Video: Flat Ironing My Natural Hair3:29 PM
I've been itching to straighten my hair since early November and this past Friday I finally had some time to do so. Of course, like everyone should, I thoroughly cleansed and conditioned my hair. On wet hair I applied Grapeseed Oil to 6 sections and allowed the hair to partially air dry while in braids. After that I blow dried on low heat until fully dry and then began the flat ironing process. If you own a maxiglide then you know that it comes with 2 plates, one flat and the other has raised teeth that come the hair as you straighten. Since I first I got my Maxi I've always used the combed plate, but decided to give the flat plate a try and see which one works better. With the Maxi heated to level 3 I started flat ironing from the back using the "comb chase" method (LINK). I don't know if it was because of how bulky and heavy the Maxiglide is, but this method was not working for me. It was taking too long and my hair wasn't come out as smooth as a I prefer. So about halfway through the middle I switch to the combed plate and got through my hair in no time.
When it was all done I slightly surprised at the length. I knew my hair had grown, but seeing it all straight was like WOW...shrinkage can really be deceiving lol!
And f.y.i. my hair has never been this length! Some people seem to think that I had really long hair when I was relaxed, but that is not the case at all. My hair would always grow to my collar bone and then start to break off. It has always been thick though. Heck, I used to sew in weaves to get to the length I'm at now lol!
Here are a few pics from the video!