Hair Straightening Tips For Curly Hair

by Anjelina Tongco

If you have curly hair and permanent hair straightening is not an option for you, but you still want to rock straight hair from time to time, you might want to consider investing in a good quality straightening hair iron instead. Unlike straight hair which you can simply run once or twice under the hot iron plates, curly hair needs a bit more time and effort for the best results. Here are some tips that might be able to help. 

Use a heat protectant: Applying a heat protectant spray or serum to your hair before straightening it can help to protect your hair from heat damage. Be sure to apply the protectant evenly throughout your hair, focusing on the ends.

Start with clean and dry hair: Before straightening your hair, make sure it's completely dry. Using a hair dryer on low heat or letting your hair air-dry is the best way to do this. Avoid straightening wet or damp hair, as this can damage your hair and cause frizz.

Section your hair: Divide your hair into small sections before straightening it. This will help you get more even results and prevent you from having to go over the same section multiple times, which can cause damage.

Use the right temperature: Different hair types require different temperatures when straightening. For curly hair, it's best to use a lower temperature to prevent damage. If your hair is thick or coarse, you may need a higher temperature, but be careful not to go too high. If you have yet to buy your tool of choice, go for a straightener that has multiple heat settings so you control exactly how hot it is before it touches your hair. 

Avoid going over the same section multiple times: Going over the same section of hair multiple times with a hair straightener can cause damage and make your hair look fried. If you have trouble getting a section completely straight, try using a comb or brush to help guide the hair through the straightener.

Limit how often you straighten your hair. Constantly straightening your hair can cause damage and breakage so make sure to give your hair enough time to refresh and get rejuvenated between each straightening session. Even the best hair straightener can cause damage when used improperly, too much, or for too long. By following these tips, you can have gorgeous, straight hair that looks healthy and fresh all the time.