How can I straighten wavy hair?

@eliezl (766)
Philippines
August 24, 2007 9:30pm CST
Hi guys, I have a wavy hair. I am not gifted with those uber straight locks. I used to have my hair rebond every after 3 months which is quite costly. It has somehow damaged my hair due to chemicals. Now Im back on my wavy hair and have it cut layers thus making it go FLY AWAYYYYYYY...On my way to work, I don't have much time straightening it using flat irons or putting curlers to make it stay put. Do you have some effortless tricks in there to make it look sleek, beautiful?
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13 responses
• United States
25 Aug 07
If you do't want to use a straightner there is something I do that helps straighten out my hair relativly quickly. Just blow dry you hair when it's wet, and that will help straighten it. Right when you get out of the shower blow dry your hair and brush it. It should straighten your hair out. Let me know how it works out for you.
@eliezl (766)
• Philippines
25 Aug 07
i dont own a blowdryer though coz i figured that i might not be able to use it properly on my own. but will try that too. thanks for that =)
• Philippines
25 Aug 07
well, much as i wanna help you i too have the worst nightmare of my hair ever..i had done almost everything..from hair relaxing to rebonding but no progress..now i let it be..somehow it straightened my curly hair but the waves never did go away..anyway, before i go on and on..just wondering if you are my cousin..you have the same name but i cannot picture you much..thought so you are..if you are how did you find mylot?
@eliezl (766)
• Philippines
27 Aug 07
yeah same here.. nope im a Filipina =) and i only know one person here the same person who recommended me this site hehehehe =) eliezl is just my nickname though not my real name :)
• Philippines
27 Aug 07
oh yah i'm a filipina too..from angeles city..
@eliezl (766)
• Philippines
27 Aug 07
from where is ur cousin po? kabayan pala tau hehe dami pinoys nito no? im from cebu po =)
@Zelmarq (12368)
• Cebu City, Philippines
25 Aug 07
You can ask for the best advice of your beautician, they know your hair and they know what really best for you. We should be very careful when it comes to hair coz its our crowning glory.
@AmbiePam (51239)
• United States
25 Aug 07
That's a scary thought, LOL. I lost most of mine when I get really sick.
@eliezl (766)
• Philippines
25 Aug 07
nah beauticians here are not so reliable. one time i told them to have a particular cut and they cut my hair toooo short for my liking. it was total disaster. another time also my friend has her hair burned, that she developed a phobia on having her hair taken care of beauticians. its probably better if we have to choose someone professional though. and they charge soo high.
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@eliezl (766)
• Philippines
25 Aug 07
to ambiepam -- whoa why did u lost ur hair when u got sick? what happened? _
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@sandwedge (1341)
• Malaysia
25 Aug 07
i have a colleague who have wavy hair. hers is worst as it tend to point in different directions no matter what she tries to do. one day she walks in with long straight hair and when i asked her what she did she said she uses "Wella Hair Straightener" which are very common over the counter cream. seems to work for her and she only have to do it once a month.
@eliezl (766)
• Philippines
25 Aug 07
wow wella hair straightener i havent heard of that coz the only product ive heard from wella is that of hair coloring. i gotta try that one too. it isn't expensive though?
@sandwedge (1341)
• Malaysia
25 Aug 07
its not expensive. over the counter treatment hair cream.
@eliezl (766)
• Philippines
27 Aug 07
thanks a lot will try that one ^_^ thanks for sharing =)
• Malaysia
25 Aug 07
everyone wants sleek, straight, smooth and beautiful hair ^___^ ..how much does rebonding cost you? i heard it is indeed costly, especially if you have long hair. if you are tired of not being able to get sleek, beautiful straight hair, why not change your hairstyle? get a digital perm or some sort hehe.. :) ..anyway, you can try putting some of those straightening balm or serum and then blow dry your hair straight. spray some light hairspray to put it on hold. good luck! ;)
@eliezl (766)
• Philippines
25 Aug 07
ill try that too. i also figured that a hair like mine isn't good to have it cut short since it will go fly away =) i already bought a serum. a friend gave me the same advice. im still figuring out if this really works =)
• Malaysia
25 Aug 07
cool. let us know if it works, i hope it does :)
@eliezl (766)
• Philippines
25 Aug 07
will do =) im always up to experimenting =) thank you for the advice ^_^
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
there are many types of hair straightening cream but the most safe brand that i have used back when i was just starting my carreer as a hair dresser is MONEA compared to other brand(even imported brand) it is much safer to use and has an easy to follow instructions, better used ceramic or preferably titanium flat iron with digital temp indicator the most safe temp is 180C depends on the hair resistants. thicker flat iron are much better. u can good flat irons in Watsons brand JML wetpro or ceramic in HBC, but there are lots of great hair irons just try to look in beauty supplies shop. and remember to have someone to do it for you. NOTE: number one cause of fly aways in hairs is split and dry ends so make sure to at least treat hair with hair spa for at least 2 weeks and refrain from blow drying and ironing of ur hair. it needs to rest for it to be ready for the hair rebonding treatment.
@eliezl (766)
• Philippines
15 Oct 08
i have tried monea for over the counter application, however, it doesnt seem to be effective if i do it myself though. and also i have a question, how long does this product lasts long? coz the next time i opened it, it really stinks.. :( i had to throw it away for fear it may create a bad reaction to my hair. thanks for the comment shane18spear :)
• Philippines
13 Sep 07
btw since you have a wavy hair I think it's nice and beautiful because it's natural right? Ü just try different hairstyles and pick out the best hairstyle that will compliment your faceÜ
@eliezl (766)
• Philippines
13 Sep 07
yup the waves are natural however i juz hate it coz it is a hassle..it would have been nice if the waves has done it at the right place and angle, however it goes fly away that is why i hate it a lot..so its a hassle to me hehehe i have tried hair relax though. but its also costly but not as costly as compared to hair rebond though.
• Philippines
13 Sep 07
you could try giving you hair a treatment like a hot oil or hair spa.just to bring back your healthy hair again. you can try "hair relax"...I have a friend who had hair relax and it had a good result on her. But try to consult first your well trusted beautician.Ü
@eliezl (766)
• Philippines
15 Oct 08
i will try just that. thanks for the recommendation *_*
• United States
26 Aug 07
Well, my friend got a special Japanese hair straightening treatment to straighten his long, curly hair. When he got it done, it was perfectly straight and smooth, and the treatments last for 6 months. However, it's extremely expensive, so even though the effect lasts a long time, it might not be worth it.
@eliezl (766)
• Philippines
27 Aug 07
i havent heard of that though and i dont know if there is a japanese hair straightenin treatment but im aware of the fact that many japanese women have really nice hair. maybe its their secret though...i hope i can bump something like that here and try it =) thanks for sharing =)
@archiee (322)
• India
25 Aug 07
i have one good idea for straigtning hair i too do it....jus wid home iron put it on normal. and wid a cloth in one hand that too a thick one nd iron in other just iron strands of ur hair..it will give u awsome effect with temporary straight hairs
@eliezl (766)
• Philippines
25 Aug 07
yup i do it too however, i havent tried the cloth part though..this is worth a try why not =) thank you for sharing :)
• India
25 Aug 07
There is one simple way in which your hair becomes silky. Basically your hair quality will improve.You might have seen sand on beaches. But beaches which are clean. It is also available at Ganga River, Gomati River and many other Rivers. Sand which I am talking about is not actually sand. In hindi, it is named as 'balu'. It is mixture of white and silver colour. It shines a lot. When you are taking bath, at that time you should apply this to your hair on continous basis. It is natural, So it has got no side-effects. It really gives good results since I have done this treatment on my hairs also.
@eliezl (766)
• Philippines
25 Aug 07
wow this is something new! ill also try this method and see if it works. however i'm not sure if ill be able to find a balu in my place though. im from philippines and i dont know if they have that here. ill try to ask around. thank you for this new trick =)
@bluishrose (2291)
• Philippines
25 Aug 07
1)If you have all the time blow drying makes the hair straight by using big brush combing inwards 2)If you don't have time and rebonding cost so much try using carla straightening cream, can be bought on sm health & beauty shops. Cost around 60-80 pesos and put lots of conditioner or hot oil treatment. It has easy to follow directions. I've used it and last a month or two. The bad effect is that it lightens the hair making my hair brown from black so i have to color but its ok if you want it to be brown. 3)Being in a busy life i don't have time to do it, i stick to wavy hair. Make your hair longer to avoid fly away and put leave on or sunsilk instant straight. It doesnt really straight your hair but it manages alot and looks neat and shiny.
@eliezl (766)
• Philippines
25 Aug 07
carl straightening cream i gotta try it. i own a monea hair straightening cream but it doesnt have any effect though. ill see if carla straightening cream will work for me. monea is very expensive whilst carla is very affordable =) thank you for that
31 Jul 09
try some messed up style to your hair.. i think it might work.. lol :D