i had my hair straightened that way at a salon when i was a teenager. they coated my hair in perm chemicals and then constantly combed it straight until it was done. i had really long hair back then and it took about half a day to do.
it turned out REALLY STRAIGHT but it was also REALLY DRY and REALLY FRIED. shortly after it was done, i had to chop my waist-length hair to about my jawline just to get rid of the damage.
They sell kits at drugstores that are similar to this.. I tried an Ogilvie one and saw NO DIFFERENCE at all! It was such a bummer and a waste of time.. plus it didn't smell good! I followed all the directions but my hair was exactly the same afterwards. I know salons can do the Japanese straightening system.. I don't know if that is the same! I know your hair DOES have to be very healthy to get that done.. and I even heard you still have to blow dry it afterwards, plus it's expensive!
Ooooo.... Well my hair is pretty short, just above jaw line and a very choppy 'messy' style and its a nightmare to actually straighten! but i have had the trouble with having my hair so dry and damaged that i had to have the chop, hence the short hair now! but now my hair is shorter i take much better care of it and use heat protection sprays and things like that to minimise the damage and i would say its in pretty good condition. so i think ill give it a go! and also, as your hair was so very long and they spent a fair bit of time actually using the lotion maybe thats why it got so damaged?? just a suggestion, but ill definatly report back and let you know if it works!
Anyone else have a nightmare with curly hair???...xx
It really ruins the texture of your hair, so you will have straight icky hair. You would be better off working with what you have. I blow dry with a round brush and keep my hair healthy. I've never heard anyone say anything good about at-home straightening kits (perms). Thermal Reconditioning CAN have good results but it costs hundreds of dollars,and it STILL fries some people's hair.