Sunday, January 13, 2013

Got my Natural Hair Flat Ironed!

 First flat iron in 2 years! 



Yay! I finally did it I was on the fence because you know I am really anal about the health of my hair and didn't  want to flat ironed  for obvious reasons.   I took all of the precautions I could think of, prayed and then allowed someone else to flat iron my hair. Yep. I know after the last experience 2 years ago I vowed to just do it my self if I EVER decided to have it flat ironed again.  I didn't want to do it so I guess I had to trust someone! Kimberly Christopher at Kimberlyc.com is the stylist that I chose to tackle all of these kinks!  I did consult with her first so she would know all of my concerns and see what the nature of my hair is like.(Thick and tangley!)  I was very pleased with how smooth she was able to get it without too much heat. We talked about not taking the heat any higher than 400 and adjusting the heat lower for the looser textures. Hopefully all that worked out! (I cringe at the possibility of heat damage), I did notice that she only did a couple passes with the flat iron which was good. Also prior to the blow out, she put in chunky twists and set me under a dryer for a few minutes to stretch it out some. So she wasn't blow drying it forever.

Blow out

blow out..I was shocked

Blow drying at a salon (IMO) can be a pretty stressful session on natural hair that isn't straightened much. I was kind of cringing with every rake of the brush! Be sure you do everything you can to fortify your hair(deep condition, moisturize, Pre-poo). Do whatever you can  to get as much moisture in as possible) I only had about a week to get my hair ready, I wish I would have taken 2 weeks! The more moisture sessions prior to the better.  Overall I was very please with my hair, and I'm happy that I made the decision to flat iron it.  I wouldn't encourage anyone to do it unless its something you really desire and has given a lot of thought about because I think it is definitely a gamble. I am  praying every day that all of my strands revert back!   knew what I was getting into so I'd say make sure you are prepared for whatever. (I wouldn't flat iron on the spare of the moment or out of frustration because there's definitely a higher risk of damage with that.)

3 yr growth comparison
Grazing Bra strap! 

Until Next time!! 











13 comments:

1BlessedNatural said...

Your hair looks really nice!

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EarthlyReality said...

Your hair is looking good

Chan said...

Thanks Ladies! I am pleased with it!

Chan said...

oh and Earthly I'm trying to get where you are!

Sabrina Perkins said...

Your hair and your growth is amazing. I'm crossing my fingers for you as well about not getting any damage.

Stephelise said...

Your hair is absolutely stunning!!! Awesome growth Chan.

Chan said...

Thank you Sabrina! And I will take it. : )

Thanks Stephanie! Can you believe how far we've come it?

Rene' Michelle Floyd said...

Absolutely beautiful! thanks for sharing and inspiring us Chan.

Chan said...

Thank you for visiting Renee! My pleasure I'm just paying it forward!

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful, my name is jessica I live in plano texas just moved here from atlanta ga. I have been naturaul now for 6 months In need of a braider who can braid naturaul hair or crochet hair.

Chan said...

Hello Jessica, Welcome to Texas and I LOVE Plano! I've lived there for many years and I am just two exits up in Allen TX now. I actually offer natural hair care services and crochet braiding.. Check out my site:https://www.styleseat.com/healthyhappyhair I hope to meet you soon and thanks for the compliment!

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