Have you long envied every girl with a straight mane and wished you could turn your wavy crop into a curtain of silk strands. But if the story of hair damage is keeping you away, here is some expert advice to flaunt your straight tresses without fear.
Straightening the hair involves changing the hair structure with physical methods such as ironing and using chemicals. In ironing, small sections of hair are ironed using a hot iron to smoothen the curls and straighten them. This is a temporary straightening method, since the hair goes back to its original form after the first wash. Use a flat iron or a blow dry and use a flat or round brush for movement at the ends. Those who want to go for a hair makeover in the form of straightened hair can opt for permanent straightening with the help of chemicals. Permanent straightening involves smoothing and re-bonding with the use of chemical solutions and flat iron. There are different types of chemical hair straightening treatments such as the Brazilian and Japanese straightening, chemical relaxers et al.
Straightened hair can be treated just like you did before, as far as styling is concerned. If the hair feels very dry and frizzy within the first week, it is best to go in for an intense moisturizing conditioning treatment. Always use heat protective products when styling your hair. Not only do they prevent your hair from further damage but also help in holding the style longer.
Excessive styling of the hair can cause thinness and eventually breakage of the hair. The chemical treatments make your Continue reading “Making and Breaking Bonds…” »