Permed Hair to Straight Hair

Written by Debra Wyatt (last updated February 17, 2021)

There are times that we like to change our look and one of the easiest ways to change our looks is to change our hair. But, what happens when you get your hair permed and then decide that you really don't like the look? Are you destined to have to live out the style until your hair is long enough to cut? You have probably heard that straightening permed hair is close to impossible. It's not. Just as you went through the process of getting your hair permed you can straighten out all those curls.

The easiest and safest way is to go to a beauty salon and have your hair straightened, especially if you want to permanently straighten your hair. If you feel that you need to do it yourself there is still a way. Just remember that your hair has already been processed and you are about to process it again. The process of straightening your hair is easy but you still will need to be patient with the process and follow each of the steps carefully.

Items that you will need:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Towel
  • Heat protection product
  • Hair brush
  • Thick toothed comb
  • Hair dryer
  • Hair clips
  • Straightening lotion
  • Flat iron

You will want to use products that are of good quality. This will help to save your hair from being damaged. This process will only last till you wash your hair.

  • Shampoo. Using a good quality shampoo wash your hair. (You want to start out with clean hair.) Rinse your hair.
  • Conditioner. Apply a deep conditioner to your rinsed hair. Leave the conditioner on for about five minutes. Rinse out the conditioner with lukewarm water.
  • Dry Hair. You will want to use a towel to dry your hair. Be careful that you do not scrunch your hair as you dry it. The best way is to pat your hair to remove excess water. After towel drying use a blow dryer and dry your hair completely. Use the hair brush to brush your hair while you are blow-drying it. Start brushing and drying your hair at the roots near the scalp and move towards the end of the hair.
  • Heat Protection. It's very important that you apply heat protection to your hair to help protect your hair from damage. Apply the heat protection lotion evenly over the hair. Comb the lotion through from the roots to the tips.
  • Hair Clip. Divide and pin your hair into three sections. If you have short hair, you may need to divide your hair into smaller sections.
  • Flat Iron. Take one section of hair and unpin it. Using the flat iron, start as close to the scalp as you can and move the flat iron down your hair. If the flat iron has adjustable temperature settings use the lowest one possible. The higher temperatures are more likely to damage your hair. Work your hair in sections.

Now that you are finished, brush your hair and see your new look. Your hair will look longer and shinier besides being straight.

Author Bio

Debra Wyatt

Deb has a communications degree and applies her talents to her position as Marketing Specialist at Sharon Parq Associates. In her spare time she spends time with her children and grandchildren and devotes time to her church. ...

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