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Old 11-11-2013, 05:10 PM   #1
 
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Default Straightening: Using curlformers to skip blowdry step??

Has anyone ever just curlformer set their hair and then straightened to skip the blowdrying?

I am planning on straightening my hair after over a year of wearing it curly. I am planning on using the Motions straight finish line. The plan is to wash with the cleanser, curlformer set with the leave in, then straighten with the serum. I want to do that because curlformers make my hair so stretched and smooth and I think I might get better straighter results by doing it. Also, I feel like the blowdry step is pretty damaging to my hair, so I want to skip it.

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Old 11-12-2013, 09:19 AM   #2
 
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I want to know what people's results are like using this method as well. I just did my first curlformers set last week and couldn't help but think that it would be a great thing to do before straightening. I do use a hooded dryer for my curlformers but that's way less damaging than a hand dryer.
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I want to know what people's results are like using this method as well. I just did my first curlformers set last week and couldn't help but think that it would be a great thing to do before straightening. I do use a hooded dryer for my curlformers but that's way less damaging than a hand dryer.
Well I will be trying it this weekend, so even if no one else answers, I'll let you know how it worked for me.
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Thanks! I might try to do it for around Christmas.
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Old 11-16-2013, 04:24 AM   #5
 
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I do it all the time!
Here is my tutorial

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Old 11-23-2013, 07:57 PM   #6
 
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I do it all the time!
Here is my tutorial

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Of course it depends on your curl texture, but I stopped blow drying long before I stopped straightening. It made a huge difference in the health of my hair, in fact I believe 100% that for my hair blow drying is way more damaging than straightening if you are careful to use the least amount of heat possible, section your hair well, and only make one pass per section with the straightener. Mine is 3A and I would simply wash at night, combing it all straight and air drying without touching it (this would give me wavy hair), then straighten in the morning. I've seen several different techniques for air drying straight, including banding the hair and wrapping it around your head.. but they add a lot of drying time.
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Thanks! I might try to do it for around Christmas.
Did you try it? I did. I definitely liked the blow dry results better, but nonetheless it worked well
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