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gogirlanime
April 14th, 2011, 11:07 PM
Hello all! I just thought I'd share my success from yesterday on wrapping my hair to make it straight.

Biiiiiiig thanks to NouvelleNymphe2 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/member.php?u=33798) For suggesting the thread to me and to rosieex3 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/member.php?u=29305) for the Youtube video post on how to do this!

I used this method http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1bIHMpCrKA and I was really amazed by how well it worked!. I did it after I towel-dried my hair to get rid of the excess water. It took 4 hours to dry all the way (the only down-side is waiting). For those who don't know this will only work if you set your hair into place like this when wet then let it dry. I think if I refine the technique and get some practice in I can get it even straighter than the first time :) I used a lot of bobby pins to keep it in place well. Then I heard (sorry I can't credit you because I can't find the person who posted this) that some women use a coke can in the middle to help guide their hair and straighten the stuff in the middle. I shall try with a coke can next time too.

Note: My hair is naturally a bit curlier than how it is today if I let it air dry down, I'm a 3/a

Naturally (with a bit of bun-drying to loosen the curls a bit, not dried down)
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b307/gogirlanime/before_wrap_curls.jpg

With Wrap method
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b307/gogirlanime/hair_straightened.jpg

By the way, I'm still a bit of a newbie. Try and imagine my hair a bit more curly, would a 3/a be an accurate description of my curl? What do you think I am? I'm still trying to figure out my curl type (I've read other threads about it but am still not sure). Please and thank you

KittyLost
April 15th, 2011, 03:59 AM
This worked so well for me on my shorter hair, I loved it.

pelicano
April 15th, 2011, 04:22 AM
Ooh how interesting! Did you wrap it from wet or dry? I may have to try this!

My hair is about a 2c, which looks very similar to yours.

Firefox7275
April 15th, 2011, 06:42 AM
If you want to be typed, clarify your hair, don't apply any conditioner or products or use a comb just let it air dry. Then take a photograph and post it on the Wurlies and Curlies thread.

gogirlanime
April 15th, 2011, 12:01 PM
Ooh how interesting! Did you wrap it from wet or dry? I may have to try this!

My hair is about a 2c, which looks very similar to yours.
Silly I said that already, wet.

pelicano
April 15th, 2011, 12:04 PM
Oops, sorry - can't read today :D