How to Keep your Hair from Curling After You Straighten It
If you have course, curly hair, one of the biggest problems that you’ve run into, probably, is experiencing curling after you’ve straightened. There is nothing quite as frustrating as finishing your hair care routine, only to see your hair to start curling upward right after you straighten it. Don’t worry, you’re not the first person to fight with a hair straightener, and you certainly won’t be the last. We’re going to go over a few ways that you can ensure your hair remains straight, and that you won’t have to worry about that curl sneaking back in on your night out.
Use a Conditioner to Lock in Moisture
Curly hair is always going to be a bit dryer than straight hair and with good reason. Physics does not allow the natural hair oils to move up the curl quite as easily as it would straight hair, which means you’re going to need to give it a little bit of help. Moisturizing is the key to preventing frizz, so do keep that in mind as you’re straightening. Also, when you’re showering, use a shampoo and conditioner that is made specifically for curly hair.
Remember, frizz is caused by humidity, and with that being the case, it’s something that you will need to protect your hair against at all costs. If you want to take the conditioning a step further, then you could try treating your hair with a deep conditioner. This helps to further lock in the moisture, going above and beyond what you would get with regular conditioning. Remember that when you use a deep conditioner, you’ll want to apply it to your h air and let it sit for about eight minutes.
Avoid Using a Towel for Drying
If you’ve read our blog at all, then this is something that you’ve heard us say before: don’t ruffle your cuticle with a towel. Hair cuticles have a lot of ridges, and when you rub with a towel, you open them, causing frizz. Instead of going that route, try squeezing the water out of your hair as much as possible. If you can, try purchasing a microfiber towel, or use an old t-shirt to absorb the excess water. Never, ever rub your hair after a shower.
Use a Serum
Anti-frizz serums can be perfect for locking in moisture when applied to damp hair. Additionally, the oil will coat your hair, creating a barrier between it and the humid air, ultimately preventing flyaways. There are many different types of serums on the market, but as always, we recommend picking up something that is based on Argan oil. Remember: your hair absorbs natural oils better than artificial oils, making Argan one of the best choices on the market.
Keep the Hair Dry
To cut down on frizz, we strongly recommend that you allow your hair to air dry a bit after a shower, rather than hitting it with the blow dryer as soon as you step out of the shower. Allowing to dry naturally will keep it in place, whereas a blow dryer can cause frizziness. Also remember that it can make your hair appear to look puffy, which isn’t the look that you’re going for. That said, let it dry naturally, at least partway, and then use the blow dryer.
As always, and as we mentioned before, make sure you’re not rubbing your hair with a towel, as this can cause significant damage. Use something a little lighter and don’t forget to squeeze. Getting your hair under control doesn’t have to be a huge challenge, even if it keeps curling after you use a professional hair straightener. The few tips that we have mentioned above will help you to get it to cooperate, but remember that everyone has different hair, and sometimes, a little bit of fine tuning will be required to get the effect just right.