Alot of people ask me how I get my straight hair to last so long- frizz free and poof free! Honestly, I attribute that to a couple of things.
I think the key to keeping hair frizz free is really the steps prior to straightening. Deep condition the hair with a moisturizing conditioner and sit under a steamer if you have one. Steamers are a great investment, but if you do not want to purchase one, you can use the steam from the sauna at your gym or you can use a towel drenched in hot water and wrung out…or you can just use the steam from you shower.
2ndly, I make sure that when my hair is straightened..that it is straight. If I am going for a straight look then I want it straight…not just a step above me blowing my hair out. The highest heat I will use is about 410 degrees without damaging my hair. With heat in the low-mid 3’s, I have to pass the iron through too many times and I risk heat damage. I only pass the iron through one time.
If I wear my hair in a style that has body, it lasts longer. It’s harder to keep bone straight hair bone straight. It’s easier to keep hair with a little body looking great for multiple days.
At night, I wear 2 and sometimes 3 items to secure my hair (I’m a wild sleeper). I don’t wrap my hair BUT I do one big bun similar to a bantu knot and put a wrap over it and then I put a bonnet on as double security to keep my hair in tact. Some other things I will do are use flexi-rods or just put two big braids in.
When taking a shower – overdo it. I take hot showers and I can’t have my hair frizzing up because of all the moisture in the air from the steam of my shower. On top of my 2 or 3 hair scarves, I put on a shower cap so if I happen to get water somewhere near my hair, it will just roll off the cap.
When I take my hair down in the morning, it’s as good as new. I shake or fluff and go.
I am on day 10 of straight hair (10 days is a long time to go without washing I know 🙁 ).
It’s still looking good after 10 days, buuuttt it’s time to wash this scalp!! lol.