I'm thinking about getting my hair chemically straightened. I know it damages hair pretty bad, but I figure I'm already damaging it just as bad by doing something to it EVERYDAY. If you've had this done, do you recommend it or would you warn me to reconsider?
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I respect everyone's decisions, even the ones that don't make sense. May I ask why you felt the need to use anon about a hair question?
Everything damages hair to some degree: Perms, keratin treatments, relaxers, curling irons, flat irons, all kinds of permanent color, blow dryers. The hair industry is BUILT on all these things that damage hair. Does anyone say anything? Not really. Because humans are vain. This isn't necessarily a bad thing but too much vanity is never good.
The point I am trying to make to you is that your hair isn't made of steel and you've only got one life, so do what you want. If you have an interest in keeping the hair that you have there are all kinds of hair treatments on the market designed to make you hair look like it isn't damaged.
When you say "do something" to your har, what do you mean? Do you flat iron or curl you hair everyday? If this is a practice of yours, you most definitely should not pursue chemicals.
No I've never had it done, I'm actually considering getting my hair thermally straightened. I have friends and family who use relaxers and get them professionally done by very competent stylists. Some love it, some felt that it wasn't for them. It al depends on you.
If you do decide to do it, ask around for a good stylist. Research different types of straighteners. Inform yourself.
Hope I helped you some how even though my hair isn't chemically straightened.0