How to Straighten and Trim Natural Hair

Style Tutorial

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!

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Color Information:

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 Time:

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.

5 Comments to How to Straighten and Trim Natural Hair

  1. You are amazing! I was just about to process my edges, but you inspired me to be natural! Living Goddess you are!!! I need you in my head!!! Thank you for your patience♥♥♥

  2. Cierra Obioha // October 13, 2013 at 1:58 pm //

    Very informative video! I feel confident in this technique and may have to try it soon!

  3. you did a great job! her hair looks so healthy!!

  4. would you be able to do a roller silk wrap with her type of curl pattern?

  5. Hey Mo I kind of need your help So I started to transition my hair a year ago and I don’t know what to book you for for natural hair can you help me ?

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