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Help need! Attempted to straighten my natural hair for the 1St time in 2 yrs

mzjazzy_21mzjazzy_21 Posts: 7Registered Users
Hello my curlies,
I've been natural for 2yrs & 3months & the last time I had my natural hair straight was when I had a relaxer. I usely wear a weave or wig when I want straight hair. But I want to see my own hair straight. Just because I know I have that options (& BC I want to see my length without stretching my hair lol) I would love all the advice & helpful tips I can get. Tips that I can uses forever & make sure I can keep my curlies! Please help :)
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  • RimiRimi Posts: 2,001Registered Users
    Before I straighten my hair, I wash, PT and then DT all the day before, simply because it would be too much to do it all in one day. The next day, I check my hair to see how dry it is. I like to blow dry my hair when it's about 20% damp, so I'll spritz it with a bit of water and avj before blow drying. I section my hair into four parts, and apply heat protectant as I blow dry (Fantasia IC heat protectant and CHI silk infusion). Before I flat iron, I apply a bit more CHI silk infusion, and I flat iron at about 375 degrees using a chase comb.
    21 y/o lifelong natural {4a-O ; spongy ; coarse ; dense ; MBL stretched}

    products {'poo: TJTTT shampoo | RO: TJTTT Condish | LI/style: TJTTT Condish, homemade cocoa butter cream | DC: condish + ayurvedic powder(s), Aussie 3MMM Treatment | PT: condish + NPF | oils: castor oil, grapeseed oil | other treatments: probiotics, tea rinses, AVG rinse/spritz, oil rinse | sealing method: LC sometimes O}

    long-term: HL stretched, BSL unstretched

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  • mzjazzy_21mzjazzy_21 Posts: 7Registered Users
    Thank u for the tips!

    Sent from my SPH-M930 using CurlTalk App
  • RimiRimi Posts: 2,001Registered Users
    Sure!
    21 y/o lifelong natural {4a-O ; spongy ; coarse ; dense ; MBL stretched}

    products {'poo: TJTTT shampoo | RO: TJTTT Condish | LI/style: TJTTT Condish, homemade cocoa butter cream | DC: condish + ayurvedic powder(s), Aussie 3MMM Treatment | PT: condish + NPF | oils: castor oil, grapeseed oil | other treatments: probiotics, tea rinses, AVG rinse/spritz, oil rinse | sealing method: LC sometimes O}

    long-term: HL stretched, BSL unstretched

    CG-friendly Products List!
  • LauraWolfhartLauraWolfhart Posts: 57Registered Users
    Use a good shampoo and conditioner (leave it in for a few mins) and let your hair air dry instead of blow drying. You don't want to overdose your hair on heat.

    Always use a heat protectant and a good quality flat iron, preferably with pure ceramic and tourmaline plates (I use the Karmin G3 salon pro styling iron, best iron around) and has temperature settings. Straighten slowly and steadily and use small sections to get it done faster and better.

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