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21 Mar

4 Tips For Straightening Naturally Curly Hair

If you have naturally curly hair, then you know that pulling out the flat iron to get it nice and straight is a process…a looong process depending upon the curl type and the length. I find that these four tips to straighten naturally curly hair, makes the process a bit less time consuming.


The key to getting naturally curly hair straight is to get it nice and moisturized BEFORE beginning to straighten the hair. How exactly do you do this? Pull out your deep conditioner. Deep conditioning the hair helps to add moisture that will penetrate the hair shaft. To get a good deep condition session in is to add some heat, however if you don’t have a hooded dryer, try letting the conditioner sit in the hair for at least 30 minutes (preferably using a clear plastic cap to encourage natural steam) while you do other things around the house you know, like watch some Netflix.

My favorite way to deep condition is to take this conditioner by Aussie and mix some olive oil in my hair and let sit for at least an hour. The drier your hair is, the longer you should leave your conditioner in your hair before rinsing. Don’t forget to rinse with cool water to close the hair shaft and add some shine.


After all your hard work is done before you blow dry, protect your ends!  A great product to use for this is the Clairol iThrive Keratin Rescue Split End Repair. This product is lightweight and should be applied when hair is wet to keep the hair frizz free and please don’t forget a heat protectant!


This method changed my entire life and I will rant and rave about it over and over. Before introducing the comb chase method into my routine, my hair would never get straight and I would have to go over each section of hair at 3 times to get the hair silky the way I wanted it. The comb chase method helps detangle the hair as the straightener is working its way down the length of the hair. Having the straightener chase the comb has led me to only have to go over each section once and has cut my straightening process in half (if you have no clue what I’m talking about, Youtube has a ton of tutorials on this).


Heat no doubt can be harsh on curly strands since it can easily take all the lowering the heat setting on your flat iron can help your hair tremendously while still getting the strands nice and sleek BTW your straightener should never be above 450 (that’s when hair can start burning).

Naturally curly hair is versatile, and can be easily transformed into silky straight strands if done right.

What are your tips for straightening curly hair?

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Ariana is a makeup enthusiast with a passion for creating smokey eyes and bold lips and exploring life through her camera lens.

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