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    Is it shockingly bad for your hair?
    Growing out a Pob since March 2008
    I cone and I bleach

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    Yes. Made incredibly worse if your hair is bleached. Straightening sections of virgin hair on low heat isn't that bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cupcakeblonde View Post
    Is it shockingly bad for your hair?
    It kind of depends on how it's done and how often. My stylist, and I do trust her, tells me that occasional straightening done very fast with a protective spray (which makes the iron glide easily over the hair), only one pass per section of hair, is relatively safe. Done not so fast, not with protective spray, repeatedly over the same section, and done often - yes, shockingly bad for hair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cupcakeblonde View Post
    Is it shockingly bad for your hair?
    Very true for me - from my experience it ruins ur hair - I think i like the natural look - whether straight or curly

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    Probably the straighter your hair is, the less bad. It may be related to the number of passes/temperature that is needed for it to work, or it could also be just the more you fight against what hair wants to do, the more damaging it is.

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    It can be if you do it everyday. I do it maybe once a week and only do one pass over each section on medium heat. I don't notice much damage. The type of plates your iron has makes a difference too. For example, I use a Babyliss Pro Titanium plated iron, which is much better for your hair than a metal plate flat iron. I would go with ceramic, titanium, or tourmaline for the least damage, and don't buy a cheap iron either.
    Last edited by shellblue1; April 6th, 2008 at 11:26 PM.

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    heat on my hair is the worst and it doesn't even make my hair look that much better than when I straighten in rollers without heat. It actually looks a lot better without heat. I don't know where the threads are but you can put a ponytail at the top of your head and use rollers to set your hair. I use the big ones to straighten my hair. when I straighten using this method it comes out nice and I always get compliments.

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    Any heat for your hair be-it blow drying, curling, iron and what ever else is out there is not the greatest for hair.

    Do I do it from time to time...guilty...I use heat products now and than. I grew my hair out, now I'd like to enjoy it. Taking good care of your hair will combat most damage if done in moderation. I will straighten maybe once a month, and make it last for about a week doing different styles with it.

    If I'm going to go out, I brow dry it with a diffuser to enhance curls also.........I'm a single 44 year old and I'll be darned if I'm going to wear it in a bun all the time.

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    i used to straighten a little bit , since i slept after i showered so my hair always looked like garbage, but then i learned to shower in the morning and air dry and found no need for my straightener anymore =]

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