Our Natural Hair is so versatile… That is why I love it so much!
If you are tired of curls??
Just wear it straight!!
Use these tips when straightening natural hair….
- Thoroughly cleanse your hair with shampoo not cleansing conditioner, condition and then deep condition your hair for about 30 minutes (for greater penetration sit under a hooded dryer)
- Then apply a light coating of leave-in conditioner followed by an oil to lock in your moisture. Next, you should apply a heat protectant of your choice.
TIP: Skip the blowdryer... if you can, chunky braid, roller set, or pony tail roller set (cheat set) the hair to stretch it. Air dry overnight or sit under a bonnet dryer. But if you must blowdry, blot excess moisture and allow your hair to airdry for 15 minutes prior to starting. Blowdrying wet hair can lead to loss of elasticity and in the long run, breakage. Keep the heat setting as low as possible and hold the nozzle a few inches away from the hair.
- Detangle the section thoroughly with a wider tooth comb. Flat iron hair in VERY small sections with your ceramic plated iron using the comb chase method. The comb chase method is where you take a fine tooth comb and run it down a section of hair while allowing the flat iron to follow or “chase” the comb all the way down to the ends. To minimize heat usage, only do one pass with the flat iron. More that one is not necessary to get your hair straight.
- Keep the temperature as low as possible… start on a cooler setting and go up incrementally (5 degrees if possible) until you reach an effective temp. The straighter you get your hair in the stretching process, the less heat you’ll need while flat ironing. I don’t recommend using over 400 degrees.
- Finally, no touch-ups! When your hair is beginning to revert, bantu knot or twist it to achieve a wave pattern. Never flat iron dirty hair. Sleep in a satin cap at night.
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~Stay Curly my Friends!~