How to Straighten Hair with No Heat

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Hi! I looove my hair curly, but sometimes I want to shake it up. I found a way, by accident haha, that straightens (not BONE straight, but significantly straighter) my hair pretty well every time. It's easy, too

1. Apply coconut oil.
-to wet or dry hair, but I do wet

2. Comb hair to smooth it out.

3. Wear your hair up.
-I have short hair, so I clip my hair up.
-If you have longer hair, you can put it in a pony tail and lightly comb it to smooth it out.
-You can do this overnight, but I just wear my hair in an updo like this at school and take it down when I get home.

4. Take the hair down and comb.

This works for me, but I have wavy/curly hair, not super curly. However, for wavies, the result should be soft, straighter hair. Instead of washing my hair all the time to get perfect curls, I can wear it up one day then straight the next to get 2 extra days out of a washing. People think it looks cute too

Hope it works for you!
Routine
Weekly Shampoo: Kinky-Curly Come Clean + Coconut Oil
Co-wash/RO: Cure Care Skin & Hair Conditioner
LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: Kinky-Curly Curling Custard

Techniques
  • combing to detangle and separate curls
  • scrunch 'n pump!
  • t-shirt turban
Hair coconut oil and protein
Hair silicones, sulfates, glycerin, synthetic ingredients

2c/C/ii/low porosity. Growing out!
*November- above chin
*January- at chin
*March- around collarbone
you should post pics!! would be great to see how it looks

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
And the coconut oil doesn't make it greasy looking? How much do you apply?
Free the Curls!
Hi! I looove my hair curly, but sometimes I want to shake it up. I found a way, by accident haha, that straightens (not BONE straight, but significantly straighter) my hair pretty well every time. It's easy, too

1. Apply coconut oil.
-to wet or dry hair, but I do wet

2. Comb hair to smooth it out.

3. Wear your hair up.
-I have short hair, so I clip my hair up.
-If you have longer hair, you can put it in a pony tail and lightly comb it to smooth it out.
-You can do this overnight, but I just wear my hair in an updo like this at school and take it down when I get home.

4. Take the hair down and comb.

This works for me, but I have wavy/curly hair, not super curly. However, for wavies, the result should be soft, straighter hair. Instead of washing my hair all the time to get perfect curls, I can wear it up one day then straight the next to get 2 extra days out of a washing. People think it looks cute too

Hope it works for you!
Originally Posted by unicyclist
This sounds really interesting hope it works if I try it but when you say wear your hair up do you mean in like a bun and for how long? Until it dries?
Lo-poorganix Shea butter shampoo
Co-wash: suave coconut
Rinse out:GFTN/GVP conditioning balm
Leave in: GF daily care spray leave in
Serum-like product: still need one
Gel:LA looks sport gel/ HESMU,GFPC
Oils: olive, coconut

I think I'm normal-overly porous, medium-thick hair(although I see fine hair too), love protein
How do u keep.it from getting frizzy?

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you should post pics!! would be great to see how it looks
Originally Posted by Fmasuhr

This sounds really interesting hope it works if I try it but when you say wear your hair up do you mean in like a bun and for how long? Until it dries?
Originally Posted by Mcfrizzy
How do u keep.it from getting frizzy?

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Originally Posted by curlybran
To answer everyone's questions...
1. Sure! I'll try to post when I do this again.
2. Hmmm...I wear my hair in a clip or ponytail, but I'm sure a bun would make it cool and wavy. I just leave it in all day as an updo...people think it's cute I just take it out whenever. It works on wet and dry hair.
3. I comb it with just a LITTLE bit of coconut oil (not enough to make hair greasy,) and comb it again when it dries. Smooth with no frizz!
Routine
Weekly Shampoo: Kinky-Curly Come Clean + Coconut Oil
Co-wash/RO: Cure Care Skin & Hair Conditioner
LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: Kinky-Curly Curling Custard

Techniques
  • combing to detangle and separate curls
  • scrunch 'n pump!
  • t-shirt turban
Hair coconut oil and protein
Hair silicones, sulfates, glycerin, synthetic ingredients

2c/C/ii/low porosity. Growing out!
*November- above chin
*January- at chin
*March- around collarbone
huh. My hair doesn't dry if it's braided or twisted up, and seems to object strenuously to being straightened out while it's drying, but good for you for finding a nice way to stretch yours out!

I am strongly wavy, the most effective way I got mine to stretch out was to let it dry curly, then brush it into a big poof, then braid it daily for a couple of days. After that it kinda gave up and acted like smoother, more loosely wavy hair.
2c / C / iii (FIA)
Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

Shoulder-Length now.

Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

Henna!
Bump.

Unicyclist, you should definitely post pics the next time you do this. :]
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CG as of Feb. 2012
combination hair.
2c on top - low elasticity
3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
porosity: normal to high.
loves protein and moisture.
BSACV as needed.

products may vary. i'm a PJ.
loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.
Yes! Post pics!

I did something like this in my pre-cg days. I would comb it straight after towel drying, put some LI in it and some gel, comb straight again (when my hair is wet it can be combed straight-ish, and the weight will keep it that way for a few), pull back I to a loose pony (just with my hands) then twist into a bun. I'd leave it that way for a while, take it down, and then brush it out while still damp. Then just keep brushing it every now and then until dry, (or I'd blow it dry from there).

Result was barely wavy hair! Not sure that it would work for me now with my now stronger curl pattern from CG, tho.

Would love to see your pics of how you do it, and how it looks after!!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
I tried doing something like this last night and slept on it when it was dry. My hair has become a poofball and is now in two very short low pigtails.
CG as of Feb. 2012
combination hair.
2c on top - low elasticity
3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
porosity: normal to high.
loves protein and moisture.
BSACV as needed.

products may vary. i'm a PJ.
loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.
I can do this when I apply a bit of leave-in conditioner and rake some gel through my hair, and then comb it with a fine-tooth comb. If I put it up in a ponytail / bun, the hair close to my head will be straight, and the hair in the ponytail / bun will be wavy (although not a pretty wave, granted). It never looks good enough for me to actually wear down (too poofy and undefined, with a dent where the rubberband held it), but this is how I usually wear ponytails or buns.
I used to do this in high school, ages ago way before CG. I think I would just put a little V05 hairdressing in it, put it in a bun before school, a little hairspray on top and go. I'd take it out a few hours later and my hair would be straight on top, wavy on bottom and just a little damp. I wish my hair was long enough to do this now!
Getting to know my hair!

2c/3a, Med/high porosity, Fine hair, Still trying to figure out elasticity, Colored

Products I am auditioning:
Co-wash & LI: Suave Nat. Trop Coco
Low Poo: Pure Elements Sulfate-Free Color Protect Shampoo
Stylers: Biotera Curl Creme, Argan Oil, Aussie Sydney Smooth Gel, AIF
PT: GVP Kpak
DT: PE Intensive Repair
Hi! I looove my hair curly, but sometimes I want to shake it up. I found a way, by accident haha, that straightens (not BONE straight, but significantly straighter) my hair pretty well every time. It's easy, too

1. Apply coconut oil.
-to wet or dry hair, but I do wet

2. Comb hair to smooth it out.

3. Wear your hair up.
-I have short hair, so I clip my hair up.
-If you have longer hair, you can put it in a pony tail and lightly comb it to smooth it out.
-You can do this overnight, but I just wear my hair in an updo like this at school and take it down when I get home.

4. Take the hair down and comb.

This works for me, but I have wavy/curly hair, not super curly. However, for wavies, the result should be soft, straighter hair. Instead of washing my hair all the time to get perfect curls, I can wear it up one day then straight the next to get 2 extra days out of a washing. People think it looks cute too

Hope it works for you!
Originally Posted by unicyclist
This is very odd, because I do something similar to flatten out my curls from time to time. I use EVOO and loob on freshly washed hair, let it air dry for a while then sleep with it wound around a scarf/in a bun. A little bit of gel/whatever styler to smooth out frizzies when it dries and I have wavy hair. I did it last night actually, attached is a pic of the results. Only catch: with the length of my hair it can take up to two days to dry up in a bun... this can go terribly, terribly wrong, lol!
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I'm glad everyone is showing interest! Thank you!
Marci, your hair looks very nice!
I never put it in a bun, though, or it will look weirdly crimped. Now that my hair is a bit longer, I put on coconut oil, put it in a ponytail, pull it tight (to straighten the roots,) and comb it straight.

I will definitely post pics next time I do it, but now that I'm getting the hang of CG, I find I've been doing this less often!
Routine
Weekly Shampoo: Kinky-Curly Come Clean + Coconut Oil
Co-wash/RO: Cure Care Skin & Hair Conditioner
LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: Kinky-Curly Curling Custard

Techniques
  • combing to detangle and separate curls
  • scrunch 'n pump!
  • t-shirt turban
Hair coconut oil and protein
Hair silicones, sulfates, glycerin, synthetic ingredients

2c/C/ii/low porosity. Growing out!
*November- above chin
*January- at chin
*March- around collarbone
Because I'm in the midst of growing out my hair and my waves don't cooperate enough, I've started doing the "straight with no heat" thing this past month. Even though I like my waves, this has been a lot less stressful and time-consuming. I've also noticed the flakes on my scalp have decreased a little since I've stopped diffusing every other day.
2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

[FONT=Going back and forth between Herbal Essence Don't Fade On Me shampoo and condish and L'oreal Sulfate Free shampoo

Stylers-
- Not Your Mother's Curl Cream, La Bella Sports Gel, Aussie Sprunch Spray

[/COLOR][/FONT] [I][B]My waves are finally getting stronger thanks to weekly PTs and longer hair in general. Still trying to grow it out though!

mod-CG since December '10

I have Celiac's Disease so no gluten please!

My hair is basically my hobby!!

http://balancedbeauty.blogspot.com/
I'm assuming this works better with waiver hair instead of curlier hair. I think my curl pattern might be too strong for this.

Here's what my hair looked like yesterday. It become progressively worse as the day went on.







CG as of Feb. 2012
combination hair.
2c on top - low elasticity
3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
porosity: normal to high.
loves protein and moisture.
BSACV as needed.

products may vary. i'm a PJ.
loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.
I'm assuming this works better with waiver hair instead of curlier hair. I think my curl pattern might be too strong for this.

Here's what my hair looked like yesterday. It become progressively worse as the day went on.







Originally Posted by beeduh
I'm sorry it didn't work for you! Yeah, I definitely have a weaker curl pattern, and I only really did this when it wasn't very humid, because humidity makes my hair curl like crazy. I did this in the winter when my curls were limp anyway, so I thought I might as well straighten it, but I hate using an iron.

Did you brush/comb it after you took it out?
Oh! Also, in summery times when it's humid and I just want a weaker curl pattern rather than straight hair, I do this but then brush it out and scrunch it to give me nice, gentle waves. I think maybe brunshing and scrunching might help
Routine
Weekly Shampoo: Kinky-Curly Come Clean + Coconut Oil
Co-wash/RO: Cure Care Skin & Hair Conditioner
LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: Kinky-Curly Curling Custard

Techniques
  • combing to detangle and separate curls
  • scrunch 'n pump!
  • t-shirt turban
Hair coconut oil and protein
Hair silicones, sulfates, glycerin, synthetic ingredients

2c/C/ii/low porosity. Growing out!
*November- above chin
*January- at chin
*March- around collarbone

Last edited by unicyclist; 04-25-2012 at 02:40 PM.

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