best way to straighten hair.

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any tips on straightening 3C hair?
any tips on straightening 3C hair?
Originally Posted by vidaARRIBA
I recommend first cleansing and deep conditioning your hair. Next I recommend applying a spray heat protectant to your damp hair before you begin the blowdrying process. I use an ionic blowdryer with a pick attachment. I section my hair off into either 4 or 5 sections before I begin to blowdry. I take down one section at a time and I go over each section till I am able to get my hair as straight as I can.

After I am finished blowdrying my hair, I then section my hair off again into individual sections. I take one section and do a single spray of heat protectant on it and then I use a wide toothed comb to comb through that section to make sure that it is completely smooth and free of all tangles. When I am finished with a section then I clip it back up.

When it comes to your hair, the level of heat you use on it is dependent on how straight you want your hair to be. If you want your hair to be bone straight then 400 degrees or higher is normally recommended. If you don't want it pin straight, then going slightly below 400 would be recommended.
You would take down a section of hair and then pass your flatiron over it. Some only do one pass to avoid possible heat damage. Normally I don't do anymore than 2 passes. When I have finished my whole head I apply a small amount of glosser to my hair to smooth down any flyaways and provide added shine. And that's it.

For heat protectants I highly recommend the Chi Silk Infusion. Sally's does sell the GVP version of it. I also recommend the Paul Mitchell Skinny Serum. Sally's does sell the GVP version of this product as well. And the It's A 10 Miracle Leave In. It is sold in the salon inside of Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, etc. These are the best ones I have used thus far.

Hope this info helps!
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3B natural hair

Currently Using All Natural Products:

Shea Moisture Curl & Shine Shampoo
Shea Moisture Curl & Shine Conditioner ( I do use it with steam to DC with)
100% Pure Marula Oil (from Sally's Marula Collection)
Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker
Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Twist Butter
Camille Rose Naturals Curlaide Moisture Butter
It may be beneficial for you to detangle and stretch your hair (band, rollerset, twists) and let it air dry some before blowing it out. Works for me. Less time the hair has contact with heat for sure
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Before blow drying use a blow dry lotion such as Aveda Hang Straight(which from my knowledge has heat protecting ingredients in it), this will help cut down on drying time. And then before you flat iron it use a heat protecting spray, and concentrate on the ends, as the ends take the most amount of damage. This was always my routine and it worked really well for me. I always sectioned my hair off too. The Aveda Hang Straight conditioned my hair too.
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Shampoo-Onesta Hydrating Shampoo
Conditioner-Onesta Hydrating Conditioner
Deep conditioner- Coconut Oil
Styling- Josie Maran Bohemian Waves Argan Hair Mist Texture Volume & Moisture
Leave in- Living Proof Restore Targeted Repair Cream
Sealer: The Body Shop Olive Beautifying Oil

Supplements: 50 mg of keratin, 15 mg of biotin

My hair loves: Coconut Oil, Protein (Keratin)
My hair hates: co-washing, gel, mousse, and curl creams

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