Reniece straightened my hair! Lots of pictures!

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  1. anon123

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    My hair was straightened for the first time since 2002! A few months ago, Reniece contacted me and kindly offered me a service of my choice. As I understand it, she wanted more opportunities to work with long natural hair. I debated between an elaborate cornrow hair style and straightening, neither of which I can do myself, but decided to go with the straightening. I'm so tenderheaded, in order to cornrow my head and have it not hurt, I think you'd have to semi-straighten it anyway. Last time I got my hair cornrowed (only because my arm was broken), I almost cried in the chair. :cry: The time before that in 2000, I got my afro blown out and I did cry. :cry2:

    Anyway, I accepted her generous offer and warned her that my hair was very tightly coiled and I was very tender-headed. The main reason I went natural was because I hated salons and never wanted to go back. But she wasn't scared off, and I knew people raved about her, so I decided to give it a try.

    Oh my goodness, y'all, she is so skilled. She listens to you. She asks you questions. She takes notes. And she didn't hurt me! She didn't hurt me!
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    I visited her salon several times. The first time was rough, just doing the detangling. It took hours! Slowly we worked on getting my hair detangled and getting it used to heat. After the first time she washed and blow dried it, it looked puffier than when I did it. Especially since she put in a heavy moisturizer. My hair just ballooned on up with all the humectants. But slowly we worked through it. After a while, we saved time by me detangling and washing and doing a light blow dry myself before I went. So she would only maybe blow dry it a little more and straighten the roots and/or ends. Finally, this past Sunday, she straightened for real and did a trim of a little over 1".

    Length check:
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    Thank you, Reniece! :grin:

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    And check out the comparison between my MBL shrunken and my MBL straightened hair!
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    If I'm lucky, I'll get a little video clip from her, too.
     
  2. anon123

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    Then she put curls in it:

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    Side view:
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    Then she directed me to flip it and shake it for a video. I was really awkward. I'm not used to straight hair was afraid I was going to mess it up or tangle it. But I tried.
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    And from the front:
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    I even did a bun drop, with video from that hopefully coming soon!
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    I don't know what to do with straight hair, so I wore it down for a couple of days and now it's in a bun. [​IMG] But I think I will try a bantu knot out or put some curls in it or something. All the same, I'm glad I got it done and glad to find out that there is at lease one stylist out there who is gentle, skilled, and open to learn more if she thinks there are any gaps in her knowledge. I highly recommend her.
     
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    OMG.
    i keep scrolling up with my mouth open...but no words can come out
    :drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:
     
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    It looks great and thats comparison shot of shruken and str8 hair had my jaw on the floor...
     
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    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *jaw drop*:drunk:

    Mwedzi, your hair is beyond beautiful. Wow, she's got skills like no other :thewave:
     
  6. SexySin985

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    Sweat Jesus!!!! Your hair is amazing:yep:

    This is just the kind of porn that I need to wake up to. I didnt even read a word you wrote just went straight to the pics....:lol:

    Okay let me go read what you wrote now:look:
     
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    Gorgeous! :thud: Shrinkage is a mutha tho for real
     
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    Lawd how pretty your hair is, you look beautiful. She did a wonderful job.
     
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    Gorgeous results...!!! I'm not sure which is more beautiful, you or your hair. Reniece obviously has skills because you look great...!!! :drool: :gorgeous:
     
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    Girl, your hair is amazing and so are Reneice's skills! Thanks for sharing with us.
     
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    She's a beast! Your hair is fabulous!
     
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    YOU AND YOUR HAIR ARE FABULOUS!!!!!!
     
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    I predict this thread to have 200+ replies by tomorrow:grin:
     
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    Lawd Have Mercy.....your hair is beautiful and looks AMAZING straight! Reniece's talents keep blowing my mind!! To have the skill-set that she already has AND be willing to ccontinue to explore and learn....so heart warming to hear this. She should totally start like a school or something similar. Her knowledge and skills are so valuable! Job well done ladies.

    P.S...still picking my jaw off the ground from your comparison shots!!
     
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    You mean in an hour because i had to come look again.
     
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    No. Words. Just. Beautiful!:reddancer:
     
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    SWEET LORD :love:
    Reniece has skills OMG wooooooowwwww
     
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    Wow your hair looks amazing. I still can't get over the comparison shot, I just cannot believe how how hair shrinks like that. Just beautiful.!
     
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    As I looked at your hair pics this is all that came to mind: :thud::thud::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:
    Your hair is stunning! Kudos to Reniece!
     
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  21. anon123

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    Thank you all for your kind comments. :grin: I have to go to work now, so I'll answer any questions anyone has in the evening.
     
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    Firstborn2 Stop frontin, you know me!

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    Your hair is gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS!!!! I wish Reniece was on the westcoast she is definitely talented.
     
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    Girl I never left, :lachen: I keep staring at the pics:lol:

    I can only imagine that bun drop video:lick:
     
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    Your hair is beautiful! WOW!!!
     
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    You are such a cutie, mwedzi! She did a good job on your hair.

    How long do you think you'll keep it straight? Will you wait years to straighten again, or will you use heat more regularly?
     
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    Oh my!!! It's breathtakingly beautiful!! She did a great job too. :)
     
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    NJoy Here I grow again!

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    Holy shrinkage, batman! That's some gawjus hair!! She did an awesome job. Can't wait to see the bun drop video. :lick:
     
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    Oh you GO girl!!! You and your looooooong hair look stunning!!!

    :rosebud:
     
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    Mwedzi, your hair looks UH-MAZING! So thick and full :lovedrool: The difference between shrunken and straightened hair had me like :shocked:
     
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    It turned out great!
     

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