Summer 2018 No Direct Heat Challenge (6/21-9/22)

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  1. sunflora

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    I'm already back to curly. Why would I straighten my hair in hot, humid, North Virginia summer? I was tripping. Never again.
     
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    I used a heat pass yesterday :cry3: I blow dried. It's so darn hot that I didn't need to and I'm going to be washing today anyway. What a waste! I'm putting in this perm rod set and gonna try to rock for an entire week.
     
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    I purchased a drawstring ponytail....more so a faux puff.
     
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    Rocky91 NYE side boob.

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    I did the same thing as you ladies last week...it was such a waste of time!!
     
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    I haven't had any urge to straighten. I kind of want to blow dry my hair so I can get rid of some of these SSKs, but I haven't decided yet. My second option is to trim my hair in twists but I just don't feel like sitting down and working on my hair for 5 hours. These wash and go's really have me spoiled.
     
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    i have been wearing my hair in a simple bun for almost a week and a half. i just have no patience to do anything in this heat, and with stepping up my workouts, even a twistout is kind of a waste of time.
     
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    So I styled my hair yesterday for the weekend. Planned on doing my bantu knot out but my twists looked so good I couldn't bring myself to knot them. The ends of my hair are super curly and healthy and I just loved the way it looked. However, the trouble spots in my hair aren't good for twist outs. One tiny spot in the middle and the front of my hair where it is more wavy didn't look too good. But my spritz has too much glycerin anyway because after I picked it out and was looking cute I waited an hour and it was a puff that I had to pull up. It was nice while it lasted since I don't normally do twists outs. I can count on 1 hand the times I have attempted one. Anyway, I will have to put in a few big bantu knots to set my hair again and call it a day. I think I can make it to September with no heat and just straighten for a length check for my birthday by then.
     
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    Still going strong with the wash and go's. I diffused once last week for about 30 minutes on low heat. Other than that I haven't used heat at all, and have no desire to. I really think I can make it to the end of the year without straightening.

    I did a mini search and destroy for my SSKs. I had one section that was really bad. Whenever I find the time, I will put some twists in so I can trim my ends.

    I have an event to go to next week so I need to decide if I'm doing a twist out or a wash and go.
     
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    Been getting that itch again :look: But not today satan... not today.
     
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    Resist!! It's too hotttt.

    Thank you for bumping the thread!! i got 4 huge feed-in cornrows a few days ago just to give myself a break, and i like them a lot. they're so cute and no-maintenance.
     
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    Less than a month to go! My hair has been growing out nicely and I'm almost sure I won't want to straighten for my birthday but I will need to do a length check and trim by then anyway. I feel like my hair has been making real progress and I don't want to ruin it. I already know I don't want to mess with no stylist so today on my lunch hour I'm hitting up my fav beauty supply store and stocking up on some heat protecting products.
     
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    Used a pass to blow dry my hair for a trim. My ends weren't as bad as I thought they would be but I'm glad I went ahead and trimmed them. I had a moderate amount of SSKs. Overall I don't think wash and go's have had a negative impact on my ends so I'm happy about that.
     
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    I guess I can say I used a second pass a few weeks ago, blow drying it to get braids in. So I have one more. I have a trim/length check scheduled in a month, so I'll have met my goal of 3 passes this session as long as I stick to that. I'm not really tempted to straighten my hair these days anyway. I have too many ssks. :(
     
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    I haven't used any more passes and I was able to get my hair into 2 braids in the shower! Yes!!! Thank you for little victories. I am probably going to straighten my hair this weekend though because I need to trim and was contemplating wearing it straight for my birthday. I'm not sure though. I guess we'll see.
     
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    Last day of the month! I'm gonna straighten this weekend. I don't want it to be a waste so I will be prepping my hair starting today. I am going to wash, deep condition and rollerset tonight to smooth out my hair. Then tomorrow I'll blow dry to make sure my ends are super straight and then flat iron. I don't normally do all these steps but I want my hair bone straight this time with minimal damage.

    I think all in all I did a pretty well for the challenge. After I straighten I'm gonna back on a no heat challenge for another 3 months and probably won't straighten again until December when it's time to trim again.
     
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