gray hair has a thinner cuticle making it fragile.
- Protein overload is another common culprit of texture change. Try limiting your usage of coconut oil which is high in lauric acid from your hair regimen. You can also use a clarifying shampoo to remove the buildup of protein.
Overall, keep in mind that there are many factors that can play a role in the change of your hair texture. Other unmentioned causes can be medication, diet, over styling, and even stress. Some of the changes may be positive while others may be a cause for concern. If you are experiencing a change in your curl texture, going through the process of elimination may help you find out the reason why.
Have you experienced a curl texture change? If so, what do you think has caused it?