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View Poll Results: How often do you straighten?
All of the time 0 0%
Most of the time 2 4.55%
Half of the time 7 15.91%
Every now and then 11 25.00%
Rarely 24 54.55%
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Old 03-28-2005, 05:17 PM   #1
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Default POLL: How often do you straighten?

Just curious to find out how often you curlies straighten your hair. I find that Some months I love straight hair and other months I embrace my natural curls. It can depend on the weather, my mood, or on how many bad curl days I've had in a row.

Oops forgot to add the option for 'Never'... sorry.
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Old 03-28-2005, 05:37 PM   #2
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Once every 1-2 months, and it can last a week if I'm careful, esp. in winter. I voted for every now and then.
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Old 03-28-2005, 05:50 PM   #3
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I think I've straightened 3 or 4 times in almost the past year. The last time was probably right around New Year's.
I've banned myself from the heat stylers now. Last blowdry was around New Year's, last cruling (I mean curling) iron was before September, and last straightening iron was around Thanksgiving '03. Considering I used to refuse to leave the house without perfect stick straight hair (blowdry then curling iron... later just blowdry), I'm very proud of myself.
I'm not against the idea entirely, I'm just trying to get healthy natural hair again. No more dye, no more heat until I grow all the damage off.
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Old 03-28-2005, 05:53 PM   #4
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I also put every now and again. I straighten every 2-3 months to track growth and to trim my ends. I usually keep it straight for about a week, maybe two if I keep it wrapped.
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Old 03-28-2005, 05:57 PM   #5
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I put rarely since you forgot never, but I never straighten my hair. It takes one time straightening (even with heat protection products) for my hair to get split ends terribly.
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Old 03-28-2005, 06:01 PM   #6
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I voted rarely and when I say rarely, I mean I've straightened 3, maybe 4 times ever. Even when I try I just end up with slight waves because I get tired of doing it before it's completely dry.
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Old 03-28-2005, 06:05 PM   #7
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I usually do once a week or so. My hair has really nice soft curls after the first wash after straight hair. I have to wash every two days otherwise it gets greasy, so no two week hair for me.
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Old 03-28-2005, 06:08 PM   #8
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I voted rarely. I am actually enjoying my curls. Last
time I straightned was right before I went on vacation
in August.
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Old 03-28-2005, 07:34 PM   #9
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About once every 3 months or longer, so it's every now & then, & I can let it be for 3-5 days.
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Old 03-28-2005, 07:46 PM   #10
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There's no option for "Nevah evah, evah!"

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Old 03-28-2005, 08:08 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Mayim
There's no option for "Nevah evah, evah!"

That's what I was gonna say
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Old 03-28-2005, 08:09 PM   #12
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Never never never!!
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Old 03-28-2005, 08:37 PM   #13
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guess im the rebel on this thread.....i straighten about once a week. but i leave it straight for 2-3 days. the rest of the week its usually curly or in a braid. im sorry i just love how smooth and low maintainance straight hair is not to mention that it gives my bf an incentive to play with it altho he says he completely prefers my curly hair.....boo men
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Old 03-28-2005, 09:05 PM   #14
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Never. I straightened it every day back in high school, got tired of waking up early to blow it out every day around my second semester of college, and haven't straightened it since. Sometimes I loosen my curls a little bit by applying products to wet hair and twisting it up in a claw (this gives me loose waves), but I never completely straighten it.
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Old 03-28-2005, 09:09 PM   #15
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Never! All that effort so I can look more like those little @$%*$s who teased me about my curls in grade school? I don't think so. I wouldn't be me .
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:03 AM   #16
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I probably would more often, but it just seems pointless. My curls are too strong to get completely out, and I've got too much hair so it still seems poofy and triangle-shaped. Not worth the effort for me. I only do it once or twice a year, and that's usually enough to remind me why I don't do it more often.
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:13 AM   #17
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I chose rarely, but only because "never" wasn't an option. :-)
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:16 AM   #18
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I think the last time I straightened was about 25 years ago.
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Old 03-29-2005, 11:20 AM   #19
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I've been straightening mine a lot lately (read -- wrapping when wet, not blowdrying or ironing) because it's getting too long to do much but wave and I like it long. I also like to give it a break from scrunching and all the product I need to use when it is curly. I am really tired of the scrunched look. It looks so 80s to me.

Does it stay pin straight? of course not. But the longer it is the straighter it is, and without the heat it is pretty frizz free.

Sometimes I add smooth curls with rollers or pincurls.
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Old 03-29-2005, 01:08 PM   #20
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i said half the time since i normally alternate w/ a week of curlyness & then a week of straight hair. If i straighten my hair, i normally don't wash it for the rest of the week. Its fun having people wonder what your hair looks like naturally
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