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mzjazzy_21 06-23-2012 12:14 AM

Help need! Attempted to straighten my natural hair for the 1St time in 2 yrs
 
Hello my curlies,
I've been natural for 2yrs & 3months & the last time I had my natural hair straight was when I had a relaxer. I usely wear a weave or wig when I want straight hair. But I want to see my own hair straight. Just because I know I have that options (& BC I want to see my length without stretching my hair lol) I would love all the advice & helpful tips I can get. Tips that I can uses forever & make sure I can keep my curlies! Please help :)
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Rimi 06-24-2012 01:53 PM

Before I straighten my hair, I wash, PT and then DT all the day before, simply because it would be too much to do it all in one day. The next day, I check my hair to see how dry it is. I like to blow dry my hair when it's about 20% damp, so I'll spritz it with a bit of water and avj before blow drying. I section my hair into four parts, and apply heat protectant as I blow dry (Fantasia IC heat protectant and CHI silk infusion). Before I flat iron, I apply a bit more CHI silk infusion, and I flat iron at about 375 degrees using a chase comb.

mzjazzy_21 06-24-2012 09:13 PM

Thank u for the tips!

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Rimi 06-24-2012 09:29 PM

Sure!

LauraWolfhart 06-28-2012 03:55 PM

Use a good shampoo and conditioner (leave it in for a few mins) and let your hair air dry instead of blow drying. You don't want to overdose your hair on heat.

Always use a heat protectant and a good quality flat iron, preferably with pure ceramic and tourmaline plates (I use the Karmin G3 salon pro styling iron, best iron around) and has temperature settings. Straighten slowly and steadily and use small sections to get it done faster and better.


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