How to Straighten Natural Hair Effectively Without Heat Damage

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4 Hours

Today, I’m going to show you how to straighten natural hair from start to finish. Before we begin this straight natural hair tutorial, be sure to wash your hair before; you want freshly washed hair for this.

Ready to see my straightening routine? Let’s go!

Tools and materials:

  • Clips
  • Elastic
  • Comb
  • Heat protectant
  • Hair oil
  • Blow dryer
  • Hair straightener
Parting hair into sections

1. Part your hair

Before you straighten natural hair, it’s best to part your hair to make the process more manageable. 

Detangling each section of hair

2. Detangle your knots

Now, work section by section. Detangle your hair so it has no knots; it’s easier to work with detangled hair. 

Applying heat protectant to the hair

3. Apply heat protectant

Next, apply heat protectant to your hair. You’ll be using quite a bit of heat, and you don’t want any heat damage! 

Applying a light oil to the hair

4. Apply oil

After adding the heat protectant, add a little light oil to your hair so that it doesn’t fry out. Apply from root to tip. Then, braid your section of hair that you’ve just worked on. Repeat steps 2-4 for every section. 

Unbraiding the hair

5. Leave to dry and unbraid

Let your hair dry for a few hours, then unbraid each section. You’ll notice it will be a little stretched out already. 

Blow-drying hair to stretch it

6. Blowdry your hair

Blow-dry each section to stretch your hair a little more and give you a blow-out look. 

Putting hair into twists to keep it out the way

When you’re done with each section, section your hair into twists, so it’s out the way. 

Blow dry results

7. Apply more oil

Now that you’re done, untwist your hair. Here are my blow-out results. 

Applying hair oil to the roots

Then, take some oil and apply it to your hair, specifically your roots. 

Tying hair up in a silk scarf

Take a silk hair scarf and tie it down to the front, so that your roots stay nice and flat. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes. 

Chasing a comb with hair straighteners

8. Straighten your hair

Separate your hair and start with the bottom section first. Then, straighten your hair at 350 degrees. Use the chase method where the comb is immediately followed by the hair straightener. 

The best way to straighten natural hair

Here are the results for my bottom nape area. 

What to use to straighten natural hair

Continue these steps with each section. 

Straightened natural hair

How to straighten natural hair

How to straighten natural hair

Here are the final results. What you see here is the morning after. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to straighten natural hair. I don’t have a super bold straight look but that’s because I prefer not to add too much heat to my hair.

I love the results, and I think this is the best way to straighten natural hair. Thanks for joining me. 

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  • Elastic
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