To switch up my style, I usually get one silk press a year, for the aforementioned reasons. The process consists of a wash, deep condition, detangle, blow dry, and then a flat iron. See my silk press and curl below.
Bay-beeeee you couldn’t tell me anything! I loved it and received many compliments. My stylist did a great job, however now it was time to keep my hair stretched straight, which is only temporary.
Since I work out everyday, I knew the sweat would only make my curl return faster so I had to find hair styles that could stretch my hair and combat curl retention. Here are some of the styles I used to help keep it straight:
•high bun my hair
•bantu knot it
• ponytails to stretch the roots
•braid the rest of the hair shaft
These hairstyles helped me retain my straighter hair for about 3 weeks but I honestly was concerned about always seeing straight strands on my hair brush every time I brushed it, or on my ponytail holders after each style. I wasn’t sure if my hair was regularly shedding or breaking. 😞 Surely there are some curly ends that are now so loose and probably won’t turn coily so I will have to cut them off. These looser curls, pictured below, are the results of heat damage. I do know that naturally curly hair is stronger when curly and weaker when straight so I figured if I wanted my hair to be stronger and not damaged, I needed to go back to curls.
Now that my hair is back in a 3 strand twist protective style, I haven’t had to manipulate my hair so much and life is normal. If I want to go straight, I’ll save my hair the heat damage and just wear a wig or apply hair extensions.
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