Every curly girl wishes to try out different hair straightening techniques: thermal hair conditioning, hair serums, and flat irons. But what hair straightening technique will really work with you?
Hair straightening is a technique which involves the flattening of hair to give it a smooth, streamlined appearance. It may be accomplished by using hair irons and hot combs, chemical relaxers, Japanese hair straightening and so on. Besides, some shampoos, and conditioners and hair gels can help to make hair temporarily straight.
Hair irons and hot combs can only temporarily modify hair texture, whereas relaxers and the other methods permanently alter the structure of the hair, although new hair growth is not affected. The drug interferon alpha has been reported as being shown to modify hair follicles causing a permanent change in a person’s hair texture.
Our hair can be temporarily straightened with hot metal strengtheners. Hot Combs, creams, ointments and sprays to increase straightening process with a hot iron. A new modification of Hair Metal called the dry-wet is one that integrates a hair dryer, which is aimed both at once, and dried. The duration of the process varies depending on the length of hair.
During the twentieth century, there was a common practice to temporarily straightening hair. Blowouts are a time-consuming process not completely straighten the hair. It includes particular attention from the hair care professionals, in particular, the application of heat to the hair in serious injury to the scalp.
Most women tend to smooth imagination, the appearance of their hair and polished as curly or wavy. To achieve this, many opt for a different hair styling techniques and products, temporarily or permanently straighten their hair to be used.
But consulting a hair stylist before straightening the hair is essential, as only a hair stylist can tell whether the hair of a person is suitable for straightening. Hair straightening may result in hair developing tight curls. If hair still does not straighten, despite strong chemical use, it results in permanent hair damage.
Types of Hair Straightening
Chemical Hair Straightening should be done only by a trained professional hair stylist, who has experience in the technique. A professional does a strand test first to see how strong the chemical can be used. Also, individual hairs’ are examined to determine the elasticity, hair texture, and hair health. It’s not advisable to do relaxing and coloring, and a gap of 2/3 months is necessary. This method is also called the “Japanese thermal straightening method”.
Thermal Hair Conditioning
Thermal Hair Conditioning is expensive but a permanent method that lasts for 1 year, after which the re-grown hair can be treated. Blow dryers are used after shampooing to add more body to the hair. Steadily becoming popular, only an experienced hair stylist should do it. This method taking between 4 to 8 hours, is inapplicable on curly hair and also hair which has undergone chemical treatments.
Hair Straightening Irons
Hair straightening irons are used to straighten the hair. The hair is straightened by applying heat directly. The wide plated irons can hold large sections of hair. A brush hair straightener can also be used to keep the hair. Expensive ceramic based irons can also be used, as they cause less damage. After-care is very important for straightened hair to control further hair damage. Avoid repeatedly touching the relaxed hair. Regularly use mild shampoos’ and extra-rich conditioners as well as deep conditioner 1 or 2 times a week if necessary.
Hair serums give shine and extra protection to the hair. Apply hot oil once a week, and then use a wide-toothed comb to manage them. Repeated hair straightening should also be avoided. As the hair recovers, apply hair conditioners and hot oil.
Hair Straightening Process
Wash hair properly and apply a conditioner to protect the hair from the harmful effects of hair straightening chemicals and heat. A variety of processes are used to straighten the hair. In any process, only a small section of hair is straightened at a time using chemicals and heat, repeating the process for whole hair.
Tips for Hair Straightening
Chemically straightening the hair permanently, as well as on a day-to-day basis does have positive/negative effects. Hair straightening requires long hours of sitting with a hair stylist, so it’s necessary for a woman to keep time separate for this.