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Old 12-17-2006, 09:17 PM
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Default MaxiGlide Tips On Natural Hair

I plan on buying a maxiglide for Christmas and using it this week to straighten my hair. I need some tips and advice on using the glide. I also need to keep up the results.
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Old 12-18-2006, 07:39 AM
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CG, not 100% natural but working on it

i use the maxi of course on freshly washed and conditioned hair.

i'll airdry overnight in about 8 twists and the following morning take out each twist and spray with a leave in then blow dry on medium followed by a cool blast. i'd say my hair was about 85-95% dry before blowdrying.

after that, i'll add a tiny bit of biosilk to a 1.5 x 1.5 section of hair, brush it through with my denman brush and begin flatironing. if the new growth waves are feeling too "set-in" than i spray with a bit more leave-in (you could probably use water too) then blow it out.

i use setting 1 and this is what i got - maxi, with guiding pin plate on and using the steam burst:



ther'es about 6 inches of natural new growth there.

i've also got a creme based heat protectant called Lets Jamm. it's alright but i like the results of a clear silcone product much better.

try to use it on the lowest setting first than if your hair isn't straight enough, move it up a setting at a time. please don't start on the highest heat first! also, be sure to detangle your hair first.



does that help?
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Default Re: MaxiGlide Tips On Natural Hair

last night i tried making a loose ponytail and use my scarf to cover hair for bed but the danged thing kept slipping off so i made 2 pincurls in the front and a sort of twisted pincurl in the back then used the scarf with no slipping.
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Default Re: MaxiGlide Tips On Natural Hair

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CG, not 100% natural but working on it

i use the maxi of course on freshly washed and conditioned hair.

i'll airdry overnight in about 8 twists and the following morning take out each twist and spray with a leave in then blow dry on medium followed by a cool blast. i'd say my hair was about 85-95% dry before blowdrying.

after that, i'll add a tiny bit of biosilk to a 1.5 x 1.5 section of hair, brush it through with my denman brush and begin flatironing. if the new growth waves are feeling too "set-in" than i spray with a bit more leave-in (you could probably use water too) then blow it out.

i use setting 1 and this is what i got - maxi, with guiding pin plate on and using the steam burst:

http://images14.fotki.com/v370/photo...jpg?1166384058

ther'es about 6 inches of natural new growth there.

i've also got a creme based heat protectant called Lets Jamm. it's alright but i like the results of a clear silcone product much better.

try to use it on the lowest setting first than if your hair isn't straight enough, move it up a setting at a time. please don't start on the highest heat first! also, be sure to detangle your hair first.



does that help?
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Default Re: MaxiGlide Tips On Natural Hair

IMO I think it's easier to dry your hair before flat ironing so it will be as straight as possible. To do this I will dry by banding, wet wrapping, or one ponytail w/ the ends rolled up. All three work well, it's just a matter of preference. I think this is important because it takes less heat and manipulation to get the hair flat ironed straight and it also keeps the hair from getting caught in those pins (I love the pins by the way).

After my hair is dry starting at the nape I section off about a 2" wide section and apply heat protectant. Flat iron smaller 1" sections then put that in a ponytail and go to the next section (hope that made sense). I use the iron on setting one and that gets plenty hot for me. After I'm all done I usually wrap it but I don't like to wrap too often so I'll alternate the wrap with a banded ponytail. HTH Good Luck.
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Default Re: MaxiGlide Tips On Natural Hair

I'm due for my semi-annual maxiglide soon...

I kinda do the same as Lynnie, I wash & condition--I make sure to use products with silicone before I Maxiglide, makes hair easier to detangle, extra protection.
I also dry overnight with big braids. The next day I undo a section, use a paddle brush to get it really detangled then as I go along I use Redken Heatglide as my protectant mixed with a teeny bit of shea butter(for shine).

The last time I used the steam and my hair stayed feeling moisturized longer but everybody doesn't like it.

Remember to take your time, let the pins do the work, don't press the plates together too tightly and don't yank the iron through your hair. Post pics!
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CG, not 100% natural but working on it

i use the maxi of course on freshly washed and conditioned hair.

i'll airdry overnight in about 8 twists and the following morning take out each twist and spray with a leave in then blow dry on medium followed by a cool blast. i'd say my hair was about 85-95% dry before blowdrying.

after that, i'll add a tiny bit of biosilk to a 1.5 x 1.5 section of hair, brush it through with my denman brush and begin flatironing. if the new growth waves are feeling too "set-in" than i spray with a bit more leave-in (you could probably use water too) then blow it out.

i use setting 1 and this is what i got - maxi, with guiding pin plate on and using the steam burst:



ther'es about 6 inches of natural new growth there.

i've also got a creme based heat protectant called Lets Jamm. it's alright but i like the results of a clear silcone product much better.

try to use it on the lowest setting first than if your hair isn't straight enough, move it up a setting at a time. please don't start on the highest heat first! also, be sure to detangle your hair first.



does that help?
Very Helpful. Your hair is beautiful.
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Default Re: MaxiGlide Tips On Natural Hair

Thanks for the tips. I am scared now. Slyver is suppose to maxi glide my hair next month but I am impatient. I want to wear my hair straight for Christmas. It seems like a lot of work.
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Default Re: MaxiGlide Tips On Natural Hair

sure it is but how often are you going to be doing it CG? it's not something i'd want to do or maintain everyday either, uh-huh.

It's definitely a Just-For-YOU day though.

but for that 1 week every month or every 6 months, you can get to experience that different look and it's like a nice change of pace.
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Default Re: MaxiGlide Tips On Natural Hair

I don't think you have anything to be scared of. It's kind of a lot of work which is one of the reasons I'm not a frequent washer, lol. Post pics when you get it done! I know everyone will be anxious to see.
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Post pics when you get it done! I know everyone will be anxious to see.
Big Cosign here!!!!
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I don't think you have anything to be scared of. It's kind of a lot of work which is one of the reasons I'm not a frequent washer, lol. Post pics when you get it done! I know everyone will be anxious to see.

I will definitely post pictures cause I am long overdue for an update shot. I am axious to see how long it is.
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My hair is too short to maxiglide, I just wanted to say that I love yr hair CG!
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What really helped me was the instruction DVD

I also maxi my hair on setting 5, but I think I will go higher next time because it's not getting my hair straight anymore. I am still deciding on if blowdrying my hair before hand will be better or will letting it airdry first be better.
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I will definitely post pictures cause I am long overdue for an update shot. I am axious to see how long it is.
Hey Country, don't want you to be not be excited, but for me, I thought my hair was gonna be way past my back, but after straightening it, it looked shorter than expected Someone here explained to me that straightened hair can still have a bit of shrinkage so if you don't see the results you desire, this may be why!
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I'm due for my semi-annual maxiglide soon...

I kinda do the same as Lynnie, I wash & condition--I make sure to use products with silicone before I Maxiglide, makes hair easier to detangle, extra protection.
I also dry overnight with big braids. The next day I undo a section, use a paddle brush to get it really detangled then as I go along I use Redken Heatglide as my protectant mixed with a teeny bit of shea butter(for shine).

The last time I used the steam and my hair stayed feeling moisturized longer but everybody doesn't like it.

Remember to take your time, let the pins do the work, don't press the plates together too tightly and don't yank the iron through your hair. Post pics!
This is the most important thing to remember, I didn't and ended up losing some of hair!!!
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My hair is too short to maxiglide, I just wanted to say that I love yr hair CG!

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Bub- I keep stretching my hair and it looks like it has grown. I won't get my hopes up.
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Default Re: MaxiGlide Tips On Natural Hair

agre with all the tips given. Especially letting the pins do the work. I guess i'm the heat addict of this thread. I blowdry first then use the maxiglide. I usually set my maxi around 7. It gets my hair really straight but I still have a lot of body. I wrap my hair at night it lasts for two weeks. I straightened my hair two weeks ago and it's still straight and looks like I just bumped it and I have not used any type of heat or rollers to touch it up. As long as your careful it will come out great and your hair will be fine. Oh and i'm co-signing on posting pics.
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CG im lookin forward to seeing your hair! you CANT forget pics;-)

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