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#1 mrspeterson2b

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    Posted 21 June 2008 - 03:54 PM

    I have super curly hair that does okay in the Colorado climate but when visiting humid PV a few weeks ago my hair freaked out and was total frizz. Has anyone w/ super curly hair visited PV and can recommend "sturdy" hair products?

    Help!?

    #2 EricaG

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      Posted 21 June 2008 - 03:59 PM

      Have you tried Biolage gel? That is what I use for my hair. Of course what works for my hair may not work for yours.
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      #3 foxytv

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        Posted 21 June 2008 - 04:05 PM

        At our DW in the DR ... I had no choice but to wear my hair curly every day. There was nothing I could do to keep it straight.

        But I can tell you that the girls at the resort salon worked wonders on our wedding day and my hair looked absolutely fantastic.

        The only thing I could even get to somewhat work was putting on a hair gel when my hair was wet and smooting it back into a ponytail, then dousing w/ hairspray. That worked pretty well. But, to straighten my hair like I usualy do every day was useless and impossible.

        #4 Celina

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          Posted 23 June 2008 - 02:49 PM

          Hey another Colorado bride - YAY!!

          I am wondering the same thing. If I find anything out I'll let you know!
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          #5 1elephant

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            Posted 23 June 2008 - 04:34 PM

            i use chi smoothing balm. i guess it worked, during the day i just dunked my head in the ocean and embraced the curls. at night i'd put some chi in, and put it up. i don't know what the girl used when she did my hair for the wedding, but there was not a single hair out of place.

            #6 Nrvsbride

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              Posted 23 June 2008 - 04:37 PM

              Do you like braids? Maybe you could wear your hair in a nice, stylish braid during the day. It holds your hair in place and will keep it from frizzing as much.

              If you like having straight hair I cannot recommend getting Japanese Straightening enough. I used to have super curly hair and I got this done and I get no frizz in the humidity. It is the greatest thing ever. But this is permanent so only do this if you want your hair to be straight forever.

              #7 ACDCDCAC

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              Posted 23 June 2008 - 04:39 PM

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              Originally Posted by Nrvsbride
              If you like having straight hair I cannot recommend getting Japanese Straightening enough.
              ooh glenda, tell me more, tell me more!

              #8 Nrvsbride

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                Posted 23 June 2008 - 04:47 PM

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                ooh glenda, tell me more, tell me more!
                Its real name is thermal reconditioning but its known as Japanese Straightening. Its a long process but sooooooo worth it.

                They wash your hair, blow dry it dry, then they put this chemical relaxer on you (its not harsh at all). Depending on your hair type, whether or not you have coloring on your hair, etc, they leave it on for a specific amount of time. Then you wash it you and they blow your hair out. Then they straighten your hair with a flat iron. This is the part that takes forever. They literally flat iron your hair doing teeny tiny piece by piece. After its all done, they coat your hair with a neutralizer. You leave that on for 15 minutes and then you wash it out. Then you blow your hair out and it is pin straight.

                After you have the whole process done, you can't wash your hair for three days. You also can't wear a hat, headband, or put your hair in a ponytail for three days. It sounds like a lot but it is so worth it.

                After three days you wash your hair and you don't even need to blow dry it, your hair will just dry to perfection. I'm not kidding I hate heinous hair and my hair always looks like I got it done by a celebrity stylist. Its awesome.

                And the best part is that you can go in a pool or the ocean and when your hair dries, it will dry pin straight. And you never frizz or get that terrible curling when you start sweating. Just pin straight hair all the time! I absolutely love it!

                #9 1elephant

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                  Posted 23 June 2008 - 08:02 PM

                  glenda, i thought about doing this, but what happens when it starts growing out? doesn't the root get curly and frizzy?

                  #10 foxytv

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                    Posted 23 June 2008 - 08:11 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Nrvsbride
                    Its real name is thermal reconditioning but its known as Japanese Straightening. Its a long process but sooooooo worth it.

                    They wash your hair, blow dry it dry, then they put this chemical relaxer on you (its not harsh at all). Depending on your hair type, whether or not you have coloring on your hair, etc, they leave it on for a specific amount of time. Then you wash it you and they blow your hair out. Then they straighten your hair with a flat iron. This is the part that takes forever. They literally flat iron your hair doing teeny tiny piece by piece. After its all done, they coat your hair with a neutralizer. You leave that on for 15 minutes and then you wash it out. Then you blow your hair out and it is pin straight.

                    After you have the whole process done, you can't wash your hair for three days. You also can't wear a hat, headband, or put your hair in a ponytail for three days. It sounds like a lot but it is so worth it.

                    After three days you wash your hair and you don't even need to blow dry it, your hair will just dry to perfection. I'm not kidding I hate heinous hair and my hair always looks like I got it done by a celebrity stylist. Its awesome.

                    And the best part is that you can go in a pool or the ocean and when your hair dries, it will dry pin straight. And you never frizz or get that terrible curling when you start sweating. Just pin straight hair all the time! I absolutely love it!
                    I had this done a few years ago (it's $$$) and I did like it but here were the downfalls (for me) and why I haven't done it since:

                    -no body/volume/fullness
                    -still needed shaping w/ a curling/flat iron (after the shower, it definitely dries pin straight, but my hair would look retarded if I still didn't use a styling tool to give the ends some shape and especially shape around my face
                    -the growing-out phase ... you have to keep up with it (again, $$$) or you will be straigtening the roots with a flat iron once it starts to grow out (although I do recall that the process goes into the roots a bit so it takes longer for your natural hair texture to re-emerge, which is nice.
                    -hair color ... it's not always recommended with colored or hi-lited hair, and i have hi-lites and major grey cover-up

                    However, overall I did like it and would do it again in a heartbeat if I could afford it..




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