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Yup! Put me on the waiting list! 9 9.28%
No Way! I love my curls no matter what! 57 58.76%
I'd have to seriously think about it 31 31.96%
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Old 09-02-2005, 07:43 PM   #21
 
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I wouldn't want them gone - I'd just like them to loosen up a little! That also goes for a few people I know!
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Old 09-03-2005, 04:24 AM   #22
 
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I have to say I would, don't even have to think about it (runs away and hides in embarrassment).
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Old 09-03-2005, 10:37 AM   #23
 
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Once upon a time I would have said yes to permanently straight hair.
But not anymore, I think curly hair is way more interesting & individual than straight hair.
When I used to straighten regularly I always liked to leave a bit of a wave, I think that looks more natural than poker straight, totally flat hair.
A couple of weeks ago I was going out for a meal with my SO & I decided to dig the straighteners out (1st time in months) mainly to see how long my hair had grown. Well it looked bl**dy awful!! It really seemed to drag my face down & didn't look 'me' at all. I didn't have time to re-wet so ended up putting my hair up in a twist which actually looked really good with the straight hair.

I bet straighties have bad hair days too.
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Old 09-03-2005, 04:24 PM   #24
 
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I bet straighties have bad hair days too.
Hard to believe, but could be true!
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Old 09-03-2005, 05:31 PM   #25
 
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I voted to keep my curls. Sure, sometimes I pine for long, silky straight hair that I can brush to my heart's content, shampoo as much as I want to, and consider it frizzy when there's a couple flyaway hairs, but I have realized that my curly hair is part of what makes me me. My hair is unique and no one in the world has hair exactly like mine. I love straightening my hair every once in a while for that shock effect, but I don't feel completely myself until I get my curls back. I figure God created my curls, and so I'm keeping 'em!
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Old 09-04-2005, 08:51 AM   #26
 
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wow lcaste1, your hair looks fabulous straight or curly! of course i have to say i'm biased towards the curls
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Old 09-04-2005, 08:58 AM   #27
 
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lcaste1 -

Your curls are DYNAMITE!!!

Nah - straight is okay, of course you still look lovely, but as I said, straight hair just always looks so generic to me.

Keep rocking your gorgeous curls!!!

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Old 09-04-2005, 10:10 AM   #28
 
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Thanks! After 2 days with straight hair, I am excited to go back to curly!!!!!
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Old 09-04-2005, 10:35 AM   #29
 
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I remember that feeling after straightening ...

The last time I did it, I came home and wet it that very same night - it was kinda fun for one night, but it just felt sooooo weird and not me!




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Old 09-04-2005, 10:45 AM   #30
 
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No way.

My nature is curly, I just didn't know it before.

Straight or flat hair is not my most flattering look.
Exactly, plink
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ETA: Straight hair pics. I think curly looks better. Plus, my roots are more visible when my hair is straight and I'm gonna have to do a good DT to get some moisture into my dry ends.
Your hair looks fine straight, but I agree that it looks WAY better curly! It really suits you.
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Old 09-04-2005, 01:42 PM   #32
 
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I would seriously think about it. I think I still dream of long silky straight hair...
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I would seriously think about it. If it could transform my curls into beautiful soft waves I would do it in a heartbeat.
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Old 09-04-2005, 03:36 PM   #34
 
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I would think about it, but I doubt I would do it. I like having straight hair, it's fun as a change, but I would not want to have straight hair every day. But my hair is also very consistent in its curl, it looks the same everyday, so I don't have alot of the same issues other curlies have.
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Old 09-05-2005, 07:55 AM   #35
 
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Okay - see her curls - that is what I want. Not a huge request is it? Just a little looser that what I have now.
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Old 09-05-2005, 11:07 AM   #36
 
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lcaste1, your curls are absoultely gorgeous. Your straight hair, although it's nice enough, makes you look like "everyone else" or not memorable. Those curls are memorable!
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Feels great to be back to my curls!!!!!!!
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:08 AM   #38
 
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I've straightened mine once to stick-straight. And it was just for a halloween party in high school (Cleopatra isn't usually pictured with straight hair.)

More often, I'd just change the curl with hot rollers - gave me gorgeous fat curls, and it was a nice change of pace. I have really thin hair, and don't look good at all with it straight and flat. (And booorrring.)

So basically, no, there's no way in hell I'd screw it up by straightening it permanently. It took me many years to figure out how to make it cooperate, and now that we have this understanding, I love my hair... Even though I don't have much anymore. I've got a short little pixie do at the moment, and I LOVE it... but I only love it because it flips out and curls in all the right places. And it's really, really easy to maintain, given how much I'm working these days.

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Old 09-07-2005, 04:36 PM   #39
 
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I pretty much agree with pixiecurls first post. I would definitely go for the straight hair IF it had body. I hate flat stick straight hair, but straight hair with body and shine is what I long for.

My main problem with my curly hair is that it looks different every single day and humidity (although where I live we don't get much), just ruins it completely. Humidity actually seems to plaster it to my head in a very weird way.
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