Monday, July 7, 2014

Straightening My Natural Hair: Q&A

Since I've been natural I've gotten my hair straightened a total of 3 times. It's not that I don't like the results or a natural hair Nazi against straightening (I actually like my hair straight. Yes, I said it. Lol)But I dislike how long a typical straightening of mine last (which is about a week, depending on the humidity), how long it takes to straighten it (which is over an hour) and the fact I can't style straight hair to save my life (which is reason why I went natural.) Well despite these three major issues I loved the few times I've had my hair straightened and enjoy those couple of weeks to the fullest. Now the above picture went viral on Facebook a couple of months ago and quite a few women asked questions so I'll take this time out to answer the Top 7 questions that are usually asked when I have straight hair.
 
1. What do you do? Well I do not straighten it myself, that's a no-no. I prefer to let a professional handle my hair so I can get the best results. There's no way I can get my hair to look like that. I suggest that naturals go to a salon to get their hair straighten, if they're not sure how to get the results they want to achieve.
 
2. What salon do you go too? I am a student at FAMU so I go to the salon on campus. It's called the Rattler's Edge. If you are in the Tallahassee, FL area you can pay them a visit. I've never had a bad experience with them.
 
3. What type of flat iron was used? A Chi. Sorry I don't know the brand.
 
4. How long have you been natural? My last relaxer was February 2011, I big chopped September 2011. So transitioned about seven months and I've been natural for two years.
 
5. How often do you trim? Not like I should. Lol. Since I've been natural I've trimmed my hair a total of three times and that was whenever I got it straightened. I DO NOT recommend that, because I usually have an inch of hair taken off.
 
6. What's your hair type? I honestly don't know. If I had to guess I'll say majority 4B. My hair is the front is of a looser curl pattern but yet it's still pretty coarse.
 
7. How do you make your hair grow? I really have no answer to this. I can tell you I do not take any supplements, vitamins included. My diet is OK, I eat sweets way too much. Lol. For the first couple of years I was natural I didn't wear my hair out. It was usually in twists, nowadays I wear my hair out more.
This is a photo from my third straightening. Which was April 2014.
Side view of my results.

Front View of my results.
 

9 comments:

  1. Your hair looks great! I chose to get my hair professionally straightened as well. I love the curls. I always go bone straight but next time I think I show your pic! I so think I'm going to dedicate an entire post just to the topic of #7!

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    1. Thank you! :) I usually go for bone straight because it's hard for me to maintain the curls but my hair stylist wanted to curl it last time, so I let her. Lol. Good luck with your post, let me know when you write it.

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  2. I'm in the area and would like to try the salon. What was the name of your stylist?

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    1. Thank you! It's hard finding salons in the FAMU area that straighten natural hair well. Thanks for taking the time to do this review--you've provided great scoop!

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    2. You're welcome! Thanks for reading my post :)

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  3. I like your straight hair. You look so pretty in this hairstyle. I also want to purchase a powerful flat iron and already saw loads of flat iron models on “folica.com”. But I am very confused which one I should get. Can you help dear?

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    1. Thank you Goria. Because I don't own a flat iron and I don't straighten my hair I'm not much help with this question, however I asked my hairs stylist ask which type of flat iron she uses on my hair she said it's a titanium one rather than a ceramic one. Titanium helps get my hair more straight rather than a ceramic one because of the way the heat travels through the plates.

      I suggest reading more on titanium flat irons on see which ones are the best. I've heard nothing but great things about them. Thank you again for reading my post!

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  4. Hi. I just wanted to let you know that a company has used one of your pictures as a fake review for one their products. Here is the link https://e-goodie.com/products/brush. You have to scroll all the way down to get to the reviews

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