Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Straight Talk

As you know, we at Queen Natural Beauty, take fan questions about any subject related to haircare and beauty. The most common subject in our emails are about straightening naturally curly hair. Though I personally don't straighten my hair, you can safety straighten occasionally without damaging the curl pattern. Here are a few tips and tricks to keeps your curl pattern curly, while wearing bone straight hair.

1. Wash and deep condition hair using an all natural shampoo and a moisturizing deep conditioner.
2. Apply a little leave in conditioner and use a wide tooth comb to de-tangle the hair.
3. Twist hair into bantu knots and allow hair to air dry.
4. Apply a dime size amount of all natural moisturizer, such as the QNB tropical moisturizer, to your mane.
5. Section your hair off with clips
6. Start at the nape of your neck with the flat iron on the lowest setting possible, but no more than 200 degrees. (It doesn't take a 425 degree flat iron to straighten hair!)
7. Slowly work your way to the top of your head, releasing one section at a time
8. Comb into desired style, remembering to comb underneath the hair as well.

Remember, occasional straightening is okay, but consistent excess heat will PERMANENTLY damage your natural curl pattern.

If you have any other tips or tricks for straightening curly hair, feel free to leave them in the comment section below.


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