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convincing my mother

Question Posted Saturday June 9 2007, 12:28 pm

I want to pernamentley straighten my hair, but my mom won't let me. I am planning to pay for it. My mom still won't let me because, as she says, you will look like a wet muskrat, just like everyone else with stick straight hair.

But I am getting a haircut, and it will be shoulder length. My hair is EXTREMELY poofy, no matter what kind of shampoos or serums I use. When I straighten it with a straightener, which takes about an hour and a half (which I don't have time for) it gets really nice and silky, and the poof disapears.

I think I really need this: I only wear my hair down when I straighten my hair, which is about four times a year. Otherwise I wear it in a pony tail, which makes me feel like a tomboy.

How do I convince my mom to let me? I am 16 by the way.

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LiLReBeL6907 answered Monday June 11 2007, 10:22 pm:
Hun, my mom is the same way. You cannot convince her of ANYTHING! So what you should do is buy it and do it yourself. It isnt real expensive and it is similar to dying your own hair. If you arent comfortable doing it yourself you can always go to a hair salon. You can always say you are going to a friends house for a little while and then go there and get it done. At the salon it will be more expensive so if you go that route call and ask the price and how long it usually takes. Hope I helped.


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summer_is_love258963 answered Saturday June 9 2007, 6:49 pm:
okay well my advice for you if to def not get your hair permanetly straightened. i did it and it totally wrecked my hair. (my hair is seriously like getting shorter every day because its breaking off and it smells soo burnt when it gets wet) if you dont already have somewhat straight hair it wont help you that much anyway because it will still be super poofy. so i wouldnt get it permanetly straightened it but you should def buy some hair protector spray (the herbal essences one is great and it smells amazinggg). also you could try scrunching it because it'll look cute and this summer if your gonna be swimming alot and you're not gonna want to straighten your hair every time you get out of the pool.

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StarryNightSkies answered Saturday June 9 2007, 6:42 pm:
i dont really have an answer for your question, this is just my advice incase you do convince your mom.

i would think twice about getting your hair straightened i did it once and i ABSOLUTLY regret it. My hair ended up breakinging so i had really really really short hair (like boys length hair) on the crown of my head and it was really noticeable and it stuck straight up. My hair ended up getting even more frizzy.

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runawayxlove answered Saturday June 9 2007, 6:04 pm:
Hey, instead of permanately straightening it, try "Japenese hair straightening".

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Theres all links. I know that "Jack and Jill tanning and hair salon" offers it. See if theres one near you. =]

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andalixsays answered Saturday June 9 2007, 3:51 pm:
Tell her that you feel really uncomfortable looking how you do now, and you'd feel much more confident if you could straighten it permanently.

Show her pictures of people with straight hair who dont "look like a wet muscrat."

Tell her that you'll blow dry it a tiny bit to give it some lift so that it won't be limp or anything.

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orphans answered Saturday June 9 2007, 1:50 pm:
Try to explain to her your dilemma with having to straighten it all the time. Tell her that you will pay for it and you will not hear any complaints about it. Get her to understand why you want to do it. If she says no again then tell her how much time it takes you to straighten it and how badly it can damage your hair if you continuously straighten it. Explain to her how you feel you would look so much better if you could wear your hair down.

Good Luck!

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