Thursday, December 15, 2011

Video: How I Straighten My Natural Hair

The video is pretty self explanatory and I included some flat ironing tips as well. As it states in the video I recorded this tutorial on 11/24 and maintained the look up until 12/14 by simply sticking to a very simple night routine of pin curling. I recorded clips of that process as well and I hope to get it edited and uploaded asap.
 Check out the video after the jump! Enjoy :)


 Just in case it's hard to read the captions I transcribed them for you below...
(0:41)• Prepping To Flat Iron (in order):
Wash w/ Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo.
Condition w/ Aubrey Organics GPB Conditioner.
Deep conditioner overnight using Bee Mine's BEE-U-Tiful deep conditioner.
Rinse in the morning.
Apply Grape Seed Oil and allow the hair to air dry until damp.
Blow dry using the "Tension Method".

(2:2)• Note
What looks like smoke is actually steam...Steam is the MaxiGlide's key feature.
It helps to smooth the hair and gives shine!! If you look closely
you can see me pressing the steam button :)

(3:41)• The only products used to straighten my hair were
Grape Seed Oil, which was apply when my hair was wet
and Cantu "Super Shine" Hair Silk.
Try not to pile on too many products, doing so can
weight the hair down too much and cause buildup.

(7:15)• High heat is NOT necessary to get "natural hair" straight! My
MaxiGlide is only set to level 4 (of 10) and
although it's not bone straight it's close enough for me.
Maintain a medium heat setting and use small/thin sections. This way
you'll get it straight without having to go over it more than once, twice at the
most. Slightly lowering the risk of heat damage.

(11:02)• This video was recorded on 11/24 and I was able to maintain the look up
until 12/14. I actually could have keep it straight longer, but
my ends were screaming for water and my scalp needed a  good wash!!
Also I'm happy to report that my kinks and curls made a full recovery
back to their natural selves lol! I won't front though...I always get nervous
and  feel like they just might not come back this time...but they did. Thank
Goodness :) Flat ironing is risky business, be careful ladies!

For more pictures visit my teaser post HERE!

9 comments:

  1. Your hair looks awesome! I have a Maxiglide, and I know that I have to do better when I use it. My flat iron styles do tend to last 2-3 weeks, but I have never flat ironed in sections as small as you did in this video. Kudos! I will have to do that and see if I can keep my hair flat a little longer in the future (although, I DO know the feeling when you just need some water on your hair and scalp!). Thanks!

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  2. I want to know when you flat iron your hair, its possible that your hair will not return back to its curly state. Did you do anything different when you went back to your curly state?

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  3. hiiii the natural0708 from youtube, girlllll your amazing, your are my hair guru. it is nice to find someone with the some what the same texture.

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  4. I AM SCARED OF THE HEAT BUT YOUR HAIR LOOK BEAUTIFUL.

    www.minasek.blogspot.com

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  5. Looks great! Can you do an updated Weekly Hair regimen vid?

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  6. your hair is SICK!!! inna good way of course. i recently bc'd for a second time in hopes for a better journey this time around. too much styling in my 2nd year caused loss of volume and thinning/transparent ends, which i was NAUT feelin. maybe someday my hair will grow up to be like yours :) but for now, i am enjoying the low-to no-maintenance ceaser 'boyfriend' cut.

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  7. I watch you video and followed some of your tips to flat iron my hair this time. I used the tension method for blow drying, light grape seed oil, and flat ironed small sections on a low setting. I was able to detangle, wash, blow dry, and flat iron before work this morning. I just wanted to say thank you. I recently removed my locs after ten years. Your blog has helped me on my new found natural hair journey. I really appreciate what you do! Follow me on Twitter @SayHeyBoo

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  8. You and your hair are beautiful..and I enjoy reading your blog!
    which is why I'm giving you the Kreative Blogger Award
    follow the link below to accept:

    http://findingmynaturalbeauti.blogspot.com/2012/01/kreative-blogger-award.html

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  9. Your hair is FABULOUS!! Is the Maxiglide you're using have the detangling pins or just two flat sides? I've been wanting to purchase a Maxiglide, but wasn't sure about those pins...

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