How can I heat straighten my hair without damaging it?

How can I heat straighten my hair without damaging it?

A:  Natural hair can be managed using heat so long as you follow the correct procedure. Note that hair burns when heat of 230 celsius is applied. Therefore so long as you protect the hair and limit the heat temperature, you will not experience heat damage.  Here are the steps to get your natural hair straight without damaging it.

Step 1: Wash hair with a detoxing or clarifying shampoo. This is extremely important because if any oils, gels, butters or product residue remain in the hair it can result in frizzy hair during straightening.

Step 2: Apply a protein deep conditioner, followed with a moisture treatment. To sinplify this process use our Tricia’s Naturals Hair Revival Miracle Mask Treatment. It is professionally balanced to include both moisture and protein.

Step 3: Rinse thoroughly. Avoid heavy leave-in products – instead, apply a light heat protectant such as our Tricia’s Naturals Hair Revival Rice Water Leave-in Conditioner mist.H

Step 4: Straighten the hair gently by doing a roller set on big rollers. If you do not have access to a hooded dryer, gently blow-dry the hair strictly using a medium setting. Your aim is to get it dry, not bone straight.

Step 5: Using a rat tooth comb, make small partitions of the hair. Pass a ceramic iron and chase it with the comb. It is imperative to only pass the iron through the hair a maximum of TWO times. A third time will result in irrepairable heat damage. If you are using a traditional hot comb, wipe it with a wet washcloth to cool it before you put the heated comb to your hair.

Style as normal, and wrap your hair before sleeping. If you follow this procedure, your natural hair will remain straight without heat damage for up to a month.

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