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Marie_Elutrio

Posts: 3

Orlando, Florida, US

What is the best method to get super thick curly hair straight? I feel like I tried everything.. I can't get it to stay really straight then I end up looking like I have a mop on my head. All suggestions are greatly appreciated smile

Aug 28 13 01:52 pm Link

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Ella Rose Muse

Posts: 165

Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Have you tried GHD hair irons? I have the ones designed for Afro hair and they work fine until the hair gets wet or it's humid. I can't remember the last time I used them though - it's way easier to embrace natural curls. :-)

Aug 28 13 01:59 pm Link

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Marie_Elutrio

Posts: 3

Orlando, Florida, US

See, I'm very picky with my hair. I hate the way that it looks curly when down, thats why I prefer it straight hmm

Aug 28 13 02:31 pm Link

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ThomasBlanchardFineArt

Posts: 222

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Have you ever tried a keratin treatment at a salon?

Aug 28 13 04:02 pm Link

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Lauren Reynolds Makeup

Posts: 282

London, England, United Kingdom

Blowdrying it straight with a big round brush then going over it with straighteners will smooth out any hair. Work in small sections and make sure you've got a bit of tension when blowing/straightening each piece - you don't want to pull so hard as to stretch the hair but just a bit of tension to pull it straight and straighten the roots.

Aug 29 13 02:30 am Link

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Esoteric Makeup

Posts: 39

Seattle, Washington, US

LR MUA wrote:
Blowdrying it straight with a big round brush then going over it with straighteners will smooth out any hair. Work in small sections and make sure you've got a bit of tension when blowing/straightening each piece - you don't want to pull so hard as to stretch the hair but just a bit of tension to pull it straight and straighten the roots.

I'll second this. I have naturally very curly hair, but it's not super thick so I can get away with just using a flat iron over it. Blowing it out straight, then going over it with a flat iron seems to get the best results (even for me) but if it's even a little humid or my hair gets wet somehow it will go back to being curly. If you're really wanting to keep it straight and not deal with the upkeep, I'd go for one of those keratin straightening treatments at a salon. It will stay straight no matter one and the upkeep seems to be only as fast as your roots come in.

Aug 29 13 10:44 am Link

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Raelene

Posts: 5

Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

you probably shouldnt do this, but i had an old friend who used to iron out her hair because it was so hard to straighten.
and yes, it was an actual iron, the one you use with clothes. lol

Aug 31 13 11:44 pm Link

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Marie_Elutrio

Posts: 3

Orlando, Florida, US

GHOST wrote:
you probably shouldnt do this, but i had an old friend who used to iron out her hair because it was so hard to straighten.
and yes, it was an actual iron, the one you use with clothes. lol

I know they used irons in the olden days! I don't think I'm going to try that, lol.


I have had a keratin treatment and relaxer on my hair a long while ago (not at the same time of course) It made my hair more wavy and thick than anything. But I might give the keratin treatment a second chance!

Sep 01 13 05:54 pm Link