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View Poll Results: what do you use when straightening your hair/loosening curl pattern
blow dryer 4 17.39%
pressing comb 1 4.35%
flat iron 10 43.48%
permenant chemical process - relaxer, texturizer, silkener 4 17.39%
tempoary chemical process 0 0%
combination of 2 or more 4 17.39%
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Old 07-05-2005, 09:54 PM   #1
 
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Default what do you use to straighten or loosen your curls

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Old 07-06-2005, 07:05 AM   #2
 
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After washing, I braid my hair to let airdry. Then normally the next day, I use a ceramic iron to straighten(I have pics in both of my albums showing how straight I can get my hair w/ the most recent in my yahoo folder).
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I have straight pics in my album too. My stylist does it - I prefer not to. She pulls wet hair straight with a comb and brush, then blow-dries, then hotcombs, and I touch it up either with a hot comb or a flat iron.
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hot comb!!! on type 3 hair???


have you ever had bad hot comb experiences? my momma once burnt my head!
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hot comb!!! on type 3 hair???


have you ever had bad hot comb experiences? my momma once burnt my head!
I know you're directing this question to Amneris, but I wanted to add my 2 cents.

My mother pressed my hair from around ages 8-13. She used one of the old school hot combs that have a slight curve to it, so that you can get the roots nice and smooth. I didn't have any bad experiences when she did this, but when she would get to the back of my neck and around my ears, I had to make sure that I was completely still so that she wouldn't burn me. I can probably count on one hand the times I was slightly burnt. Luckily I never had to walk around with those burn marks that people would get on the ears. As soon as you see it, you know that someone burnt them with a hot comb.
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Old 07-06-2005, 02:01 PM   #6
 
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I either braid my hair or band it. The hot comb brings back memories! I remember when my dad used to press my hair and my hands would get really sweaty because I could feel the heat around my ears and the back of my neck. Afterwards, we would go out to Lime Ricky's. That was my favorite place to eat back then. :P
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hot comb!!! on type 3 hair???


have you ever had bad hot comb experiences? my momma once burnt my head!
yes, my mama started pressing me when I was about 8 (like shyygirl) and she had the same one. I got burnt if I didn't sit still, so I learned not to move! I have had only good experiences since I was older - I think my straight hair looks nice but you can be the judge of that. I have the Gold pressing comb and the pictures on the box etc. have a lot of 3b/c and c hair - I didn't know we weren't "supposed" to press - all my type 3 friends and family do, and my salon uses it on me and others with my hair type. Hot combs have different settings (but I actually need the highest one due to the density, coarseness and resistance of my hair.) It hasn't dried or ruined my hair yet - I only have it done professionally once a month or so.
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msjoker, what is banding?

as for Amneris, it's not that type 3 hair shouldn't use hot combs, I just never knew they did. I just assume blowdryer/brush + flatiron ....

LOL @ burn marks ... that brings back memories ...
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When I band my hair, I do it after washing and I use ouchless ponytail elastics. I section my hair and use about 4 ouchless elastics on the length of my hair. This stretches my hair and in the morning my hair is straighter.
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msjoker, what is banding?

as for Amneris, it's not that type 3 hair shouldn't use hot combs, I just never knew they did. I just assume blowdryer/brush + flatiron ....

LOL @ burn marks ... that brings back memories ...
Flat irons don't get my hair straight enough initially, that's why I can't use one. I can touch up with one, though. I associate that technique more with 3a or b hair, funnily enough!
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