What is Hair straightening?
The technique for hair straightening is used since the 1890s to flatten and straighten your hair to make it look smooth, smooth and stylish. It was popular with black men and women of all races during the 1950s.
It is performed with an iron or hot comb of hair, chemical relaxers, Japanese straightening of hair, brasilian tightening of hair or blowdryer styling. Moreover, some shampoos, paddles and hair gel can help make hair straight for a while.
In some South-East Asian countries (e.g. Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines), the process is often called “rebonding.”
Flat irons and chemicals can damage hair if done frequently. Often, the result of excessive tightening is division. The damage can however be reduced by heat protective sprays.
There are two types of methods for the hair straightening. They are given below:
1) Temporary (non-chemical treatment):
Irons for hair and hot combs have been designed to change hair form / texture temporarily. In general, environmental factors , primarily water from washing, rain, humidity, etc. reverse the stratified effect.
This includes water in products of style such as gels, which can be applied after straightening, although it may produce usable results that do not differ greatly from if the user naturally has straight hair before using the product.
Excessive use of heat tools can change the hair structure permanently. The so-called ‘heat damage.’ Preventing heat damage can help prevent the use of protective sprays or lotions.
The damage can be disguised, but not reversed, by using a variety of styling techniques. The only way heat damaged hair can be repaired is by cutting and regrowing the damaged hair.
Without any chemical treatment, five major hair straightening tools can be used in following ways:
(i) Straightening comb with heat applied to the hair (also known as hot comb).
(ii) Hair iron is directly applied to hair by heat. Use flat iron with 0.5 to 1 inch wide heating plates to make shorter hair. Try wider hair iron for longer hair.
(iii) Blow dryer to straighten your hair with comb fastener or round brush. To protect your skin and hair texture, use medium to low heating level.
Excessive heat can cause hair damage. Adding a hair-pack or a hair-packer could help moisturize the hair while heating up.
(iv) Large hair rollers can spread and straighten hair when it’s drying on damp hair. Large rollers are frequently used to reduce heat damage before blow drying.
(v) Electricity straightening of hair brushes. The braids produce thermal heat which is absorbed by the hair and constantly burned to the pin. For maximum effect the hair is required to enter deeply into the brush.