Straightening Coarse Hair
Achieving that perfectly straight hair, regardless of your hair type, often feels like it’s near impossible. Thankfully, with so many beauty bloggers and experts so willing to share their tips and tricks, we have more access to experts than ever before. If you’re someone who has naturally course hair, it can be extra tricky to get that straight hair. But we found some great tips and tricks and of course we had to share them with you to try for yourself!
Before you even get started with straightening it’s important to get hair completely untangled. Using a detangling product is often essential for making sure any and all tangles are out of your hair. The reason this is important is because straightening hair that has tangles can cause a HUGE mess for your hair, not to mention a lot of damage. So make it a habit of using a detangling product and using a wide-toothed comb to get your hair completely tangle-free.
Dry in Sections
This trick is key for all hair types and really important for our course hair beauties. After you’ve detangled your hair (preferably right after you shower), it’s time to start the drying process. Dry your hair in sections. This will help so that you’re able to get your hair completely dry and not cause more tangles trying to dry all your hair at once. Start at the bottom with the hair closest to the nape of your neck, pinning up the rest, dry it and move up section by section. Dry from root to tip using a round brush. With course hair, it’s important to do smaller sections at a time so you’re really able to get the hair straight.
Protect Your Hair
Use products like heat protectant sprays and serums, this is especially important when going through the process of straightening hair because it is a lot of heat styling. It will help ensure the health of your hair and avoid any heat related damage done.
Straighten Hot and Slow
Because you have course hair you’re going to want to take your time when straightening your hair. Using a hair straightener that’s on a hot temperature is going to help lock in the straight style. Additionally, while using it you’re going to want to take your time and slowly use the hair straightener. Of course, you want to go slow, but not so slow that you cause heat damage to your hair. This is also why it’s important you invest in a good heat protectant product. Many experts say that for course hair the higher the heat the straighter the hair will style and the longer it will stay straight.