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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 10 2010 at 6:49pm

Originally posted by soarlikecruz soarlikecruz wrote:

what's heat training?


To some its heat damage because the hair does not curl up the way it naturally would.

For me it is using heat on a consistent basis to make the hair more malleable. The curl pattern doesn't have to change but it can. The trained hair is easier to manipulate and shape. 

~Heat Training/Damage Spectrum~

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No change>>>curl elongation>>>waviness of original texture>>>>>loose waves>>>Straight

the more removed it is from the natural curl pattern the more damaged it is IMO but it doesnt mean that you cannot retain and grow hair once it has happened.

Heat trained hair usually consists of the first 3 categories.

Brittanynic16 and Longhairdontcare2011 from youtube have what id consider the 3rd level of heat training: Waviness of original texture.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS-NXORbNhA&feature=related

Britney also has level 4 and 5 on her ends.She plans on getting rid of them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Uua3KAkMC8

Disclaimer: This is all my conjecture and has not been hairboard approved.LOL

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 10 2010 at 6:15pm

Originally posted by sweetpea84 sweetpea84 wrote:

Have any of you experienced damage i.e. split ends and dryness from heat training?


i have more split ends than i did when i never used heat but over all not that many. if i was to grab a bunch of hair maybe 5-10 would be split. and i havent trimmed in a while. any breakage i do have is from wearing my hair in tight bun in its natural state, which is just short hair along my hair line. my hair actually is easier to moisturize now that its heat trained. when i never used heat my hair would take FOREVER to absorb water. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 10 2010 at 6:11pm
Originally posted by yaya24 yaya24 wrote:

Thanks Napp
 
I am thinking about rolling my hair in large rollers first to get it stretched out then the heat. Hopefully that will work well for me


some people also have success with air drying in large braids.  i like to get it all done in one shot so i blowdry.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 10 2010 at 6:05pm
what's heat training?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 10 2010 at 6:02pm
Have any of you experienced damage i.e. split ends and dryness from heat training?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 01 2010 at 4:33pm
Thanks Napp
 
I am thinking about rolling my hair in large rollers first to get it stretched out then the heat. Hopefully that will work well for me
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 01 2010 at 3:04pm
Originally posted by yaya24 yaya24 wrote:

@Napp-- What is your heat schedule/ routine
 
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i press every 2-3 weeks. it may not last 2-3 weeks though especially in the summer.


in the summer i would air dry, press and then flat iron,style.

in the winter i would blow dry,press and flat iron,style.


products:

cheapie shampoo and conditioner,

smooth n shine straighten polish for blow drying

and apex pressing oil for pressing. the apex is new(since august) it brings my presses to another levelCool everyone asks if i got a relaxer when i use it.

beyond the zone siff head. only for the very baby hairs that i cannot press.

i dont like air drying because even though i use less heat my hair tangled up so badly and i have nappy ends no matter how many times i comb chase.


now i am switching it up to: 

blowdry straight as possible with brush attachment

flat iron at 365 with chase method,using boar brush. applying a dab of apex per section.

press at 350 on edges and roots only.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 01 2010 at 1:20pm
@Napp-- What is your heat schedule/ routine
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 31 2010 at 11:50pm

Im a heat trained 4a so i guess this isnt really directed at me, but Imma answer anyway.


i did the bkt and it had its good points but heat training was easier for me in the long run. i couldnt deal with the tangling and how i couldnt style my hair the way i wanted. my curl pattern didnt really loosen that much except for the very ends(but i am way past due for a trim). but the texture of my hair is different. it less constricted and more easily manipulated. blowdrying  with my hair at apl/bsb takes 20 mins compared  to an hour at sl when my hair rarley touched heat. i have retained most of my length doing this but it has only been a little less than a year of regular heat usage. this just gives me managablility. it kills some of the volume though, at least for me.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 30 2010 at 3:12pm

OMG I need this thread in my life! After dealing with so much ssks and tangling I've decided to heat train. As my hair grows longer its getting more difficult to deal with, when I started out 2-3 inches my hair was so easy to deal with, now that its longer (bottom of neck) it's becoming a chore. I've checked out Longhairdontcare2011 youtube page and was excited at first but then became a little discouraged because her hair seems to be in the type 3 range...or so I taught until I read up post and it says she started off as 4b.  Well that's cool, I only want to lightly heat train nothing too much just something to help me deal.

 
I also checked out Mwedzi's info and she stated that she uses heat sometimes too, so heat is not the enemy just how it's used. Any successful heat trained  naturals please give us your imput.
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