OK... OK... yes, we admit that we talked about heat as a hair-killer before. You know what? Nothing has changed even though this tutorial uses heat doesn't mean that it's best for your hair.
Here's the deal though... Folks gonna do what they wanna do!
Might as well teach them how to do it right! RIGHT?
So in this informative video, a beautiful natural, long-haired "Lovely" named Maame Hayfron is coming at you with the right information at the right time for the naturals who want to AVOID CHEMICAL RELAXERS and still rock a change-up straight style every once in a while.
According to her video, this is something that she rocks 1 or 2 times a year. Sounds reasonable to me!
So if you have some strong-held objection to other people straightening their own hair, get out NOW! And by the way... Try to relax a lil', LOL... drink some chamomile tea to calm your nerves or something, sheesh...
Without a doubt, we are all about loving what God gave YOU over here at BlackHairOMG. Still though, liking to change up once in a while doesn't mean you are forsaking your kinks and curls.
It means nothing more than girls will be girls.... We like change sometimes.
Just like boys will be boys, they like beer and uhh... more beer. Lol. So look...
Here are the 3 main points you will learn from this tutorial...
- Test your straightening product FIRST from the bottom, under your overlaying locs. This way you can test for the best results.
- The better you THOROUGHLY blow dry your hair before flat ironing, the less puffiness you'll end up with at the end.
- Flat-Ironing before you have fully-dryed (while wide-tooth combing) will lead to split ends or frizzy ends.
If you watched the video, you see that she started off using a Shea Butter and Coconut oil mixture while flat-ironing and she quickly bailed out of that and went to using Mizani Miracle 25 Hair Milk instead for great results. It was not turning out well at first and we've already written an article about 5 reasons to leave Shea Butter and Coconut oil alone.
Well, you saw it first hand in this tutorial. But in the end, it turned out GORGEOUS. Good thing she started out flat-ironing the underside of her hair so that she could figure out what works as she went without having bad patches of hair visible to everyone. Very smart!