3)I didn't really have bangs per say, especially in the last 2 years
4)My hair laid perfectly fine
I take very good care of my hair; I eat healthy, take vitamins, deep condition weekly, am picky about shampoo/conditioner and use natural oils for my hair every single night and my hair looks perfectly fine
You shouldn't generalize. Just cause your hair is a hot mess when straightened doesn't mean all of ours is.
And guys don't notice unless the girl overall looks a hot mess or if the hair doesn't suit the girl.
My hair is very healthy, and I have found that the higher quality the straightener and the better the technique, the better looking the hair. If your using a cheap, crappy, hair straightener it won't make your hair look good and if your straightening giant sections for way to long, it won't look good either. I used to have really long hair (all the way to my butt!) and I had a bad straightener and didn't know how to use it and I wrecked my hair, and it was awful. Now I have shorter hair (it grew out after I cut it short) and I have a really nice and expensive salon quality straightener and I got my hair stylist to teach me how to use it, now my hair looks great! its shiny and soft and looks amazing. all through high school I always straightened or blew my hair dry. I remember for the first times ever (in senior year) I didn't have time, and I let my hair go natural (I have thick wavy hair) and tons of people asked me if I had styled it that way. So, I guess everyone though I had straight hair! even my boyfriend at the time!
Maybe it's your hair straightener. I have long hair that's almost down to my waist and I straighten my hair a LOT and it still looks really healthy. My hair never smells burnt (if yours does, you should check to see that your straightener has ceramic plates) and my hair hardly gets dry and brittle because I use leave in moisturiser and heat protecting serum. You should invest in a better quality flat iron - I use a GHD and it's amazing :)
If you take really good care of your hair there won't always be those tell tale signs. I straighten my hair and there is no burnt smell, it's soft and healthy and I have no breakage. Now in the past before I had the right tools and knew what to do, yeah it looked like that but I still got guys. I don't think men are that nitpicky as long as you generally look good.
What kind of straighter did you have ? Invest in a nice one I have a CHI and I absolutely love it! My hair is naturally straight but I love to straighten it still I don't know why , Maybe it makes me feel more feminine.
that's SO not true. my hair is naturally curly. I straighten it everyday. it does NOT smell burnt, it is NOT dry and brittle. it's very soft and shiny. it lays perfectly fine. the hair near my bangs doesn't break off. you need to learn how to take care of your hair, clearly. don't generalize. there's a little invention called HEAT PROTECTANT... use it.
Someone people just don't know how to take care of their hair.
get off your high horse. there is no difference if you do it right
That's not true at all so I don't know what kind of hair straightener you use. My hair isn't dry/brittle and it does not smell burnt, typically if it does then the heat setting is too high..no one ever knows that I straighten my hair
I think you are generalizing. The girls who look like what you described use cheap, not fully ceramic straightners and don't have heat protectant. Personally, I use a GHD (top of the line) and people ask my if my hair is naturally straight all the time when really, I have nasty, kinky curls. I don't straighten it into a pin-straight style though, I curve the iron when I get to the ends so it has a bit of body and volume. My hair is very healthy because I only wash it 3-4 times a week and I give it masks and it is very shiny and bouncy- I iron it EVERYDAY. Straightners are only the devil to your hair if you don't use protectant and if you don't spoil your hair rotten like I do. Try not to generalize honey- some people who don't have perfect hair naturally like you NEED to iron our hair or it looks bad. I'm one of those people.