How I straighten my hair

CurlyShorty3405CurlyShorty3405 Posts: 196Registered Users
Tonight for the first time in a while I decided I wanted to straighten my hair. For a good 5-6 years I would get my hair chemically straightened twice a year and then I cut back to once a year. The type of straightening treatment that I got required no heat at all to set the product, it was sulfur based. The only reason why I got the straightening treatment done was to cut down the frizz and to make my hair more manageable, which it is now more manageable. It has been a good 5-7 years since I have gotten a straightening treatment, and every once in a great while, I like to straighten my hair myself.

Tonight, I straightened my hair for the first time in a good year and a half. I only straightened it to see how long it really is. I let my hair are dry to 75-80 percent, this both decreases drying time and heat damage. These are the steps that I use:

1.) I section my hair off by layers
2.) I apply blow dry lotion (I used Aveda Hang Straight) to the first section that I will be blow drying
3.) After the first section is blow dried I spray my hair with heat protecting spray (Sebastian Trilliant) and I use more on the ends than the rest of my hair
4.) I use a flat iron (Paul Mitchell Pro Tools Express Ion Style 1 inch Flat Iron) at no more than 325 degrees
5.) And then I repeat the process with each section of layers

If anyone is wondering, I have three layers of hair. The length, the middle layer and the top layer.
2B-2C Density-Medium/High Width-medium Length-Medium

LoPoo: Onesta Hydrating Shampoo
CoWash: LP Curl Conditioning Wash
ROs: Onesta Hydrating Conditioner, LP Curl Detangling Rinse
Weekly DC: LP Restore Mask Treatment
Leave in: LP Restore Targeted Repair Cream
Stylers: (in application order): LP Prime Style Extender Cream, LI, LP Curl Defining Style Cream, LP No Frizz Weightless Styling Spray, LP PHD Night Cap
Sealer: Body Shop Olive Oil/Body Shop Argan Oil/Josie Maran Argan Oil

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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 12,231Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Shorty, how did it turn out? I'm going to look into the Aveda product you mention. Is that the one you like most?
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • CurlyShorty3405CurlyShorty3405 Posts: 196Registered Users
    curlypearl wrote: »
    Shorty, how did it turn out? I'm going to look into the Aveda product you mention. Is that the one you like most?

    It came out really good, but the straightness didn't last long at all. But I love the Aveda Hang Straight blow dry lotion. It's the only blow dry lotion I've ever used and it is my favorite. It has a really nice clean scent to it, and it conditions my hair too. A little bit of the Aveda Hang Straight blow dry lotion goes a really long way.
    2B-2C Density-Medium/High Width-medium Length-Medium

    LoPoo: Onesta Hydrating Shampoo
    CoWash: LP Curl Conditioning Wash
    ROs: Onesta Hydrating Conditioner, LP Curl Detangling Rinse
    Weekly DC: LP Restore Mask Treatment
    Leave in: LP Restore Targeted Repair Cream
    Stylers: (in application order): LP Prime Style Extender Cream, LI, LP Curl Defining Style Cream, LP No Frizz Weightless Styling Spray, LP PHD Night Cap
    Sealer: Body Shop Olive Oil/Body Shop Argan Oil/Josie Maran Argan Oil

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