How Do You Straighten Hair Without a Relaxer?


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To straighten hair without a relaxer, preheat a flat iron, apply a heat protection product, clamp a section of hair between the plates of the flat iron, and repeatedly stroke the iron down the length of your hair. This 1-hour procedure requires hair clips, a heat protection product, a flat iron, a comb, shine spray and hairspray.

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  1. Preheat the iron

    Preheat your flat iron on a flat, nonflammable surface.

  2. Prepare your hair

    Comb your hair thoroughly, and apply a heat protection spray or mousse. Gather the top half of your hair, pile it on the crown of your head, and clip it in place.

  3. Iron your hair

    Clamp a 1-inch section of hair between the plates of your flat iron, and slowly slide the iron down. Repeat until the hair is smooth and flat, then move on to the next section. Keep the iron moving at all times to avoid scorching your hair. When the lower half of your hair is completely flat, unclip the rest of it, and iron it in the same manner.

  4. Apply shine spray and hairspray

    Turn your flat iron off, and unplug it. Spritz your hair with shine spray, holding the bottle at least 12 inches from your hair. Finish with a liberal application of silicone hairspray.

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