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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Comments

  1. Johnna Williams Nash
    Johnna Williams Nash

    When u let my hair dry without any moisture, it shrinks as this and it’s a pain…but the length is there..rarely care to straighten. She’s a cool person in her videos..stick to the topic without that ‘i just Like to hear me talk” dialogue

  2. Na
    Na'Tasha Sharper

    Black people always think something is fake or someone is “fooling” them. Maybe if y’all went to this young lady’s YouTube page, you would see. Stop just taking things at face value and go SEE FOR YOURSELF. Such pessimists.

    1. Kia Wright
      Kia Wright

      I know right people kill me always thinking us black women can’t grow long hair I love her YouTube page I remember when she cut her hair and went natural

    2. Na
      Na'Tasha Sharper

      And it’s a shame because it’s black women that are bringing each other down. Smh. I’ve been following her for awhile too and I love her page and personality.

    3. Catherine Green
      Catherine Green

      So true! You have to love You Tube. There are so many videos showing black women how to grow their own hair regardless if it’s natural or permed. Just be patient and do your due diligence.

    4. Isis Lemons
      Isis Lemons

      my 3 year old has kinky curly hair when in ponytails it is down her back when washed or even natural ”air” hit whew kinky ”fro” instantly and I keep my hair braided and ppl stop me and say ” oh is she mixed with something”…..damn idiots

  3. Candice Candy Campbell
    Candice Candy Campbell

    This is the same person I’m subscribed to her YouTube channel: TheChicNatural she has a video of herself flatironing her hair….

  4. Daisha Miller
    Daisha Miller

    Straight HATING that’s her! We keep saying she has a YouTube are you too dumb to read? Mad cause y’all don’t get the same result.

  5. Nikki TheBeautiful
    Nikki TheBeautiful

    The ignorance is running rampant on this post Lol. It definitely looks like the same person or do some of you need glasses

  6. Laquayva Anthony
    Laquayva Anthony

    Seriously…..
    Do you notice how it’s always the bald headed, weave wearing people screaming that it’s fake???

  7. Latasha Franklin
    Latasha Franklin

    It’s a shame most black people don’t know what our hair looks like natural,and that weave is not necessary.

    1. Goddessweaves Virgin Hair Bundle Deals
      Goddessweaves Virgin Hair Bundle Deals

      Blame it on the parent who started putting relaxers and extensions in their children hair before they know their own natural hair… I do not believe children should be in weaves/extensions/perms etc.. this is the time bond with your girls and to teach them about themselves, a brief time when parent have control and can guide, but many of the parents are still children who had no guidelines so have no idea how to set boundaries.. etc…. long story…

  8. Victoria Brittney
    Victoria Brittney

    I love our hair when its curly it appears to be short but when you straighten it out its nice and long 🙂 love my BLACK

  9. Donna Coles
    Donna Coles

    Gorgeous!!!
    I’ve decided to start washing my hair the night before and allowing it to dry over night as well.

  10. Nicole Kerr
    Nicole Kerr

    I love her natural style. This was great info for when my daughter wants me to straighten her hair. I try and keep away from to much heat damage.

  11. Dana Wilson
    Dana Wilson

    Shrink is real folks im a natural and a stylist and do natural hair all day I know what our hair can do real talk.

    1. Kamai Nickie Nicole
      Kamai Nickie Nicole

      Let me ask a question. What would you recommend for someone who has dry hair do to lost hormone’s? The hair is natural by the way

  12. Towana M. Hayes
    Towana M. Hayes

    Love her YouTube videos. Oh that is her in the second pic. It was the lipstick that through some of you off right? Lol

  13. Tammy Cateyez Grandison
    Tammy Cateyez Grandison

    Mines dont luk like that when i flat iron it but if i go to the beauty shop it does then my hair will start drawing bk up the next day r so

  14. Natasha Craig Ofosu
    Natasha Craig Ofosu

    My hair goes to my waist when it is flat ironed and sits at my shoulders when in natural state and my curl isn’t even that tight!!!

  15. Fatima Womack
    Fatima Womack

    To much work might as well shampoo, condition, detangle , towel dry hair pat hair do not rub,apply heat protectant and oil , comb hair with wide tooth come , blow dry using a comb attachment, spray more heat protectant then proceed to flat iron hair, wrap hair at night

  16. JoyShayla LeeDell White
    JoyShayla LeeDell White

    Tra’shon she has some good videos out there too I’ve been following her since the beginning of my natural journey too.. Good good stuff

  17. Jessica Flanigan
    Jessica Flanigan

    Yeah. My shrinkage is not this great but my fro is about the size of hers but when it’s straightened, it comes a little bit past my shoulders

  18. Milesha McDowell
    Milesha McDowell

    You should try. I have too much hair not to blow dry it takes more than over night for mine to dry Kisha N Lathan

  19. Missm Witdatshyt Rocker
    Missm Witdatshyt Rocker

    Hair shrinkage is real and in all different hair types some more than others especially natural hair it seems as if hair like that is healthier and more durable than most

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