Title: How to Protect Your Hair When Straightening

Straightening hair incorrectly can damage it, so knowing how to protect it while straightening is essential. Here are some techniques to ensure salon-like results without causing lasting damage to your locks.

Section 1: Cleansing Your Hair

– Start by thoroughly cleansing your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo.

– Look for a straightening shampoo that contains nourishing ingredients like keratin.

– Use a DIY straightening mask made with full-fat milk and honey once weekly to hydrate your hair.

Section 2: Preparing Your hair for Straightening

– Cleansing your hair before straightening removes dirt and makes the straightening process easier.

– Use a sulfate-free shampoo and hydrating conditioner with moisture lock capabilities.

– Apply a heat protection spray on roots and mid-lengths.

– Avoid heat protectants with added oils.

– Mist your hair with hairspray for a sleek style.

Section 3: Applying a Heat Protectant

– Always use a heat protectant before straightening to reduce damage.

– Choose a heat protectant with a high smoke point, such as shea butter or coconut oil.

– Apply the heat protectant section by section before using a flat iron.

Section 4: Dividing Your Hair into Sections

– Section your hair correctly for professional-looking results.

– Create a center part and secure the top layer into sections using claw clips.

– Work with small sections to ensure effective straightening and avoid over-straightening.

Section 5: Checking Your Work

– Use flat irons on dry hair to avoid chemical reactions and re-frizzing.

– If needed, blow dry wet hair before straightening.

– Check your work in a mirror to ensure even and thorough straightening.

– Work on smaller sections at once for easier styling.