Here Are the Top 10 Tips and Products for Straightening Curly Hair

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The weather is cooler, and that means that many naturalistas will take advantage and get your hair blown out. We all know that summer can destroy your hairstyle and the humid weather is not the best for long-lasting blowouts. Even in the colder months, though, maintaining your blowout is essential. No one wants to go through all the work of straightening their hair only to have it revert! Nothing can ruin the feeling of a sleek blowout quicker than no maintaining your hair properly when blown out. 


I have learned from experience that having the right products and tools on deck will help make maintaining your blowout less stressful. To make sure that your edges stay laid, and your hair doesn’t revert, check out the Ten products that will help you maintain your blowout. 


Heat Protectant

Now we all know that we should always use a heat protectant when blowing out our hair. Not only will a heat protectant help your blowout last longer, but it will also protect your hair. I love Mielle Organics Mongongo Oil Thermal & Heat Protectant Spray. It is formulated with Mongongo Oil to protect the hair from extreme heat temperatures. It also helps to repair split ends, eliminating frizz and adding shine.


Blow Out Creme

When blowing out our hair, it can take a long time. But it doesn’t have to. I love cremes that will also help keep your blowout lasting a little bit longer. I love Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen and Restore Blow Dry Creme. This creme helps to control fizz while also defending against heat damage and breakage.


Dry Shampoo

Have you ever tried a dry shampoo? Well, if you are looking to keep your blowout for longer than two weeks, you should try a dry shampoo. Spray a dry shampoo like Batiste Original Dry Shampoo. This dry shampoo will help to remove and absorb unwanted oils and debris from your scalp. It instantly will make your hair feel clean and refreshed!


Smoothing Serum

I love a good smoothing serum. Nothing is worse than a frizzy blowout. Keep your blowout smooth with a serum that not only helps prevent frizz but helps damaged hair. Try Carol’s Daughter Sacred Tiare Smoothing Serum on your next blowout. I love this product because it is blended with several organic oils. It is also very lightweight so that it won’t weigh down your blowout.  


A Good Set of Ceramic Flat Irons

If you are straightening your hair by yourself, a good ceramic flat iron makes all the difference when blowing out your hair. Make sure that you use a good quality flat iron so that your blowout has the best chance of lasting. I love this Remington Anti-Static Flat Iron.


A Shower Cap

A shower cap is a tool that we often forget, and it’s so important to help you keep your hair from getting wet in the shower, a shower cap! There are so many inexpensive shower caps that you can buy. 


Anti-Humidity Spray

I realize that some of you may still live in a climate where the humidity never stops. In that case, you should check out this fantastic Anti-Humidity Spray from Oribe. After blow-drying, you can spray the Anti-Humidity spray on your hair to protect against the humid air. This anti-humidity finishing spray shields hair from frizz. It promised to shield against the hottest of days and nights to protect your sleek blowout. 


Finisher Spray

When you need to touch up your blowout, you need a product that will lay down your fly-aways and give your hair some extra sheen while doing it. I love Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine. This finishing spray reflects light to create shine while also enhancing hair’s color and highlights!. It is also enriched with several antioxidants and vitamins. It also forms a protective barrier against the sun, saltwater, and other environmental factors. 


Edge Control

We can’t forget about our edges when it comes to a long-lasting blowout. I love Design Essentials Natural Honey & Shea Edge Tamer. It will keep your edges laid!


Satin Pillowcase or Scarf 

Once your blowout is complete, don’t forget to keep it looking its best by protecting your hair at night with a satin scarf or satin pillowcase. Wrap or pin curl your hair to prevent breakage and dryness. 


Will you be switching up your natural curl this season? What are your top tips for straightening your curly hair?


Michelle Thames

Michelle Thames is a natural hair, beauty, and lifestyle blogger from the windy city of Chicago. She is a natural hair enthusiast who loves all things natural hair. She began her blog as therapeutic reinforcement to journal her process with her natural hair. Check out her blog where she dishes tips on hair, beauty, and so much more.

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