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Another thing that helps....I think someone already mentioned it though is to use the "comb and chase method".

Basically just use your heat protectant and serums before your blow-dry. And when you flat iron, take a section. Use one hand to control the flat iron and take a small comb in the other hand and follow in front of the flatiron. This will get it straight. In the video I don't use the comb and chase method but you can see my results. This flatiron has little teeth in it that separates my hair to get it smooth. Get one of those type of flat irons if that helps.


 
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if you can get your hands on  cold press argan oil you will be in business little goes a long way if not morrocan oil (product line) has a great cream leave in and a oil treatment that sgreat also
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I've been using Phyto Defrizzant before I blow dry my hair and then Crome liquid shine when I flat iron for years now. My hair comes out silky and smooth every time. I love the shine the crome gives me. They're on the pricey side, (both are $30 for 8 oz), but I would pay $50, because it's THAT good on my hair.  Everyone asks me what salon I go to, and can't believe it when I tell them I do it myself.
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^thank for that I'll have to check that out
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Originally posted by vida vida wrote:

Ive found that the way to get a silky press is to use very little product, and no oils, and no products with water in it because my hair will revert...I use aphogee hair serum/protectant, I put it on before I blowdry, then I flat iron with my jilbere I dont add any additional product and my hair stays straight for weeks usually 2.


My stylist does this but I'm always scared that I'm going to burn my hair out if I do it. What's your  shampoo/conditioner regimen? How do you retain the moisture?


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I used Crisco which is just soybean and palm oil for pressing my hair. I have an electric hot comb and a traditional stove top one. I used both and prefer my old skool one. Then, I f/u with my flatiron. Puncurl at night. Nice bouncy hair. The curls fall and I can brush them out for a nice sleek look.
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I'm trying to get a silky press, but I keep failing.Unhappy Maybe someone has some advice?

When I use a flat iron, my hair ends up looking something like http://www.vissastudios.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/fried-hair.jpg except a little straighter; I think the pic looks better than what my hair turns out like.

I use the Nano Titanium Babyliss Pro. I've tried a couple of different flat irons, including the CHI and the Nano is the best one so far. I've tried the different heats on the Nano and the hottest makes my hair the straightest. After I flat iron a section, I comb the section.

I use the following products:
Brazilian Keratin Therapy - Shampoo
Herbal Essences Hello Hydration - Shampoo/Conditioner
Herbal Essense Long Term Relationship - Deep Conditioner
Coconut Oil - Deep Conditioner
Silken Child Leave-In Detangler
Phyto Hair Relaxing Balm
Crome LiquidCrome Hair Polish
Herbal Essences Split End Protector
Regis DesignLine Leave-In Conditioning Styler
Garnier Blow Dry Perfector
Mizani ThermaSmooth Smooth Guard
Garnier Flat Iron Perfector
Mizani ThermaSmooth Shine Extend

Sometimes I use all of this and sometimes I don't. Doesn't seem to make a difference. I've also tried blow drying and natural drying; no difference.

I must be doing something wrong. When I use to go to the salon, there wasn't a problem with straightening my hair.


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@koolaid love it sounds like you're using too many products. All that crap and some of it probably has some water in it or just too much saturation in general to give you that fried but not flat look. less is more when pressing hair. don't apply any moisturizers or balms or this or that on your hair once it has been washed and conditioner or deep conditioned. just heat protectant serum.

try one of these, too
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihZkofSoov8
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Originally posted by momentoindigo momentoindigo wrote:

@koolaid love it sounds like you're using too many products. All that crap and some of it probably has some water in it or just too much saturation in general to give you that fried but not flat look. less is more when pressing hair. don't apply any moisturizers or balms or this or that on your hair once it has been washed and conditioner or deep conditioned. just heat protectant serum.

try one of these, too
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihZkofSoov8

Thanks for the advice. I will invest in the brush, plus a blow dryer with a comb. I didn't know about water in the products and won't use those next time.
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I didn't get the results I was looking for, but there was a difference. I think with more practice I will get better.

I used:
Brazilian Keratin Therapy - Shampoo
Herbal Essences Hello Hydration - Shampoo/Conditioner
Coconut Oil - Deep Conditioner
Mizani ThermaSmooth Smooth Guard

While I was flat ironing my hair my hair was frizzing and puffing, which was disappointing because when I started things where looking good. I did try the blow dry with comb tension method before flat ironing. That was a fail because the comb kept coming off. I did find a way to keep it on, so next time might be better.  I don't know if not doing the blow dry method correctly had any effect with the flat ironing.

I'm assuming I shouldn't use anti-frizz and other sprays with water in it? Anyone recommend any without water?
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