Make Your Curly Hair Straight

If you have curly hair, chances are you fantasize about having straight hair, at least some of the time. Getting very curly hair completely straight can be a chore, but in almost all cases it is possible. By following a few style steps and using the right styling tools, you'll be on your way to smooth hair. This process will go quicker if you have someone to help you, especially if your hair is thick.

Hairstyle

Instructions

1 Select the size of flat iron appropriate for the length of your hair. Short hair is best suited to a 1-inch or 1/2-inch flat iron. Those with shoulder-length or slightly longer hair can use a mid-size flat iron, which is a little bigger. Large flat irons, which have a paddle-like appearance, can be used to more effortlessly and effectively straighten very long and thick hair.

2 Turn on your flat iron and allow it to heat up. Comb your hair to get rid of any tangles and snarls that will keep your hairstyle from looking smooth and shiny. Spray a thermal heat protectant all over your hair, making sure you get product on the ends, as they need extra protection from splitting and breaking.

3 Gather your hair with professional hair clips like those used by hairdressers, leaving only the section that you are currently straightening. Start with the hair at the nape of your neck, moving your way upward. Make sure each section is fine and no wider than your flat iron for the most efficient straightening job.

4 Clamp the flat iron down close to the root and slide it in one fluid motion toward the end of the section of hair. Repeat two or three times on the lock of hair to completely eliminate any trace of a wave. When you are finished with a section, you can leave it down instead of clipping it away with the rest of your hair.

5 Spray a light mist of heat protecting spray over dried hair. Working in very small sections, smooth the hair out slowly with the flat iron. Go slowly and apply even pressure to all sections. Be patient during this step and repeat the process as necessary over extremely difficult sections. Once you've completed your whole head with the flat iron, add another small amount of frizz serum (less than before) to finished hair. This will help combat any humidity you might encounter and will make the hair extra shiny.

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