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Old 03-09-2009, 03:08 PM   #1
 
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any tips on straightening?

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Old 03-10-2009, 02:23 AM   #2
 
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I just dry with a regular towel and then comb through with a wide tooth comb, apply leave in conditioner and a heat protectant, dry and then straighten.
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:24 AM   #3
 
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After getting out of the shower, I squeeze a little bit of water out and wrap my hair up in a towel. After I'm done putting on lotion, moisturizer, etc. I remove the towel and spray with a heat protectant and add a little bit of serum to help with frizzies. I either air dry or blow dry with a round brush. Sometimes I'll put some Chi Silk Infusion before I use a big barrel curling or flat iron. Just a tiny bit. Chi silk infusion does have non-soluble silicones. After I'm done curling or using the flat iron, I add a tiny bit of coconut oil to make it look more shiny. A little goes a long way.

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Old 03-15-2009, 10:42 PM   #4
 
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I know! I too haven't straightened it for a while.. It'll feel odd if I straighten it haha. ^_^
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:05 PM   #5
 
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I straightened today after over a year of natural hair. Man, I love the way it looks but I HATE the way it feels. My hair currently feels like straw in the back and my ends are angry at me. Remembering back to my straightening days though, I know that the first day of straightening was always a little rough, and then by day 2 things calmed down a bit. I'm honestly not sure if I really like it, I LOVE The length though. Maybe I should just get curly extensions and leave it be. I just really miss my length.
Anyway, if you do decide to straighten, make sure your hair is completely 100% dry before using an iron. I kind of forgot about that part and had to go over some sections more than once probably causing unnecessary damage.
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:50 AM   #6
 
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I straightened last night after going 2 months curly. At first i had the same questions, but i decided to do everything CG style as far as not using the terry towel, applying a leave in, - spray a bit of heat protectant (i used the GVP Thermal Protectant Spray- compared to Chi, which i believe is CG) and let air dry for a couple hours. when it dried, i sprayed some more heat protectant and just flat ironed it out. Came out nice and shiney and soo soft. Wow my hair GREW in 2 month!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:56 AM   #7
 
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I'm having a blast with my hair straight today! I just straightened 2 nights ago after going 3 months curly and after having layers cut back in February. My hair has already grown back out a few inches past bra strap length, which amazes me. I need to find a good proten treatment to keep it healthy though. Any suggestions?
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