POLL: How often do you straighten?

Just curious to find out how often you curlies straighten your hair. I find that Some months I love straight hair and other months I embrace my natural curls. It can depend on the weather, my mood, or on how many bad curl days I've had in a row.

Oops forgot to add the option for 'Never'... sorry.
Curl type: 2c/3a F/M ii (2b F underneath - 3a M on top), normal elasticity, low porosity,
Modified CG since July 2011,
Conditioners: Tresumme Naturals for RO and L'Oreal Eversleek for LI
Styler: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Mousse: HETMS, HESMU or Pantene Curl defining mousse
Oils: 50/50 Coconut Oil and EVOO (amazing combo!!)
My Hair Album - Naturally Curly and Straightened
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  • AmnerisAmneris Registered Users Posts: 15,117
    Once every 1-2 months, and it can last a week if I'm careful, esp. in winter. I voted for every now and then.
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  • meriellynmeriellyn Registered Users Posts: 1,135
    I think I've straightened 3 or 4 times in almost the past year. The last time was probably right around New Year's.
    I've banned myself from the heat stylers now. Last blowdry was around New Year's, last cruling (I mean curling) iron was before September, and last straightening iron was around Thanksgiving '03. Considering I used to refuse to leave the house without perfect stick straight hair (blowdry then curling iron... later just blowdry), I'm very proud of myself.
    I'm not against the idea entirely, I'm just trying to get healthy natural hair again. No more dye, no more heat until I grow all the damage off.
    2/f/i, waist length w/ long layers

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    ~a wave in a sea of curls ;)
  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Registered Users Posts: 4,151 Curl Connoisseur
    I also put every now and again. I straighten every 2-3 months to track growth and to trim my ends. I usually keep it straight for about a week, maybe two if I keep it wrapped.
    A wonderful mix of coils, curls, corkscrews, and kinks.

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  • NetGNetG Registered Users Posts: 8,116
    I put rarely since you forgot never, but I never straighten my hair. It takes one time straightening (even with heat protection products) for my hair to get split ends terribly.
    The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.

    But at least the pews never attend yoga!
  • kimmyckimmyc Registered Users Posts: 551
    I voted rarely and when I say rarely, I mean I've straightened 3, maybe 4 times ever. Even when I try I just end up with slight waves because I get tired of doing it before it's completely dry. :?
    2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.
  • browneyedgirl27browneyedgirl27 Registered Users Posts: 10
    I usually do once a week or so. My hair has really nice soft curls after the first wash after straight hair. I have to wash every two days otherwise it gets greasy, so no two week hair for me.
    3a, brunette, long, medium thickness.
  • LadydncingLadydncing Registered Users Posts: 964
    I voted rarely. I am actually enjoying my curls. Last
    time I straightned was right before I went on vacation
    in August.
    3b/c CG routine
    HG line DevaCurl
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  • EfrizzabethEfrizzabeth Registered Users Posts: 8,792 Curl Neophyte
    About once every 3 months or longer, so it's every now & then, & I can let it be for 3-5 days.
  • mayimmayim Registered Users Posts: 2,301
    There's no option for "Nevah evah, evah!"


    coarse, thick 3a
    modified cg


  • MarMar Registered Users Posts: 3,004 Curl Neophyte
    mayim wrote:
    There's no option for "Nevah evah, evah!"



    That's what I was gonna say :)
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    "If you judge people,you have no time to love them"
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  • SoLastSunday152SoLastSunday152 Registered Users Posts: 428
    Never never never!!
  • beachwaves05beachwaves05 Registered Users Posts: 2
    guess im the rebel on this thread.....i straighten about once a week. but i leave it straight for 2-3 days. the rest of the week its usually curly or in a braid. im sorry i just love how smooth and low maintainance straight hair is not to mention that it gives my bf an incentive to play with it :) altho he says he completely prefers my curly hair.....boo men :)
    2B/3a...wimpy frizzy hair on top and in front thicker curls on bottom
    < > < love, roxy
  • shorty448shorty448 Registered Users Posts: 52
    Never. I straightened it every day back in high school, got tired of waking up early to blow it out every day around my second semester of college, and haven't straightened it since. Sometimes I loosen my curls a little bit by applying products to wet hair and twisting it up in a claw (this gives me loose waves), but I never completely straighten it.
    With your feet in the air and your head on the ground
    Try this trick and spin it, yeah
    Your head will collapse
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  • Pacific PoppyPacific Poppy Registered Users Posts: 253
    Never! All that effort so I can look more like those little @$%*$s who teased me about my curls in grade school? I don't think so. I wouldn't be me :D .
    3c, CG Fine hairs, med growth.
    Formerly "Rainyday"
  • GingerCookieGingerCookie Registered Users Posts: 8
    I probably would more often, but it just seems pointless. My curls are too strong to get completely out, and I've got too much hair so it still seems poofy and triangle-shaped. Not worth the effort for me. I only do it once or twice a year, and that's usually enough to remind me why I don't do it more often. :lol:
    3B/C, homecolored from dark dishwater blonde to strawberry blonde
  • JessicurlJessicurl Registered Users Posts: 401
    I chose rarely, but only because "never" wasn't an option. :-)
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  • SuZenSuZen Registered Users Posts: 1,595
    I think the last time I straightened was about 25 years ago.
  • Botticelli VenusBotticelli Venus Registered Users Posts: 109
    I've been straightening mine a lot lately (read -- wrapping when wet, not blowdrying or ironing) because it's getting too long to do much but wave and I like it long. I also like to give it a break from scrunching and all the product I need to use when it is curly. I am really tired of the scrunched look. It looks so 80s to me.

    Does it stay pin straight? of course not. But the longer it is the straighter it is, and without the heat it is pretty frizz free.

    Sometimes I add smooth curls with rollers or pincurls.
    Julie Benz: "I really loved on Angel when we would do the flashbacks and I'd have the big, wild, messy long hair that was thick and full and that's how God meant for me to look."
  • dream3ddream3d Registered Users Posts: 25
    i said half the time since i normally alternate w/ a week of curlyness & then a week of straight hair. If i straighten my hair, i normally don't wash it for the rest of the week. Its fun having people wonder what your hair looks like naturally :twisted:
    waves (2c) wanting to curl (3a)
  • Curly BearCurly Bear Registered Users Posts: 11
    I rarely straighten my hair anymore. Last year, I discovered the wonders of a steaming flat iron, and became a straightening addict. I came out to college, but left the flat iron at home (no room in my luggage), fully intending to buy another. I never did.

    I have straightened my hair only once in the past 6 months or so, but I would probably do it more often if I owned my own flat iron. But, straightening really trashes my hair, which is why I gave my straightening iron to the thrift store... 8)
    Anywhere from 2c to 3a/b; I have no idea. EEE! I need to put up more pictures! I have 20 million, and they just need scanning....

    Hair goal: Rapunzel, Rapunzel.....
    well, maybe not quite that long ;)

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