View Full Version : Straight Hair and Locs-COMMENTS PLEASE!

01-05-2011, 12:41 AM
Here's the deal, I did my big chop Dec. 8, 2008 and my hair grew back pretty quickly actually and after about 9 mon's I decided to flat iron my hair to see how long it actually was then. To make a long story short I did it again and I haven't gotten my curls back since and my hair is straight no matter what I do to it. So now I'm loc'ing my hair I'm not quite sure how it will turn out or if I should bother even doing it and just waiting it out and chopping again. However, I am technically still natural no chemicals. Any advice? Has anyone seen this done before? What should I expect? COMMENTS PLEASE!!)8-|

01-05-2011, 12:56 AM
We don't discuss using heat for straightening on NP. Please see the heat consequences forum: http://www.nappturality.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=53

If you are locking, just start your locks and take it from there. Maybe consider:


01-05-2011, 01:01 AM
Do you have pictures you can share of the texture of your hair now (not straightened)? If you haven't started loc'ing yet, it may be a good idea (depending on the damage) to just bc again and then start from there, but, it would help if we could see just how straight your hair is and the type of damage you're talking about.

BTW, no more hair straightening from this point on. OK?

01-05-2011, 01:11 AM

01-05-2011, 01:12 AM
I've never started dreads but if you don't mind, I'll chime in anyway. :D

1) Try a really good protein treatment. Aphogee two minute reconstructor is good. Maybe the added protein will allow you to regain some texture, therefore making it easier to loc. If you decide to go this route, I'd give it at least a few weeks (maybe even a couple of months) before deciding whether or not another BC is necessary.

2) My second suggestion, is to simply braid your hair in single braids the size you want your locs to be. If your ends are too straight to stay braided on their own, maybe put small black rubber bands on the ends. As I understand it, leaving the braids in indefinitely, should cause them to start locking.

Sorry about your experience with heat damage. I hope you're able to recover from this with minimal difficulties. Please keep us updated!

01-05-2011, 01:12 AM
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