Doobies-other no heat ways to stretch hair?

taisha.pereztaisha.perez Posts: 74Registered Users
So my mom keeps telling me that if I do doobies my hair will loosen its curl dramatically over time. She also says rollers do the same thing. Is this true? I am on the lookout for ways to stretch it out. Bantu knots,twist outs all give me tight curls. I have naturally 3b/c curls anyway, so i wanna loosen it up. Anyone have success with doobies or anything else?

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  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    The reason why the curl loosens over time with heat is because of heat damage, you're killing your hair to make it looser.

    Ways to display your length with tighter curls (Im a 3b/3c/4a mix) is to use a heavier leave in and gel to weigh down your curls.
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  • BrownEyedBeautyBrownEyedBeauty Posts: 12Registered Users
    Be careful with doobies because of the heat. I use to get doobies all the time and I notice my hair is a little thinner and also I have heat damage. This comes from years of straighten my hair and I do not have a perm.

    Good Luck!
  • taisha.pereztaisha.perez Posts: 74Registered Users
    Are there anyways to do it without heat? Like semi straighten? Or loosen?

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  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    Nope, nothing short of chemically altering it or using mass amounts of heat will do that.
    last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
    high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
    condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

    YTChannel: http://www.youtube.com/user/papiermachecurls

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  • naturalnewbnaturalnewb Posts: 193Registered Users
    Are there anyways to do it without heat? Like semi straighten? Or loosen?

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    I have not tried it, but there are some women who say that henna, bentonite clay, or baking soda can loosen your curl after a few applications. From what I've read, these effects are temporary and your hair will revert back to its natural curl pattern unless you continue treatments.

    You can search the site for more info, but here's a few links to get you started:

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/3c/73393-henna%3D-loss-curl.html

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/4a/62783-unexpected-baking-soda-results-pictures-added.html

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/4b/123428-bentonite-clay-who-has-used-will-loosen-my-curl.html

    Some people have experienced damage (hair drying out, breakage, etc.) from the baking soda especially...so eh do your research before you try one of these.
  • taisha.pereztaisha.perez Posts: 74Registered Users
    Thanks!! I tried baking soda...no thank you. My hair felt awful after. I havent tried the others but I will definitely will. I heard henna changes your hair color though?

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  • naturalnewbnaturalnewb Posts: 193Registered Users
    Thanks!! I tried baking soda...no thank you. My hair felt awful after. I havent tried the others but I will definitely will. I heard henna changes your hair color though?

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    From what I've read, henna can be used to color hair but that only occurs if you mix it with other ingredients: grape juice or paprika for bright red, black tea/coffee for a darker color, turmeric for golden.

    Those with really dark brown/black hair find that henna w/o the aforementioned additives will just provide a glossy finish to your hair--kind of like a glaze.

    If you try henna, let me know the results! I'm thinking about experimenting with it over the summer, but I haven't worked up the nerve. I want curl elongation on about 75% of my head, but the part near the crown is kind of loose/wavy...I'm scared henna might straighten it.

    Oh and another note: it seems that most people prefer to use body art quality henna for their hair. I've read that the brands marked "henna for hair" often have other chemicals/salts which can damage your hair--or turn it green :sad2:
  • fonkifonki Posts: 353Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Oh & I've heard if Yr using clay treatments like henna etc that it can really dry out Yr hair. So make dure to do Yr research 1st when applying so you can do so w/out drying out Yr hair.

    Treasured locks claim to be able to
    Loosen Yr curls with their naturalaxer - not a relaxer but a clay treatment. I have bought the kit & have it in the bathroom ready to try. Just need to find the time...

    Anyone else tried it?

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