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Binning the straightners who is with me?

(13 Posts)
maryquant Sat 22-Sep-12 20:08:36

Naturally curly but tend to straighten on work days and to be honest more straight than curly days.

So from tonight going back to my curls- partly inspired by Alex Kingston and her curls looking fab on tv the other night.

So I have washed and am letting it dry au naturel tonight a little drop of Trevor Sorbie curl cream through it.

Anyone else ditching the straightners?
Come on you know you want to!

Mumelie Sat 22-Sep-12 20:13:24

I did it a few months ago - best thing I ever did! Go for it.

CountryBelle Sat 22-Sep-12 20:18:46

Ive had mine binned for nearly a year now. Unfortunately i dont have nice waves or curls, but i much prefer the "natural" look (slightly messy but volimised) to all that boring poker-straightness!

Sunnytimescoming Sat 22-Sep-12 20:25:27

I hardly use mine now since I started using the coconut oil. I find that my hair 'holds' the blow dry better iykwim

maryquant Sat 22-Sep-12 20:28:05

Details on the coconut oil please!

SnapesOnAPlane Sat 22-Sep-12 20:30:49

I ditched mine about a year ago too! Not binned them though, they're too expensive for that grin.
I find I'm wearing my hair up far more than before, it's so hard for me to look professional with my hair not straightened. My curls are the messy kind sad.

SoldeInvierno Sat 22-Sep-12 20:38:43

I stopped using mine a few months ago and I've discovered that I have really nice curls. I bough the Oleo-curl creme from Kerastase and it is amazing. I get lots of compliments on my hair these days.

maryquant Sat 22-Sep-12 20:47:03

Thats my problem too snapes my hair gives me a slightly mad look when curly

and it's not ideal for my work...looks a bit unprofessional.

Thats when I usually relent and straighten .

So I will need a bit of support over the next few days .It can also be unpredictable some days big shiney curls other ratty looking.

kekouan Sat 22-Sep-12 20:48:21

Yep. Ironed hair is out anyway, like skinny jeans. Back to the bootcuts jeans and curly hair!

ORANGEgiraffesCantWearGOLD Sat 22-Sep-12 20:49:27

I never know how my hair will curl, sometimes it is lovely and sometimes a friy mess!

Sunnytimescoming Sat 22-Sep-12 20:58:59

Coconut oil extra virgin organic. Bought from amazon. Big tub which is lasting forever. So about 3 times a week I soak it into dry hair (and scalp) and sleep in it. I dont even cover the pillow it doesnt stain at all. Its a hard oil that goes liquid when you rub it in your palms. When you wash and blow dry next morning ot leaves hair super shiney and swishy and much less prone to react to humidity. Also use it on my face and body. Can you tell I luff the stuff.!

Sunnytimescoming Sat 22-Sep-12 21:07:26

my hair is dry, you might not need to do it so much.

Doyouthinktheysaurus Sat 22-Sep-12 21:22:50

I ditched mine about a year ago and grew my hair.

I love the freedom of just being able to blast it dry and my hair has a natural wave it didn't have years ago.

I don't need to look especially professional for work which is fortunate grinI tend to plait it loosely to avoid hair pulling incidents <mental health nurse> but that's it. So much easier.....

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