which one is worse when you straighten your hair?

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Ishraq, Aug 21, 2011.

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which straightening way would be worse to your hair?

Poll closed Sep 20, 2011.
  1. blow drying + round brush

    16 vote(s)
    15.2%
  2. air dry + flat iron

    6 vote(s)
    5.7%
  3. blow dry (with round brush)+ flat iron

    69 vote(s)
    65.7%
  4. just blow dry+ flat iron

    13 vote(s)
    12.4%
  5. other , please mention it

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  1. Ishraq

    Ishraq New Member

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    Hey guys which one do you think can make a severe damage to yourhair?
    The hair dryer +round brush ?
    Air dry +flat iron ?
    Hair dryer + flat iron ?

    sometimes when i blow dry with the round brush i always notice some split ends . :perplexed and i used to blow my hair first then i use the flat iron. so gays what do you think??
     
  2. WyrdWay

    WyrdWay Well-Known Member

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    I think it would depend on how gentle you used the tools. And your hair, since everyones hair is different.
     
  3. SerenavanderWoodsen

    SerenavanderWoodsen SkinnyMe

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    For me round brush is a nono. I had the most brittle awful hair when I used to get blow outs at the salon (of course I was relaxed too but still). I think it's just too rough. Air dry and flat iron is best for me.
     
  4. hannan

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    Blow dry w/ round brush AND a flat iron is above and beyond abuse to most people's hair.
     
  5. MissTripleChoc

    MissTripleChoc Active Member

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    Great thread, im eager to know what's more damaging myself. I can see already people are saying round brush and then flat iron is the most damaging! uh oh! That's exactly what ive been doing to get that swang! I may have to consider air drying and flat ironing, but will my hair still have movement?
     
  6. ~NanCeBoTwin~

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    I think there are a few factors to consider when answering this question, at least from my personal experiences:

    Relaxed or natural?
    The state of the hair prior to straightening it
    Frequency in straightening
    Maintenance after straightening
     
  7. diadall

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    I went to a salon in June and I was not pleased. I feel like my hair is just now coming around. Between the detangling, round brush, blow drying and flat iron I feel like I lost a lot of hair in the process. Thank god I still have some but it doesn't seem as thick and full as it was before but it is coming around.

    I will not be going back. I will do my own hair for life.
     
  8. hothair

    hothair Well-Known Member

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    The blowdryer combos are the ones to watch out for
     
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    I would say that if you're relaxed blowdrying with a round brush is to be avoided, round brushes with boar bristles in particular. If you need to flat iron, air dry if possible then add a heat protectant and use the lowest setting on your iron. There are heat protectant products that actually help your hair become and stay straight so all that high heat is no longer necessary.

    If you're natural add a heat protectant, blow dry with a ceramic tourmaline brush with Nylon bristles like this one http://www.amazon.com/Conair-Tourmaline-Nylon-Round-Medium/dp/tech-data/B000MN6FR2 it's my favorite. Then flat iron in small sections passing a boar bristle cushion brush through each section to smooth the cuticles before passing with the flat iron. Right after the pass with the flat iron I like to add a very, very light film of kinky curly curling custard to the ends to seal in the moisture.
     
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    That round brush is a murderer.
     
  11. Your Cheeziness

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    I vote for the round brush. I blow dry and flat iron every 7-10 days using a paddle brush and have no issues. But, that round brush just wasn't working for me. I know my technique is bad, but I just haven't the patience to learn it. So, I stick with what works.
     
  12. Minty

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    I love the round brush - but I only blow out my own hair and I do it rarely. If I do a blowout I usually don't need a flatiron.

    The type of round brush is important
    The closeness of the blowdryer is important
    The temperature of the flatiron is important
     
  13. momi

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    I used the blowdry/flat iron combo for 4 years with minimal damage - 2 times using the round brush destroyed my hair.
     
  14. jenny87

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    I have never used a round brush. I thought paddle brush blow dry/flat iron was best for getting hair really straight. For ppl that use a round brush, is it to add body or something?

    Sent from my T-Mobile G2
     
  15. Myjourney2009

    Myjourney2009 Ready to be APL

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    Which paddle brush?
     
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    Myjourney2009 Ready to be APL

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    Can a reg soft boar brush be used?

    you add curly custard to the ends why not an oil or something. I would think the custard would start reversion.
     
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  17. Ishraq

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    Thanks everybody now i'm sure that the round brush is the worst ever thechnique to your hair , specially if it relaxed.

    the reason why i like the round bursh , it can really make my hair straight, soft and lighter and it's fast of course. But i noticed that one or two times only can damge your hair, or you will suffer from split ends.
     
  18. CarmelCupcake

    CarmelCupcake Well-Known Member

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    For me, I know that if i were to ever air dry and flat iron on my 4a/4b hair, it would be disastrous. I guess because airdrying does not work for my hair. I remember I air dried my hair this once time. My hair was so tangled and unmanageable. I said i would never air dry my hair again.
     
  19. Poohbear

    Poohbear Fearfully Wonderfully Made

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    Contrary to popular opinion, I voted "air dry + flat iron" is worse when straightening MY hair. I have tightly coiled very shrinky hair and it must be blowdried out with either an attachment or brush if I want it straightened properly.
     
  20. Ishraq

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    yeah i have 4b hair i tried the airdrying then then the flat iron. i experienced some coils and it wasnt easy to detangle my hair. seriously it looked good but really i didnt want any body to touch my hair. :ohwell:
     
  21. NIN4eva

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    @Myjourney2009 I think that really soft boar brush might be too soft for me. And when I used just the tiniest bit on the ends I didn't have a problem. I'm 4a/b/c (mostly b/c).
     
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  22. NIN4eva

    NIN4eva Well-Known Member

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    jenny87 Yep
     
  23. Your Cheeziness

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    I have a Denman and I use another pink and black on I got from Walgreens. I don't think the brand matters. I look for good ball tips and a solid foundation. The ones that squish out too much air don't work for me. I hope that makes sense.
     
  24. Nonie

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    @CarmelCupcake, exactly how do you airdry? I have 4B hair that is tightly coiled/curled. (Exhibit A) If I airdry in braids, I get loose hair that is pretty much stretched (Exhibit B). If I airdry in Curlformers I get hair that is again pretty much stretched (Exhibit C).

    I don't ever get tangles. But I think the secret to this is getting to understand your hair so you can know how to keep problems from coming to be.

    I don't use brushes at all on my hair. Not even when I straighten...and my hair gets straight even at the "roots".
     
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  25. CarmelCupcake

    CarmelCupcake Well-Known Member

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    Nonie, After I rinse the conditioner out, I used to airdry it in four braids. Any tips or suggestions? :)
     
  26. Nonie

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    CarmelCupcake Hmm...:scratchch Do you wash your hair loose? I think that's usually the start of problems.

    If my hair isn't already in braids or twists, I will put it in plaits...as many as I need in order not to be able to work on a small section of my hair at a time. Unless my hair is about waist or but length, 4 plaits seem too few...and it'd mean each plait has way too much hair than I would be able to work on w/o getting frustrated?

    Here's an example of my hair in plaits before I wash it:

    [​IMG]

    About 8 plaits. Notice, there are no tangles whatsoever, so I am starting off with hair that is tangle free. I wet it with the plaits in, and then I apply shampoo with the plaits in. Now I will undo one plait, and comb through using slip from the shampoo and water to make the comb glide through easily. Because shrinkage starts promptly, I may have to stretch the hair out to make it easy for the comb to glide through. But I will comb through to get any shed hairs out and ensure hair is fully combed through. Then I will promptly braid that section and move on to the next.

    I do this with all then I rinse all the braids under the shower head. During rinse, I will undo a braid and let water run through it as I comb through. The weight of the water makes combing a breeze. I will then rebraid that section before working another. The rebraiding ensures that my hair is locked in that detangled state and not allowed to curl back or shrink back.

    I do the same with conditioning, and ACV rinsing. By the time I'm done, my hair is still in braids:
    [​IMG]

    I may undo each one and rebraid it more firmly for a better stretch...but by this point there are no tangles. I can pass a comb through it with ease because all shed hair was removed...and because I didn't allow the hair to shrink back on itself, there was wrapping of strands around each other. Because I finish the wash with fully detangled hair and I braid it smoothing it out in a stretching motion, my hair has no choice but to dry out in a stretched state as I showed before.
     
  27. MyAngelEyez~C~U

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    This is pretty much the same method I use to wash/condition my hair weekly.
     
  28. tomnikids3

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    I used to air dry and flat iron weekly and my hair ended up so broken off all over my length was just touching my shoulders. When i switched to wet setting then just blowing my roots with a round boar bristle brush last year and my hair is now below my bra strap. I was told by a hair professional that the flat iron was more damaging because it is direct heat being applied to the hair while the blow dryer is not quite as damaging as long as the nozzel is used. But i think that everyones hair responds to whatever regimen works for them, its finding out what works best for your hair.

    Anyone can check out my pics and see the before and afters.
     
  29. Miss*Tress

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    I voted for "blow dry (with round brush)+ flat iron" as most damaging.

    The least damaging and most effective option for smoothing then straightening hair is the roller set + flat/curling iron combo.

    The least damaging but maybe not the most effective option is air dry + flat iron because air drying does not smooth or stretch hair.
     
  30. beana

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    Airdrying makes my 4a/b hair snap crackle and pop, unless i airdry in cornrows for a braidout. Airdrying my natural hair and then combing afterwards is a big nono... However, I voted for the roundbrush and flat iron as the most damaging.
     

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