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Changing hair bulb shape

  1. Jan 10, 2007 #1
    My hair is so curly, and I hate it so much.:frown: I wouldn't mind if it was wavy but it's curls a like 1cm length. And when dry it's especially hideous. I did a little research and found out that in curly hair the hair bulb inside the scalp is hook shaped, and in straight hair it's straight.

    I am so desperate that I am offering money for a solution. You can PM me for more about that but anything else you know please post here.

    Please, please help.
     
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    who moved my thread?

    who moved my thread?
     
  4. Jan 10, 2007 #3

    Kurdt

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    Its pretty impossible to change the shape of your hair bulbs they are determined by your genetics. Gene therapy might work but that technology being used for cosmetic purposes is years away. At one time you could get straightening solutions you could apply yourself that would last about a month but they were too damaging to the hair and were withdrawn from the market. Your best bet for now is a pair of really good ceramic straighteners and a lot of practise with them.
     
  5. Jan 10, 2007 #4

    Moonbear

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    There are still hair relaxers that you can get applied by a hair dresser/stylist. The curls are determined by the amount of disulfide bonds in the hair, and the chemical relaxers help break those bonds. Longer hairstyles also help weight down the curls, so they aren't as tight; alternatively, cutting hair very short is another way to go so it's just too short to get a full curl in (I don't know if you're male or female or what your preferences are for hair length). You might want to pop into the nearest salon and ask them about what they can do. As Kurdt pointed out, using a hair straightener iron thingy in conjunction with a blow dryer can help, but be prepared to add lots of goopy stuff to your hair to hold it that way during the day.

    Or, you might be able to find a hair cut that takes advantage of your natural curls and makes them more flattering rather than trying to get rid of them. I know a small handful of people with hair that curly, and they all hated it when younger, but as they got older, realized people found it very attractive, and started to flaunt it rather than hide it.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2007 #5

    Danger

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    Then again, there's a vast selection of wigs out there.
     
  7. Jan 10, 2007 #6

    I know about relaxers and irons but they only temporary (only grown hair). And besides that my hair is too short for irons, as I am male.
     
  8. Jan 10, 2007 #7

    Monique

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    Go to a hairdresser that has experience dealing with curly hair, if you get it cut right it can look really good. I know men with very curly hair, some wear it good and it looks very flattering, others don't get it cut right or don't use the right products so it looks very unflattering.
     
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