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Old 08-18-2013, 08:13 PM   #1
 
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I've been transitioning for about five months. My mom finally came around to the idea of me becoming natural after about 1 year of begging. I know how to so braid outs and twist outs, but for the last 2 months I've been getting my hair flat ironed every 2 weeks to 1 month. I don't want to transition and end up with heat damage, so how often is it ok to straighten my hair. I do plan to do things like braid outs when I want to give my hair rest. What's your advice.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:39 PM   #2
 
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If you don't want heat damage, you will have to stop flat ironing.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:04 PM   #3
 
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If you don't want heat damage, you will have to stop flat ironing.
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I've been transitioning for about five months. My mom finally came around to the idea of me becoming natural after about 1 year of begging. I know how to so braid outs and twist outs, but for the last 2 months I've been getting my hair flat ironed every 2 weeks to 1 month. I don't want to transition and end up with heat damage, so how often is it ok to straighten my hair. I do plan to do things like braid outs when I want to give my hair rest. What's your advice.
All flat ironing is damaging it's like smoking tobacco there is no safe limit, the higher the temperature the worse the damage. If you've been having a salon straighten your hair they are probably using high temperatures. You might try wet wrapping instead?
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Agreed. The biggest problem with flat ironing is the damage is cumulative; that is, you're ironing the oldest parts of your hair over and over again, and that means those parts are really damaged. Just a couple of times a month doesn't seem like much, but if you want any length to your hair that damage is going to be significant. The less you do it the less damage you're going to see, but there's really no way to flat iron with absolutely no damage.
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