How I straighten my hair.

When I straighten my hair this is what I do.

I wash it first of all. When I am out of the shower I either use carrot oil or olive oil. I leave it alone for about 10 minutes and then put it in rollers. Or rather my mother does as I am inept. She combs or brushes the hair smoothly on each roller and sometimes adds a little oil. I then put a bonnet dryer on and sit for awhile. I stay for awhile maybe 2 or more hours (but I take breaks). If you have a good dryer it can be less but my hair is also very dense.

After this I either let it rest for a while or go to the next step.

My mother wraps my hair with bobby pins. We call it the "doobie" (no not the one you smoke).

It's like this:
http://www.mazumahair.com/images/Maz...n%20Doobie.jpg

Then I put on a do-rag or a satin cap and sleep.

Doing my hair this way I wash once a week and sleep with the doobie each night.


I wanted to post this to possible help others and also I want to ask if it doesn't seem to damaging. It doesn't seem to damage my hair. It makes it feel good actually. I don't do it often anymore though. I never do it in the summer.
3b | low-normal porosity (still confused, definitely not high porosity) | med to coarse texture

Co-Wash: most any silicone free V05 or Suave | RO: GVP Cond. Balm, GVP Joico K Pak, Tresemme Naturals Moisutrizing Cond., SheaMoisture Shea Butter Restorative Cond. | LI: one of my rinse outs | DT: one of my rinse outs with oil | Stylers: BRHG
This seems to me the least damaging way to straighten your hair. Much better than blow drying and using a hot iron on it. Do you need help wrapping your hair at night? It looks like I would need help doing that.
I'd love to see a picture of you with your hair styled straight using this method. Do the pins leave a mark?
This seems to me the least damaging way to straighten your hair. Much better than blow drying and using a hot iron on it. Do you need help wrapping your hair at night? It looks like I would need help doing that.
I'd love to see a picture of you with your hair styled straight using this method. Do the pins leave a mark?
Originally Posted by crwritt
Next time I do it I will post a picture. =)

And my mom does it all for me. I can not get the hang of it at all. The pins do not leave a mark.

My hair never comes out pin straight. I always have a bit of a curve at the bottom and lots of body.
3b | low-normal porosity (still confused, definitely not high porosity) | med to coarse texture

Co-Wash: most any silicone free V05 or Suave | RO: GVP Cond. Balm, GVP Joico K Pak, Tresemme Naturals Moisutrizing Cond., SheaMoisture Shea Butter Restorative Cond. | LI: one of my rinse outs | DT: one of my rinse outs with oil | Stylers: BRHG
I actually tried this myself this afternoon, since reading your post and looking at a couple demos on YouTube. What a mess I made!
I wish I could do it, because I think its a nice, gentle way to straighten the hair. (Maybe if I practice a LOT and use a whole pack of pins and a ton of gel.)
All I can say is I would like to meet your Mom, she has my respect for being able to wrap someone's hair like that.
Its funny you post this---
My mother and her sisters would do this as they were growing up, she has mildly curly-wavy hair I'd say probably mix of 3b/a ....
I remember I tried this when I was younger and got restless with the bobby pinning and gave up.
I should try it again, at least for drying then maybe go over it with a straight iron
3b/a
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I actually tried this myself this afternoon, since reading your post and looking at a couple demos on YouTube. What a mess I made!
I wish I could do it, because I think its a nice, gentle way to straighten the hair. (Maybe if I practice a LOT and use a whole pack of pins and a ton of gel.)
All I can say is I would like to meet your Mom, she has my respect for being able to wrap someone's hair like that.
Originally Posted by crwritt
Haha. I'll let my mom know.

I can't do it myself either! Even watching demos.

I don't recommend gel. I think it'd be too sticky. Maybe a serum. Like I said I use an oil.
3b | low-normal porosity (still confused, definitely not high porosity) | med to coarse texture

Co-Wash: most any silicone free V05 or Suave | RO: GVP Cond. Balm, GVP Joico K Pak, Tresemme Naturals Moisutrizing Cond., SheaMoisture Shea Butter Restorative Cond. | LI: one of my rinse outs | DT: one of my rinse outs with oil | Stylers: BRHG
This is how my mother would straighten her hair as well. She would wrap my hair too when I was younger and had a special event to attend. It leaves it straight but with volume. Unfortunately, I never learned how to do it
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This is how my mother would straighten her hair as well. She would wrap my hair too when I was younger and had a special event to attend. It leaves it straight but with volume. Unfortunately, I never learned how to do it
Originally Posted by anatidaephobia
Guanoing my own thread but I googled your username as I was curious and all I got to say is LMAO.
3b | low-normal porosity (still confused, definitely not high porosity) | med to coarse texture

Co-Wash: most any silicone free V05 or Suave | RO: GVP Cond. Balm, GVP Joico K Pak, Tresemme Naturals Moisutrizing Cond., SheaMoisture Shea Butter Restorative Cond. | LI: one of my rinse outs | DT: one of my rinse outs with oil | Stylers: BRHG
This is how I staighten my hair! After I shower, I bend over and part my hair down the middle and then wind/wrap both sides tightly around my head. I use duck bills to help me get started and then bobby pins to hold it all in place. When I wake up in the morning, I have to blow dry for a minute in a few spots here or there. It's easy and I think pretty low-damaging...

I had considered one of the keratin treatments but I was worried about the negative reports some people have reported AND I'm too poor.
Thanks for the tip! I was trying to figure out a way to safely straighten my hair for a recurring event, while maintaining my ability to still have my healthy and glorious curls on other days, and your technique looks healthy and safe. Please tell me -- what size curlers do you use while under the dryer?
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