Trying to figure out the best way to straighten...

sparklemotion88sparklemotion88 Registered Users Posts: 1
Hey all! I've been thinking about straightening my hair (I have 3c curls) and adding in some extensions for a while now. The issue is, I don't want my hair to be straight permanently, and I can't really flat iron it due to the fact that my hair is about 2 inches long, heh.

I was thinking about doing an at home BKT this one to be specific, but am hesistant just because I'm not sure it will get my hair as straight as I want. I keep seeing that product recommended for people wanting to strengthen their hair rather than straighten it.

I have thought about just getting a relaxer and having my hair like that for a while, but it's such a commitment that I'm not sure if I'm ready for it. The more I think about it the more keen I am on the idea of it, I just don't want to talk myself into relaxing it if I don't know whether I want to keep it up or not.

Anyway, does anyone have any tips or recommendations for products for me to use? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. :)

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  • DimePiece17DimePiece17 Registered Users Posts: 521
    many of us do t=our BKTS at home and have probably answered all of your questions. I haven't tried the thing you posted from sallys, but at $6, it's probably just a protien treatment.
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  • waviewavie Registered Users Posts: 237
    If I could tag on a question...which method would do me the least damage if I want to straighten my hair?

    If I used a straightener it'd be once a week with my SEDU flat iron (I only wash once a week though).

    Also which (pref. CG friendly and cheap) heat protectant product works best for flat ironing?

    Sorry if that's a lot of questions - just thought they were some basic ones that might help others too. :)

    Thanks a ton! :D
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  • taltaltaltal Registered Users Posts: 614
    For some info about heat protectants :
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=88822
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=94742
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=106974
    You can also try roller setting for straightening hair without much heat.
    HTH.
    wavie wrote: »
    If I could tag on a question...which method would do me the least damage if I want to straighten my hair?

    If I used a straightener it'd be once a week with my SEDU flat iron (I only wash once a week though).

    Also which (pref. CG friendly and cheap) heat protectant product works best for flat ironing?

    Sorry if that's a lot of questions - just thought they were some basic ones that might help others too. :)

    Thanks a ton! :D
  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Registered Users Posts: 6,446 Curl Neophyte
    Thanks for these taltal!
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