About Permanent Hair Straightening at Home

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When permanently straightening hair at home, use a cape to protect the clothing, section off the hair into four equal parts and have a friend help apply the product to the hair. Time a permanent straightening treatment precisely to avoid over-processing with beauty tips from a professional hairstylist in this free video on hair care.

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Hi, I'm Amelia, and I'm here to talk to you about permanent straightening at home. Whenever you're doing your hair at home, make sure that you have someone with you, to help you apply the product, because it's real difficult to do on yourself. You're going to want to cape yourself up, and section your hair into four sections, so you'll just divide your hair up into four sections, and then you're going to start applying the product. Now, if you have had a relaxer before, you're going to want to use some sort of protectant on your ends, whether that be a leave in conditioner, or protein spray, so take care of your ends, cover them up, and then you're going to apply the product, from root to ends, or actually, if this is your first application, root to ends. If this is your second application, from just your regrowth, and then you're going to let that process, depending on however long the time states on your relaxer that you purchased, so usually somewhere in the directions, it will state thirteen minutes to about twenty minutes, is usually about the time you want to leave that on, and timing begins, as soon as you start applying the relaxer, so if you have a lot of hair, I recommend divvying your hair up in half, and doing one half, and then doing the other half. Then, you're going to finish up with a neutralizing shampoo, and you will be finished with your relaxer, then you can continue to style. You're going to want to do a conditioner, either in between, or at the end, just to add some moisture and shine to your hair, because sometimes relaxers can really strip out that moisture, and if you have got color treated hair, or if you've got some other issues with your hair, you've got a lot of breakage. I actually don't recommend doing your straightener at home then. I recommend going to a salon, and having it done, so a professional can make a better judgment, on what to use, and the best course of action.


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