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Old 02-06-2013, 03:54 PM   #60
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Originally Posted by MissJenna View Post
If I were to relax my hair, I would not do it bone straight so I guess it won't be so damaging. Also, I will only straighten my hair about 4 times a month. The rest of the time, I will wash it, put some products and let it air dry.

To me, that sounds less damaging than straightening my hair everyday. But maybe I am wrong. Please let me know what you think.

Again, thank you all for your responses. This site is awesome. So happy I found it!!!
Straightening it 4 times a month is still once a week, which is still far too often and will lead to damage, especially if you're not taking precautions like deep conditioning before and after, using a heat protectant, being gentle and doing quick passes, making sure hair is fully dry before flat ironing, letting hair air dry instead of blow drying it beforehand, not having the iron on high heat and doing a protein treatment afterwards. I flat iron once a month at most, and I have still noticed some damage, and I do all of the above.

As for relaxer, well, all I'm saying is say hello to dry, lifeless and damaged hair. It's better to just accept yourself naturally, really. I am very busy also, don't spend much time on my hair and it looks great. And when it doesn't, I just throw it back. No biggie.
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