Tips For Straightening Naturally Curly Hair
December 20, 2015
So, those with curly hair, wish they had straight hair and those with straight hair wish their hair was curly. The grass is always greener on the other side I guess. I have naturally curly hair and sometimes I just hate it. Sometimes I have no clue what to do with it and sometimes I just embrace it.
Most of the time I like to wear it straight or somewhat wavy, but of course it takes time and energy for me to get it that way. I am going to share a few tips with you that I use for dealing with my curly hair…
After I take a shower, I like to let my hair air dry for about an hour before I begin styling it. This really helps to cut down drying time, which is not healthy for your hair. If you really want to keep your hair looking healthy, shiny and vibrant, you really want to cut down on the amount of heat that you use to style it (this includes the hair dryer, flat iron or curling iron). The less heat you use, the better for your hair.
So, once I let my hair air dry for about an hour, I then use my Solia hair dryer which I just love. I use my big round brush and brush it out as I dry it. This helps to straighten my hair and cuts down on the frizz that can sometimes happen with a powerful hair dryer. Once I get it fairly dry, I then switch to one of my flat irons. (You can see my choice for the Best Flat Irons here).
I am always careful to not use the flat iron too much because out of all the haircare tools, the flat iron can cause the most damage if used too frequently. So I use the flat iron to finish straightening the outer layers that are most visible. At this point, I either go for the straight look or I use the flat iron like a curling iron to go for a more wavy look.
That’s really all that I do! Some people like to use heat protectants or relaxers, but I am not a big fan of those products and I find that this process works great for my hair. Remember: The less heat that you use, the better!