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View Poll Results: How often do you straighten?
Daily, or after every wash 2 3.13%
About once a week 4 6.25%
About once a month 9 14.06%
A few times a year 25 39.06%
NEVER!!!! 24 37.50%
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Old 11-06-2005, 11:09 PM   #21
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Once a month, mainly to check my length.
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Old 11-07-2005, 06:32 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Joy4ever
Originally Posted by Botticelli Venus
Also if I am going through a lot of life trauma or drama I tend to straighten my hair because it makes me feel more in control. I don't know why that is!
Well, because that's sort of the whole point of curly hair, isn't it? Not so much that it's "out of control" like the curl-bashers like to say, but that it sorta has a mind of its own. I like to say it's spunky, and doesn't like us to try and tell it what to do.

But I think that I like having it curly during stress, because instead of feeling like I'm fighting with my hair like I used to, I feel like it's sorta.... backing me up. It's lending me some of its spunk and defiance, so I can be like, "Raarr! You will not make me cower or do anything I don't want to!!"
Oh, I like that! Raarr!

I used to straighten all the time, years ago, then I quit completely when I figured out my hair and got a cut that worked with the curls. I think I've had my hair straightened only once in the past 20 years. My stylist blew it out, because someone else was using the heat lamps he usually uses for drying my hair. I told him it made me look like an anchorwoman. Not the response he was looking for! It looked okay, but it didn't look like me.
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Old 11-07-2005, 11:42 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by LibbyLiz
Originally Posted by cyndi
a few times a year
Same here. . . And definitely for a length check.
I do not look like myself at all with straight hair. No one, including me, likes it straight if I wear it down. If I straighten it, it's almost always to see how long it is straight and then I put it up. I even like it curly better when it's up!
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Old 11-07-2005, 03:49 PM   #24
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I have blow-dried my hair straight in the past, but not often and not in a couple of years. But as I will have a newborn on my hands soon, I am thinking I might have to go that route for a short time as I don't see how I will have time to deal with curls every day.
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Old 11-09-2005, 01:16 PM   #25
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I wish I could have it straight everyday. I love love love love love my hair straight. It's the best thing. But unfortunately I am horrible at straightening my own hair and I don't have the money to go to the salon to do it.
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Old 11-09-2005, 05:08 PM   #26
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used to sraighted everyday....now never...

It is just too much of a pain in the butt, i am a wash and go girl now!

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