Straightening Natural Hair Without Heat Damage

Breanna Rutter


Hello everyone this is Breanna Rutter author of one of my most popular books the natural hair Bible and founder of for these videos I love to answer the questions that you all send me via email so if you have any questions that you would like for me to answer check out the description box below for more information this video is because of the email that I received from Carmalisha, Carmalisha emailed me because she wants to know how often or frequent she should straighten her hair considering the fact that she likes to keep her hair very straight what she wants to have her hair very straight so I'm going to give you some guidelines that you have to follow to prevent any chances of you experiencing heat damage and things like that the very first thing when you're using heat whether you're doing blowouts or you're using heat to straighten your hair is that prior to doing so you have to make sure that you deep condition your hair and also I always suggested that you put some type of protein leave in onto your hair the deep conditioner treatment is what is going to equip your hair eternally with as much moisture you can't withstand the heat you will be placing on your hair and then the protein leave in product is going to prevent your hair from being very damaged as well is going to give you more of a flowy appearance to your hair and not look so limp and things like that because protein strengthens your hair now the next thing is the temperature setting that I suggest when you're straining your hair to avoid the damage and that is anywhere between the temperatures of 300° and 350° now I know depending on how thick your hair is or how course or even how fragile your hair is you may feel as thought that a lower temperature is better for you or higher temperatures better for you so this will depend on what's best for you but what I suggest is starting off you started 300° and then you do a pass in a small section of hair if you are noticing is not a straight as you like and it still has somehow wave kink or something to it then keep going in intervals of 10° until you can reach your highest setting to give you your straightest results that's why I don't say that you should use 400° or anything higher than that because in that temperature range you can burn your hair very easily for some women who have fine here some men went fine here doing the temperature in-between 300 to 320° is perfect for them there for some low half course or thicker hair a temperature up anywhere between 322 350 degrees is best for them so go and see what works best by patch testing a small area of your hair to my next tip is that you want to be styling or heat straining your hair infrequently then use a natural oil-based heat protectant or just an oil in general I always suggest that you use grapeseed oil but under different situations if grapeseed oil is too heavy on your hair then you argon oil olive oil all these oils offer you great protection when you are adding a heat on your hair and that's if you're doing this infrequently now if you are going to be adding heat frequently you got of the protection level on your hair or you encourage heat damage and that comes with using water-based silicones or in this situation what I will suggest is that you use regular silicone others in many different names for these silicones such as dimethicone and things like that and water-based silicones are silicones that are first labeled PEG eight or higher so anything lower than PEG 8 is something that's going to be a little bit more difficult washing off of your hair without the need of a stripping shampoo was silicones of this level is going to greatly protect your hair against heat damage so follow all of those tips and make sure you're following the necessary steps to prevent your hair from becoming too dry or from adding too much protein and things like that so for more information on that topic go ahead and search my website for the things that you need but I hope this is help you to understand how to go about this process the safest way to that way you can prevent any heat damage happening now this is also help everyone as well so if you have any more questions or comments leave them in my commentary are going to send you email and before any of you go make sure to sign up for my email list so that way you'll be automatically answered for giveaways that do and also only their I update while exclusive content until then I'll see all of you in my very next video

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