View Full Version : Does pressing permanently straighten

11-26-2004, 05:15 AM
Due to a very bad haircut, I got my hair pulled back into a ponytail and added a afro puff piece to it....

The hairdresser used the flat iron in my hair ( you know the kind that goes into that little oven looking thing) and slathered gel in it....NEVER AGAIN...

Ive washed my hair 2ce since then, but some of my hair is still straight and it was natural before. So now I have a bit of a transition going on...

So my question is...will I have to cut those ends loose, or will the go back to their original state??

11-26-2004, 05:23 AM
Unfortunately you would most likely have to chop those ends off. Since the heat has altered your hair. In some cases the hair actually reverts back to natural state. Leave it and see what happens.

11-26-2004, 05:30 AM
I agree with the previous poster--wait and see. BUT here's my experience, I have a quarter-sized spot in the back of my head near my neck where my hair texture is way more loosely curled that than the rest of my hair. The flatiron/straightening device only has to touch that part of my hair once...everything else will fully revert BUT that one chunk of hair in the back of my head.

11-26-2004, 05:33 AM
Its strange because she used it on my whole head, yet the back reverted, but the top seems a liiiittlllee more loose than the back, with the exception of a few stray ends.

MizBrowniMD, what happened with the patch of hair??

11-26-2004, 06:06 AM
Here's some info on what heat (pressing) can do to your hair over time:

11-26-2004, 07:33 AM
MizBrowniMD, what happened with the patch of hair??

Let the pressing comb/flatiron go altogether, and just grew it out along with the rest of my hair. The rest of my hair looked ok. But that one piece was straight, shiny; I couldn't hold two-strand twists in that area for anything in the world. Now, my hair still is a different texture back there, can hold a two strand twist (just not as well as the rest of my hair)--but that's just how my hair texture is. I guess it's more delicate than the rest of my hair.

11-26-2004, 10:39 AM
Originally posted by Ebony@Nov 26 2004, 04:06 PM
Here's some info on what heat (pressing) can do to your hair over time:


Thanks for the link Ebony! I was actually thinking about whether or not it would be a good idea to blow dry my natural hair once I've finished transitioning to save time by drying fast. Now I know that it wouldn't be a good idea.

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11-26-2004, 02:39 PM
I just had my entire head straightened in a salon not too long ago, and when I washed it, it went right back to how it was. I was afraid of not being able to get my kinks back, but I did.
He deals with natural hair and has dreads, so he told me a lil' secret: it's not the heat, it's the products and conditioner. He used hair serum by IC and Motions silicone conditioner (that he only used a little of and did not rinse out). He did not use very much heat, but it came out great.

If you see smoke coming off the irons, please request that they wait awhile, as this WILL burn your hair and may cause permanent damage.