What should I spray on my hair before straightening?
Use hairspray before you straighten. Hairspray is not just a post-styling product. Spraying a little hairspray on dry hair before you start to straighten keeps it straight for longer, but professionals suggest to keep it light.
How often should you flat iron relaxed hair?
I flat iron typically 1-2x with every relaxer, which is every 10-12 weeks. I maintain my flat ironed style for approximately 5-7 days. I maintain my straight look by lightly moisturizing the very ends of my hair (no oil as it would weigh it down) and wrapping it every night with a satin scarf.
Is heat protection spray good for hair?
Damage And Frizz Control Using heat protection spray before styling your hair can help you keep your hair cuticles integrated. This prevents protein loss, which in turn, controls the hair breakage and frizziness caused during heat styling.
How do I protect my relaxed hair from heat damage?
Try a sulfate free shampoo to prevent your hair from being stripped of its natural oils. To prevent dry dull flat-ironed hair, give your hair a thorough deep condition to ensure the hair will remain moisturized and soft. Deep conditioning your hair prior to flat ironing protects the hair from heat damage.
Can you flat iron over hairspray?
Yes, you can spray a little hairspray on bone dry hair before you straighten it, but I would certainly recommend you use a very light touch. Note: Avoid straightening hair which is still damp or even wet.
What temperature should I straighten relaxed hair?
I like to set my flat iron anywhere between 350-400 degrees. Pass the flat iron over your hair slow and steady. The slower you go, the better the heat will penetrate into the strands giving your hair that shiny smooth straight look!
What happens if you don’t use heat protectant?
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DON’T USE HEAT PROTECTANT. When you expose your hair to heat every time you style your hair without protection, it can lead to hair damage. Heat can dry out your strands, cause split ends and breakage, and make your hair look dull, among other issues.
Do I really need heat protectant spray?
Bottom line: If you already use a styling or conditioning product like the ones we just listed above, you don’t need a separate heat protectant. But if you don’t use any other styling product before blow-drying or ironing your hair, then by all means, use some heat protectant.