HELP! soooo aggravated!

I have naturally curly hair (well duh) and I LOVE Taylor Swift's hair. She says her hair is naturally curly, but she touches it up with an iron. Sooooo I just paid 100 bucks for a CHI 1 inch curling iron, and I have come to the conclusion that my hair won't hold a curl?!! HOW MESSED UP IS THAT?! when I try to curl my (hair with an iron it stays for a few minutes and then phloop it goes STRAIGHT. I'm hairspraying the heck out of it before I curl it too. Any help?
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Originally Posted by rudeechick
Agreed.

FWIW,if your hair is coarse, it would be harder to curl your hair and hair it hold with heat. Same as it can be harder to straighten coarse hair.

My hair is fine and I can't even brush out curls I make with a curling iron. They come back within minutes of being brushed out. 'Course I haven't used a curling iron in years. Might be different now.
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Originally Posted by rudeechick
Agreed.

FWIW,if your hair is coarse, it would be harder to curl your hair and hair it hold with heat. Same as it can be harder to straighten coarse hair.

My hair is fine and I can't even brush out curls I make with a curling iron. They come back within minutes of being brushed out. 'Course I haven't used a curling iron in years. Might be different now.
Originally Posted by whatsercurl
sorry to barge in, but since u have been CG for a while, i was wondering if u could answer my question about going CG? i have been using a sulfate free shampoo for over a year now, but i do use a hair creme with a -cone in it. do i still have to do a sulfate wash before going CG? it just seems kind of ridiculous to go out and buy a shampoo that im only going to use once. thanks!
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I personally would go out and get a cone free sulphate 'poo. I'm sure there are some really cheap ones out there.
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I haven't tried a curling iron, but I have tried to curl up slightly straighter bits using straightening tongs and it NEVER holds for longer than an hour or so despite the fact that the rest of my hair is 3a! Maybe its because my hair is fine and porous? Or maybe its something to do with the straighteners? However rollers do seem to work if I put them in when my hair is damp. Maybe damp hair is the secret?
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Pre-CG I straightened or heat curled my hair every time I washed it. When I'd use a curling iron or rollers to curl it it would stay in for days (of course less curly every day)...but the key for me was to make sure my hair was really dry. If you heat your hair when it's wet you'll ruin it by drying it out and you wind up with dry damaged ends.

I'm guessing that it's either your hair texture/type or what you're putting in it that's the problem. If you really want to enhance your natural curl try going CG for a month & see if it improves. Mine's changed a lot & it's only been 7 days!
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Originally Posted by rudeechick
Agreed.

FWIW,if your hair is coarse, it would be harder to curl your hair and hair it hold with heat. Same as it can be harder to straighten coarse hair.

My hair is fine and I can't even brush out curls I make with a curling iron. They come back within minutes of being brushed out. 'Course I haven't used a curling iron in years. Might be different now.
Originally Posted by whatsercurl
sorry to barge in, but since u have been CG for a while, i was wondering if u could answer my question about going CG? i have been using a sulfate free shampoo for over a year now, but i do use a hair creme with a -cone in it. do i still have to do a sulfate wash before going CG? it just seems kind of ridiculous to go out and buy a shampoo that im only going to use once. thanks!
Originally Posted by AmmaK
There's been a lot of recent discoveries on cones so my information may be outdated, but old information shows you need a sulfate shampoo to remove a-cones. You can buy one really cheaply - Sauve is about $1 here. If still feel wasteful, perhaps you could give it away to someone.
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I have naturally curly hair (well duh) and I LOVE Taylor Swift's hair. She says her hair is naturally curly, but she touches it up with an iron. Sooooo I just paid 100 bucks for a CHI 1 inch curling iron, and I have come to the conclusion that my hair won't hold a curl?!! HOW MESSED UP IS THAT?! when I try to curl my (hair with an iron it stays for a few minutes and then phloop it goes STRAIGHT. I'm hairspraying the heck out of it before I curl it too. Any help?
Originally Posted by jml1594@
I know just what you are talking about! I like to touch up with a curling iron sometimes too, but I have found that the curlier my hair gets naturally (which is happening since CG) the more trouble I will have if I try to "go against" the natural curl. This is especially true if I've used a curl enhancer cream or lotion (like Rockin' Ringlets or even KCCC). I can have some success if I look at the curl and try to tighten it or smooth it in the same general direction it wants to go. If I go the opposite, it falls out straight and weird looking!

Maybe going with the flow of your natural curls will help?
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I haven't tried a curling iron, but I have tried to curl up slightly straighter bits using straightening tongs and it NEVER holds for longer than an hour or so despite the fact that the rest of my hair is 3a! Maybe its because my hair is fine and porous? Or maybe its something to do with the straighteners? However rollers do seem to work if I put them in when my hair is damp. Maybe damp hair is the secret?
Originally Posted by mdrb
Mine is the same way. It's like when I try to the twisting that some curlies can do-it actually makes my hair straight. But if I have a blow out done my hair will stay that way really well.
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I haven't tried a curling iron, but I have tried to curl up slightly straighter bits using straightening tongs and it NEVER holds for longer than an hour or so despite the fact that the rest of my hair is 3a! Maybe its because my hair is fine and porous? Or maybe its something to do with the straighteners? However rollers do seem to work if I put them in when my hair is damp. Maybe damp hair is the secret?
Originally Posted by mdrb
Yikes! Don't use a curling iron or straightening iron on damp hair - that's even more damaging than on dry hair. They're too hot and will literally scald your hair - real good for it - NOT! Steam rollers are safe (e.g., Caruso's), and your hair will probably hold the curl better with them, too - not sure what type of rollers Mdrb means


There's been a lot of recent discoveries on cones so my information may be outdated, but old information shows you need a sulfate shampoo to remove a-cones. You can buy one really cheaply - Sauve is about $1 here. If still feel wasteful, perhaps you could give it away to someone.
Originally Posted by whatsercurl
No, according to the Curly Chemist, other surfactants like coco betaine are sufficient to remove a-cones and most any other 'cones:

www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/curly-q-a/whats-the-scoop-on-silicones

I bet IRL Taylor Swift doesn't use a curling iron. Her stylist probably layers in all sorts of product to get it to hold, baking it into her hair and damaging it.
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Originally Posted by rudeechick
Agreed.

FWIW,if your hair is coarse, it would be harder to curl your hair and hair it hold with heat. Same as it can be harder to straighten coarse hair.

My hair is fine and I can't even brush out curls I make with a curling iron. They come back within minutes of being brushed out. 'Course I haven't used a curling iron in years. Might be different now.
Originally Posted by whatsercurl
sorry to barge in, but since u have been CG for a while, i was wondering if u could answer my question about going CG? i have been using a sulfate free shampoo for over a year now, but i do use a hair creme with a -cone in it. do i still have to do a sulfate wash before going CG? it just seems kind of ridiculous to go out and buy a shampoo that im only going to use once. thanks!
Originally Posted by AmmaK
Buy one of those 99 cent travel shampoos. They all have sulfates and you won't have tons of left overs.
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I haven't tried a curling iron, but I have tried to curl up slightly straighter bits using straightening tongs and it NEVER holds for longer than an hour or so despite the fact that the rest of my hair is 3a! Maybe its because my hair is fine and porous? Or maybe its something to do with the straighteners? However rollers do seem to work if I put them in when my hair is damp. Maybe damp hair is the secret?
Originally Posted by mdrb
Yikes! Don't use a curling iron or straightening iron on damp hair - that's even more damaging than on dry hair. They're too hot and will literally scald your hair - real good for it - NOT! Steam rollers are safe (e.g., Caruso's), and your hair will probably hold the curl better with them, too - not sure what type of rollers Mdrb means

Originally Posted by auntnett
No no no, I would NEVER (EVER!) use a straightener in damp hair!!! Obviously I did not phrase my last post correctly...What I mean is that I sometimes use the kind of slightly heated rollers that you put in damp and leave for about an hour to dry and that seems to keep the curl much better than using a curling iron or straighteners. So I am suggesting rollers NOT a curling iron, on damp hair. Eeeep! I hope no one has damaged hair because of that!
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Agreed.

FWIW,if your hair is coarse, it would be harder to curl your hair and hair it hold with heat. Same as it can be harder to straighten coarse hair.

My hair is fine and I can't even brush out curls I make with a curling iron. They come back within minutes of being brushed out. 'Course I haven't used a curling iron in years. Might be different now.
Originally Posted by whatsercurl
sorry to barge in, but since u have been CG for a while, i was wondering if u could answer my question about going CG? i have been using a sulfate free shampoo for over a year now, but i do use a hair creme with a -cone in it. do i still have to do a sulfate wash before going CG? it just seems kind of ridiculous to go out and buy a shampoo that im only going to use once. thanks!
Originally Posted by AmmaK
Buy one of those 99 cent travel shampoos. They all have sulfates and you won't have tons of left overs.
Originally Posted by belasuna
good tip...and depending on the products you will use, you can dilute the shampoo and use it once a month or once every three months to remove buildup.
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I agree with going totally CG.

I never put a curling iron to my hair...it just won't hold the curl...ah the irony. So, if some of it wants to "do its own thing", so be it.

Maybe you can return the curling iron.
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