- 4 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
Bees, (this is longer than I intended it to be!)
I have super thick, course, frizzy wavy hair. If I put gel and hairspray in it, I can make it curly, or I can use my straightener and usually it gets nice and silky smooth and straight. I have been straightening my hair for ten years, it’s not new. I try and only do it maybe once or twice a week – if I straighten my hair, I leave it as long as possible before I have to wash it again
So I think my straightener is broken and over heating. I am not sure, but it is burning my hand when I hold it, and it seems hotter than it used to be. I have a CHI so it’s a good one. Bc of this, I’ve been scared to straighten it and haven’t really been doing it much. I try and blow dry it straight and just run the straightener through really quickly after to take down any frizz.
My hair feels horrible right now. I had one spot that would always steam or smoke when the straightener runs over it so I’ve avoided that spot ever since, and it feels fried.
Today is the first time I’ve tried straightening my hair in a while, and it was completely dry and yet still, towards the end my hair would steam/smoke when the straightener ran over it. I think the longer it’s plugged in, it’s getting more overheated.
So… I realize I need a new straightener. Problem is, my hair now feels like it’s f-cked. It’s not smooth, not silky, can’t run my fingers through it, and it feels awful. I just got it cut on friday, I have the nice sulfate free shampoo/conditioner, a leave in conditioner, a deep treating conditioner in the shower, and moroccan oil to put in when damp as well.
This isn’t helping.
Anyone know anything else that works? I have heard egg yolks on my ends for 20 min might help? I’m scared nothing will fix it shy of chopping it off and I still have a year til my wedding and want it longer, not shorter.
I’m including photos from today – although it doesn’t look as bad in photos as it does in reality.
It’s so big and feels bone dry 🙁 As contrast, here’s healthier times