Many curly hair owners are convinced that to straighten their hair is the only way to make them shine and that is often the reason for their trip to a hair salon. They are often obsessed with how to straighten their curly hair. But are there any alternatives to making the hair shine other than a salon visit. Let’s take a closer look.
First reason for straightening curly hair has less shine
True, thin cuticle cells of curly hair tend to be bristle, which is why when the light falls on curly hair, it scatters in different directions. As a result, it makes curly hair appear less shiny than strait. Solution? After shampooing, rinse the hair with cold water. After the strands are dry, apply cream for curly hair Bed Head Foxy Curls Contour Cream, which reduces the volume of the hair and makes them shine.
Second reason for straightening: curly hair is difficult to comb
Yes, curly hair cuticles cling to each other and get tangled. Any attempts to use a comb brush to comb the hair only makes it worse – the hair simply “explodes” in volume, loses the shine and the head starts to look like a large dandelion. Solution? Use a shampoo for dry, frizzy and unruly hair Kerastase Nutritive Bain Oleo-Curl Curl Definition Shampoo. It makes hair light, shiny and easy to comb. After washing the hair, slowly and gradually squeeze them, starting with roots and apply the conditioner for soft healthy curls TIGI Catwalk Curl Collection Curlesque Leave-In Conditioner. It eliminates fluffiness, gives shine and make the hair more manageable. Then comb the hair using a comb with a few teeth. Curly does not like hair dryer, so it is better to let it air dry.
Third reason: curly hair is harder to style
Unfortunately, curly hair has a rebellious temper, so they need to be styled carefully, for example with the use of the mousse for curly hair TIGI Bed Head Foxy Curls Extreme Curl Mousse, so they look neat and bright.
Solution? In order to easily style curly hair and make them shine, they need to be pampered with delicate moisturizing masks to make them soft and silky. To achieve that, apply hair oil for frizzy hair Molto Bene Loretta Base Care Oil.
Fourth reason: curly hair breaks easily
Cuticles in curly hair are too far apart which allows the moisture to evaporate. On the other hand, when the air is humid, the hair keratin intensively absorbs the moisture, resulting in split ends. Additionally, irregular curvy waves increase hair fragility. Dryness and fragility eliminate hair shine.
Solution? Once a week use a deep conditioner. When styling damp hair apply a silicone containing product. This moisturizes the hair, protects the cuticles, eliminates split ends and gives the hair its shine. Once a week, apply Loreal Series Expert Liss Ultime Smoothing Leave In Treatment, it allows you to quickly saturate the hair with nutrients, moisturizes it, restores the hair structure and makes them shine.
Is it possible to straighten curly hair, retaining its luster?
Of course no advice will be good enough if you dream of glorious straight hair. Beauty salons cater to those who want smooth shiny hair offering straightening services. They use a variety of means to achieve that.
Chemical relaxation is done by applying a chemical composition which destroys the keratin hair cells, “relaxing” the curls and making the hair straight. The composition is chosen based on the hair condition – sodium hydroxide for thick curly hair or ammonium tioglikolat for thin. Even though the curls won’t become ideally smooth, they will be easier to care for and style.
Keep in mind, however, that there is a “flip side of the coin”: sodium hydroxide is very alkaline and seriously damages the hair structure, same goes for the relatively mild thioglycolic relaxant.
To make the hair shine after a chemical straightening, apply a soothing conditioner
Thermal hair straitening is done with electric thermal brush containing several or frequent teeth and made of stainless steel and brass. It helps to straighten curly hair, preserving their natural shine. It does not damage the hair as severely as chemical relaxation.
Whichever method of straitening of curly hair you choose, keep in mind that chemical and thermal straightening will cause hair damage by destroying protective coating and stripping shine. The hair will require extensive treatment after these procedures.