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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Valorie Pio

Reeeally Ms Reid?

NaturallyBlessed Belinda

My struggle. Lol. Currently getting ready to straighten my Fro. #shrinkage

Maryam Degahburi

i hate shrinkage ugh

Britianella Washington

I know right. I’m not looking forward to that

Wen D Bambino

True

Toya Campbell

Haters will forever hate

Dee Dee Priscilla Martin

I love this its pretty.

Leslie Gee

Before is better!

Stacy Morrison

I need to post my pic!! This most definitely me!!!

Engrid Roy

Follow my instagram for more tips! @StraightNaturals

Faith Mills

Yes it is! You need to be up here yo!!!

Nit Wash

Thanks!

Dontia Forrester

Yes!!!!! She does the chase method.

Quëën KäLëen

Rebecca Marie Louise

Lania R. Reese

She has beautiful hair and yes shrinkage is a beast but I like that we can wear our hair both long and short without cutting. Now I just don’t like the greasy look. When flat ironing my hair I use very little oil and I deep condition prior to using heat and a very light application of heat protection spray. We can achieve straight hair without it being oily.

Ashley ItsMrs BedfordtoYou

Yes…Shrinkage is so real!!!

Jessica Lorain

That’s someone else I follow her YouTube channel they must be just using her pictures

Nisha Hinds

Shanice Joseph Tyana Cboo Latoya Foster story of my life lol

Nisha Hinds

Teniesha Lovell girlllllllllll

Teniesha Lovell

booo i knoww!!!!!

Tatoina Mundy

yea Im subscribed to her so I’ve seen this.. her YT name used to be BackSyncfan or something like that lol her flat iron sections were sooo small. I’m so tired already lol. but i think we also need to check how hot our flat irons are. I have a feeling, when you do yours it’s gonna be od straight & stay that way. Your #HouseOfGaines hair is flawless. Cant wait to see you try it.

Nisha Hinds

Nicholas Doodnauth u seeeeee!!!

Iasha Atkins

I haven’t seen the vid but I’ll watch it. Ill make sure to do a treatment before trying this as well

Goddessweaves Virgin Hair Bundle Deals

LOL, Her face with shrinkage.. LOL, The face attitude with straight.. LOL

Jennifer Lewis

Tiffany Burnett

Ciera Anderson

Alyssa Wilson

Adriana de Sousa

Gonna try this

Sheila Ellis

The before is what my hair looks like now.

Sonia Shaw

Wood Fid shrinkage is real☺️

Funsho Onyinyechi Fash

My shrinkage looks just like that after washing man… I’ll have a look at her method

Kim Brandon-Thompson

Hey Tiara Thompson, Davita Shaun Thompson, check this out.

LadyDi Guzman

The afro fit her better. She looks younger