How To Flat Iron High Shrinkage Kinky Hair Without Blow Drying First

How To Flat Iron High Shrinkage Kinky Hair Without Blow Drying

We loved TheChicNatural‘s technique because she was able to stretch her hair adequately enough without blow drying it first and she used just one pass of the flat iron to get her hair straight.

Heat damage is real people so if you want straight hair it is probably best that you figure out ways to use minimal heat but still get that slick straight look. Who said you can’t have your cake and eat it too?

Here are five easy steps you can use to achieve this look:

Step 1 – Hair Prep

Wash and deep condition your hair using some protein for at least 30 minutes with heat. That was a mouthful but the foundation is everything, so make sure your hair is strong enough to withstand what you are about to do it.

Step 2 – Detangling 


Detangle your hair thoroughly in sections after adding some protein leave in conditioner to each section. In the video TheChicNatural used a protein based leave in, ApHogee Keratin and Green Tea Restructurizer, which is especially good because it is heat activated. However there are many protein leave ins on the market, just pick the one you like.

Step 3 – Braiding or Twisting

Step 3 is done straight after step two because as you detangle each section, you should move right into this step which is essentially stretching your hair. In the video she uses goodie bands to secure each section at the root and then proceeds to braid or twist the section all the way to the ends. Do the same thing as demonstrated until you have at least 5 separate sections, more if your hair is thicker.

Step 4 – Pinning

It might be easier to start pinning your twists after you have completed all of your sections so that you can see the best places to pin them. The point of this step is to really get that stretch in so pin each section into another section as far as your can stretch it to be comfortable.

Step 4 -Tie your Hair Down

It really is important to keep your hair smooth and tying it down with a satin scarf really helps. Once you are done head to bed and in the morning ensure that your hair is fully dry before moving to step 5.

Step 5 – Flat Iron

Unravel all your braids and run your fingers through to smooth your stretched hair. We like the comb chase method of flat ironing because it does get the hair the smoothest without having to run the flat iron through multiple times. We also highly recommend that you work in small sections and that each section gets a healthy dose of heat protectant to prevent damage.

Step 5 and a half – watch the video!

Originally posted 2014-03-14 20:00:28.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Mary Lee Rivers

Yes, that’s my hair also!

Joyce E Brown

“Eyebrows, fingernails, hair…is it real”?? In my J.Cole voice. ‘Crooked Smile’.

Chris A Fruge

I honestly like the before better.

HisChoice Butler

You a damm lie !!!

Natural Queens

I KNOW ALL TOO WELL

Para Moore

looks like raven symone in before

Felicia Robinson

Big difference

Charlene Hinger

I get a lot of shrinkage too

Hair world

-looks good!

Prisca Mouton

Before= avant

Pkoison Ivy

My hair does that too

Monica Barney

Y’all crazy in the head if u don’t think shrinkage is real…

Shavon Monique Crayton

Shrinkage is real!!!!

Talayah Teel

I’m inspired

Victoria Burnett

backsyncfan!! loyal subbie <3 kim

Stephanie Burton

This is very cute. I like the TWA photo best.

Lorraine Dean

I follow her on YouTube. Very talented

Tre Xavier

The before looks better.

Camella Rose Hearts

No it isn’t

Nicole J De Coteau

Wow beautiful

Lalita Monique Jones

Maybe it’s just the red lipstick in the second pic but I think the first pic is prettier

Tamara Penson Tolbert

I like the before…natural!!

Maureen McLeod

I have major shrinkage especially in the back.

Thomassena White

I care less if its hers!

Papillon Des Iles Regent

magique

Anjel Gianonni

Just got mine done so I feel u. I refuse to put any chemicals back n my hair.

Ameria Poseidon

Is it jus me. Or does she look mad sweet in the before pic

Daiquiri A. Holland

That’s all her hair, trust. I have seen the actual youtube video of her doing this style. Her channel is TheChicNatural. Plus, MoKnowsHair constantly proves that natural hair can do this with just a straightening iron and a good heat protector. Quit being so ignorant. Some of the stupidity in the comments are stifling.

Btw, there is nothing wrong with OCCASIONALLY flat-ironing your natural hair just to change the look up for a day or two.. She was simply DEMONSTRATING that even if you are natural, it is possible to achieve the straight look, therefore showing how VERSATILE natural hair is.

David Bell

I like the b4 pic!!! Natural! Shape it up throw some of that blue queen b grease up in their and keep in movn!!!!!! like ZOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!

Vee Smith

wow, beautiful in both pics. just love our hair options

nappy headed black girl

Fabulous job. I love that she only did one pass over each section. It makes me shudder when I see people running the flat iron 3, 4, and 5 times over one piece of hair. And that goes for natural and relaxed.

'Kim Price'

So real!!

Ebkaboo Jackson

Yeasssss

Charnice Pierson

Yes it is cute!!!!

La Belle Ame

Love it!!!

Ebonie Andrews

Is that the same person in the pic?

Kira Uniqua Copeland Boone

yes it is, her youtube name is TheChicNatural… She is amazing!

Nicole Beautyisme

How can you not tell?!

Ebonie Andrews

Get over it Damn!

Ebonie Andrews

Black women can be so hateful & rude.. I asked a simple question… Ms. Kira gave a simple answer… I appreciated… But for the rest of you … Please find a hard dick & sit on it & relax..
No one was knocking the tutorial… Or hating… So pause before you start popping your gums…

Alicia Gordon-Moore

Don’t look like the same person. Different color eyes…..

Nimzzaj High

Ok I’m not crazy my hair look about the same length natural somebody lying

Sharmane Smith

She has major shrinkage…. Mines shrinks just like that and it bra strap length.

Laquayva Anthony

It’s always the bald headed ones that are doubting, smh

Tameeka FabulosityisMeekscatering Baugh

Lmaooo

Victoria Burnett

Nope.. I’ve seen the video.

JoyShayla LeeDell White

Not everyone’s shrinkage is the same different hair types will yield varying ways our shrinks. Duh!

Mo'niqua Williams

Yes watch her YouTube thechicnatural

Erika Turner

She does this tutorial on YouTube. . Beautiful hair

Angela MrsPerfect Jones

Am I crazy or are those 2 different women?

Laquayva Anthony

Not crazy…
Just need glasses, maybe…

Victoria Burnett

Its the same woman, just different lipstick, I watched that video.

JoyShayla LeeDell White

You are crazy if you watch the video you will see that it’s the same woman

Jameshia Barber

some of y’all just mad, that’s her. Stop being jealous sometimes.

MsKisha Monèt

Some people hair kinks tighter thans others and yes that is her I watch her in YouTube.

Ruth Fennell

yes.

Bianca Palmer

Hmm… Her hair must have been really kinky.

Lauren B. Eaves

I needed this video. Thanks!

Shawna Palmer Hazel

Its kool but it seems like it takes forever Lol

Latisa Thompson

Not even the same person come on who yall foolin smh

Ebonie Andrews

Right….

Sharmane Smith

Yeah it actually is the same person….

Fallon Pryce

Seriously…..are you being for real! Because she changed lipstick colour all a sudden she’s a different person.. wow.

Laquayva Anthony

You mad, huh?

Latisa Thompson

Really they act like it’s them lol

Latisa Thompson

Good night for those that have better things to do. I never said the hair was not real I just sa id it doesn’t look like the same person but since you are in your feelings God bless you and carry on bye

Suzy Zang

Lol

Laquayva Anthony

You said, “Not even the same person come on who yall foolin smh.” Saying it’s not the same person IS implying that it’s fake. Don’t know why you just can’t admit you were wrong. Funny tho

Victoria Burnett

Lol God bless you and carry on love.. its the same person.

Guerline Pierre

Lol she feel dumb thats why

Cylinda Shenise

Right she got called out now she feels stupid lol. Do your homework before opening your mouth.

Latisa Thompson

Yall must be some lonely women still talking about this a day later. Damn is she kin to yall or what,people are entitled to make mistakes but im glad . out of thousands of people I stood out to yall . Good day FOLKS lol.people are always pressed about something.get a life

Johnna Williams Nash

If you guys watch it. You’ll see that it’s her hair. My shrinkage is out of this world yet it has a nice drop when straighten . She has some nice videos… Watched her for ideas in the beginning of my journey.. Nice eyebrow tutorial also

Dominque Rochelle

It is the same person how can yall not see it? She just switched lipstick. …if yall would watch the youtube video u would see.