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Curly-Asian 12-06-2011 11:40 AM

How straight do you like your hair?
 
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I've noticed by watching a lot of youtube videos that there are different types of straight that people like their hair.
I like mines very pin-straight. But there was some other people who like theirs wavy at the ends, or puffy at the roots (for volume).

Attached is a picture of how I like my hair when I straighten it.
That is second day hair, btw.

curlypearl 12-06-2011 05:48 PM

I'd probably love to see my hair pin straight but I've never done it for fear of damaging my thin hair. I just do a rollerset and then make it smoother with blowdryer and brush. I'm happy if my hair is just smooth instead of frizzy, crinkly, and messy looking.

Curly-Asian 12-06-2011 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by curlypearl (Post 1829384)
I'd probably love to see my hair pin straight but I've never done it for fear of damaging my thin hair. I just do a rollerset and then make it smoother with blowdryer and brush. I'm happy if my hair is just smooth instead of frizzy, crinkly, and messy looking.

Yes, I hate it when my hair gets all frizzy looking. D: I never could get my hair to be smooth with a blowdryer and a brush. I just be lazy and use a flat iron. x_x

IAmJordanNicole 12-08-2011 11:03 PM

I like mine really straight but not pin straight. I like it to have a little more volume. The last time I got my hair pin straight I got major heat damage :(


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Curly-Asian 12-10-2011 12:52 AM

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Originally Posted by IAmJordanNicole (Post 1831345)
I like mine really straight but not pin straight. I like it to have a little more volume. The last time I got my hair pin straight I got major heat damage :(


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I'm very sorry to hear that you had heat damage. :( How did your hair recover from that?

IAmJordanNicole 12-10-2011 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Curly-Asian (Post 1832168)
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Originally Posted by IAmJordanNicole (Post 1831345)
I like mine really straight but not pin straight. I like it to have a little more volume. The last time I got my hair pin straight I got major heat damage :(


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I'm very sorry to hear that you had heat damage. :( How did your hair recover from that?

Well, it hasn't fully recovered. I did a protein treatment and a deep treatment and it helped but it's still a little stringy...it sucks because I wear my hair curly 90% of the time but I can't be that mad because I knew it was a risk I was taking with straightening. I'm going to have an inch or 2 cut off soon and hopefully that will help too.


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Curly-Asian 12-12-2011 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by IAmJordanNicole (Post 1832665)

Well, it hasn't fully recovered. I did a protein treatment and a deep treatment and it helped but it's still a little stringy...it sucks because I wear my hair curly 90% of the time but I can't be that mad because I knew it was a risk I was taking with straightening. I'm going to have an inch or 2 cut off soon and hopefully that will help too.


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Ugh, that sucks. I feel for you.

My hair had some heat damage from all the years I straightened my hair. When I was in highschool, all I would do was straighten my hair because I didn't know what to do with it. (I would straighten my hair while it was damp and didn't use heat protectant either, which I regret.) My hair was down to my elbows.

Then, when I got into college, I had my hair cut to above my shoulders. (Where it was short, but long enough to put my hair up in a ponytail.) It looked healthier, because my ends weren't split anymore. It's been about two years since that hair cut and within those two years, I still cut off a total of about 6-8 inches myself.

Now, I only straighten my hair 1-2 times a week now as oppose to the 5 times a week in my highschool days. Some weeks, I go without using my flat iron.

Curly-Asian 12-15-2011 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by jammers0801 (Post 1836304)
I like my hair straight at the ends, but I like it fuller at the top. So I use a volumizing product at my roots (I like the Big Sexy Hair root gel) and blow dry upside down. Then I use my U-Smooth flat iron (it's the best! :thumbleft:) but i don't start right at the root. I start like a couple inches below my root so that the volume stays.

Is the different textures from the root to the ends noticeable?

Leeeah 01-19-2012 09:34 PM

Pin straight! When I want it straight, I want it really straight. My hair has become so manageable lately (don't know why, but I love it), so it only takes 5 minutes to straighten my hair. It used to take between 20 and 40 minutes to straighten my coarse, long, thick hair...but now it's a little thinner and smootherr(blame hormones). :love4:

EvaCurls333 01-28-2012 11:10 AM

I love my have straight straight straight! I get it straightened every two weeks and it usually last a week and a half. The straighter the longer it last.

CaseyGoNatural 01-29-2012 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by EvaCurls333 (Post 1871051)
I love my have straight straight straight! I get it straightened every two weeks and it usually last a week and a half. The straighter the longer it last.

Why are you natural then?

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EvaCurls333 02-18-2012 08:00 AM

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Originally Posted by EvaCurls333 (Post 1871051)
I love my have straight straight straight! I get it straightened every two weeks and it usually last a week and a half. The straighter the longer it last.

Why are you natural then?

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Im guessing you dont undersand this but..... being natural doesn't mean being curly all the time. I have no chemicals in my hair and haven't for many years and I go back and between straight hair and my curly hair.

CaseyGoNatural 02-18-2012 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by EvaCurls333 (Post 1889263)
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Originally Posted by CaseyGoNatural (Post 1871658)
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Originally Posted by EvaCurls333 (Post 1871051)
I love my have straight straight straight! I get it straightened every two weeks and it usually last a week and a half. The straighter the longer it last.

Why are you natural then?

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Im guessing you dont undersand this but..... being natural doesn't mean being curly all the time. I have no chemicals in my hair and haven't for many years and I go back and between straight hair and my curly hair.

I do know what being natural means, i just don't get why you flat iron your hair every two weeks, you may not have a relaxer but after flat ironing your hair so much, it might look like you have one.

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EvaCurls333 02-18-2012 09:24 PM

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Originally Posted by CaseyGoNatural (Post 1889696)
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Originally Posted by EvaCurls333 (Post 1889263)
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Originally Posted by CaseyGoNatural (Post 1871658)

Why are you natural then?

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Im guessing you dont undersand this but..... being natural doesn't mean being curly all the time. I have no chemicals in my hair and haven't for many years and I go back and between straight hair and my curly hair.

I do know what being natural means, i just don't get why you flat iron your hair every two weeks, you may not have a relaxer but after flat ironing your hair so much, it might look like you have one.

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When I wash my hair it always goes back to being curly. I take great care of my hair when it's straight so it's not damaged and it's always healthy when it's straight and curly.

CaseyGoNatural 02-18-2012 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by EvaCurls333 (Post 1889795)
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Originally Posted by CaseyGoNatural (Post 1889696)
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Originally Posted by EvaCurls333 (Post 1889263)

Im guessing you dont undersand this but..... being natural doesn't mean being curly all the time. I have no chemicals in my hair and haven't for many years and I go back and between straight hair and my curly hair.

I do know what being natural means, i just don't get why you flat iron your hair every two weeks, you may not have a relaxer but after flat ironing your hair so much, it might look like you have one.

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When I wash my hair it always goes back to being curly. I take great care of my hair when it's straight so it's not damaged and it's always healthy when it's straight and curly.

Well you are very lucky that you do not get heat damage, i guess i was just speaking from my past experiences with straightening...not everyone's hair is the same. Good luck in your hair journey! :)

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Johari 02-28-2012 11:27 PM

^^ya that's like my hair ppl always ask if I have a relaxer..but I don't want to cut the heat damaged ends..and I'm stil in hs so it's the only hairstyle where people don't make negative comments eventhough I wear my hair in a ponytail ppl always want to say "its poofy why don't you straightened it or get braids"

I can't w8 to get out of high school in college I plan to not flat iron my hair except for special events.

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HateRelationship 03-28-2012 12:15 PM

I like it completely straight.

GoddessLala 03-30-2012 10:13 AM

It depends. Sometimes I want it pin straight, and other times I want it to have a little more volume so I don't have the temperature set to the highest on my flat iron.

luvscurlz 04-24-2012 05:33 PM

When it was shorter I liked it fluffy with lots of volume. Now that's it's longer, it's below bra strap length when straight now, I like it pin straight and parted down the middle. I'd also like to add waves with my flat iron sometimes, but it won't hold the curls :-(


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