(Closed) How often do you flat iron your hair?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: How often do you flat iron your hair

    Every day

    A few times a week

    A few times a month

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  • Post # 17
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    Bee Keeper

    I straighten my hair once every month-two months. I have naturally curly hair also, and since I discovered and started using deva curl products, I prefer my curls to straightened hair anyway! I really just can’t image spending 45 minutes on my hair every morning

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I use to flat iron my hair almost daily and stopped because I noticed my hair wouldn’t “flip out” when I would blow dry it (I have layers). I confirmed it with my stylist and he told me long-term daily use of flat ironing can do that to your hair. Ever since I have been engaged I use my flat iron 1-2 times a month.

    Post # 19
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I have mostly straight hair, but the hair that frames my face grows every which way.  I straighten that, and make a few passes through the rest of my hair, but I maybe spend a minute tops doing that.

    For special occasions or dates, I’ll straighten it all, though.  Anytime I use heat, I use a protecting spray.

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I don’t do it as much anymore because I’ve gotten lazy (and work in a research lab where I can’t really dress up ever), but for a while I was flat ironing my hair almost every single day (probably for 3-4 years in a row).  I have wavy blonde hair that requires a lot of flat ironing and the highest heat setting on my iron (430F?) to make it look good, but I found that using a heat protectant spray really will keep your hair shiny and prevent it from drying out too much (right now I’m just using the Tresemme one, and despite being super cheap it seems to be working as good as my more expensive Aquage one (and smells better)).  I also try to do a deep condition once a week (usually I just use Pantene Pro-V’s that comes in a square box container). 

    Post # 21
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I have really fine, straight hair, so not very often. Usually I only do it when I’m having a bad frizzy hair day, to smooth it out. I always put heat protector on when I do though.

    Post # 22
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Daily for me. My hair is really thick, wavy, and frizzy. Even after straightening it, it still tends to get the waves back by the end of the day. If I’m lazy, I’ll leave it natural.

    Post # 23
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I use some sort of heat tool on it everyday. I always use a heat protecting serum though.

    Post # 24
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I love my hair when its straight, but DH loves it when I allow it to dry in its naturally curly state.  Because he loves it that way, and it is SO much faster and easier for me to do it that way, I generally only straighten my hair about once a week now, usually on Sunday mornings for church.

    As for drying out my hair, I use Moroccan oil every day while my hair is wet, so I don’t really worry about that.

    Post # 25
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I have really curly hair that I used to flat iron about once a week. Now that I am in grad school on top of working I just don’t have the time so my answer would be almost never! I’m almost done though so soon I may be able to return to civilization!

    Post # 26
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I have really frizzy, dry, off and on waves all through my hair. There is only too options for me- “scrunch it” washing, gel/mouse, hairspray or straightening. My hair is down to the middle of my back and it moderately thick. I wish I had the time to straighten in daily, I just don’t. But when I do straughten in, I can leave it straight for 3 days and only need to run the straighten through 2-3 spots (less than a min). But by day 3 it’s oily and needs washed. AND I do use a protectant from Pantene.

    But all through middle school, high school and late teens I blow dried and straightened it everyday (with a curling iron somehow lol). So… damage is done lol!!

    I am trying to justify the expense of buying an Instyler lol! With a wedding, honeymoon and toddler my $ is like tapped out lol!! Those are AMAZING!! And they really do work on all ethnics and diff types of hair-we got all kinds of hair in my family and we all used em.

    Post # 27
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I have very curly, thick hair.  Even when I’ve had it professionally straightened it’s take 60-90 minutes.  I just don’t have that sort of time lol.

    Also, my mum cried when I straightened it, and no one I know especially likes it that way.  I do it from time to time though (like once every one/two years) because there’s always someone else who says “I wonder what your hair looks like straight”

    Post # 28
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2016

    I use to every day. My advice, get a HUGE round brush,metal one and use that! I dont barely touch mine anymore! My hair girl gave me one and I love it. Secret is using a that concentrator thingy on the end of the blowdryer for less frizz and passing through the hair 2,3 times after you think the hair is dry or no more resistance to get it straight and soft:) She told me that today:)

    http://www.houseofbeautyworld.com/crtethbr34.html?gdftrk=gdfV2786_a_7c912_a_7c7402_a_7ccrtethbr34

    I swear it helps! It activates the heat. Therefore acting like a straightener but half the time.

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