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Published on: 18 Jan 2017 by bently
Hair curls due to many properties like distribution of protein, growth rate of hair, hair follicle shape, and lot more. Making curly hair straight might seem simple at first, but it is not. It requires extra care and use of good hair protectant because curly hair is naturally rough and tends to weaken quickly with exposure to high heat. Due to the curly nature of hair strands, the hair cuticles lift up exposing its internal structure and leaving hair rough and dry. So, when the hair is already rough and dry, you have to be careful when applying heat to straighten the curvature of curly hair. Here are some pointers for making curly hair straight.Wash your hair before flattening it
Start with washing your hair with a good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Allow it to air dry or dry it with a blow dryer. If you use a blow dryer, use a diffuser dryer with low heat to prevent hair from becoming too dry and frizzy.Apply heat protectant
Massaging your hair with a few drops of Moroccan oil works best for curly hair. Hair protectant is must for curly hair because the curls already have little moisture, and exposing it to high heat can easily remove the moisture and can damage it further. If you are allergic to using oil, then you can use hair protectant spray.Straighten with flat iron
Normally, for straightening curly hair, everyone use high heat setting. But, you need to remember that curly hair already is brittle and exerts high pressure on hair root. And, not all curly hair type is strong enough to withstand high heat. So, check your hair strand and if it is thin, fragile, or dry and brittle, you may want to start with low temperature, and then gradually increase from medium to high. This way, you can prevent your hair from being damaged.
The general steps to straighten curly hair are similar to how you do it for normal hair. But, in the case of curly hair, you may have to take more than a few passes with medium heat to get your hair strands straight. This is by far better than trying to straighten your hair with a very high heat in a single pass.Apply a little bit of oil after straightening
Curly hair, by nature, is dry and brittle. The curls already exert a lot of pressure on the root of each hair strands. After you straighten your hair, it is highly likely that your hair might have lost even more moisture due to exposure to high heat. So, if you immediately do any hair styling, your hair could exert more pressure on the root of each hair strands. So, to prevent serious damage to your hair follicles, you should reduce the pressure on hair strands and lighten them up a bit. To do this, it is better to take a few drops of oil and massage gently on your hair to make it elastic and flexible. Once the hair loses its dryness and brittleness, it tend to exert less pressure on its root