Curly Coily Blowout Tips!

JazminoelJazminoel
Sep. 26, 2020
As a young girl, many women with curly and coily hair can remember the grueling process of getting a relaxer. The stench, the sting, and the terrible damage all for sleek, bone straight hair. Luckily many of us have put down the harmful relaxers after realizing the irreversible side effects that come with the harmful ingredients found in relaxers. We have found healthier ways to switch up our hairstyles without long-term damage such as a blow out aka the infamous silk press. 
Growing up my hair could be defined as a 4c pattern (well-defined coils) however after a couple of relaxers my hair is now identified as a 3b/3c curl pattern. A combination of defined curls and some coils. I have been on a long journey to reclaiming my hair health and went about a year and a half before returning to the salon to receive a blowout. I did tons of research to find the best natural hairstylist that I could trust with getting my hair bone straight without using excessive amounts of heat. She was great but being a college student meant that I was unable to keep up with salon visits and had to learn how to obtain this look on my own.
The most important part of successfully creating a bone straight blow out on natural curly/coily hair is in the preparation. It is crucial that you give your hair a lot of extra love before applying heat to it.  At home I take a couple of hours to complete a deep conditioning treatment using my favorite affordable hair mask.
After deep-conditioning I take the time to apply a heat-protective serum to protect my hair for any damage during the blow-dry process. Blow drying is a huge part of receiving bone straight hair. It's important to use a nice size round brush depending on your hair length and to use your blow dryer in small sections with a good amount of tension to get it as smooth and straight as possible before going over it with the straightener.
Once your hair is straight with the blow dryer using a dry serum (something lightweight that won't weigh your hair down) and quickly go over the small sections twice. It is essential to take your time with your beautiful curls, coils, and kinks during the process! With lots of patients, you should have a beautiful blow out that won't fry your natural hair.
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