Learn how to protect and safely straighten your hair and see how you can trim your hair to remove split ends. (Warning: If you do not feel 100% comfortable using cutting shears, or are unsure about how much of your hair to trim, you need to see a professional stylist in your area.)
The beauty of this method is that it works on multiple natural hair types (type 3 and 4) and it is a great way for transitioners to blend new growth with relaxed ends without damage. I hope this tutorial helps you get beautiful, lasting results!
Products and Tools:
- Organix Macadamia Oil Shampoo
- Organix Morrocan Argan Oil Treatment
- ApHogee Keratin and Green Tea Restructurizer
- Motions Foaming Wrap Lotion
- Aveda Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother
- Chi Deep Brilliance Reflect
- FHI Platform Flat Iron, 1 Inch
- Eclipse Hair Cutting Shears
- Ion Anti-Frizz Ionic Hair Dryer
- Conair Pro-Style Bonnet Dryer
- Denman 9-Row Brush
- Detangling/Shower comb
- Rattail Comb
Alisha is wearing Creative Image Adore semi-permanent rinse in 68-Crimson. Her natural hair color is very dark brown; her hair was previously lightened three levels (no bleach) which allows this rinse to show vividly. (See more about hair dye basics.)
Total style time for this method is about two and a half hours depending on how fast your hair dries and how quickly you can straighten your hair.
Keep and Care:
To preserve this style, you can do a traditional wrap around your head and secure with a satin scarf, or pin curl sections and cover with a bonnet.