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Is it bad to still wear your hair straight while you're transitioning?

Hi, i've been transitioning for almost a year now and I absolutely love my hair now and don't think I will ever go back to relaxers. Though to maintain my hair or keep it still looking "decent" I get my hair blown out and straightened every 2-3 weeks. I noticed that my hair is starting to curl though my ends are still straight, but I was really wondering if straightening my hair is bad for the curls if I am considering cutting it soon?

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Well kinda. When you go natural, you're main concern is to get healthier hair but when you straighten your hair regularly, you risk getting heat damage which damages your hair and curl pattern. If you're okay with that or plan to wear your natural hair straightened all the time, then it's okay. But if you want to have your curl pattern and are concerned about your hair's health, this might not be a route that you want to try so it would be best that you try heatless curling hairstyles like bantu knot outs, curlformers and satin strip braid outs to blend the two textures( straight and curly ) into uniform curls to avoid heat damage.

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Sounds like you may have to cut your hair from preventing those ends from straightening, so good thing you already planned on doing that. Also, don't forget to deep condition once a week. For your hair type, here are some DC's that the curly community loves:

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlproducts/view/71...

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlproducts/view/45...

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlproducts/view/11...

Also, make sure you use a heat-protectant serum whenever you use a flat iron. 

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