Methods To Straighten African-American Hair
Having a straight and silky can be used to style the hair in different ways. But African-Americans will have completely different type of hair which can be straightened by following few important techniques to avoid damage to the hair. Relaxing African-American hair is very simple and easy process that can be done at home without getting help from a hairstylist.
First comb your hair and divide it into four sections. Secure each of the section with hair bands and apply petroleum jelly around the hairline which will protect the skin from a chemical burn from the relaxer. Mix the relaxer along with an activator gel as per the instructions on the relaxer kit and make sure to wear hand gloves before doing it. Test the hair relaxer by using it over the small section of your hair and leave it for few minutes to check for any reaction. Now you can apply the relaxer over the parted sections and brush your hair using a wide-toothed comb. Leave the hair to process as per the time mentioned on the styling kit. Then wash the hair with cool running water using a shampoo until the water comes out clean. Use a conditioner at the end of your hair shaft and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse the hair well again and dry the hair with a towel before using a hair dryer. Now you can style the hair as per your desire by using hair grease.