Do you use a leave in when you straighten?

sixelamysixelamy Registered Users Posts: 4,157 Curl Novice
For those of you who straighten your hair, do you use a leave in still? I am thinking about going back to straightening here and there for one of my jobs. However, when I was straightening my hair before, I wasn't really taking care of it "properly". I did use silicones, but other than that I burned my hair sometimes and didn't care.

What is your routine when you straighten? What do you use? I'm clueless since it's been so long.
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


  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Registered Users Posts: 3,750 Curl Neophyte
    I only air dry straight-ish but still co-wash and still use a leave in on wet hair tho less of it and a little further away from the roots. For me that makes a massive difference in pouf and shine but bear in mind I am high porosity.

    Not all wash outs work as leave ins on straight hair, some are a bit 'tangly', but many do.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • CGSince2002CGSince2002 Banned Users Posts: 1,073
    I definitely use a leave-in that contains oils or shea butter, I straightened last Saturday night and my LI was Beautiful Curls which moisturizes my hair pretty well.

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