The last couple of times I've been to my hair stylist she's made comments on my hair being curly. There is a little wave in it and I could never let it air dry without straightening it, but curly?? A couple weeks ago when I went, I got the same spiel. I asked her to cut more layers because it gets too heavy at the bottom. She proceeded to tell me how that wouldn't work because my hair is too curly. So I asked what the answer was and she said I could straighten it. So I did.
"Do you have 3-4 hours? It will take that long." Oh...hmm....sure. It can't really take that long, right?
First she cut my hair and I got a shampoo. Then the normal perm-smelling stuff was applied as they left my hair flat, following the natural way it would fall. Wait for a bit. Wash. Dry. Straighten. Not my normal straightening that takes 10-15 min. 45 minutes of straightening with thin straightening irons and teeny sections of hair. It was completely straight. I was thinking...they know I can't do this every morning right? :)
More goop came and the straight hair was destroyed....well not really. They slicked it all down to my head. Waited some more. Rinsed. Dried. Straight. :) Cut some more, especially my bangs - they grew quite a bit from the straightening.
Four hours later I was finished. Could not believe it really took that long. Now I had stick straight hair. Can't wash for three days. Got home, a little mini freak-out. My hair was so flat, it was like I had a helmet on rather than my actual hair.
I have now gotten use to it and I think it's relaxed a little. I still have to curl my bangs just a little in the morning otherwise they are stick-straight and flying everywhere. The best part is that I really can just wash and air dry now. How did I never straighten my hair before!?! My morning routine is much improved.
No decent pictures yet, but here's an idea :).