Hope you are doing very well.
I am very excited about my today's post. Because it is something different from routine posts. So let's move on.
My hair are straight naturally (not pin straight though slightly wavy at the ends). I have inherited thick long and shiny hair from my mother Alhamdolillah. My mother still has long, thick hair MashaAllah.
I was facing some problems since last two years regarding hair. They come straight from the roots till the mid length,and look healthy and shiny. But from the mid length till the ends they have become rough, dry and frizzy. And sometimes it was very difficult to manage them when I had to get ready in short time. So I wanted to get my hair straight, but at the same time didn't want to spend thousands of bucks in salon for the results that last only for a few months. So I decided to give it a try at home.
I did my hair straightening by using Wella hair straightening kit. Wella is a brand well known around the world. It's products are trusted among it's users.
In the picture you can see the condition of my hair before the process done. You can see they are little frizzy and dry from mid length till the ends.
Before doing this process at home I watched many YouTube videos. The process is easy but lengthy. You can do it yourself too but if you get a helping hand then it would be great.
Now let's start with how I did it.
Following are the things necessary before starting the whole thing.
* Wella hair straightening kit
* An old t-shirt/shirt (having thick stuff)
* A pair of gloves
* Applicator brush
* Plastic bowl
* Hair brush and comb
* Hair sectioning clips
* Straightening Iron
* Hair dryer
Wella hair straightening kit contains two tubes and an instruction leaflet inside.
Tube 1 is straightening cream and is applied first and tube 2 is neutralizer and applied afterwards. The leaflet contains all the step by step instructions and the time for each step, and precautions as well.
Basically I personally will divide the whole process in three steps for convenience;
*1.Applying straightening cream
*2. Washing, drying and using straightening iron to straighten hair
*3.Applyimg neutralizer and then washing again.
Your hair should be clean and dry.
Squeeze the whole tube 1 out in a bowl and start applying it with brush applicator. Don't forget to wear gloves. Starting from the back keep applying the cream on each and every stand. The tip here is take small sections of hair to apply evenly. Do not apply on roots to avoid any damages to your hair. When every section of hair is done. Take a comb and run through the hair till the ends to make them Sleek and straight and then leave them. Now try to keep your head in a position where your hair do not get any curl and do not twist, let them lay straight ( specially take care of the ends). Because as the time passes your hair start becoming stiff because of the cream and the ends may get twisted or curled if not taken care of.
Now leave your hair for the time mentioned. It is almost 15 minutes mentioned in the leaflet but I left them for 35 minutes.
After that shampoo your hair and rinse them well so that no residue left on your hair.
Now use hair dryer to let them dry property.
Now here comes the most important part and it's straightening using straightening Iron. Make sure that you use straightening Iron on each and every strand at least 4 times to make them pin straight. There should be no kinks left in any single hair.
After straightening, next step is to apply neutralizer (tube 2) on all hair. The process is same like application of cream. After your full head is done, you have to wait for 15 minutes and then wash it using shampoo. Rinse properly to wash off all the chemicals from your hair.
Aaaaaaand it's done. Now you use hair dryer or let your hair dry naturally. Once they get dry they will be straight. No frizz, no curls. Only smooth, straight and manageable hair.
One important thing to mention here is that after straightening you cannot tie your hair for three days. No hair pins, bands , scrunchies should be used. You cannot wash your hair or apply anything on them. Try your best to keep your hair in straight position. Don't even pull them behind your ear. Because if any wave or curl is developed then it will stay till the effect of straightening lasts and you will have to use straightening Iron on that curl or wave to make it straight every time.
The procedure is lengthy and takes around 3-4 hours (really a tiring job). But the result that I have got is worth all those efforts.
I won't say that the result is 100% just like done in a good salon. But it is more than 90% and I am happy with it. It's not easy to work yourself with back side hair. So it's better to take help of your sister, cousin or friend. My bro's wife helped me and the whole thing became easier for me.
Overall I am very much satisfied with what I have achieved after spending only PKR 675 ( and yes of course almost 3hrs as well). My all hair now are straight except few strands that have developed mild waves near lower ends. I couldn't figure out weather they were formed during sleep when the hair may have curled at those points.
But any ways my hair look frizz free, straight and more shiny after wash and that too without spending even a minute.
Now I am flaunting my beautiful straight hair these days and I am loving them. And a sleek pony tail looks so good.
Well that is all about today. In the start I didn't know that this post will go so long. But there were some points and tips that were necessary to mention here.
Do give me your feedback. And share your experience regarding this.
Till next time take care and stay happy.
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