Straightening natural hair

So I'm new to transitioning, it's been 8 weeks since my last relaxer.

I am educating myself on products so I can care for my own hair. My husband is completely against braids, twists, afros, basically everything; I'll tell him I'm transitioning after a few more months. Because of this, I need to find a way to wear my hair straight but I want it to be healthy. I'm determined to find a way to live chemical free and I'm sure there's got to be a way to wear natural hair straight.

So questions.... 1. How often to deep condition and does everytime need to be with a protein conditioner? 2. Do I have to do an oil treatment before every deep condition? 3. Is the caramel treatment considered a deep condition? 4. How often to wash my hair (currently I do every 2wks, sometimes longer)? 5. Since most products on this site obviously cater to curly hair, what can I use to strighten my hair that will still provide the moisture my dry hair needs?

I'll take all suggestions. Thank you
So I'm new to transitioning, it's been 8 weeks since my last relaxer.

I am educating myself on products so I can care for my own hair. My husband is completely against braids, twists, afros, basically everything; I'll tell him I'm transitioning after a few more months. Because of this, I need to find a way to wear my hair straight but I want it to be healthy. I'm determined to find a way to live chemical free and I'm sure there's got to be a way to wear natural hair straight.

So questions.... 1. How often to deep condition and does everytime need to be with a protein conditioner? 2. Do I have to do an oil treatment before every deep condition? 3. Is the caramel treatment considered a deep condition? 4. How often to wash my hair (currently I do every 2wks, sometimes longer)? 5. Since most products on this site obviously cater to curly hair, what can I use to strighten my hair that will still provide the moisture my dry hair needs?

I'll take all suggestions. Thank you
Originally Posted by shak
Hello shak,
My question is are you sure you want to go natural? It seems that you are torn between two things. If you want your hair to have a straighten look, you will have to flat-iron your hair often which will ultimately cause your hair to be heat-damaged. You don't want to use chemicals so I can't suggest you use a texturizer. Technically there's not a way to where your hair naturally straight. You can get a dominican-blow out, which makes your hair very straight, but it doesn't last no longer that 2 weeks at best (if you stay somewhere with high humidity). With a dominican-blowout they roller set your hair, round brush your hair while using a very hot blowdryer (during this portion they roundbrush your hair from roots to end) this causes you hair to become very straight, then they use a flat iron to make you hair even straighter. Now that's the most natural way that I know to get your hair very very straight. It cost about $40 to get it done where I stay, but it may be more or less depending on location. Also check out the Brazillian Keratin Treatment forum, from my understanding the treatment is a natural straightener. I hope you find my suggestions helpful and you find the proper way to take care of your hair. Good luck!!!!






Still loving my curls and kinks!
Products I love:
Ion Dandruff/Seborrheic Dermatitis Tar Shampoo
Suave Shea Butter Conditioner
Biolage Scalp Therapy Shampoo
Biolage Fortify Therapy Shampoo
Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner
Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner
Shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, apricot oil, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil
I don't want to straighten my hair everyday and cause damage. My dilema is finding a way for me and the hubby to be happy. I know I'm not good at styling my hair so even if I were wearing it in its natural state it will more than likely be in a ponytail/puff.

I just want to know that while I'm transitioning can I blowdry and use a flat iron every time I wash my hair and not cause my hair to fall out? I ALWAYS use low heat on both and a heat protectant. I'm also not looking for that very very straight look, just straight enough.
I don't want to straighten my hair everyday and cause damage. My dilema is finding a way for me and the hubby to be happy. I know I'm not good at styling my hair so even if I were wearing it in its natural state it will more than likely be in a ponytail/puff.

I just want to know that while I'm transitioning can I blowdry and use a flat iron every time I wash my hair and not cause my hair to fall out? I ALWAYS use low heat on both and a heat protectant. I'm also not looking for that very very straight look, just straight enough.
Originally Posted by shak
Well that will depend on how often you are planning on washing your hair. I feel that even if you straighten it after every wash that will still cause damage, to do the minimal damage possible roller set your hair after a wash and set under a hooded dryer until dry, then flat iron you hair! If you do it that way, you will not have to flat iron your hair as often as you would if you just blowed and flat ironed your hair. Be sure to find a happy medium! If you don't want to straighten you hair every day, wear it in it's natural state a few days and wear it straight a few days, this would be a healthier balance for you and your hair. If you want more information about wearing your hair natural,but straight talk to a natural hair stylist to get a more professional opinion, then make a final decision on what you want to do with your hair.






Still loving my curls and kinks!
Products I love:
Ion Dandruff/Seborrheic Dermatitis Tar Shampoo
Suave Shea Butter Conditioner
Biolage Scalp Therapy Shampoo
Biolage Fortify Therapy Shampoo
Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner
Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner
Shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, apricot oil, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil
BTW could you post a picture of your hair type.






Still loving my curls and kinks!
Products I love:
Ion Dandruff/Seborrheic Dermatitis Tar Shampoo
Suave Shea Butter Conditioner
Biolage Scalp Therapy Shampoo
Biolage Fortify Therapy Shampoo
Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner
Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner
Shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, apricot oil, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil

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