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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 21 2007 at 5:30pm
MissCass,

Just gotta tell you that I love this quote:

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose." -- Dr. Seuss
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 21 2007 at 6:22pm
I heard it at my little sister's graduation.  Dr. Suess has some good words to live by . . .
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 21 2007 at 8:21pm
Originally posted by justlikeme justlikeme wrote:

Three words:  Pressing Comb Alopecia!!!
 
While it is possible to have healthy pressed hair (for a while), over time, pressing regularly will break down the bonds in the hair (much like a relaxer does) and it will not revert back to its natural state as it once did.  In addition, over a period of time, you may experience thinning at the crown, caused by "pressing comb alopecia".  In other words, hair loss/thinning due to the pressing comb or pressing. 
 
It is okay to press you hair every so often for a change, but I personally wouldn't advise pressing it on a regular basis continually over very long periods of time.  what about comb coils, twist outs, or even a sewn in straight weave if you want the straight look?


i'm pretty sure my mom has this. she uses a hot comb several times a week. her hair used to be so full and beautiful and now it is so broken off. hopefully i can get her to listen to some tips but she is very stubborn!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 21 2007 at 10:38pm
pressing comb alopecia is a new on for me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 25 2007 at 12:24am
I've tried many products and what I've found to work best for me is Satin Press by Ultra Sheen. To be honest, when I was younger, I had thinning edges from doing touch ups nearly every other day (between biweekly hard presses). When I stopped using so much heat, my hair remained healthy. I too have 4b hair; however, I've never used a flat iron but I will be trying it out soon.
Bennie G **sax_lady**
PS sorry for replying late (I forgot to check the box to get email replies).

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 25 2007 at 8:08am
My sister is going natural and I think she's going to want to keep it pressed.  I should tell her about the pressing comb alopeciaConfused
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 25 2007 at 11:32am
I would recommend using a flat iron instead of a hot comb.  The flat iron doesn't pull and tug on the hair the way a hot comb does. I have a friend who gets her hair done regularly w/a flat iron and it is thick and gorgeous.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 14 2007 at 1:43am

my grandmother taught me how 2 use a hot comb and if u do it at the right temp and in the right way you can press on a regular basis and i think it does a better job but there is def a technique so if u dont know what u r doing....flat irons. but i am by no means an advocate of constant pressing

-that being said she always used lustrasilk and my mothers hair grew beautifully
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 14 2007 at 3:17am
Originally posted by princessj7487 princessj7487 wrote:

Originally posted by justlikeme justlikeme wrote:

Three words:  Pressing Comb Alopecia!!!
 
While it is possible to have healthy pressed hair (for a while), over time, pressing regularly will break down the bonds in the hair (much like a relaxer does) and it will not revert back to its natural state as it once did.  In addition, over a period of time, you may experience thinning at the crown, caused by "pressing comb alopecia".  In other words, hair loss/thinning due to the pressing comb or pressing. 
 
It is okay to press you hair every so often for a change, but I personally wouldn't advise pressing it on a regular basis continually over very long periods of time.  what about comb coils, twist outs, or even a sewn in straight weave if you want the straight look?


i'm pretty sure my mom has this. she uses a hot comb several times a week. her hair used to be so full and beautiful and now it is so broken off. hopefully i can get her to listen to some tips but she is very stubborn!




I just have to say this: even though I couldn't stand those people I went to school with, there is this girl who got her hair pressed with a hot comb at a beauty shop every week, she started out with shoulder length hair, and I don't know what the people at the shop did, but her hair grew  a little past her behind. She wore that style until the next year she cut her hair and it's back to shoulder length. Her hair is very thick and healthy.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 14 2007 at 6:24pm

I know some celebs who press/ed their hair like aaliyah, beyonce, queen latifah, monica, etc

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