Press & flatiron natural 4b hair without it revertig back to natural in 5 minutes???

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  1. natural2008

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    Good afternoon,
    Yesterday I went to a wedding and decided to try to press and flat iron my hair which I did and it looked nice in the house, but once I began to sweat on my way to the wedding my hair was no longer straight (it was a pooooofieeeee mess). Would it be possible for you to give me some tips such as which products you use, how you do your hair, etc? I wanted to wear my hair in a lot of curls but that did not work out. Is it impossible with natural 4b hair?

    Thank You :yawn:.
     
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    Re: Press & flatiron natural 4b hair without it revertig back to natural in 5 minutes

    Good luck with that. I heard the Sabino moisture block is supposed to be really good. I've gotten a sample but haven't used it yet. I am dealing with the same issue. Folx around these parts say to get it professionally straightened, but i'm not feeling that :nono:
     
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    Re: Press & flatiron natural 4b hair without it revertig back to natural in 5 minutes

    Yes, I know how you feel. I think I have tried everything on the market. Since I went natural, I found that my hair is so kinky, frizzy and shrinks so much that the only way it would look presentable is if i try with my might to pull it up in a pony puff or wear one of my wigs. When I try to flat iron, it's no use because I am back to square one!:rolleyes: I can't wait til this stuff grow out more!

    If you try the Sabino, let us 4a's and b's naturals, know how it worked. I am looking for answers too.
     
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    Re: Press & flatiron natural 4b hair without it revertig back to natural in 5 minutes

    I got an OLD SCHOOL PRESS yesterday (after being in micros for the past two months) on my fine, thin, dense 4a/b hair.... Swung so good but by the time I got home, it started puffing up just a little.... Thankfully I didn't wear it all the way down, just a swoop bang in the front.... Shoulda known better, though. Weather is in the '90s here and I sweat in my head....
     
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    Re: Press & flatiron natural 4b hair without it revertig back to natural in 5 minutes

    Yes, it's possible! My hair lasted two weeks +:grin: in hot louisiana.I have pics in my fotki from my visit to Ilove groove.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMuRR0fktrs
     
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    Re: Press & flatiron natural 4b hair without it revertig back to natural in 5 minutes

    Thank you for your responses. I do recall that when I did get my hair pressed ontime in the hairshop my haur stayed straight forever, but it was damaged and I had to cut it all off :nono:.
     
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    Re: Press & flatiron natural 4b hair without it revertig back to natural in 5 minutes

    Do a search for Sabino Moisture Block. Many natural and relaxed ladies have found success with it. You should be able to do your own hair.

    Can I give some flat ironing tips?

    1. Begin with clean hair
    2. Use very little product after your last rinse for the best swing. >insert SMB<
    3. Get the hair as straight as possible before you flat iron - blow dry it out
    4. Use a good ceramic iron HOT so that you are not making multiple passes on the same section of hair.

    I used to only FI on 325-350. With the SMB I up it to 400. If my hair was coarse I'd use the higher heats regardless of the SMB to get that spun silk look. IME the straighter you get it the less it reverts....
     
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    Re: Press & flatiron natural 4b hair without it revertig back to natural in 5 minutes

    Steam Treatments and Good heat protection will help.
     
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    Re: Press & flatiron natural 4b hair without it revertig back to natural in 5 minutes

    HOnestly I don't bother to press in the summer. Try pressing and then doing a curlier set of flexirods or something so the reversion won't be so noticeable.
     
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    Re: Press & flatiron natural 4b hair without it revertig back to natural in 5 minutes

    When I was natural and would get my hair pressed, I always got it done the day before. My hair needed to be wrapped or curled or whatever for a least 24 hours before it would get that silky look to it. I have never gotten my hair done the same day as an event. Even now that I am relaxed, I still have to wait about a day before I can wear my out. Once I do, my hair can withstand anything.
     
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    Re: Press & flatiron natural 4b hair without it revertig back to natural in 5 minutes

    I also heard Sabino Moisture Block was a lifesaver but I personally haven't tried it yet. As someone stated earlier getting the hair as straight as possible (blow drying or airdrying in twists) before you flat iron it makes a big difference.
     

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