At NaturallyCurly, we're all about natural hair versatility.
Sometimes we want to change things up a bit and re-texturize our hair. With a knowledge and understanding of how certain chemicals, ingredients, methods, and techniques work--we don't see anything wrong with healthily changing your hair's appearance.
YouTube vlogger Ebony Clark, known online as EClark6, tells us the rules she swears by whenever she flat irons her coils.
Ebony Clark, aka EClark6:
Some say that variety is the spice of life. I agree.
For me, the monotony of anything has the potential to become boring. That includes wearing my natural kinks, coils, and curls. Every now and then, I like to flat iron my hair. Being that hair is fiber, over time, manipulation, constantly pulling it back, extreme environmental temperatures, hair color, hormonal changes, illnesses, and heat can alter our hair’s texture. That is why I am deliberate about my process of thermal straightening---from beginning to end. Generally, I know when I want to flat iron my hair at least two to three weeks ahead of time. That is the best time to start preparing for a potentially damaging process. Yes, we risk thermal damage, AKA “heat damage”, every time we straighten our hair, so it’s best that we prepare ahead of time. So far, I’ve had great success with flat ironing my natural hair without heat damage.
Over the years, I’ve banked a few dos and don’ts to achieve the most quality flat ironing experience.