What do you do with straight hair?

callipygiacallipygia Registered Users Posts: 31
This is probably a really silly question, but I'm thinking of temporarily straightening my hair, and I'm not sure what to do. I've worn my hair curly for about 8 years or so, and I don't remember how to take care of straight hair. Can anyone recommend some products and techniques for me? I currently use Qhemet Biologics Amla and Olive Heavy Cream as a daily leave-in/styler. The last time I had straight hair, I was using Luster's Pink Oil, but I don't want to use petrochemicals in my hair anymore. I currently have a myriad of products (mostly natural oils), but am open to suggestions.

Thanks a bunch!
3C/4A...I'm not sure. I'm part Polish, Swedish, Swiss-German, and half Liberian with a crazy hair type.
pw: bunny

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  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Registered Users Posts: 4,151 Curl Connoisseur
    When I straighten, I use avocado oil before lightly blowdrying(into a fluffy 'fro), and then use Curls Euphoria Elixar pomade as a heat protectant. It's oil based(no petrochemicals), and worked really well. I have pics in my fall/winter '07 album.
    A wonderful mix of coils, curls, corkscrews, and kinks.

    http://s211.photobucket.com/albums/bb133/shyygirl_2007/
    PW: curlyhair

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  • callipygiacallipygia Registered Users Posts: 31
    Thanks so much! And might I say, you and your hair are absolutely beautiful! I hope my hair turns out even half that nice. Thanks so much for the recommendations!

    Do you think jojoba oil would also work well for blow drying?
    3C/4A...I'm not sure. I'm part Polish, Swedish, Swiss-German, and half Liberian with a crazy hair type.
    pw: bunny
  • foxycus02foxycus02 Registered Users Posts: 918
    That should work good as well. I think everyone adds just a type of moisture before drying. I like the Proclaim glossing polish from Sally's. Dont know if you know how to rollerset but if you do, it'll help alot with preventing some damage. Rollerset then flat iron once dry.

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  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Registered Users Posts: 4,151 Curl Connoisseur
    Awww...thanks! :oops: :)

    Your hair looks smoother than mine, so yours should come out really good. You also should be able to use jojoba oil. I haven't tried it, but I don't see why it would be a problem using. Maybe you could take a small section and try using the jojoba on it before blowdrying to see if you like the results, w/o having to completely commit and not like it.
    A wonderful mix of coils, curls, corkscrews, and kinks.

    http://s211.photobucket.com/albums/bb133/shyygirl_2007/
    PW: curlyhair

    I have a blog now. Follow meeeee! :)

    http://naturalurbanista.blogspot.com/

    "You see, when it comes to language competence, a true patriot must hit that sweet spot between "job-stealing immigrant" and "liberal elitist." ~Eilonwy

    Wanna have access to the top names in fashion and luxury at up to 70% off retail? Sure you do. http://tinyurl.com/3yxneol

    DC metro area
  • blackhoney112blackhoney112 Registered Users Posts: 126
    The way I maintain my hair when straight is to alt between just using qhemet heavy cream on my ends, edges, and nape and moisturizing the hair with NTM silk touch -seal with WGO- and apply heavy cream to ends only. I can't use the moisture everyday otherwise I notice reversion on the natural parts. HTH
    3c/4a
    Transitioning
    Following C&G method
    Fav products: Kenra MC, Misskey 10en1, VO5 moisturemilks, ACV rinses, Rhassoul clay & WGO
    pw: Romeo
    My hair album

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