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    Posted: Nov 05 2013 at 1:20pm
Try Irontastic from the 4Naturals product line. It's an aerosol spray so it's not heavy and doesn't weigh the hair down. It protects hair from temps up to 450 degrees and humidity. I use it and LOVE it. It's better than any silk protectant. And it smells like cake Heart
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 18 2013 at 9:44am
Owwwhhh that changes things, yea probably, especially if that small amount made that much of a difference.





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 18 2013 at 9:10am
I flat ironed with it, as suggested by most naturals. Not added it after. I don't think it was useful for my texture. I probably used a nickel size amount for my whole head.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 18 2013 at 6:37am
Owh, I don't know why either, only guess can be that though it's a light oil it might have been too heavy for your hair.
Or you used more than your hair needed, which is something you can only find out by trial and error.
But to your hair reverting just by putting the oil on your straightened hair, I have no answer.

I've heard that it's also suitable for flat-ironing itself but I don't want to take chances with any oil.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 17 2013 at 10:21pm
I heard that about grapeseed oil too but for some reason when I tried it, it kept my hair from getting very straight. It kept reverting and not even flattening and sort of had an artificial dull/stale greasy shine to it. It looked very shabby. I have no idea why.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 17 2013 at 6:29pm
Grape seed oil can also help with getting a smoother look without adding extra heat.
I thought I had to wait till next time to get it right, but the grape seed oil gave my hair what I felt it was missing.
Edited as I forgot to add:
I did not flat iron with it so I can't speak on that, but it gave me good results when I added it after I unwrapped my hair.

Without grapeseed oil


With grapeseed oil two days later(no heat)





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 16 2013 at 4:14pm
There is also the roller setting method.

If you have magnetic rollers and a hair dryer, you can do a wet roller set on her hair after it's been washed and have her sit under the dryer for about an hour give or take. Don't be like me, after she sat under the dryer on the warm setting, allow it to cool off under the cool setting for about 15 minutes. It's not a big deal but does give the best results.

After you've removed the rollers each curl is a section you can flat iron on.You can easily divide a section into a smaller one if you notice it is too wide(2 inches is a good width to achieve good results on I think.). Try a pass with the lowest setting of your flat iron first, only increase heat if you notice it isn't doing anything, that way you can limit the amount of heat on her hair.

The comb and chase method, passing the comb through while the flatiron follows is a good way to make sure that the strands are treated equally and will provide the hair with movement it may lack when not done that way. It basically provides the best results in my opinion.

I personally would not advise flat ironing with an oil, you could use it as a finishing touch though. There are people that do flat iron with it, but it's not a chance I am willing to take.






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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 29 2013 at 10:41am
Thank you so much for your reply! I will look up African threading on you tube. I've only blown her hair out once and flat ironed it but I didn't have the Mizani back then so it was a waste of time. Using all that heat on her hair worried me too. I started putting coconut oil on her hair after I wash it about a month ago. It makes it really soft, but is it safe to flat iron it if it's got coconut oil on it?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 28 2013 at 12:10pm
tried something new the other day that may work better for you. press her hair when its stretched, not in its natural straight. like when its blown out or combed out, put it in big braids or twists, keep them that way for a day. and the next day press it. so the hair is already smoothed and somewhat straight.

also... try youtubing african threading. theres no way u can't get a silky press on hair that's been stretched by african threading, doing that alone makes hair very straight in itself.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 28 2013 at 11:53am
I understand that not using a lot of product would leave the hair lighter with more bounce but if I don't use something heavy my daughter's hair reverts in a matter of hours. I use Mizani silkening and curling wax and it's the only thing I've found that semi works. Her hair is heavy and doesn't have any bounce but at least it's straight. Her natural hair is very fine but thick with super tight kinky curls. I just don't understand how others are able to use barely anything and their hair stays bone straight and my daughter's hair won't. Even using the Mizani I have to put her hair in braids or twists when she's at school or it just looks like a big straight poof when I pick her up from school. I wash it and condition it and put in a leave in conditioner and let it air dry in loose twists before flat ironing it. It looks great for a few hours then POOF. I've started considering relaxing it which I swore I'd never do just to see if that would help. But if anyone could give me some magic to do I'd really appreciate it.
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