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    Default Best product for straightening hair

    I have very thick wavy hair that I often blowdry straight or flat iron straight.

    I would like some input as far as what serum/product you use in your hair to help straighten it before drying. That way I don't buy 40 different products before I find one I like. Heck you can give me the whole run down on fixing your hair everyday if you want.

    I do use V05 heat defense spray before flat ironing to avoid any extra damage.

    Thanks for any input!
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    Hi there. My mom's salon told her to not use the flat iron anynmore, as it's very bad for the hair, though maybe your V05 thing helps. Have you tried big rollers when its damp? Kind of decreases the waves.

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    My hair is thick and coarse and I use a flat iron regularly. What works for me is Paul Mitchell's Super Skinny or Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti Frizz Serum. Its silicone based so it protects your hair from heat and leaves it silky. Just don't use much or it will make your hair greasy looking.
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    My hair is naturally Julia Roberts curly/frizzy circa Pretty Woman.. i use a garnier hair mask twice a week it apparantly helps make your hair sleek and shiny -- but my hair is a nightmare so it makes my hair really soft and shiny. While its wet i put VO5 straight and smooth creme through it and then blow dry it as straight as it will go and then i flat iron it using Moviestar heat protector spray.
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    Redken has an entire line of straightening products.

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    Redken Align 12 is a heat protector and made for thermal straightening. The smell is very salon-ish and not fruity or flowery.
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    I use Kerastase Oleo Relax. It's stupid expensive, but it lasts forever and I get the best results ever!

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    curly hair is so attractive on women..why do any of you want to straighten your hair(just asking..not attacking ok? )

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    Soj, the main reason is the negative aspects of the curly hair. If hair curls, it frizzes. When it's straighter it's easier to manage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sojiita View Post
    curly hair is so attractive on women..why do any of you want to straighten your hair(just asking..not attacking ok? )
    Because mine's not exactly curly, not exactly straight. Left alone it's this frizzy wave that looks like a nest.

    It's a blessing tho, because my hair will hold almost any style.
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    Matrix Sleek.look smoothing system shampoo and conditioner are great for me..then a straightening iron.

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    Isn't there a way to leave it curly but just get rid of the frizz? Maybe it is just me but I think it is often best to just take advantage to the best you can of what you have..if curly then go for it..if straight then go for that. Maybe it is just a 'female' thing I just do not get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisNine View Post
    I use Kerastase Oleo Relax. It's stupid expensive, but it lasts forever and I get the best results ever!
    I have heard a few recs about this. I might get some of it myself. I love my flat iron also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sojiita View Post
    Isn't there a way to leave it curly but just get rid of the frizz? Maybe it is just me but I think it is often best to just take advantage to the best you can of what you have..if curly then go for it..if straight then go for that. Maybe it is just a 'female' thing I just do not get?
    When I think curly, I think gorgeous corkscrews and that mine ain't. My hair will hold a curl until I wash it, but it needs help to get there in the form of hot rollers or a curling iron.

    I can get rid of the frizz and keep the wavy, but it's not uniform waves and not pretty. Some places will be very wavy and some are kinda flat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sojiita View Post
    Isn't there a way to leave it curly but just get rid of the frizz? Maybe it is just me but I think it is often best to just take advantage to the best you can of what you have..if curly then go for it..if straight then go for that. Maybe it is just a 'female' thing I just do not get?
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