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How To Straighten Black Hair

How To Straighten Black Hair

Here's a technique on how to straighten Afro hair using a flat iron to make it fall beautifully.

Hi, and welcome to the Braiding Lounge Academy. My name's Lauralyn and we're going to be demonstrating some techniques on different hairstyles today on Afro hair and European hair. To straighten Afro hair, we have a straightening iron, okay.

So, here we go. We need to section the piece of hair first. I'm just taking a random section from the middle of the hair, but usually, you will start from the nape of the neck.

Now, this is natural hair so we must make sure it's completely combed up before we put the iron on it. Now, when you put the whole iron on, you're going to make sure that you keep a consistent stroke from the top to the bottom of the hair. This is to prevent any lines in the hair, and as you can see, the difference between now straightening the hair with a flat iron and here's natural hair.

Take a second section, try to keep it even, it allows the heat to be distributed evenly and allows you to get the best results that you can make through from beginning to end. And then, keep a consistent stroke from the scalp all the way down to the end of the hair. Now, you really shouldn't have to go more than once.

As you can see, I've gone through each of those strands once and it's been sufficient enough to straighten the hair. You don't want to over-process the hair, you don't want to overheat the hair. As you can see, I'm holding the hair to the head because that's the direction I want it to land and fall, right here.

Okay, so that's how you straighten natural black Afro hair with the tongs. As you can see, I was consistent in the stroke from the root to tip. If you stop in between, you're going to end up lines in your hair and you don't want that.

And also, you don't want to overheat the hair, over-process the hair anywhere, so as you can see, there's a difference between what I've just straightened and the natural texture of this hair. That's how you do it. .