Blow-Drying Curly Hair
Make super-curly hair look entirely different by straightening it as you blow it dry. The straightening blow-dry technique is extremely popular right now and is a simple way to get a great look without chemical texturizing or relaxing.
The first step in straightening super-curly hair is to blot it dry. Never vigorously towel-dry curly, wet hair.
Use a leave-in conditioner to coat and protect the hair. Also apply a straightening product to support your efforts. Make sure you distribute the product through the hair evenly by combing from scalp to ends.
Start with a half-inch section in the nape. Using a boar-bristle round brush or flat brush, work up the head, making certain each section is dry and straight. Apply as much tension as necessary and don't be afraid of using heat.
Allow the hair to cool when it's still on the brush to prevent it from reverting curl.
If the hair air-dries as you work, it will become too curly. Spritz it down before blowing it straight and re-spritz with water when necessary.
Avoid using water-based hair sprays.
Once the hair is dry and straight, go ovver large sections with a flat iron to ensure that the style remains straight.