Post Flat Ironing Tips?

pinkypink50pinkypink50 Registered Users Posts: 3
:flower:Hey Everybody!

I just flat ironed my hair yesterday to get a trim and I'm a little nervous that the next time I wash it it won't revert back to my curly hair. Do you guys have any post flat iron tips that will help me transition back to my curls?

Thank you!!!


  • anonymous_38257anonymous_38257 Registered Users Posts: 11
    What do you mean you are scared it won't revert?

    Do you mean you are scared you won't like how your hair will look once you wash it out?
  • MarixpressMarixpress Registered Users Posts: 91 Curl Neophyte
    My 2 cents but I'm no pro:

    Just don't straighten too often. Only once in a blueee moon if you can. Use a silicone based cream to protect your hair before straightening. Remember to wash the silicone out with a gentle sulfate shampoo when you're ready to go back to curly. I personally wouldn't risk the damage. It took me a whole year to grow out to shoulder length after my curls were destroyed by too much flat ironing.
    Day 1 of Curly Girl method: 10/5/13
    3b Mostly Normal Porosity. Medium Density, Fine to Medium Width, Medium Texture.
    SM Y&B TS and Condish. Ecostyler with Argan oil gel.
    Daughter: Long frizzy Swavy 2a turned Wavy Curvy 2B - thanks to Devachan, Low Porosity, Medium Texture, High Density
  • sixelamysixelamy Registered Users Posts: 4,157 Curl Novice
    If you used a silicone, you'll need at least coco betaine to take it out. I hope you protected it properly beforehand.

    If this is a once in a while thing, your curls will be fine, just don't do it too often or you'll get damage. I would deep condition and do an ACV final rinse to close the cuticles.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens

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