Well, I finally tried to straighten my hair. I decided I needed something new and fresh for the holiday. I shampooed, deep conditioned, blow-dried and flat-ironed my beautiful tresses. It was a chore, let me tell you!! This was a while ago, so let me see if I remember correctly. I pre-treated the night before using the remainder of my Herbal Tame, shampooed the next morning using Gold Medal's Headstrong Ultra Care shampoo. I followed that up with a deep conditioning using my Gold n Hot Bonnet dryer and Queen Helene's Cholesterol plus my own add-ins.
After rinsing that out completely I did a moisturizing treatment using Neutrogena's Triple Moisture Daily conditioner. I sectioned the hair and let it dry in about six large twists, which took all day, so I called it a night. The next morning, which was the 4th, I woke up at 6am and started the blow dry/flat-ironing process. For blow drying, I started with the back sections first. I took down the twist, then sectioned and detangled, then used Frizz Free Weather Shield Spray by Gold Medal. I used an old dryer with brush attachment because I broke the comb attachment years ago. Once the section was complete, I plaited it and pinned it down. After I completed blow drying the whole head, I started at the back and began flat ironing. I sectioned off my sections and used Fantasia IC Hair Polisher to finish then corn-rowed the section and bumped the ends. This style lasted all of 1 hour, I decided to go walking along the lake on one of the most hot, humid days of the year. I looked like Simba when I got home, SUPER pissed!! I tried this again, using Dove hair spray for hold, that too was a no go.
Soooooo.......I ended up flat twisting it. I sectioned the hair, lightly misted it with plain old water and used my shea butter mix to seal then twisted using Naptural85's stretched twist out method. This turned out great and I will do this style again. Maybe not the straightening, that was too much work!!