straightening My Hair

Guess who posted a new video? This girl did! I decided to film a new/updated video of me straightening my natural hair! It’s a really simple process for me, it just takes FOREVER, and I’m excited to share it with you.

The only products I used for this process were:

+ A “Gold N Hot” blow dryer, with attachable comb. I use this on the highest setting. (Find it Here)
+ A “Gold N Hot” Flat Iron, I use this at 350 degrees. (Find it Here)
+ Tresemme Heat Protectant Spray. (Find it Here)
+ TCB Naturals Hair and Scalp Conditioner.(Find it Here)

+ “Rat Tail” Combย 

The first thing I usually do when straightening my hair, if time permits, is wash and then deep condition my hair. Ideally the deep conditionerย would be done over night. However, due to a busy schedule I may just keep the conditioner in for a few hours the day of. After that I usually detangle my hair and let it air dry for a while, again, if time permits.

The next step is for me to blow dry it in sections. I apply the Tresemme heat protectant spray to each section before blow drying. I try to get my whole head completely dry before moving on to the straightening process.

Next is the longest part of this whole process, actually straightening my hair. I section my hair into sections that are normally around an inch wide. I then use the comb method, this is where I follow a “rat tail” comb with my flat iron. This allows me to make sure the strands of my hair are straightened out as much as possible before the flat iron goes over them. This method is great because it helps to prevent the flat iron from pressing down on any curls, which can be damaging.

Once my hair is completely straight (this is usually done at night by the way) I wrap my hair. If you are unfamiliar with what that means, it is a method of literally wrapping your hair around your head, to keep it straight throughout the night. I use the TCB Naturals Hair and Scalp Conditioner to make the wrapping process easier. I wrap my hair after straightening because it allows my hair to get to its straightest point. Due to the curliness of my hair, and the fact that I don’t use the highest setting on my Flat Iron, my hair is usually still a little “poofy” after straightening it. The conditioner and wrapping itย over night allows my hair to straighten even more throughout theย night.

To maintain my hair while it is straight (I can usually go up to 3-4 weeks if I don’t use too much product on it every day) I wrap it every night with the same conditioner and try to go as long as possible without applying more heat to it. This minimizes the chance of heat damage. If I do decide to use heat on my hair, usually to curl it, or maybe straighten an area again, I do make sure to use the Tresemme heat protectant on it before hand.

Check out the full video:

Let me know what you think, and feel free to ask any questions in the comments below. Also, if you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more videos! xoxo

Desiree

  • Your hair is so gorgeous!
    x Tiff (Creator & Editor-In-Chief @ http://hautemessmag.com)

  • I love your hair! Great post ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I’ve never used a heat protectant in my life but I might just have to get me some of that Tresemme. Your hair looks beautiful straightened, just as it is curly. But curly makes you look younger and the straight hair is very mature. I love both.

    I also love when my hair is natural and brushed out, but just like you, it’s too big ๐Ÿ™‚