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Do you have natural curls? If you’re a naturally curly haired beauty you know that flattening those curls isn’t always easy, and can cause a lot of damage to your hair. Since we’re always about helping you to keep your beauty habits healthy and top notch we gathered some of our must-know tricks to flattening natural curls without damage. We promise, it doesn’t have to be difficult and it’s actually possible to flatten those curls without causing enormous amounts of damage to your hair.
Use The Right Products
When it comes to taking care of your hair and not causing damage from occurring, a lot of it truly comes down to using the right hair care products. It’s suggested that if you have naturally curly hair and want to flatten those curls, you need to first make sure that your hair is in a healthy state. This means that using a deep conditioner on a weekly basis, maintaining healthy hair habits and really using quality hair care products all the time. Most hair experts suggest using a clarifying shampoo when you’re looking to straighten or flatten natural curls. Furthermore, it’s suggested that after you’ve completed the flattening process altogether you finish the look with a finishing oil or serum to lock in moisture for your hair and really hold the flattened look in a healthy way.
Don’t Skip The Tools
Flattening natural curls means using some hot tools to accomplish that look, but if your hot tools aren’t being maintained it can cause damage to your hair. Make sure that you’re maintaining your hot tools and really keeping them clean. This can play a huge role in making sure that you’re not causing damage to your hair, when we use hot tools that aren’t clean they can cause snags and other issues to arise in your hair.
Go Through The Right Process
One of the most important factors that comes into flattening naturally curly hair without damage is making sure that your hair is completely dry before actually starting the flattening process. Using a hair dryer in a downward motion to emphasize a straighter appearance is helpful as well. Once your hair is completely dry, it’s suggested to flatten your hair in sections starting at the nape of the neck. Don’t forget! Before you actually start using a straightener apply a heat protectant product to your hair to further protect it from any damage that could be caused. Go through all of your hair in small sections with the straightener. When you break your hair up into sections it allows you to have more control over the hot tool and hair.
Of course, when you’re dealing with any type of hot tool it’s important that you take your time and don’t rush through. Often times it’s when we try rushing through the process that we may cause damage to occur in our hair. Take your time, go through the processes the right way and make sure that you’re using the best products for your hair.