I don't necessarily want straight hair but if I did get straight hair, it'd be nice. I'm also concerned with having to get it repeatedly done with new growth
is chemical straightening THAT damaging or is there a way to soften the blow? Is it worth it in your opinion? worth it as in time, money and effort(cause you have do touch up new growth)
chemical straightening=relaxers, brazilian blowouts or thermal straightening
Not to be rude, but I'm just asking if chemical straightening is worth the effort and possible damage. I don't want compliments or anything like that, because it's beside the point. I'm not trying to be rude either. But thanks
I think hair straightening is a downward spiral... once you start again, you can almost never stop because your curls just don't look, feel, or form like they do when healthy. This makes it hard to ever want to wear it curly, so then you damage more lol. Last year I kept a journal of all the money I spent on hair products to help straighten it, it came out to 500 at the end of the year. Mind you, I only need to blow and iron it. But it was the maintenance that was just so costly.
My curls were not the same afterwards.. dry, brittle, not really curly and by no means straight (aka: hot mess).
Of three options above, I think the thermal straightening would be the better option, but any chemical altering will do major damage if you do it too often. So if you're doing it once every other month it shouldn't be too bad, but if you do it twice or three time a month, I'd advise not doing it at all!
To be honest, I think straightening hair has only ever worked to lower my self esteem and health :/ I've been wearing it curly more often and I'm feeling tons better about everything AND my hair is growing again :) and I'm saving money :p I don't think its worth the trouble much anymore.
I love both straight and curly hair on a woman. To me, there seems to be no point in damaging your hair just to get another style. Curly/straight/wavy hair is of equal attractiveness as long as it is LONG. Long hair will always trump short hair in terms of attractiveness.
It's not that bad if you take care of it. If you want to wear it straight often, chemically treating it is better than using heat everyday to keep natural hair straight. It's common to have healthy relaxed hair
I had my hair chemically straightened and it's very damaging, and since my hair is so curly it only straightened it a little bit. So I would think it wouldn't straighten your hair all the way either.
I don't think it is worth the damage. Both my sister and I had nice tight curls. ---> link naturally this was my hair her hair was little less curly. She started getting relaxers (she is older), she does not have curls anymore the chemicals changes (damages) your hair, she wants her curls back but the relaxers ruined it (she has stopped them now). She use to get them twice a year. I never got a relaxer and my hair is still like that. I only use mousse, moisturizer or nothing. I don't want to change my hair and not be able to get it back. Personally I don't think it is worth the damage, embrace the curls :)
Not really, straightening your hair maybe once a month won't be so bad, but if you're straightening it everyday then that is a major problem. I used to straighten my hair everyday and then after a while I started to notice my hair wasn't growing anymore, so I tried to find ways to repair the damage but I ended up making it worse, so to answer the question, no.
And the more you straighten your hair the more you lose your curl pattern.
I'm kind of on the fence about relaxers because I had one for five years and then decided go natural, but I have seen women with relaxers with long HEALTHY hair.
The Brazilian blowout looks like it could be damaging to the hair since they go through the heat process twice.