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Is It Bad to Flat Iron My Curls?

Yes. No. ....what???  Tired of conflicting advice about flat irons?  How often is safe?  What kind should I use?  etc?

Iron Clothes Not Curls, says my Ouidad t-shirt and tote bag.  As a professional stylist specializing in curly hair, I must admit that the Ouidad slogan is cute, catchy, and to the point. Intense heat, like that of a flat iron, can weaken your curl pattern, and can, in essence, become relaxer - forever changing the life of your curls. Think: you won't see your actual curl pattern again until your hair grows out.  I see this fairly often. Clients wanting to wear their hair curly, but their natural curl pattern has been ravaged by flat iron abuse leaving them a few inches of lovely curls and a few inches of lifeless locks. READ more after the jump...

Satin Pillowcases - A Curl's Best Friend

Can sleeping on a satin pillowcase change your life?  Probably not. Can it reduce stress on your hair, help it retain moisture and prevent breakage? YES.  Traditional cotton pillowcases are still just that - cotton.  Cotton's rough fibers absorbs moisture and can wick precious moisture from vulnerable curly hair. Hair glides effortlessly across smooth satin which has no "catch" factor to to snag delicate hair, preventing tangles, knots and frizz.