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%
Voters: 64. You may not vote on this poll

How often do you straighten??

So how often do you guys straighten?? I haven't done it in a while, but Winter is coming and it's too cold to go out with damp hair. Plus, my curls are getting flat so I was thinking I might straighten more often.
i said NEVER. i've never tried it - it would take far too long to straighten...plus, i love my curls.
I checked once a month, although I usually do it twice a month. I love my curly hair, but it's fun to have the option of straightening it every now and then.
3A
HGs: Elucence MBC, Pink Boots, HEHD
I voted never!! I think I've had my hair straightened a total of 4 times in my life. Just doesn't look like me and every time I do it my DH says I look weird and where are my curls?
2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.
a few times a year
Originally Posted by cyndi
Same here. Mostly on a whim or for special occasions. And definitely for a length check.
Usually once every two or three weeks, depending on the weather, but I don't straighten all of it. My hair straightens easily and quickly, but doesn't stay that way. If I dry it with a large round brush, I pull it back in a scrunchy first when it is about 50% dry and just pull out and dry the top layer then take the scrunchy out and let the bottom dry naturally. My hair looks like I put it in hot rollers. If I dry all of it straight, you can see where my layers are cut and then it starts to stick out in points/tails all over the place and I don't like that.
3a fine, thin, loose curls
http://public.fotki.com/CricketCurl/
I checked "a few times a year" because I don't want to commit to the "never". But I haven't straightened since I chopped my hair off back in May-- actually, I don't think I've straightened since last fall. And I don't plan on it anytime in the near future... especially since I've started cutting my own hair, and I do it dry with waves and curls in mind, so it might look kinda funny straight. But "never" seemed awfully emphatic, lol.
Previously Joy4ever.
Changed because the "number in place of a word" thing was bugging my no-longer-14-year-old self.
Once a month or so, for a change, to track length and to have easier, non-transitioning hair for a week or two. But I get it done at the salon, I don't do my own.
Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali











I have only blown my hair out once since this time last year, so I voted a couple of times a year
2c/3a Fine Blonde/Silver
I voted a few times a year.

I usually get my hair pressed during the winter.
3c pencil-sized corkscrews; low porosity; fine; layered

CO-Wash: Shea Moisture Co-Wash or Eden's Co-Wash Style: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie

My YouTube Channel

http://beautybyanjoli.blogspot.com
I voted never only because I am new to wearing my hair curly. I am now transitioning and it's so new to me that I just refuse to go back to the straight look right now. LOL I don't miss fooling around with the flat iron though. Maybe after I've done this for a while, I will want to see straight again.
Hair Type: 3C Natural, 3B Relaxed. I'm transitioning!

Fotki Password: curly
I checked "a few times a year" because I don't want to commit to the "never".
Originally Posted by Joy4ever
yup, me too. although i have to say... i was very tempted with the 'never' option since the last time i did it, it looked so horrendous. think poufy straw. ew. maybe after a few months of CG, it would look better stright, but i don't want to put it through all that anymore. besides... such a lot of work!
2b/3a
modified CG since 10/05
products i definitely love: deva one c, deva low-poo, deva SIF
looking for that HG styler... still.
pw = deva
NEVER for me. once i reluctantly allowed my cousin's daughter to blowdry my hair for her sisters wedding. this was in 2001. Before that, last time my hair was straight was in 1968. since then, not at all!! i am SO enjoying my curls now thanks to all of you!!
Susan suburban NY
3b going gray, not thick, waist length when wet, a bit below shoulders when dry
CG since 11/11/04
http://public.fotki.com/banjolady/
PW: banjo
HG: suave and honey for co-wash, deva, i use garnier fructis regular CO's or boots pink or white as leave ins and LA looks sport gel. plop w microfiber turban, then curl towel scrunch, then another turban.i sleep with the turban on. little one minute hair styling videos http://www.youtube.com/user/lazycurls
I chose a few times a year. I get my hair trimmed twice a year and that's when I get it straightened.
Western Pennsylvania

3b, medium textured, medium thickness, medium porosity, protein sensitive
CG since 6/22/04

CO Washes: Suave Conditioners, Devacurl No Poo
Conditioners: Trader Joe Nourish, GV Conditioning Balm, JC Too Shea
Styling: Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee, Chi Infra Gel, GF Pure Clean Gel
DT: Devacurl Heaven in Hair, Nature's Therapy Mega Moisture, Hask Henna & Placenta (every 3 mo)

Hair photos
pw: manycurls
I voted never!! I think I've had my hair straightened a total of 4 times in my life. Just doesn't look like me and every time I do it my DH says I look weird and where are my curls?
Originally Posted by kimmyc
Exactly! I used to try to straighten in grade school long ago, looked bad. I have attempted to straighten it myself twice in the first 2 years of a 13-yr+ marriage, and hubby hated it! That's a good thing, since I NEVER straighten anymore.!!! It's just SO not me.

SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring"
3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
* pw: just4curlies
* My Motto: Strand Test!
some hair pics
-- gone, but never forgotten.
Whenever I get tired of wetting my hair every day -- if I don't when it's curly, I get horrible tangles and feel like I'm shredding my hair trying to untangle it.

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!
I think I have worn mine straight three times in my whole life.

A few times a year for me. Mostly when I need a trim and for tracking length. Sometimes more frequently during the colder months.
A wonderful mix of coils, curls, corkscrews, and kinks.

http://s211.photobucket.com/albums/bb133/shyygirl_2007/
PW: curlyhair

I have a blog now. Follow meeeee!

http://naturalurbanista.blogspot.com/

"You see, when it comes to language competence, a true patriot must hit that sweet spot between "job-stealing immigrant" and "liberal elitist." ~Eilonwy

Wanna have access to the top names in fashion and luxury at up to 70% off retail? Sure you do. http://tinyurl.com/3yxneol

DC metro area
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!
Originally Posted by Botticelli Venus
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!!"
Previously Joy4ever.
Changed because the "number in place of a word" thing was bugging my no-longer-14-year-old self.

Trending Topics


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com