Maybe you have been wearing your hair natural for a year and you need a change. Maybe you are thinking about quitting relaxers and you want to keep your sleek straight look. Heat training may be a great option for you.
What is Heat Training?
Heating training natural hair involves using a flat iron, an old school pressing comb, or a blow dryer to change and loosen your natural curl pattern. In time, you will experience less single stand knots and tangles and be able to retain more length. You should not heat train your hair every day because it can lead to heat damaged hair.
How do I Heat Train?
In order to heat train your natural hair, you want to use a flat iron on the lowest setting possible.
Always use a heat protectant before applying the flat iron to your hair. Look for products that will protect your hair from the drying and damaging effects of styling appliances.
To reduce how often you use heat, you can alter between wearing non-heat hairstyles and heat applied hairstyles. Once your flat iron hair loses it shape, you should re-twist your natural hair to keep your natural curl pattern intact. You can wear flat iron hair once a month or twice a year. Never flat iron hair that isn’t cleaned on daily or weekly basis.
If you over do the heat, this will result in starting over with a big chop in order to get back the coils you once had.