Styling Relaxed Black Hair
Don't blow-dry black hair without thermal protection lotions or serums.
After shampooing and conditioning, part hair in sections and apply a dollop of heat-activated strand protector cream/gel to each section, this lowers the risk of split ends and damaged cuticles.
In general, opt for hood dryers over hand held ones. Hand held dryers can burn the scalp, hair and skin. If you must use a blow-dryer, go for the medium setting and the lowest wattage it takes to get your hair dry - less than 1,200 is safe.
Wrapping Relaxed Hair
Another way to dry black hair and keep it straight is to wrap it tightly around the head, pinning it down with hair pins. This technique is known as the wrapping hair.
After wrapping the hair, sit under a hooded dryer. When your hair is dry, you may curl just the ends with a warm curling iron. Finally, re-wrap and cover it up at night with a silk or satin scarf to keep it smooth and untangled. This is known as setting hair.
Using a Curling Iron
For everyday use, opt for rollers over curling irons to protect your tresses.
Curling irons, especially those heated in small electrical units called stoves, become excessively hot. That heat can cause significant damage to black hair. (It also causes common curling iron burns on the skin.)
The more often you use the curling irons, the more damage will be done. The safest curling irons are thermostatically controlled (plugged into the electricity mains).
If you do need to use curling irons, do monitor the heat. Wrap a paper towel in your curling iron like it's your hair - if it singes, the iron is too hot. Don't leave a curling iron on your hair for more than eight seconds. No matter the setting, if you leave the iron on hair too long, or concentrate it on one place, you will get breakage.
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