If you have naturally, tight curly hair you know it can be difficult straightening your hair. It can be even more difficult to straighten curly hair without causing insane amounts of damage to your natural hair. But although it may seem next to impossible to straighten your hair at home without causing damage and seeing real results – it’s totally possible! In fact, we’re sharing a few of our favorite tips for getting straight hair for the curly haired beauties.
Prep Your Hair
It’s really important to start off with hair that’s been properly prepped to be straightened. Showering with shampoo and a straightening/smoothing conditioner is a really great place to start, this way as you’re washing your hair your hair is getting prepped to be straightened. If you can, let your hair air dry to towel dry as much as possible, this helps avoid as much heated styling as possible. Add some straightening product to your freshly washed and damp hair. Once your hair is mostly dried, go through with a round brush to straighten your hair a tad. Many experts suggest rotating from warm to cool setting on your hair dryer to avoid your hair getting too heated.
Straighten in Sections
Straightening your hair in sections can help you make sure you get your entire head straightened and avoid trying to straighten too much hair at a time. Use a clip to pull up your hair, leaving a small section at the nape of your neck down. Start the straightening process by repeating the process of bringing down a small section of hair from the clip at a time and straightening just that section. When you have curly hair just doing small sections at a time can help you have more control over the hair you’re straightening and really allow you to get the hair fully straightened.
Set Your Straight
Once you’ve straightened all of your hair, you’re going to want to use a product to hold the straight in place – especially since you have naturally curly hair. This will help your hair hold the straightened style much longer, help your hair’s health, and help give you an overall straighter and more polished look. It’s recommended to use a serum or spray that has silicone to help hold the shape of your hair.
Unfortunately, there’s no one product or technique that will give you that straight style you’ve been eyeing for years. However, with a combination of a few different factors you’re definitely able to achieve a straight-haired look without over damaging your hair. It’s important to keep your hair’s health in mind, so it’s really not advised to go through this entire process of straightening your hair like this daily. Keep it to a minimum, and be sure to give your hair a break from heated styling every once in a while.
If you have curly hair, what tips or tricks have you found work best for achieving a gorgeous straight hair?