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Old 07-01-2011, 08:32 AM   #21
 
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Thank u for your answer.. Helped a lot.. Also when I flat iron my hair my ends are still very frizzy afterwards... Is there a product I can use to eliminate that???
I'm not really a fan of flat ironing so I don't know too much about the best techniques.

When I want to get my hair straight I use satin ribbons. After washing, conditioning and towel drying my hair I apply a light setting lotion/leave in conditioner. Then I divide the hair into sections using bands. Next, I apply a moisturising cream to each section and then I wrap the section from root to tip using satin ribbons. It's a similar method to the African threading technique. It gets my ends straighter than a flat iron ever has.

I don't do it too often though because there is a risk of breakage with the tension of the ribbons.
This sounds interesting. Do you have/ know of any tutorial videos or pics? I would love to see how it works and the result.
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:00 PM   #22
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Thank u for your answer.. Helped a lot.. Also when I flat iron my hair my ends are still very frizzy afterwards... Is there a product I can use to eliminate that???
I'm not really a fan of flat ironing so I don't know too much about the best techniques.

When I want to get my hair straight I use satin ribbons. After washing, conditioning and towel drying my hair I apply a light setting lotion/leave in conditioner. Then I divide the hair into sections using bands. Next, I apply a moisturising cream to each section and then I wrap the section from root to tip using satin ribbons. It's a similar method to the African threading technique. It gets my ends straighter than a flat iron ever has.

I don't do it too often though because there is a risk of breakage with the tension of the ribbons.
This sounds interesting. Do you have/ know of any tutorial videos or pics? I would love to see how it works and the result.
Unfortunately I can't do my own tutorial because I follow the Quran and keep my hair covered.

However, I found this tutorial on YouTube: YouTube - ‪Easy African Hair Threading 101‬‏

The video shows hows to wrap the hair in thread. I use satin ribbons in place of the thread.

The smaller the section the better because you can ensure that your roots are straight.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:23 AM   #23
 
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I have a similar issue. I though a whole section of my hair was damaged because it felt different and frizzed, but my stylist trimmed my ends and that frizzy texture is still there.

Smaller twist outs is the only thing that has semi-worked to correct it.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:27 PM   #24
 
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This is my current natural hair issue. When I do my twists/braids its fine until I come to the ends. They are thick and rough, but very well moisturized. And they are hard to braid/twist neatly.

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Old 07-07-2011, 12:25 PM   #25
 
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Here's a technique that will smooth those ends:

YouTube - ‪

One reason why your hair COULD be "poofier" on the ends MIGHT be signifying open cuticles and could POSSIBLY be corrected with products with certain pH levels...here's more on that:

YouTube - ‪How to control your HAIR with pH balance‬‏

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Old 07-07-2011, 09:28 PM   #26
 
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This used to be the bane of my existence. I have super tight coils that do not like to be straightened. Perms never EVER got my hair straight. I cannot get my hair straight with a flat iron (I've tried 2x). My flat ironed hair looks like some people's zig zaggy 4c hair, just not as pretty.

The thing that solved my problem is my tangle teezer (before that, my Denman, but it caused more breakage) and stretching my hair before styling (and also keeping it stretched). As long as my ends are detangled and lined up, and I twist them like flat pieces so that they're thin, when I get to the end I can twist them down to the ends to a tapered point and get away with larger twists. This isn't to say I can get away with putting 8 twists in my head; my hair is way too dense.
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Here's a technique that will smooth those ends:

YouTube - ‪

One reason why your hair COULD be "poofier" on the ends MIGHT be signifying open cuticles and could POSSIBLY be corrected with products with certain pH levels...here's more on that:

YouTube - ‪How to control your HAIR with pH balance‬‏

Hope this helps!
This helps a lot! Gonna get me some ribbons! They will do the job until I get the whole ph balance thing down.
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:44 PM   #28
 
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I'm so glad I found this post. The back of my hair is 4b and I noticed that it was doing the same thing. The front of my hair is 4a and never has this problem, plus it's not as dense/thick as the back of my hair. I just make sure I keep it moisturized and seal my ends. I've even tried the ph balance thing and rinsing in cold water. Still poofy, frizzy, thick ends.

I too went scissor happy, always giving myself trims to only to solve the problem for a short amount of time. I've stopped trimming my hair so often and just letting it grow. When I do twist outs, I twirl the ends of hair around my finger to smooth it out and it works to hold the twists together until I take them out the next morning.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:47 PM   #29
 
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I am the exact same way with everybody who knows what I'm going through. My flat ironed hair looks like an elongated poof. My chunky twist outs look like a bunch of twisted afro puffs..

Even in my permed days my hair had a way of looking fried and frizzy.. Even though I rarely flat ironed it at all and my stylist trimmed it on a regular. The only day my hair stayed straight was the day of my perm.

But I will try the tangle teaser along with ribbon method and see how it works out...
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My poofy ends won't let my flat-ironed hair lay flat. Any suggestions?

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