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Old 02-10-2013, 05:59 AM   #1
 
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Unhappy straightened curls gone wild!

I straighten my curls a lot because I'm more comfortable with it and haven't really got to grips with my curls. When straight it always looked long and sleek and had plenty of movement, and people always commented on it. However for some reason its changed. I've been doing it the same for years, but now it goes all poofy and seems like its almost got thicker (but not in a good way) and it looks very 'set'. Also my roots go curly after about an hour after straightening, which is very irritating as this never used to happen and this annoys me the most about it. I use to straighten it once then not touch it with heat again till the next wash like two days later. Last year I went away for two nights, did my hair before I went and didn't even pack the flat iron, now I wouldn't dream of going without it! Anyone got any ideas? I don't know if maybe I'm using the wrong products or something? Too much/ not enough protein or moisture? I do deep condition it and always have done. I had a keratin treatment a few months ago which I didn't like at all but I was having problems with the roots before that anyway. Please help!
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:24 AM   #2
 
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Sounds like your hair has become more porous (probably from heat ) and is literally drinking up ambient moisture causing it to revert.

It might be time to look into using a Japanese thermal straightener chemical..
I just wrote in another thread about this. I also find heat much more damaging than a Japanese thermal chemical straightening every 3 months (product available at Sally's) I used to use only blow dryers and they were frying. I never used flat irons on a reg basis... (only when I do the thermal japan. str. ) Flat irons can sizzle the hair to a crisp

while you sort this out and make your next move, try sealing the hair with something after you use some moisturizers. Since you had a keratin treatment recently, I would also get

1)ApHogee 2 step protein treatment first to arrest any damage before doing
2)Silicon mix deep conditioner and
3)Silicon Mix SHINE serum to prepare for the straightening. After you've done it then continue to do all these conditioners in sequence at least once every month for maintenance..
I like a dab of coconut oil evenly distributed instead of frizz serum.

IF YOU DECIDE to I would suggest you go on and straighten it with
A) One n Only Thermal ionic Straightening system.
or B) Quantum Thermal straightener

They both have formulas for colored hair.. I think you have 3b hair like me? If you do this, then stop using heat. Just air dry after that and use huge velcro rollers on the ends and/OR just wrap it or criss cross wrap it ( if it is really long) every night instead. Look at youtube for videos on how to wrap hair to straighten hair or maintiain hair straight at night.

Wrapping the hair at night is an AMAZING tool that I just rediscovered to straighten and maintain hair straight with no heat. Once your hair is air dried, you apply some serum and brush it around your head like a bee hive. Then tie it up with a satin scarf and go to sleep. When you take it out in the morning, it falls silkily down like it was flat ironed! Do this after shampooing AND every night before going to bed. Look at youtube for videos on wrapping hair. Dont do it when hair is wet. just a dry technique.

No heat at all from then on, but a lot of conditioning and wrapping your hair. Silicone mix with bamboo is great. Silicon Mix makes a SHINE hair polisher (anti frizz serum) too that's good.

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Old 03-28-2013, 11:55 AM   #3
 
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I also have this problem. Within hours, my hair simply waves back, and it looks silly. I like curls though, so, I don't mind it.
In your case, I think a good option is to blow dry/straighten your hair. The blow drying should keep it at bay. Though, use heat protection and condition it well, because that much heat is very damaging.
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