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how to make hair LESS curly?

i have naturally 3a/b curly hair, however i do a lot of scrunching to get my hair right.

however i think less curly hair will work better for me, i've started doing my hair at night and sleeping on it, and my ringlets dont really work well..

also im all up for a change..
so how do i make my hair less curly?
it may not be such a common question here! :D
Leave in/rinse out:
Tresemme naturals conditioner
Boots curl creme
Co wash:
Original source conditioner
Garnier fructis repair&shine conditioner

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  • missbanjomissbanjo Posts: 3,088Registered Users
    i have naturally 3a/b curly hair, however i do a lot of scrunching to get my hair right.

    however i think less curly hair will work better for me, i've started doing my hair at night and sleeping on it, and my ringlets dont really work well..

    also im all up for a change..
    so how do i make my hair less curly?
    it may not be such a common question here! :D

    To start rake in everything, shampoo (gently once you've lathered), conditioner, styling products. You might not want to use anything that has hard hold. See if that works for you. You might want to do all this in the morning as well.
    Southern Colorado Curly
    Mix of 2s med-low porosity, med-fine texture, lots of hair
  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    Try raking product thru your hair instead of scrunching.
    Use a heavier conditioner and a heavier styler.

    You could also use clips to elongate the curls. Clip each clump until the hair dries.
  • Cameron's CurlsCameron's Curls Posts: 263Registered Users
    i have tried raking in products and not scrunching.. but my hair seems to just keep springing up and also i get a flat top.. :(

    i never realised how curly my hair was, until i started trying to make it LESS curly!!
    hmm..
    Leave in/rinse out:
    Tresemme naturals conditioner
    Boots curl creme
    Co wash:
    Original source conditioner
    Garnier fructis repair&shine conditioner
  • CheetaraCheetara Posts: 2,182Registered Users
    How about sleeping with it in braids?
    Sort of CG sometimes, but not really
    2B, medium? normal porosity and elasticity?

    Cleansers -
    Suave Clarifying, Philosophy Happy Birthday Beautiful

    Stylers - BRHG, re:coil, Ion Hairspray

    I live in the NYC area.


  • SpaghettiHeadSpaghettiHead Posts: 1,510Registered Users
    I've had luck before with fixing it how I normally do....and then once it's 100% dry, twisting it loosely up into a claw clip for about 30-45 min. When you take it down, the curls have been pulled out just a bit.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Robin-in-FLRobin-in-FL Posts: 1,731Registered Users
    I've had luck before with fixing it how I normally do....and then once it's 100% dry, twisting it loosely up into a claw clip for about 30-45 min. When you take it down, the curls have been pulled out just a bit.

    This, but I twist tightly instead of loosely (I twist loose to preserve my waves if I don't want them to stretch).

    Waiting till it dries curly THEN stretching it makes prettier waves for me, trying to let it dry stretched just makes it kinda flat and ugly.
    2c / C / iii (FIA)
    Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

    Shoulder-Length now.

    Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
    Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
    Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
    Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

    Henna!