Straight Hairstyles for Black women


 Straight Hairstyles for Black women

Every morning, it’s a real puzzle to style your hair curly and curly. Indeed, your hair is disheveled, tangled, thick, dry and very difficult to apprehend. Too much is too much, you’re tired of your frizzy curly hair, which give you a hard time. And, you are thinking strongly about straightening to have a smooth cut because your hair is too difficult to tame.
Advantage of this hairstyle is that you will save time and your hair will be smoother, supple and easy to comb. But, you hesitate, because you do not know what techniques to straighten frizzy and curly hair? What is the difference between a Brazilian and a Japanese straightening? What are the risks on the scalp to call for straightening? How to care for straightened hair?

What are the different techniques available to have straight hair? 

There are different methods to have hair smooth and stiff. You can straighten and smooth your hair at home or in a salon, hot or cold.

  • 1/ Straightening

Straightening is a smoothing method that alters the texture of frizzy, curly or curly hair. Indeed, after processing, the hair becomes smoother and stiffer and they are easier to comb.
How does it happen? A hair straightener is applied to the hair, which is purchased in the store, at the hairdresser or in an afro shop for a certain number of days. Do not forget to protect your skin and wear gloves when applying the product so you do not get burned. Then, the hair turns and becomes smoother.
There are two types of straightening:
Two types of straightening are not compatible with one another.
1) Strong straightening:

  • It is suitable for frizzy and curly hair. It is a permanent smoothing.
    The hair is straightened by an alkaline product (soda derivative), which modifies the molecules of keratin.
  • Before, the hair was straightened mainly with sodium hydroxide, which used sodium hydroxide. Then, it was replaced by guanidine hydroxide-based relaxers without soda.
  • Thanks to the chemical action, the hair becomes stiff and smooth.
  • It is recommended to wait until 6 months between straightening. This makes it possible to regain the volume of the hair and less to damage this hair with repeated straightening.
  • It is recommended to do this type of operation no more than 3 times a year.

2) Soft straightening:

  • It is suitable for curly or slightly curly hair. This is a temporary smoothing.
  •  It uses a product that uses thiolated technology. After 3 to 6 months, the hair regains its original textures.
  • It is recommended to do this type of operation no more than 3 times a year.


  • 2/  Brazilian or Japanese Hair Straightening

Hair straightening is a technique that involves heating with plates, lengths of hair to make them smoother.
1) Brazilian Hair Straightening

  • Brazilian smoothing involves relaxing the hair fiber naturally with keratin or cysteine.
  • It is recommended as a priority for curly hair.

2) Japanese Hair Straightening

  • Japanese smoothing straightening hair wicks per wick making them smoother and very shiny. The treatment time is 3 h.
  • It is a smoothing that lasts between 4 to 6 months.
  • It is more suitable for frizzy and curly hair.
  • It is a non-aggressive straightening method.
How to keep hair smooth, straightened in good health?

Straightened and smooth hair also need attention because they are more fragile than natural hair. They must be constantly hydrated and nourished with vegetable oils, moisturizing milks and hair masks. For example, you can feed them with coconut oil or avocado oil.
Protective hairstyles, such as braids, weaves or wigs, must be used to protect straightened hair.
Also, if you use lacquer to fix your hair. Avoid taking lacquers with chemical components, but prefer lacquer with natural organic components.
If you use a straightening iron, favor a smoothing iron with ceramic plates, as it diffuses heat in a smooth and homogeneous way.
Cut the tips of straightened hair, to promote good regrowth. (Once, every two months)
Do not use any shampoos. One rule: the longer the foam shampoo, the more aggressive it is! So choose a soft shampoo, which respects the nature of the hair that is dry at the base.

What are the dangers of straightening?

When you decide to straighten your hair. There are possible consequences. Many women who bought a straightener have had to face once in their life to various problems following the application of the product. Indeed, some have experienced hair loss and scalp burns, which are often due to poor application of the product or application of the product on hair that is too damaged.

What are the rules to avoid unwanted straightening?

  • You have to have healthy hair and good quality. They should not have dandruff, plaque, eczema, psoriasis or irritation.
    It is advised to do 2 or 3 straighteners per year.
  • Avoid straightening when you have hair that is too fragile. For example, if you have suffered colorations (even with henna), discolorations or other chemical processes. Refrain, because you have a 99% chance they will break.
  • Hair that is too thin or too sensitized will also avoid this type of operation.
  • It is also advisable not to straighten the hair on the same day that one removes its protective hairstyle (braid, weaving or mats). Allow 5 to 10 days.
  • 48 hours before your straightening, you do not have to comb your scalp.
  • 72 hours before straightening, avoid wetting your hair.
  • Apply your straightening with respect to the time of break and about 8 mm of the roots to avoid the inconveniences. Do not forget to protect your skin and the circumference of your head to avoid burns.
  • Never apply straightening on the parts that have already been straightened, but only on regrowing.
  • Avoid shampooing within 10 days of straightening.
  • If you go to the hairdresser, make sure that the hairdresser has undergone proper training to properly straighten your hair.
  • If you have children, teach them to untangle their hair, rather than straighten. In addition, it is advisable to start straightening the hair of children at their puberty.
  • Smooth your hair when dry, to make them less brittle.


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