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Old 05-28-2006, 09:37 PM   #1
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I've been straightening my hair for about a year now. Naturally it's very thick (as in I've never meet anyone with hair thicker than me), and the top half is wavy, bottom half curly. And its has HEAPS of volume (or bouffyness). That's why I started straightening it. I don't mind curls but I could never have them without it being way to BIG. But now even after 3 weeks of not straightening, it has lost its curl and is just big and wavy. I plan to continue straightening it, but I don't want to ruin the natural curl becauue you never know, one day a product might come out that will allow me to wear it curly.

Help! what do I do?
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Old 05-29-2006, 03:00 AM   #2
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I'm sorry that your hair is losing it's curl. Maybe it is heat damaged from all the straightening. Do you use a lot of styling products? Maybe there is buildup. I would suggest doing a vinegar rinse and a deep, deep conditioning.
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Old 05-29-2006, 06:34 PM   #3
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I agree. Possible heat damage. Clarifying your hair should help figure out for sure.
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Old 05-30-2006, 12:44 AM   #4
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I don't use much product, so that can't be the problem. If it's heat damage, what can I do about it?

Thanks for your replies
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Old 05-30-2006, 06:47 PM   #5
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Stop using heat. Or stop using so much of it. Whenever I straighten my hair (maybe once a month) I always have some stray crazy straight hairs until I do a DT. Sooo you might want to try doing a weekly DT and see if that will help.
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Old 05-30-2006, 09:00 PM   #6
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Sounds like you have damaged your hair. I hate to say this, but give up straightening your hair and learn to work with your curls for the time being. There are plenty of people on this site that will give you the advice and support you need.
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Old 06-03-2006, 05:25 AM   #7
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okay.thanks everyone
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Old 07-18-2006, 12:15 AM   #8
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Heat breaks down the bonds of your hair over time, that's what allows it to straighten. It doesn't break them all down, but eventually parts will will be broken down more than others leading to a permanent straight piece. Eventually your hair rebuilds it's bonds, so the most I can say is if you want it to stay curly, don't iron it. Allow the bonds to reform.

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