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Curly hair! - May 8th 2010, 09:24 PM

So I have type 3B hair, and for those who don't know what that is..
http://www.curls.biz/curly-hair-type-guide.html
It's curly and coarse, but only when I leave it curl. When I straighten it it's soft and shiny. Only problem is, it doesn't stay straight! It poofs and the ends flip. But I want it to be pin straight and pretty Tips?


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Re: Curly hair! - May 9th 2010, 06:58 AM

This article has some helpful tips for keeping your hair straight for a longer period of time: http://ezinearticles.com/?Hair-Strai...ger&id=1050425

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To keep your hair straight for a longer duration, you should keep the following points in mind:
  • Never get a hair straightening done in a hurry. Remember, the hair straightening is a time-consuming process, and needs to be done in a relaxed manner. Straighten a small section of hair at a time, as this will really be effective at a later stage.
  • You must use a good quality hair iron as old hair irons may not give you adequate results, and thus the straightening may not last for a long time.
  • If possible, avoid hair straightening during unfavorable weather conditions such as rain, winds or humidity. It will help you to maintain your style for a longer period. Adverse weather conditions are bad for your hair and you will find it difficult to maintain your style.
  • Do not shampoo your hair frequently.
  • Avoid excessive heat applications on your hair to prevent damage.
  • Dry your hair by using soft towel, or by using hair dryer. Otherwise, you must blow dry your hair before going for hair straightening. Wet hair is very delicate and may also break easily.
  • After hair straightening is done, you must apply hair spray to keep the hair straight for a long time.
  • Once the hair straightening is done by using hair iron, you can apply straightening serum or a heat protecting spray. This will help you keep your hair straight anywhere between two to four days. After washing your hair, you may need to repeat the same process.
  • You must not brush your hair too regularly, as this would make your hair greasy.
  • Buy the shampoos and conditioner meant for getting straight hair.
  • While drying wet hair, avoid drying it upwards as this adds to excess volume.
  • Avoid tying your hair for a loner duration, as this would create a twist, which would destroy the straight look.
While my hair isn't as curly as yours, I do find that I have problems keeping it straight so when I do straighten it, I comb some serum into it before straightening/blow-drying (when my hair is still damp) and then after straightening, I tend to spritz some anti-frizzing hairspray into my hair. I used to have this really good one years ago, but I've forgotten its name . Sea-salt spray or anything by John Frieda is good.

His weather-proofing style sealant creme (found here: http://www.johnfrieda.com/products/p...z_ease&pid=102) and straight fixation smoothing creme (found here: http://www.johnfrieda.com/products/p...z_ease&pid=122) would be helpful.

If you aren't able to find his products in your area, you'll be able to find similar products at your local salon (if you're looking for quality). I just use Tresseme's Straightening Gel sometimes (http://www.tresemme.com/heat/product...ening-gel.aspx).

Remember to use a heat-protectant to keep your hair from being damaged. And I think they help keep your hair straighter for a little longer.

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Re: Curly hair! - May 9th 2010, 06:39 PM

Thank you I found this pretty helpful :P


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Re: Curly hair! - May 9th 2010, 07:35 PM

I have the same problem.

Okay. So, I usually don't wash my hair everyday in the shower. Just because it makes my hair really dried out. I leave it curly one day (the day I wash it) and then straighten in the next day (the day I didn't wash it) .. I find that it straightens a lot better that way, and STAYS straight.


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Re: Curly hair! - May 11th 2010, 01:22 AM

I find that too, only problem, my hair gets greasy when I do that xD


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