Does your flat iron have temperature control? I have baby fine hair, and have had decent luck using a Sedu Revolution at the lowest heat setting.

I've tried some different heat protectants, and so far the only one I've been really impressed with has been Aveda Brilliant __something__, but I'm not wild about the smell after ironing.

Curly Hair Solutions ReMane Straight seemed to protect my hair well, but I was able to wet it and have my curls return. I haven't used it in humid weather, so I don't know from personal experience how well it works then. I'm afraid I tried blowfrying first, and that was a total fiasco for me, as I don't have a dryer with a wind tunnel effect. As I so rarely feel a desire to wear my hair straight, I haven't had occasion to try it again yet, but will, as I've generally had very good luck with their products.
Originally Posted by Morgan_Adcock
Yep, it has temperature control. I'll have to check around and see if any stores here sell Aveda.
As for humidity, it's usually around 90% here, so I definantly need something that works in humid weather...
I've tried to bowdry straight and then flat iron, but that makes my hair crazy. And I'll be sure to check out ReMane. Thanks for the tips!
Originally Posted by Danae
Danae, as the not-so-proud owner of super baby fine 4a hair, I can tell you that nothing will lock out 90% humidity. Our hair is so susceptible to any level of humidity, it's not even funny. And, my hair wouldn't hold a curl either once I did get it straight. Baby fine hair is the most difficult to deal with. I BKT now, and I no longer have problems with humidity, but I don't wear my hair straight. But, it is super easy to straighten now, and it stays straight--too straight, in fact--irrespective of humidity. But, it's so soft that it won't hold a curl from a curling iron at all. Good thing I wear my hair curly--it's about a 2b curl pattern now. I only wear my hair straight in the waiting period right after a BKT application, and it stays straight no matter the humidity.

Even spraying hairspray on baby fine curly hair makes it frizz. Trust me, I've tried it all.

Baby fine, honey & caramel hilites, 4a/3c now 2b w/DIY BKT & LOVIN' it.
Cowash-V05 Extra Body
L'oreal EP Moisture-Rinse-out
BRHG mix w/
KCCC/KCKT (winter)
Clean-smelling-hair freak washes EOD; dry w/bowl diffuser
Cassia+henna+grays=Gold-red hilites
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