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To Press or Not to Press.... Now that is the questionin BlogNobbers
I pray all is well. Well I'm writing this article because I notice a lot of women going natural yet they are desiring to wear their tresses straight. That is fine, as long as you know that it is damaging. I see all the time (especially with doing hair shows) women with "thermo damage" hair. Thermo damage tresses is when you have lost one of the most important part of your hair variables, "ELASTICITY" . This is the tresses ability to be stretched out and bounce back to it's original curl pattern. When you are putting heat on your tresses, people it is important to take your "hair variables" into account. It is very important to also be careful of the "total heat index" that you are putting on your tresses.
According to your hair variables, you will be able to determine how much heat is safe, and what temperature you can use safely use on your tresses. If your tresses are thin and not to dense, you will not be able to use a lot of heat. You will have to be careful of how much heat you use from the blow dryer to thermo device. Blow drying is not damaging to your tresses. YES I SAID IT! Blow drying is only damaging if you use it on extreme high heat every day. You can weekly blowy dry without damaging your hair. I would advice you to blow dry your tresses until they are almost straight then you can go through your tresses once or twice (for course hair). A lot of time women feel as if they need it be "BONE STRAIGHT", well with natural hair, you will and want for it have a lil kink to it. Know that you can achieve this, over and over again, however you are training your tresses to forget it's origin and changing your curl pattern. This sounds great, until your start to experience extreme breakage and shedding. Pressing your tresses can be an wonderful experience. You should press and experience that side of being natural. The versatility of natural hair is a wonderful thing, you have can be curly today and straight tomorrow. Don't loose that trying to be straight all the time. You are NATURALLY not in box when you are wearing your tresses natural, so don't put yourself in one.
I can remember when a client came to me one time, she was growing out her relaxer and was getting pressed every week. Not to mention doing some "kitchentition" work with her flat iron at home. Lawd knows those tresses was so burnt, when the water hit it, you could smell the burnt hair! It was horrible! I asked could she smell it, she said yes, real sad though. I had to explain to her what was going on, and let her know that the pressed portion is just like the relaxed portion. NO GOOD AND NEED TO GO! She was not ready to let it go, so we had to treat the tresses and scalp and put in a long term style. However that only mask the problem, making sure she understood that first, and coming up with a regime to get her tresses the way she wanted, which consist of my gradually properly transitioning her tresses, she is now able to be versatile with her tresses.
So just be careful of how often you stress your tresses with heat, it can be very dangerous and damaging.
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