Straight, sleek hair makes quite a statement, and with a little effort (and a lot of patience!), it’s totally doable. Depending upon how tight your curls are, you can go from curly to smooth in no time. Curly hair is naturally dry and prone to damage, so straightening your strands needs to be done very carefully.
How often is it OK to straighten curly hair?
It’s generally suggested that heat styling be done no more than once per week. Natural hair should always be freshly shampooed, conditioned and completely dry before thermal styling. Straightening dirty hair with a flat iron will only “cook” oil and dirt in, which will lead to more damage.
What is the best product to straighten curly hair?
1. Best Overall: L’ANZA Healing Smooth Smoother Straightening Balm. Our top product for straightening curly hair is the L’ANZA Healing Smooth Smoother Straightening Balm. This product is highly effective at smoothing and straightening curls while providing many crucial benefits for curly hair health.
How long does it take to straighten curly hair?
About how long does it take to completely straighten hair? For very curly hair, around two hours. Semi-curly takes an hour to an hour and a half. Normal hair takes 30 – 45 minutes.
Will my hair go back to curly after straightening?
So what happens to your curls when you straighten them that makes them not bounce back? When your curls aren’t protected and heat is applied, the structural proteins within each strand are damaged. “This repeated damage essentially breaks down the strand,” says Wilson. Once the damage is done, there’s no coming back.
Is it okay to straighten curly hair once a year?
No. The heat styling is so infrequent that there is virtually no way straightening your hair one time a hear will damage it—excluding too high heat at once. Your natural curls should bounce right back as soon as you wet your hair again!