@LadyAradia Yea the treatment on the video does look gentle plus not as much heat was used as the recommended amount for as far as I can tell that is.Don't know if you love rocking your hair when it's not straight as much or not(in case frizz is the main reason you prefer it to be straight), but if so, then creamy products might combat the frizz, since your hair isn't as curly gel might be a bit too heavy of a product at least from looking at the texture and pattern on the pic, which would be different case if the pattern(you say your natural texture is 3b) were tighter with the same texture. But guess it all depends on how your hair deals with moisture.One things for sure, it's nicely full!
@Nay You'll be fine. Wet hair and enough conditioner and you can rule the detangling world! Make sure to take loads of pics when you decide to rock that fro!
I know what you mean, I love love LOVE hair as well.
I can't remember if you blow dry or rollerset before you flatiron but if not the case, roller setting with indirect heat from a hair dryer can make a major difference in the temperature needed to get it straight as it preps the hair for the flat-iron.
I couldn't remember if it was 430-440 where irreversible changes would occur which is why I said 420 and under were the safest, but I know about 450F for sure that was listed as making permanent changes to the hair shaft, so I've personally been avoiding such temperatures because of that and was glad when I had my magnetic rollers again so that I wouldn't need as much direct heat for it to be straight at the time I was using 428F heat(which is the maximum of my flatiron anyway lol if I recall correctly) because the kinks were stubborn, even on stretched hair(braid out at the time), so I needed a few passes, but now I stick to 400... on my rare moments of flat ironing, which hopefully once the weather changes will be less rare, I need to switch things up more.
You've really been checking in to products huh, glad they're working out for you. I also am guilty of combining products now and then, sometimes it has gone horribly wrong but you live and you learn what works and what doesn't and what will continue to work, or what will turn on you.
Oh and I love the bun style. The tri coloring of hair bands and the gold detailing on the glasses.
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^^^Nay, you and Ritle- Skittle and Lady make me feel 'normal ' bc I can post looong posts and not get the side eye bc I like thouroughly explaining my thoughts and the like. I'm by myself (somewhat) IRL when I talk hair. GROUP HUG FOR US!
And yea musings seem to be seen as blogging material but it's just not the same!
And haha I often think of new things to add and end up having to edit posts (only if I have a text program open though because the error-hand is way strong these days.) or I will actually end up with a new post.
I can't really talk hair much either, only to an extent but it's not the same as this. I also have a slight(understatement of the century!) hair obsession... especially now.
As for my hair.
Only downside I have been experiencing is having to wash my hair a bit more often, but my hair has been easier to manage where locking moisture is concerned. I just have to give it a bit more time on the first day than I am used to as I have quite some strands to tend to and I need to keep that in mind when moisturizing and some area's need more attention than others because I have different textures on my head, some even blended and mixed patterns that tend to blend and separate the assimilated curl pattern even more than it naturally does.
I will start back on some acv rinses and see which benefits they will have.