Quick Answer: Can you straighten hair without damaging it?

Experts reveal sleek solutions without the damage. Transforming wavy hair into a stick-straight style often involves the copious use of chemicals, hair dryers, and flat irons—all amped up to their highest, most follicle-damaging heat settings.

How can I straighten my hair healthy?

Steps for straightening curly hair without frizz or heat damage

  1. Shampoo and condition. First, wash your hair with a smoothing shampoo and conditioner. …
  2. Towel-dry with a microfiber cloth. …
  3. Apply a leave-in conditioner. …
  4. Add a heat protectant product. …
  5. Section your hair. …
  6. Pick your path: flat iron or blow-dry? …
  7. Finishing touches.

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.

How can I straighten my hair at home without damaging it?

Tips for getting straight hair without using heat

  1. Blow dry with cold air. …
  2. Wrap your hair. …
  3. Roll with plastic rollers. …
  4. Use products meant to straighten hair. …
  5. Sleep with your hair wet. …
  6. Try a hair mask. …
  7. Apply essential oils.

Is it OK to straighten hair once a week?

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.

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Is it OK to straighten your hair once a year?

No. The heat styling is so infrequent that there is virtually no way straightening your hair one time a hear will damage it—excluding too high heat at once.

Will my hair go back to curly after straightening?

So what happens to your curls when you straighten them that makes them not bounce back? When your curls aren’t protected and heat is applied, the structural proteins within each strand are damaged. “This repeated damage essentially breaks down the strand,” says Wilson. Once the damage is done, there’s no coming back.

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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