Its straight hair season, and if you have a TWA, or hair just slightly longer than that you might want to, join in the fun as well. Sadora has a simple step by step tutorial on how to straighten your TWA, starting with freshly washed hair.
It is probably alot easier to flat iron a TWA than longer hair because the surface area is shorter, but it is also much easier to get heat damage as well because your hair is shorter.
The key to a great flat iron job is making sure your hair is in great shape, prior to grabbing the tools. This means making sure your ends are in awesome shape. Even though you have a TWA, it doesn’t mean that you are exempt from damaged ends. Keep your ends looking great as your hair grows, so that when your strands are straight, the hair lies flat and not poofy – often caused from bad ends.
The second thing you must do is deep condition your hair with a protein based product that has some water in it for moisture. Deep conditioning strengthens the hair, and helps your hair to retain moisture, so you can keep your hair product free during the entire time you are wearing it straight.
Of course, before you flat iron, you can choose to use a heat protectant to further protect your hair, but if you deep conditioned well, you might be able to skip it all together; it depends on your hair; if your hair is fine, I would say use heat protectant.
Finally, blow dry your hair on medium heat, and flat iron on the heat that will get your hair straight in small sections. If you have a tapered cut like Sadora, run the iron over the shorter areas as well, so you don’t have straight hair on the top and curly hair on the back and sides, unless that is the look you are going for.
Check out Sadora’s video below: