Posted in Beauty on October 15, 2013

Before you try any straightening method you must know your hair type. Are they just wavy, frizzy due to humid weather or totally different, curly Afro hair? The method will vary according to your hair type. Best way to straighten wavy and frizzy hair is with a flat iron. This is quick and you can also do it a night before and it will last till your next wash.

To get shiny, glossy looking straight hair wash your hair with good moisturizing shampoo and condition them well. Use little extra conditioner in the length of your hair. Dry your hair and leave them in pony tail for some time.  Blow dry hair before using the flat iron.

Divide hair in sections and clip them on top of your head. Start with the bottom layer. Wait till the flat iron is fully heated. Take a small section of hair, apply heat-protecting serum over hair, and brush it properly to make sure section of hair is even and tangle free.  Clamp the straightener tightly and run it gently length wise. Repeat the procedure as required or till hair feel straight and smooth.  Once finished tie this section of hair in pony tail.

Continue with the same procedure with the middle layer as well. Doing this in sections will give best results.  For the top layer start them from the sides and then do the top middle section.  For keeping the hair in desired style for longer duration make sure they have properly cooled down or you can also use cool air from your hair drier as well.

Run your fingers gently through your hair to feel any rough spot. Finish with the touch ups and tie hair in a low pony tail. Apply any finishing product of your choice for smoothing out any baby hair that sticks straight up. You can also use drops of virgin olive or coconut oil for extra shine and it’s also good if your hair feels dry. Healthy and shiny hairs add to your beauty.

For tough curly hair, procedure remains the same but you will require high heat flat iron.  Dryer need to be 1875 watts and flat iron must heat at least 400 degrees.  Ceramic plate flat irons are recommended by professionals.

Keep these useful hair care tips in mind before you try anything

  • For any type of hair uncurling, right technique is important along with good quality hair care products
  • Use small quantity of straightening cream or gel before blow-drying
  • Damp hair is best for blow-drying and always use flatiron in dry hair only