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    Posted: Sep 03 2008 at 11:21am
I read these phrase over and over "How do I tame the hair after washing it?" or "I need to tame the hair."   I have wondered for a couple of years what that meantConfused.  Please someone explain to me.  I have my units cut and styled and that's it. 
 
Please share your views and opinions on hair taming.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 03 2008 at 11:27am
I think it means that the hair has 'poofed' up after washing and maybe needs some flat ironing. But I could be wrong.Question
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 03 2008 at 11:59am
I have read this phrase over and over again also and I don't understand it.  Ihave never had to tame ANY of my units.  I think one of the problems is using the wrong products.  Improper washing techniques can cause problems as well.  For example, I like silicone mix but in my opinion this product must be thoroughly washed from the hair or it will cause the hair to be poofy/tangly and dull.  When I do use this product (very seldom and only if that is the only thing available), I always add some olive oil to it because it helps to soften the hair and brings back the natural shine.

Other than that, I don't get it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 03 2008 at 12:05pm
I normally hear the term taming when it comes to curly units when you want the curls to be more defined for more than an hour, LOL

Also when you have yaki/light units those flyaway hairs can be hard to tame..

 I think unmanageable hair poofy or dull means it needs to be tamed...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 03 2008 at 12:58pm
Never had to tame any of my wigs but; I think it is about redefining the curl pattern

Edited by Ladydi - Sep 03 2008 at 6:22pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 03 2008 at 1:04pm
hey ladydi!!!
 
thanks ladies, please keep the input coming.  I see that Favored1 shares my confusion.  I think that there may be a few people that aren't clear on what is meant.  the term can mean apparently different things to different people, so the dialogue is great for understanding issues with hair and what people do to fix the issues.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 03 2008 at 1:16pm
Originally posted by Ladydi Ladydi wrote:

never had to tame any of my wigsbu.t I think it is about redefining yhe curl pattern


Why would you have to redefine your curl pattern??  I'm still confused...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 03 2008 at 2:15pm
I once had a light yaki that would tangle therefore making it hard to tame until I gave it a bb then it was all good. So i can understand what some woman mean.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 03 2008 at 2:47pm

Originally posted by charmed charmed wrote:

I read these phrase over and over "How do I tame the hair after washing it?" or "I need to tame the hair."   I have wondered for a couple of years what that meantConfused.  Please someone explain to me.  I have my units cut and styled and that's it. 

 
Please share your views and opinions on hair taming.
 
thanks!

Based on my experience, when you wash the hair it usually gets puffy like this
  
You would need to tame straight hair by drying and straighten with a ceramic flat iron, but if you prefer not to use heat, I would recommend brushing the hair, using a bit of olive oil and then pulling at the hair flat like this:
 
 
so that you get this result:
 
If the hair is curly, to tame the hair, I would add a bit of olive oil or pink moisturizer after washing and roller set the hair.
 
If you want loose curls, you can twist the hair like this
 
 
or this
 
 
and let it dry overnight, and next morning you have defined curls without using heat and that's just how I tame my hair.
 
 
 
Originally posted by Favored1 Favored1 wrote:

Originally posted by Ladydi Ladydi wrote:

never had to tame any of my wigsbu.t I think it is about redefining yhe curl pattern


Why would you have to redefine your curl pattern??  I'm still confused...
 
Sometimes, the curl pattern can change over time either by chemicals, heat or the way you style the hair.
 
Some people either roller set the hair to maintain or define the curl pattern. There is also the possibility of using a curly perm to get permanent curls if you no longer have curls.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 03 2008 at 2:52pm
Originally posted by Sheryse Sheryse wrote:

I normally hear the term taming when it comes to curly units when you want the curls to be more defined for more than an hour, LOL

Also when you have yaki/light units those flyaway hairs can be hard to tame..

 I think unmanageable hair poofy or dull means it needs to be tamed...
 
ITA with Sheryse, I define this as getting your unit to a wearable status or "tame" it so you can wear it with no problems, i.e. flyaways, tangles, poufyness.
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