Curly Qs: My First Straightening Experience

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I was thirteen when I got my hair straightened for the first time. I wanted a different look for a get-together with my friends from dance class. My mom took me to her local stylist, Silvia, at a salon in Weehawken, New Jersey. She convinced us that a blowout would do the trick. She started blow-drying away as I sat there anxious and scared, not knowing what to expect. It took 40 minutes of intense heat aimed straight at my strands for Silvia to stretch out all of my tight curls. And when I finally looked in the mirror, the result was unrecognizable. It felt like I was looking at a different person, one with straight hair. And I liked it! It was such a treat to run my fingers through smooth strands and feel my hair so soft.
 
As I walked out of the salon, Silvia handed me a bottle of Biosilk Silk Therapy ($15 for a 5.64 oz., folica.com) to control flyways. And I’ve been using it ever since, even on my curls to add shine. My new style was a hit with my friends and with me! But a few days later it was nice to get my ringlets back. Do you remember the first time you straightened your locks?

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