Straightening our natural hair can be quite a chore and keeping it straight is even more challenging. However if you are armed with the right tips, straightening your natural hair doesn’t have to be so frustrating.
Knowing what to do before, during and after straightening your natural hair is key to maximizing how long the style will last and how good it will look. This is the season where straight natural hair will last longer than during summer time and sometimes we need a guide on just how to go about straightening our hair.
I saw a video on YouTube from the lovely Moiyshee and seriously had to share. Most of the time, we religiously look to the popular YouTube hair gurus for hair tips. I know that I am guilty of it too.
However there are a sea of new YouTubers who bring a wealth of hair knowledge and entertainment to our feeds if we subscribe to them. While she only has a few videos, her clarity and personality made me hit the subscribe button. Below are her 10 BEST tips for straight natural hair at home EVER!
1. Shampoo twice. This removes all the dirt and products from our hair. This is when you can bring out the clarifying shampoo*. If you like, you can clarify with the first wash and then use a moisturizing shampoo for the second wash. Having super clean weightless hair is the best way to start this straightening process and ensures that bouncy hair is the end result.
2. Make sure you deep condition. Grab your favorite deep conditioner* that always leave you with well hydrated hair or go ahead and mix up your kitchen concoction. The key is to really moisturize the hair.
The use of heat will reap better results so sit under a hooded dryer* or a steam cap for at least 20 minutes. This step cannot be stressed enough, as this hydration is what will prevent your hair from looking dry and limp after using heat to straighten the hair.
3. Use less leave in. Or skip it all together if your deep condition session left you with super moisturized hair.