Using a straightening iron every day or every other day takes time and is not healthy for your hair in the long term. If you want to have straight hair, you should look into permanently straightening it. Your hair will usually remain straight for six months to a year. For those who have really kinky hair, having it treated will make it more manageable and you’ll only a few flat iron touch-ups every now and then.
Using a hair relaxer is a great way to straighten your hair. There are many hair relaxers to choose from and you should compare different brands and products before keeping one. Remember that once you apply hair relaxer, you will not be able to get any curls for at least six months.
Hair relaxers usually require you to mix the product. Most hair relaxers come in powder that needs to be mixed with water. Follow the instructions carefully and wait a few minutes before using the product.
Hair relaxers contain chemicals your skin should not be exposed to. Wear protective gloves and apply some petroleum jelly to your hair line and neck before you use the hair relaxer. If some hair relaxer comes in contact with your skin, rinse immediately.
Do a test first. Apply the hair relaxer to a strand of your hair and wait a few minutes. Rinse your hair and let it dry. Look at the strand carefully. If you see any signs of damage, it is best to try with a different product. If the strand of hair is straight and not damaged, apply the product to the rest of your hair.
Apply the hair relaxer to one section at a time. Check the instructions to find out how long you should leave it in. Do not leave the product in your hair for longer than the instructions recommend. This could cause some damage to your hair.
Rinse the hair relaxer and wash your hair. Make sure that there is no hair relaxer left. Apply some conditioner and let your hair dry. Your hair should look straight. You can use hair relaxer again once curls start appearing, which should not occur for at least six months.
If you are not satisfied with hair relaxers, you can have your hair straightened by a professional. Contact different beauty salons in your area to learn more about the options they offer. Having your hair straightened in a salon can be expensive but the results should be more satisfying.
Some salons offer Brazilian straightening. This method consists in breaking some of the bonds in your hair to make it straighter. The effects last between two and four months and your hair will not be perfectly straight. This is a good way to straighten your hair without damaging it badly.
You can also get a thermal reconditioning. This method will break every bond in your hair and make it perfectly straight. Thermal reconditioning lasts longer than other methods but you could be at the beauty salon for several hours.
These are the different methods you can use to straighten your hair permanently. You should do more research about these different methods and choose the one that is best for you.