How to go from Naturally Curly Hair to Straight Silky Hair

If I could have my way, I would convince my Lil Diva to wear her hair just like this: naturally curly pigtails.  But as you can see from her sweet little face, she is "not having it".  Seeing her expression, leaves me no other choice but to pull out her Parnevu hair products and a few hair tools so we can spend the evening straightening out her naturally curly hair.

To see exactly which Parnevu products we use, please check out last week's post: Parnevu Review - Amazing Products for Naturally Curly Hair. 

Okay, so now we are talking about "going straight" ....

Getting your hair straight is not a quick and easy task, especially if your hair is extremely curly. Thick or long curly hair can take hours to get right especially at the beginning, but once you have done this a few times, not only do you get used to the process, but so does your hair.

Good news is: there are some steps you can take to make the process a little easier.

The Process

Begin by washing and conditioning your hair. Use a deep conditioner {I highly recommend Parnevu Salon Shampoo for Extra-Dry Hair followed by Parnevu's Leave In Conditioner for Extra-Dry Hair} otherwise straightening hair can leave it dry and damaged.

Towel-dry your hair and apply a oil styling lotion {I recommend using Parnevu Oil Styling Lotion for Extra-Dry Hair}. The styling lotion will help prep your hair for the process. Allow your hair to partially air dry before bringing out the hair dryer.

Pin the top portions of your hair up on top of your head. Work just 1 section of your hair at a time. Use a brush (flat paddle or round) to pull a small section of hair straight while drying it with a hair dryer.

Repeat this process, section by section, until all of your hair is dry.

If your hair is very curly, you may still notice a little frizz, here and there. Don't worry; this will all go away when the process is completely finished.

At this stage, you are now prepped and ready to straighten.

The Tool

The best tool for straightening curly hair is a ceramic flat iron. The best one for our purpose is 1.5 inches wide. This is easier to work with and provides better control than larger models.

Most flat irons have multiple temperature settings. Hair types respond to heat uniquely, so you must experiment. Until you know otherwise, start with the lowest setting and work your way up in temperature until you get the results you want.

The most important key to straightening success is good prep. With well prepped hair, any reputable flat iron should give you a smooth, frizz-free look.

In our case we have had such a huge success by using the Parnevu for Extra Dry Hair products that we are now able to share these {and the entire Parnevu product line} with you by offering a SPECIAL READERS DISCOUNT: 

Receive 25% off on your purchase at of any 3 or more products.
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Coupon valid until July 8, 2013.

Now it's YOUR turn:  How do you prefer to straighten your hair?  Do you have any suggestions or tips you would like to share? Let us know in the comments! 


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