Take the flat iron and clasp it around the hair's root. Apply pressure while gliding the flat iron down the hair shaft. To avoid kinks and bends in the hair, make a single, steady motion. Return to the hair shaft you just flat ironed and repeat the process twice more, or until the hair is straightened to your liking.
Natural hair is also much harder to dry than relaxed hair. While drying your hair with a diffuser or curling iron is not difficult, natural hair tends to be stiff and may require more time to dry than relaxed hair. Natural hair also tends to be thinner and less likely to absorb heat from heating devices so it needs more heat to achieve the same result as relaxed hair.
Finally, never use a blow dryer on natural hair because the heat could damage the hair cuticle causing it to become brittle and breakable. Instead, use a brush or soft tongs to gently push out any knots or curls before blowing-dryting them away.
Overall, natural hair is very hard to manage without a relaxer. However, there are many ways to soften natural hair for easier handling while styling it. You should try one of these methods every time you wash your hair to keep it feeling healthy and strong.
Continue experimenting with different combinations of the tactics we've outlined until you find a look you like.
It is possible to protect your mane from becoming a frizzy disaster by straightening it every day. Some of the most critical stages take place before you ever touch your hair with a flat iron. Locate a high-quality flat iron. A good flat iron is constructed of ceramic, tourmaline, or titanium. These materials are resistant to heat and will not break down during use. Look for a model with at least 110 volts and 15 watts of power consumption. This flat iron should have 2 large, clear buttons for controlling temperature settings; when you press one button, the iron lights up red, indicating that it is on. The other button should switch off the iron instantly when pressed.
Use a fine-toothed comb to gently tug out any knots or tangles before you start ironing. This will help to keep your hair as smooth and knotted free as possible while you iron it.
Start at the bottom of the head of hair and work your way up. Press the iron into the hair slowly until you reach the top of the head. Then lift the iron away from the hair and wait a few seconds before repeating the process. Don't press the iron too hard or leave it in the hair for too long; this could cause damage.
If you have thick or curly hair, divide it into sections before you start ironing. This will make the process go faster and allow you to get to the end without worrying about everything getting burned.
As a result, you should wash your hair before straightening it. To soften your hair, use a moisturizing and nourishing shampoo. Make sure your hair is completely dry before applying the flat iron. Hair straighteners should not be used on wet hair. This will cause the strands to frizz instead of being straightened.
There are two types of hair straighteners: ionic and non-ionic. Ionic hair straighteners attract positive ions from the air which reduce static charge on the hair shaft. This means that your hair will be less likely to stick to the straightener after use.
Non-ionic hair straighteners do not attract positive or negative ions. As a result, they work on all hair types but they aren't suitable for extremely curly hair because the heat will not be concentrated at the root where it can be best absorbed by the hair.
Ionic hair straighteners are recommended for people with dry hair as they help to restore moisture lost due to styling.
Non-ionic hair straighteners are good for those with oily hair as they prevent excess oil from forming on the hair shaft.
Ionic hair straighteners are better for those with damaged hair as they help to repair the cuticles of the strand.