Ways To Straighten Men's Hair - smartesthairstyles.com - If you are a man and want to straighten your curly or wavy hair, there are a few methods you can use. You can temporarily straighten your hair with a blow dryer and comb, or use a flat iron to achieve straight strands. If you want a semi-permanent method, you can use a relaxer to chemically smooth it out. Think about what kind of styling devices and products you have and choose the method that works best for you.
- Make a blowout
Wash and condition your hair. Your hair should be clean and conditioned before you begin the blowout. Conditioner can also help soften your hair, making it easier to comb if you have very curly hair. After washing your hair, pat it dry with a towel.
Smoothing conditioners can make it easier to comb your hair smooth.
If you have curly or frizzy hair, leave it in your conditioner and use your fingers to detangle your hair.
Apply argan or coconut oil to your hair to keep it moisturized. Apply a coin-sized amount of the oil to your palm and rub your hands together. Then run the oil through your hair from root to tip.
Argan and coconut oil also protect your hair from heat damage.
Dampen the hair that you want to straighten.
Comb your hair as smooth as possible. Run a comb from the ends of the hair to the roots to avoid hair breakage. Work your way up in sections while combing out all the tangles and knots in your hair. If you have slightly wavy hair, this process alone can straighten it.
Those with very curly hair will need to add heat from a hair dryer to get it completely straight.
If you have tight curls, use a wide-toothed comb. If you have thinner hair, use a fine-toothed comb.
Blow dry a strand of hair while combing it. Set the blow dryer to medium heat and sweep it over your hair as you comb. Use a nozzle attachment to control airflow. Comb from roots to ends. When the hair dries, it should be straighter than usual.
The blow dryer should be about an inch away from your hair as you blow dry it.
Blow dry and comb the rest of your hair. Do not leave the blow dryer on a section of hair for too long as this can cause heat damage. Once the hair is straight in one section, move on to another section of your hair. Continue doing this until all of your hair is straight.
Apply a smoothing serum to your hair. Smoothing serum reduces frizz and increases shine. Squeeze a small amount into the palm of your hand and work the serum in from the tips to the roots.
Popular smoothing creams include Alterna Haircare Caviar CC Cream, Smooth 'N Shine Hair Polisher, and Kenra Platinum Blow-Dry Spray.
- Straighten your hair
Wash and condition your hair. Your hair should be clean before you straighten it. Use a detangling shampoo and smoothing conditioner to aid in the smoothing process.
Dry your hair thoroughly. Unlike other straightening methods, your hair must be completely dry before ironing it or you could cause heat damage. Allow your hair to air dry or dry it with a hair dryer before using the straightener.
Apply a heat protection serum to your hair. Work the serum into your strands, from roots to ends. The heat protection serum protects your hair from heat damage that can occur when straightening.
The serum should be applied to all hair.
Comb and straighten a section of your hair. Turn the iron to the lowest setting. Gather a 1 inch section of your hair with a comb and close the plates of the straightener around the roots of the section you've gathered. Then move the flat iron over the section to flatten it.
The straightener should be kept at 120°C (248°F) to avoid damaging it while ironing.
When using the flat iron, use slight tension so you don't pull your hair out.
Continue straightening sections of your hair until everything is straight. Continue ironing different sections of hair until it is completely straight. When done correctly, your hair should be straight with no waves or curls.
Do not leave the flat iron on any section of hair for more than 1-2 seconds or you will burn it.
Comb your hair to style it. You can also add a styling gel if you want your hair to lay a certain way. Comb your strands back for a slick back look, or you can part your hair to one side. Experiment with different sleek hairstyles and choose the one you like the most.
- Use of chemical treatments
Do not shampoo your hair 2-3 days before the relaxing treatment. Any irritation to your scalp will burn when the relaxer is applied and shampooing your hair can leave tiny micro abrasions on your scalp.
You can still comb your hair, just be careful not to comb too close to your scalp.
Read the instructions on the relaxer before using it. Relaxer is a powerful chemical that can damage your hair if you don't use it properly. Instructions include specific application methods and treatment times so you don't damage your hair.
Consider going to a professional instead of doing it yourself.
Mix the relaxer chemicals together. Wear a pair of rubber gloves to protect your skin from the harsh relaxer chemicals. Pour the chemicals together in the provided beaker until well mixed and turning into a white paste.
Apply the relaxer with the application brush. Section off the hair at the back of the head with a wide-toothed comb. Start at the ends of your hair and move towards your roots and edges. Once you have completely covered that section of hair, take another section and repeat the process until you have applied the relaxer to all of your hair.
You might want to ask someone to apply the relaxer to your hair.
Your body heat near your edges will make the relaxer work faster, so don't apply the relaxer to your roots or edges first or your hair will be overly relaxed or damaged.
Leave the relaxer in your hair for 10-15 minutes. The directions should tell you the exact time when you should leave the relaxer in your hair. If you experience extreme burning or irritation, wash the relaxer out of your hair with clarifying shampoo.
Shampoo your hair with clarifying shampoo. If your relaxer came with shampoo, use the one that came in the package. If not, you will need to use a neutralizing shampoo as this is the only type that will wash out the relaxer completely. When you get out of the shower, comb your hair and it should be straight!
The relaxer should not be left in the hair for more than 10-15 minutes.
On average, Relaxer will keep your hair straight for 6-8 weeks.
Then apply conditioner and rinse with cold water.