I couldn't find my hairdressing scissors and just used any old scissors (wouldn't advise you to do this) I use to cut my hair all the time before and rarely went hairdressers for a cut so I'm use to cutting the hair, not so much use to cutting it when it's curly though but I followed NaturalNeiicey on YouTube's guide and it was straight forward enough, dampened the ends and cut, cut. The signs of heat damage is an obvious one and there's way to prevent it.
- Natural hair texture after being exposed to water, the hair will not revert back to normal texture. Curl pattern is loosed or gone all together leaving you with straight or semi straight pieces.
- Ends of your hair are experiencing breakage and or excessive split ends occurring.
- Hair appears dull and excessively dry, sometimes you find yourself resorting to using silicone sprays for shine and deep conditioning doesn't even help the dry, dull appearance.
- Use humectants. Humectants attract more moisture from the atmosphere. Low porosity hair benefits from jojoba oil & coconut oil, shea butter & hair milks.
- Keep the hair damp, I find if my hair starts to appear dry, I spritz it with water & some conditioner.
- Leave in conditioners help to keep moisture retention.
- Cutting the heat damage of, it might be past being helped.