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Another Hair Question: Natural Hair- How Can I Get It Straight??

29 Apr

Hello wonderful people! Here is my best attempt to address another question I’ve heard from my fellow natural girls: how do you get your hair so straight?? First, you must know that there are two categories of natural girls- the ones who like to wear their hair in natural styles and the ones who like to wear their hair straight. I fall in the second category. I prefer to wear my hair straight but without harsh chemicals, hence why I do not have a relaxer. I am not opposed to the idea of a relaxer it’s just not for me at this moment—I actually like the natural texture of my hair. I also like the option of wearing it curly or in a braided style, especially the summertime when the weather is a bit more unforgiving.

Ladies like me, who habitually straighten their hair, have what we call hair that is “trained.” It has become accustomed to the heat and responds accordingly. I’ve actually gotten to the point where my hair doesn’t react as much to the rain as it used to (you know that I mean, the giant puff effect lol). Over time, trained hair will not curl up as tightly but it should still maintain a curl pattern nonetheless because it is still natural hair. The other category of natural girls, who rarely straighten their hair, find it harder to get the straight look simply because their hair is not used to it. However, if you have the right tools and use the right process, you can get improved results even though it would take a habit of straightening you hair to get results that match the look of relaxed hair, unless you go to a professional.

I would love to share my at-home process in case you would like to try it out and see if it works for you. First, I’ll tell you what you’ll need and then how to use the materials:

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