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Old 06-18-2006, 03:55 PM   #1
 
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Hello everyone, I have really curly hair and I would like to straighten it. No matter what I do to my hair it always goes back to curly. I would like to know if there is a way to straigten my hair without using products or irons? I used to be able to make my hair straight by wearing a beanie for a few hours, but my hair is now too long for that to work. Any ideas?
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Old 06-27-2006, 07:20 AM   #2
 
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I just saw an article about this in a magazine this month. It suggested splitting your hair into four sections (2 on top and 2 from the bottom) and then take each section and wrap it tightly around your head and pin the ends in place. I've never tried it though. i'd think you'd have to pull the hair pretty tightly and maybe even go over some of the front parts with a straightening iron after but I'm not sure
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It's called 'wrapping' your hair. When it's wet, comb it all down (including in front of your face). Start combing it TIGHTLY in a circle around your head...making sure it's flat, and pulling. THen you wear a scarf over it till it dries - comb it out - and it should be pretty straight.

I used wrapping lotion (Motions makes a good one) or else mouse, liquid gel, setting lotion, etc....that keeps it straight.
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Hi I've tried it all essentially. The ONLY thing that works for my 3a/3b hair is blowing straight (although it's a huge frizz ball after), then sectioning the top off on top my head. Then I flat iron the bottom sections, than the top. It works well, looks great, but it's not natural in my opinion. Humidity doens't hurt it but oh boy - one splash of water or rain, and goodbye! You can try wrapping, depending on your type of hair if you don't want irons or blowers.
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Old 07-25-2006, 12:51 PM   #5
 
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It's called 'wrapping' your hair. When it's wet, comb it all down (including in front of your face). Start combing it TIGHTLY in a circle around your head...making sure it's flat, and pulling. THen you wear a scarf over it till it dries - comb it out - and it should be pretty straight.

I used wrapping lotion (Motions makes a good one) or else mouse, liquid gel, setting lotion, etc....that keeps it straight.
wow, does this really work? How long would it take for hair to dry with a wrap? I know that when I brush my hair back into a ponytail while it's wet the top & sides get unbelievably straight but I didnt know that would happen with all my hair? It never even occured to me but I would be the happiest person in the world if I could straighten my hair using this technique. I'm just curious how long the hair would take to dry....

Have you ever tried doing a wrap and then getting under a hair dryer (similar to what you'd do with a roller set? )
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Old 08-02-2006, 12:43 AM   #6
 
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If you have the access to it, get your hair blown out professionally. I'm an actress and I do this whenever I have a role that straight hair would be mor suitable for or when I have to wear a wig (straight hair fits better under a wig).
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large hot rollers work. also, I go to sleep with it in a pony tail, wrap the tail around the base (like a french knot) then scrunchee that. Unfortunately it's not dry all the way, though, but my curls are much looser when I do finish it off with the blow dryer. The drying aspect is the hard part if you have length and it's really hard to get away from using styling tools.
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Old 08-09-2006, 04:38 PM   #8
 
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You can try sectioning your hair and twisting it into bantu knots until dry. That would leave a little curl but straighten the roots. you could easily go over that with a flat iron.
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