How To Straighten Afro Hair
Straighten Afro Hair. Make up artist and hair stylist Claire De-Graft shows how to straighten afro hair that has been relaxed.
Step 1: You will need
- a heat protective hair product
- some large hair clips
- 1 tail comb
- ceramic straighteners
- some hair spray
Step 2: Prepare the hair
Apply some heat protective product to the hair first to protect it when straightening. Put a small amount on your hands and rub them together. Then work the product through the hair from the roots to the tips, making sure it is evenly applied.
Step 3: Clip into sections
Separate the hair into sections using a tail comb. Leave some loose at the bottom and pin the rest up with a large clip.
Step 4: Heat the straighteners
Your straighteners will need some time to heat up- always follow the manufacturer's instructions. Place them on a non-flammable surface while they are heating and do not leave them unattended.
Step 5: Straighten
Close the straighteners over the loose section of hair and, starting from the root, drag them down the hair to the tip. Immediately run the comb through the straightened section.
Step 6: Repeat
Repeat the previous step, loosening another section of hair each time, straightening and combing through as before. Continue straightening the rest of the hair
Step 7: Style
Part the hair using the tail end of the comb and style into a sleek look.
To prevent frizzing and hold the style in place, spray lightly with hair spray.