Proper flat ironing tips

reednaturally22reednaturally22 Registered Users Posts: 49
I am wanting to straighten my hair since I have not seen my hair straight in almost 2 years. But I am nervous. Are there certain steps to follow and ingredients I need? Also, what is a good temperature for the flat iron to be on so it does not ruin the natural curl pattern? Me flat ironing my hair won't be a monthly thing. I just miss it and need to get this feeling of wanting to see my hair straight out of my system. Please and thank you!

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  • KynnibKynnib Registered Users Posts: 999
    -you will need a good ceramic flat iron, not just ceramic coated but ceramic all the way through (i use sedu revolution)

    -do a protein treatment before you straighten it (i use the one by Elucence) and after

    -you will need a good silicone serum. I find these are the best for heat protection (i use Paul Mitchell super skinny or moroccanoil). You might also was to use a bodifying product like lottabody

    -blow drying your hair will help with straighening it. Also flat iron in small sections concentrating on the roots, and then slowly pulling it down while you keep the section taut. I usually do this by slowly combing the section with a fine tooth comb while i flat iron it. If you do this right it should like like a fresh relaxerand you should only have to do one pass with the flat iron

    - i keep my flat iron at 450 degrees and have never had an issue with it. My hair is MBL and it still goes back to its original curl pattern. Your mileage may vary.

    - after your hair is straight make sure you keep it looking good by tying down your edges at night. Personally, i like to wrap my hair around itself into a bun at night and have nice waves by morning when i take it down

    -my process is wash/protein/ deep condition/ blow dry with a comb attachment, flat iron on 450 degrees, be on a different level of cute for a while, then wash/protein/deep condition again.
    4a hair. MOD CG routine.

    Present Loves
    -Back on the (rajasthani) henna train! My hair is so much better now.
    -KBB hair butter mixed with Hairveda Cocasta oil
    -Spiral Solutions Deeply Decadent
  • reednaturally22reednaturally22 Registered Users Posts: 49
    Kynnib wrote: »
    -you will need a good ceramic flat iron, not just ceramic coated but ceramic all the way through (i use sedu revolution)

    -do a protein treatment before you straighten it (i use the one by Elucence) and after

    -you will need a good silicone serum. I find these are the best for heat protection (i use Paul Mitchell super skinny or moroccanoil). You might also was to use a bodifying product like lottabody

    -blow drying your hair will help with straighening it. Also flat iron in small sections concentrating on the roots, and then slowly pulling it down while you keep the section taut. I usually do this by slowly combing the section with a fine tooth comb while i flat iron it. If you do this right it should like like a fresh relaxerand you should only have to do one pass with the flat iron

    - i keep my flat iron at 450 degrees and have never had an issue with it. My hair is MBL and it still goes back to its original curl pattern. Your mileage may vary.

    - after your hair is straight make sure you keep it looking good by tying down your edges at night. Personally, i like to wrap my hair around itself into a bun at night and have nice waves by morning when i take it down

    -my process is wash/protein/ deep condition/ blow dry with a comb attachment, flat iron on 450 degrees, be on a different level of cute for a while, then wash/protein/deep condition again.

    Would hair mayo be considered a protein treatment?
  • KynnibKynnib Registered Users Posts: 999
    id use something stronger. Im not seeing very many strengthening ingredients in that (looking at the one from ORS)
    4a hair. MOD CG routine.

    Present Loves
    -Back on the (rajasthani) henna train! My hair is so much better now.
    -KBB hair butter mixed with Hairveda Cocasta oil
    -Spiral Solutions Deeply Decadent

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