I straightened my hair and I love it!

A few days ago, I straightened my hair for the first time in years. I'm only in my early twenties, but I've been battling my coarse 2C hair all my life. I just have to say--wow, I loved having it straight! It was so soft, and I could actually run my fingers through it! It didn't feel like product, and I didn't have to obsess over how my hair was clumping and not touching it. And I could drive to work with DRY hair! You could actually see the layers in my hair, and it looked...styled!!! (I feel like usually my hair just looks...messy )
For those of you who flat iron, how often do you do it? I kept my hair straight for two days before I felt like I had to wet it again because it was greasy. I couldn't tell any ill effects with my hair (it didn't seem damaged from that one straightening).
I'm sorry that I'm rambling without a point, but I am now just questioning all my once firmly-held hair beliefs!
2C BSL hair and lots of it!
Cheap and low-maintenance are my two favorite words!
So I'm not alone I have been straightening again after almost a year and vowing to never flatiron again. I know it's sooooo bad for my hair but I can get 2 full days out of it and I keep getting compliments on how shiny and long my hair has gotten. I'm thinking that if I do a coconut oil treatment before every wash and a DT once a week I might be ok.
High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

So I'm not alone I have been straightening again after almost a year and vowing to never flatiron again. I know it's sooooo bad for my hair but I can get 2 full days out of it and I keep getting compliments on how shiny and long my hair has gotten. I'm thinking that if I do a coconut oil treatment before every wash and a DT once a week I might be ok.
Originally Posted by Jess the Mess
I feel the exact same way: I LOVE that I can flat iron once and get two days out of it using a shower cap. I won't be one of those people who flatirons EVERY day and nobody knows what their real hair looks like, but I do like to do it once per week or so. The women I work with are like "first it's wavy, then it's straight--you have so many options!" I think that's a good point.
2C BSL hair and lots of it!
Cheap and low-maintenance are my two favorite words!
Just don't forget to use a heat protectant!! I'm going to straighten mine tomorrow for the first time in several months. I'm so excited about it!
I used the Komaza coconut curl pudding as a protectant since I can't find one without cones I'm going to do it once a week too. SO is lovin it and so am I but I refuse to give up all my CG hard work.
High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

I was planning on doing bantu knots but I think I'll flat iron tomorrow cause I really need a trim. I only flat iron twice a year and then get a trim.

Jess the Mess I wish I could help you find a heat protectant without silicones...wait...well blended beauty has a straightening glaze that works nicely, but I hope it wouldn't be too heavy for your hair. I'm willing to guarantee anything that it doesn't have cones.
Lady Hasytal in the Land of Product in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

"Trust is knowing your SO would do the right thing in the face of strange vagina." Nej
[/B]
Empressri it is silicone free!!! Thank you for the suggestion, I'll have to order it. Oddly enough my hair really likes heavier products so I'm not too worried. I actually have day 3 straightened hair today. Still loving it
High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

Oh yay!!! I hope it works for you!

I'm curious Jess, how do you straighten your hair?
Lady Hasytal in the Land of Product in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

"Trust is knowing your SO would do the right thing in the face of strange vagina." Nej
[/B]
I'm thinking of going back to straightening too.

All winter I straightened my hair, and was happy with how it looked but my hair got fried. So come Spring, I switched to wearing it curly and...my hair is in great condition. But it looks like crap.

God, I just HATE my wavy/curly hair. I have to rant and vent here. It looks like CRAP on me. Every day I feel like everything else about me--my clothes, my hair, my makeup, my nails, my eyebrows--everything looks good but my hair looks like ASS. It ruins everything. I would just cut it all off but I know that would just make it worse, every time I cut it I miss it horribly.

Also I'm scared of the damage to my hair if I start with the straightening again. I used to do one "big" straightening a week and then a two-minute touch-up with the flat iron each morning.

I do have a great collection of good-looking wigs (ALL straight of course...once the lady I buy them from asked me if I wanted to try a curly one and I reacted with pure horror, LOL) and I haven't worn them in a long time so maybe that's the ticket. I used to love wearing them but lately...I just don't know.
Modified CG. You'll pry my 'cones from my cold dead fingers! Mixed waves, coarse, below shoulder length, dark brown. I hate my hair but I'm trying to learn to accept it.

Gels: LA Looks Wet Look Styling Gel, Garnier Fructis Wet Shine Gel. Condish: Alberto V05 Free Me Fresia, Tresemme' Flawless Curls, LVPNG, Neutrogena Triple Moisture. Shampoo: Tresemme' Flawless Curls. Silicone Serum: Whatever is on sale, but I don't leave home without it.
i have 3b hair, and when i flat iron, i can go a whole week without my hair looking greasy (since my hair is naturally dry). i wrap my hair at night and it is flowy for the whole first week. i use the GVP Chi heat protectant- cant remember the exact name. it doesn't have any cones. if you look at the ingredients, theres one ingredient with an M that looks like a cone, but i read on thread that it is actually a preservative and not a cone. if you go with the GVP, spray wisely or else you hair will look greasy and stuck together.
para los gustos se hicieron los colores

i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products
wash with Low Poo or Poo
condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
Play with ACV
at night, how do you do it? I have never gotten the hang of this and always end up with hair standing up on end -- not pretty.
Modified CG. You'll pry my 'cones from my cold dead fingers! Mixed waves, coarse, below shoulder length, dark brown. I hate my hair but I'm trying to learn to accept it.

Gels: LA Looks Wet Look Styling Gel, Garnier Fructis Wet Shine Gel. Condish: Alberto V05 Free Me Fresia, Tresemme' Flawless Curls, LVPNG, Neutrogena Triple Moisture. Shampoo: Tresemme' Flawless Curls. Silicone Serum: Whatever is on sale, but I don't leave home without it.
Oh yay!!! I hope it works for you!

I'm curious Jess, how do you straighten your hair?
Originally Posted by empressri
I have a T3 wet to dry straightener that I LOVE. I bought it at Sephora years ago and it was really expensive but worth every penny. Takes about 25 min or so to go from wet to completely dry, straight, and shiny. It takes too much for me to blow dry or air dry and then straighten. My hair is so long that it all becomes a pain and never lays flat. When my hair was shorther I would just blow it out with a ceramic round brush but it's too hard now to get the ends right plus I only get one day with that method.

Any tips on keeping my hair healty while straightening are really appreciated though
High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

After a couple of years of going curly, I tried blow drying and I must admit I get way more compliments than when my hair was curly. I did discover Living Proof which helps keep the moisture out of my hair. I co-wash, put in Karen's hair stuff then Living Proof, Blow dry then have Karen't hair butter to set it. I can go 3 or 4 days - depending on the weather - without shampooing.........now that's a good thing!
between Botticelli & Corkscrew curly-very thick, coarse hair
http://public.fotki.com/notty6



When I get to be 'Queen of the World', I will absolish WIND!!!

Trending Topics


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com