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#1 Old 03-03-2014, 06:49 AM
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My hair has always been unruly, frizzy and poofy since I was a kid. It's been 25 years. And I've lived in a high humidity country my entire life and I've always had to deal with unruly hair.

 

I had my hair permanently straightened (where I'm from, we call them "rebond") before I was a vegan (permanent meaning will last me almost 8-10 months). And now I kinda have to do it again because I always end up pulling my hair back into a ponytail whenever my hair gets really messy and I now have a few bald spots in my forehead (they're not THAT noticeable from afar, but I'm still a bit self conscious about it).

 

Are there any vegan brands that I can bring to the salon to get my hair straightened? But the type of products that won't make my hair look like a bunch of sticks. They used to use L'Oreal on me but L'Oreal obviously isn't vegan. Any tips please? 

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#2 Old 03-03-2014, 06:57 AM
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How about a flat iron to straighten your hair? smiley.gif
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#4 Old 03-03-2014, 07:09 AM
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How about a flat iron to straighten your hair? smiley.gif

 

Haha! I don't know how to style my hair for the life of me! I'm just a shower and go kind of girl. A "permanently" straightened hair would save me 20 minutes everyday of my life! 

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#5 Old 03-03-2014, 07:17 AM
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I don't know where you live, but there's Suncoat makes vegan products.

 

The website for North America:

http://suncoatproducts.com/product-category/sugar-based-natural-hair-styling-aids/

 

You may also find some of the products in the Animal Aid (UK) shop (5 rows down):

http://www.animalaidshop.org.uk/toiletries/shampoos-soaps


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I may be in the minority here...

 

But what about just cutting it really short, and using straight clip-in hair extensions if you want some length to style?

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Ever thought of dreadlocks? I love that I can just wash them once a week and never think about them in between. *is lazy*

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#8 Old 03-04-2014, 03:59 PM
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Haha! I don't know how to style my hair for the life of me! I'm just a shower and go kind of girl. A "permanently" straightened hair would save me 20 minutes everyday of my life! 


I didn't know anything about styling or straightening either!! But thanks to a friend of mine who offered to straighten my hair once, I loved the new look and new I had to start myself. I use a ceramic straightner (at first I was totally afraid of it and thought I'd burn myself to bits lol) and I've gotten used to it now. It's not 20 minutes everyday if you take a shower every other day like me. :) I use dessert essence hair defrizzer and heat protectant. It comes in a squirt spray bottle and it just helps to protect it I think. At least you'd know you be striaghtening your hair the vegan way.

 

My roommate has super frizzy hair and she also straightens it every other day, though not with vegan products.


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#9 Old 04-23-2014, 09:36 PM
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Rusk Thermal Shiny Str8 is vegan (I have an e-mail from the company stating that it is). I've been using their Anticurl + Kerashine Conditioning relaxer (also vegan) for years, and finally decided to bite the bullet and try a permanent straightener. This stuff works wonderfully well. My hair is as straight as if I was born with it.

 

If you'd like any tips on using either of those products from someone who's been doing this at home for years, just say so. I freely admit that I either omit/modify some of the steps or use slightly unconventional application methods (slap it on, no special combs, shampoos, etc.). 

 

I love this permanent straightener -- it's been weird getting used to actual straight hair after fighting with it for years, but I love it.

 

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Exclamation Keratin is NEVER vegan...!!

So I checked. Keratin is never ever vegan nor vegetarian. Rusk Thermal Shiny Str8 contains keratin.

Please spread the word that keratin is not vegan.



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Rusk Thermal Shiny Str8 is vegan (I have an e-mail from the company stating that it is). I've been using their Anticurl + Kerashine Conditioning relaxer (also vegan) for years, and finally decided to bite the bullet and try a permanent straightener. This stuff works wonderfully well. My hair is as straight as if I was born with it.

If you'd like any tips on using either of those products from someone who's been doing this at home for years, just say so. I freely admit that I either omit/modify some of the steps or use slightly unconventional application methods (slap it on, no special combs, shampoos, etc.).

I love this permanent straightener -- it's been weird getting used to actual straight hair after fighting with it for years, but I love it.

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#11 Old 09-08-2014, 07:51 PM
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There is vegan keratin, it's not strictly real keratin (which is nice because real keratin is made out of someone's bones).

De Lorenzo are a vegan company, they have salon grade stuff. They might have something that can help with straightening your hair.

I'm a curly haired girl, but I gave up on trying to straighten my hair a long time ago. If you find it's all too hard to keep your hair straight, then you might want to look into things like the no-poo method (where you don't shampoo your hair, only condition it. I've been doing that for the past 3 years, my hair is thanking me for it!). Microfibre hair towels are also great because they don't dry out the hair. And there's a few really nice vegan hair products out there. I use the Lush range, but there's plenty of others.
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#12 Old 07-20-2018, 03:14 AM
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I am using a regular hair straightener to straighten my hair. I have older GHDs which work great still, however my hairdresser uses and recommends BaByliss Pro especially for my unruly locks. Just found a review on it here . Seems to be exactly what I need.
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