Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Just to add-post to clear up last post

I would never, ever have Elena's hair chemically straightened. I don't want to get stuff done to my hair and she's way, way too young in my opinion to have anything done. I am often amazed at the number of girls under age 12 who have coloring done to their hair. If I did allow it (and it's not gonna happen), Elena would freak at the smell, process, etc. anyway.

I did get my hair chemically straightened when I was 25 or so. It burned my skin around the hairline (first ick), took forever, smelled like crap for days and lasted not even 1 1/2 months, if that. Also, never having had straight hair-I freaking hated it, didn't know what the hell to do with it. It always looked flat around my head, when I was used to poofy.

I used some Curl Creme on her hair today and will retry the Infusium also. I just can't stand how it looks, she doesn't care-it just never looks clean and neat to me, even after it's just washed, dry and combed (combed, brushed, doesn't matter).

5 comments:

Carol L. said...

My hair is naturally curly and I have hated it all my life. I mean to say that if I let it dry from wet without the benifit of the blow dryer and what nots I look like a gray headed Shirley Temple. Last year I bought a ceramic straightning iron which I love. I won't do the chemical thing ever because I don't like the burn that is associated with it, but I love my iron.

Amy O'Neill Houck said...

BTW-the stress about hair isn't limited to curls. Selma's hair is constantly tangled too, and she screams when I brush it. It's almost 2 feet long, but she doesn't want me to cut it. We will, in the summer time, I think.

Lani said...

Deneen, if someone you know has a straightening iron that you could borrow to try out, I'd talk to Elena about it and, if she's willing, give it a shot. I use one, as does my daughter, and the results last from one wash until the next. IF Elena's hair doesn't need to be washed every day; IF Elena is willing to sit still while you straighten her hair after it's washed; IF you have the time and are willing to do that; IF she likes the results when you try it enough to make it worth while ... a lot of IFs there, eh? But it might be worth trying?

Stacy said...

I have pin straight hair but my friend with curly, curly hair swears by the book Curly Girl. Might be something worth checking out. :)

stacey said...

D'oh! I think I posted my comment twice on the other post--sorry...

I forgot to mention--the thing that most helps me not to have my hair always messy/frizzy/flying all over the place, etc. is that I never, ever brush/comb it except before and after I wash it. If I use a brush or a comb when it's dry, it'll look like hell until I wash it again. Also, when it was long and used to get really tangled, I'd comb the conditioner through my hair in the shower with a wide-toothed comb--that really helped to get tangles out. Once it's dry if it gets messy I just finger-comb it. Course that may not work for a kid :)

Also, when it was long, I used to sleep with it braided in pigtails to keep it from tangling up. (That made it a little straighter, too, more wavy than curly.)

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