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Many people with curly hair want it to be straight because it is thought that it is easier to care for and easier to brush. There are quite a few hairstyles that only work with straight hair, and many of the popular hairstyles involve straight or slightly wavy hair, and for those with curls, this can be difficult to accomplish. Curly hair can be both a blessing and a curse, particularly if you prefer straight hair.
There are many ways to straighten your hair. but only a few ways to do it correctly. Improperly straightened hair can cause serious damage to it. Many people use heat, chemicals, and other devices to straighten hair. Deciding how to straighten your hair is the first important decision that you must make. Salons can help with this decision, but ultimately it is up to you how it is done. Each process can either damage hair or provide you with pin-straight perfect hair; it is a matter of using each method properly. Looking at each of the ways to straighten your hair is the only way to make an informed decision. Products to help you straighten your hair can be purchased at beauty supply shops and the online auction site, eBay. Before straightening your hair, you should be aware of the different methods, tips, and aftercare of hair straightening techniques.
The Different Ways to Straighten Hair
The most popular ways to straighten curly hair are with heat, with a
straightener, or with a chemical straightener. The method that you use depends on the effect that you want, and the type of hair that you have. Some methods only work on kinky or tightly-curled hair, while others work on wavy or corkscrew hair.
By far the most popular way to straighten hair, the flat iron is very similar to the curling iron, only for the opposite purpose. A flat iron uses heat to straighten hair gradually, which is a time-consuming process, and hair usually goes back to its natural style very quickly. Any moisture or humidity can ruin straightened hair. When using a flat iron, it is very important not to burn your hair with the iron. Burning hair causes damage and splitting, and it can easily ruin healthy hair if not done properly.
Many people use chemical straighteners in order to straighten their hair, particularly if they have very curly or kinked hair. A chemical straightener should only be used according to the directions provided. They can cause extreme damage to an entire head of hair, including chemical burns of the scalp. They do, however, work very well when applied properly, and can straighten a whole head of hair quickly. They also are not as susceptible to moisture or humidity.
These are the two most popular ways to straighten hair. Many people use these methods with great success; however, there are pros and cons to each method of straightening hair with these methods.