African-American natural hair usually is quite thick, so getting it straight can pose as a challenge without the know-how and experience.
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My Straightener of Choice
For all of those who are interested, I will be straightening my hair in the next month or two and I will be using this techniques and tips to insure that I get my hair as straight as I can without damaging a single strand of my hair.
I’ll start by rinsing my hair in warm water and add conditioner so I can thoroughly detangle my hair. Once I’m done detangling, I section my hair into four parts with hair clips and start washing my hair in warm water to open the follicle and really get it clean. I use Honey & Almond Moisture Whip Shampoo by Naked and I absolutely love this shampoo.
After this is done, I’ll hop out of the shower and add Honey & Almond Moisture Whip Conditioner by Naked to my hair, stick on a shower cap, and throw a warm towel over my head to keep my body heat in and really condition each strand.
After half an hour, I rinse the conditioner out and let my hair air dry for a few minutes then it’s on to blow drying. Click here for a video on how to blow dry natural hair.
All of that was prep work for the actual straightening, which truly is the easy part. I’m really excited about straightening my hair because I haven’t in what seems like years. While my hair is straight, I will probably give myself a trim and keep it straight for a week to nine days before my hair will be begging to be washed again.
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