‘Tis the Season to be Straightened



5 Tips to Make your Salon Trip Jolly

by Shelli of Hairscapades

Whether it’s for the ease, the longevity afforded by low dew points, a slew of holiday parties, a style change, or a gift to pamper oneself, straight hair seems to be a holiday season favorite. And, if you are going the salon route, you may be a bit nervous about over-manipulation and/or heat damage. But, if you follow a few quick tips, you don’t have to be!

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How to Get Super Straight Natural Hair Using the Silk Wrap Method



by Sabrina Perkins of SeriouslyNatural.org

The original purpose of silk wrapping was to give relaxed hair that ‘flat ironed and silky’ look without excessive heat abuse.  This treatment involves applying a bit of moisturizer and shine spray to the hair before wrapping it, securing with saran wrap and sitting under the hooded dryer for a spell.

Somewhere down the line, though, someone got it in their mind to try this technique on heat styled, natural hair.  It works great for natural hair that has been roller set, blown out, pressed and/or flat ironed. The silk wrap serves the same purpose, with the added benefit of reducing the volume of the hair for a ‘flatter’ look.

If you're looking to extend the time between blow-outs and want to switch things up with a super sleek look, then this might be a great tip to try!

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Dos and Dont's: How to Straighten Natural Hair



Some say that variety is the spice of life. I agree. For me, the monotony of anything has the potential to become boring. That includes wearing my natural kinks, coils, and curls.

Every now and then, I like to flat iron my hair. Being that hair is fiber, over time, manipulation, constantly pulling it back, extreme environmental temperatures, hair color, hormonal changes, illnesses, and heat can alter our hair’s texture. That is why I am deliberate about my process of thermal straightening---from beginning to end.

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How to Stretch Natural Hair Without Using Direct Heat


by Kanisha Parks of BlackNaps.org

Stretching natural hair has a variety of benefits: it prepares the hair for other styles, allows you to see your length, and can make for an easier detangling session. One of the quickest and most common ways to stretch hair is by simply blow drying all of your hair, but there are many ways to stretch your hair without resorting to this. Here are a few techniques that can be done on wet or dry hair to get your hair stretched out naturally and easily:

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How to Flat Iron Natural Hair for Silky Results


She'kia Renea is back, and with the weather getting all chilly and lacking humidity, she's showing us how to wash, blowout, and flat iron your natural hair.  Enjoy!
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I’ve Become A Straight Hair Natural (without Heat Damage!)


by Shelli of Hairscapades

And I like it!! That’s right, I said it. I’ve been natural for 15 years, big chopped twice, and have nothing to prove. I love my natural curls. However, right now, I love the convenience and ease of straight hair a lot more! And, sometimes, that’s really all there is to it.

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