I live in Florida and everytime I straighten my hair - it LAUGHS at my flat iron lol. I've used a Remington flat iron and most recently I used an Andis flat iron at 450 degrees (i know... hot right?!). So a couple months ago I picked up an at home keratin treatment from Sally Beauty Supply and my hair was straight when I flat ironed it but within that same hour it puffed up like I had just done a blow out with a blow dryer. I was upset so after waiting 4 days to wash it I didn't bother flat ironing again.
Fastforward to this weekend, I decided to give it another try and used 450 degrees of heat and everything. Again... my hair has puffed up. Not sure if it's my technique? I was a superstar at flat ironing my hair when I was relaxed and when I was transitioning with 4 inches of new growth.
I have mostly type 4a hair some 4b I think. It's relatively fine and is currently at APL length. I'm not scared of heat damage because I have yet to get it after using high heat lol. And I've been natural for almost 5 years so again... I'm not scared. I just want to know if anyone has any tips in being successful with straightening their hair at home living in a high humidity place like Florida or Houston. I haven't had (bone straight) straightened hair in almost five years lol.
I'm going to restraighten my hair tomorrow and actually use anti-humidity products (CHI silicon serum etc etc). Right now I have nothing in my hair except the protein treatment... maybe that'll make the difference?
If all else fails I'll just go to a professional...
Last edited by simplydafdaf; 08-19-2014 at 10:48 AM.
I used to use them. A lot of brands don't work. especially the formaldehyde free brands and the drug store brands. They don't work at all. You need a good recommendation of a brand that works for your hair type. Look at the reviews for them on amazon, youtube or ask some ladies on here who've done them successfully with your hair type.