How To Get Straightened Hair Laid Like It’s a Relaxer

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CAUTION! This may prove to be strong reading for those strongly opposed to heat styling to achieve straightened hair. Silicones and wax may be featured.

Now that we’ve got that little disclaimer out of the way, let’s talk about how you can get straightened hair with a flat iron that will fool others into thinking you got a relaxer. If you are able to pull it off we are talking major slayage so let:s get right to it:

The Prep Stage For Maximum Straightened Hair Slayage

Depending on what condition your hair is in, you may need to do a protein treatment before you do a moisture treatment. If your hair is quite porous a protein treatment with a re-constructor may be needed, otherwise a protein conditioner may suffice. Either way, you want to ensure your hair is strong because applying heat to already weak, brittle, protein deficient hair is just asking for trouble.

Whatever the condition of your hair you also need a good cleanse and deep conditioning session. In order to get perfectly straightened hair you have to ensure that you properly cleanse your hair to rid it of any product build-up, dirt and sweat.

This gives you a clean slate to work with. You want to do this so that the deep conditioning works well. Deep conditioning locks in moisture so that your hair does not suffer dryness going into the heat application step. Moisture must be infused into the hair, otherwise you won’t have the great end product that you desire and you will end up with lots of frizz and split ends.


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About Marsha Buchanan


As a Jamaican girl raised in a devout church family headed by my mother, I have always had my natural hair, no chemical processing. After years of mistreating it , often ignorant of that fact, I began my healthy hair journey in January 2013 in fact, I have seen to it that my entire household falls in line where this is concerned. When I am not poring over some hair blog or forum I spend my time teaching English to rowdy high school students (ok maybe I have some little sweethearts in the mix), mothering the most adorable two year old on this globe, or rushing to meet the deadline for a writing project on Elance. In my spare time I enjoy a stroll along the beach with my doting husband.

About Marsha Buchanan


As a Jamaican girl raised in a devout church family headed by my mother, I have always had my natural hair, no chemical processing. After years of mistreating it , often ignorant of that fact, I began my healthy hair journey in January 2013 in fact, I have seen to it that my entire household falls in line where this is concerned. When I am not poring over some hair blog or forum I spend my time teaching English to rowdy high school students (ok maybe I have some little sweethearts in the mix), mothering the most adorable two year old on this globe, or rushing to meet the deadline for a writing project on Elance. In my spare time I enjoy a stroll along the beach with my doting husband.

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Comments

  1. Phoenix McGee

    I flat iron mine and people swear I get perms. When I actually started wearing natural styles, people asked when did I go natural. I’ve had one perm in my life.
    Shoot, I can slay some curls with a flat iron.

  2. Patsy Phillip

    Yes it’s time we embarrassed our natural side!! We were born with it so it couldn’t be a mistake love to see so many natural sisters.

  3. Becky Wilsdon

    My daughters hair is identical to the natural style on the left, what grade is this classed as? X

  4. Rosy Rose

    Without permanently changing your hair texture? Anyone know of a product that REALLY works to keep humidity from messing it up? 4c

    1. Jaime Wilson

      I’ve personally gotten a blow out on my 4c hair and my texture bounced right back after I washed it. No heat damage whatsoever. During those few weeks I had my blowout (since I would never go more than 2-3 wks without washing my hair) my hair looked like I had a relaxer the entire time. No frizz. I used a very light Argan oil every day and wrapped my hair at night.

  5. Sunja Mumfree

    I just use a flat iron and spritz a little Carols Daughter Black Vanilla Moisture & Shine Hair Sheen and I am straight, sleek and good to go.

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