How can I straighten my hair without damaging curls?

How often can I straighten my curly hair without damaging it?

It’s generally suggested that heat styling be done no more than once per week. Natural hair should always be freshly shampooed, conditioned and completely dry before thermal styling. Straightening dirty hair with a flat iron will only “cook” oil and dirt in, which will lead to more damage.

Does straightening hair make it thinner?

Straightening with a flatiron instantly makes your hair appear thinner (especially if you’re leaving your ends pin straight too). For a look that’s both sleek and full, blow-dry your hair lifting up at the roots with a round brush and rolling in at the ends.

What’s the best way to straighten curly hair?

How to Straighten Curly Hair

  1. Wash and condition your curls with a straightening shampoo and conditioner. …
  2. Use a leave-in conditioner to strengthen your strands. …
  3. Spritz wet curls with a heat-protectant flat iron spray. …
  4. Dry your hair thoroughly. …
  5. Section your hair for easier straightening. …
  6. Begin straightening.
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