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Old 08-27-2010, 05:04 PM   #1
 
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Default Trying to figure out the best way to straighten...

Hey all! I've been thinking about straightening my hair (I have 3c curls) and adding in some extensions for a while now. The issue is, I don't want my hair to be straight permanently, and I can't really flat iron it due to the fact that my hair is about 2 inches long, heh.

I was thinking about doing an at home BKT this one to be specific, but am hesistant just because I'm not sure it will get my hair as straight as I want. I keep seeing that product recommended for people wanting to strengthen their hair rather than straighten it.

I have thought about just getting a relaxer and having my hair like that for a while, but it's such a commitment that I'm not sure if I'm ready for it. The more I think about it the more keen I am on the idea of it, I just don't want to talk myself into relaxing it if I don't know whether I want to keep it up or not.

Anyway, does anyone have any tips or recommendations for products for me to use? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:58 PM   #2
 
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Default post your question in the keratin services thread

many of us do t=our BKTS at home and have probably answered all of your questions. I haven't tried the thing you posted from sallys, but at $6, it's probably just a protien treatment.
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:56 PM   #3
 
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If I could tag on a question...which method would do me the least damage if I want to straighten my hair?

If I used a straightener it'd be once a week with my SEDU flat iron (I only wash once a week though).

Also which (pref. CG friendly and cheap) heat protectant product works best for flat ironing?

Sorry if that's a lot of questions - just thought they were some basic ones that might help others too.

Thanks a ton!
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:14 AM   #4
 
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For some info about heat protectants :
What's the best heat protectant ?
heat protectants
Natural Heat Protectant
You can also try roller setting for straightening hair without much heat.
HTH.

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If I could tag on a question...which method would do me the least damage if I want to straighten my hair?

If I used a straightener it'd be once a week with my SEDU flat iron (I only wash once a week though).

Also which (pref. CG friendly and cheap) heat protectant product works best for flat ironing?

Sorry if that's a lot of questions - just thought they were some basic ones that might help others too.

Thanks a ton!
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:15 PM   #5
 
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Thanks for these taltal!
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