11-15-2012, 12:19 AM
Join Date: Jan 2008
-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.
3c4a/b hair. silicone and sulfate free. My hair HATES pure honey and olive oil.
-Tresseme natural moisture conditioner (CO wash),
-KBB deep conditioner, hair butter
- DB deep conditioner, transitioning cream