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feel so bad for straightening!

Sammy22Sammy22 Posts: 124Registered Users
As u know I got a bad haircut a couple weeks ago, so I have been straightening it. Well the other day I decide to let it go all natural and it was so DRY!!! I feel so bad, what did I do to my hair :( So for now on it's going to be curly-even if I don't like the cut, it will grow back. i think why I don't like it is because it's not blending and she cut too much for bangs(have long side swept ones). And after seeing all your guys pretty pics of you hair and the cute styles I felt miserable for straightening.

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  • finaleofseemfinaleofseem Posts: 900Registered Users
    If you've been using a flat iron, I'd do a PT and a DT (if your hair will handle protein). The protein helps do a temporary fix for the damage that the flat iron does, and the DT adds more moisture after the PT for balance, and helps restore the moisture the heat makes you lose.

    Sometimes I do the DT first, and see if I need a PT -- just depends on how my waves look.
    Location: West Virginia (Eastern Panhandle)
    2b/cMii, medium-high porosity

    Likes protein and most oils, HATES mineral oil
    Summer Routine
    Poo: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
    Cowash CJ Daily Fix
    Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
    Leave In: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, SSRPT
    Stylers: Ecostyler Krystal, LALSG (in really high dews)
    PT: SS Repairing Protein Treatment
  • ValcurlValcurl Posts: 300Registered Users
    I second the DT and PT advice, that has really helped mine from all the straightening damage. Find a good heat protector too if you continue to straighten.
    Curl Pattern:2b Texture: medium
    Porosity: med to high Density: med Elasticity: normal
    Lowpoo: (2x/wk) Shea moisture retention/ Mop C
    Cowash: Mop C/ AHRC
    Deep cond: Darcy's pumpkin seed condish/ SS deep
    Leave in: CJ curl assurance condish
    Stylers: SS CEJ, CJ Aloe Fix Lite
    Hair hates: JC rockin' ringlets/CJ CIAB/AG recoil
    Hair loves: super soaking/ protein/ ACV rinses
    mod CG since 7/09 :love7:
  • Sammy22Sammy22 Posts: 124Registered Users
    any recs for DT and PT? I am going to stop for awhile and TRY to work with what I have and start buying some products and tru to get a good combo going. Also going to try CG again.....
  • ValcurlValcurl Posts: 300Registered Users
    Sammy22 wrote: »
    any recs for DT and PT? I am going to stop for awhile and TRY to work with what I have and start buying some products and tru to get a good combo going. Also going to try CG again.....

    Not sure about good recommendations on PT- just tried k-pak this week for the first time and jury is still out with me on this one.

    DT- I like Jessicurl weekly deep condish and Donna Marie's DT, cheaper option- Lustrasilk shea/mango DT at sally's. Paying a little extra for a good DT is worth it IMO.
    Curl Pattern:2b Texture: medium
    Porosity: med to high Density: med Elasticity: normal
    Lowpoo: (2x/wk) Shea moisture retention/ Mop C
    Cowash: Mop C/ AHRC
    Deep cond: Darcy's pumpkin seed condish/ SS deep
    Leave in: CJ curl assurance condish
    Stylers: SS CEJ, CJ Aloe Fix Lite
    Hair hates: JC rockin' ringlets/CJ CIAB/AG recoil
    Hair loves: super soaking/ protein/ ACV rinses
    mod CG since 7/09 :love7:
  • finaleofseemfinaleofseem Posts: 900Registered Users
    +1 on Lustrasilk. I just picked some up, and I luuuurve it.

    My hair does't like a ton of protein, so I use the KPak daily condish for protein. I can't use anything with mineral oil, so the KPak treatment is a no no for me.
    Location: West Virginia (Eastern Panhandle)
    2b/cMii, medium-high porosity

    Likes protein and most oils, HATES mineral oil
    Summer Routine
    Poo: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
    Cowash CJ Daily Fix
    Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
    Leave In: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, SSRPT
    Stylers: Ecostyler Krystal, LALSG (in really high dews)
    PT: SS Repairing Protein Treatment
  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    We ended up talking a lot about protein in this thread on plopping.
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=96396
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpedaheh.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
    2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
    Cowash: Tresemme naturals
    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
    Curl enhancer: FSG
    Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
    PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
    Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers