A couple of times a year I get the urge to straighten my hair.

NaturallyCurly Email Marketing Manager Nikki decided to straighten her hair recently and, as we do with all hair experiments in the NaturallyCurly office, we told her to film it! Nikki only straightens her hair a couple of times a year so this is a big deal. 

Hey guys, it's Nikki! I don't always do this, but when I do, it's with a flat iron (Dos Equis voice). A few weeks ago, I flat ironed my 3c hair and thought you guys might like to see how I did it.

What I Used

How I Did It

  • Apply heat protectant throughout freshly washed hair
  • Divide hair into sections (I do 4 big bantu knots)
  • Blow dry each section and then twist it back into bantu knots 
  • Take smaller sections and flat iron using the chase method (I chase the flat iron with my comb)

I like a fluffier look when I straighten my hair, and I'm sure there are other ways of doing this so let me know how you flat iron your hair in the comments below. Stay curly my friends!

Watch the Video


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Nikki Johnson

Nikki is a lifestyle and hair blogger at and the Video Manager at TextureMedia LLC. She was named one of Austin’s Rising Stars by Tribeza magazine in 2014. She has worked with brands like SheaMoisture, L’Oreal, Carol’s Daughter, and Refinery29 to create one of a kind content and marketing campaigns for natural hair consumers. She is the co-creator of the YouTube series TheTwist. In her free time, Nikki loves volunteering as a BigSister with BigBrother and Big Sister of Central Texas. Follow her @nchanel

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