Haven’t you heard? Word on the curb is that ladies with the extra kink cannot get any amount of heat to tame their hair into straight tresses for a temporary switch up. Girl, that’s lies, tales and fallacies. With some patience, the right product and a good flat iron it most definitely can be done.

So what’s the trick to getting your hair to flat iron straight?

1. Use the right products.
No glycerin at all and no oil heavy products. Make sure you do this on CLEAN hair to avoid your hair poofing right back up. A good heat protectant is a must. So definitely use products that are geared towards you using heat on your hair. They will be specially formulated to moisturize your hair and protect it form the heat.

2. Style in small sections
Yes the smaller the sections, the better your hair will come out. Patience is a virtue we all need to cultivate and this would be the perfect time to start.

3. Keep your flat iron below 325° or below
We’re not trying to burn our hair off here.

Check out my video below to see how I used the Motions Straight Finish kit to flat iron my hair. The kit included the Motions Straight Finish Leave-In Conditioner, Straight Finish Sealer and (sulfate) Shampoo – which I didn’t use, along with a flat iron. The items are available for individual purchase at most major retailers and beauty supply stores.

This look was created back in May and you can see plenty of pics/videos of my hair since then. Absolutely no heat damage occurred.

Published by Jouelzy

Jouelzy is a vlogger & writer who advocates for the #SmartBrownGirl. You can catch up on the movement at YouTube or catch more of her writing on her personal blog.

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  1. Your review made me want to go out and buy this, our textures are very close if not the same and all the other reviews of this set were of ladies with a looser curl pattern. Thank you sooooo much for this and also your channel as a whole. You have taught me so much.

  2. I feel like crying I am so frustrated with my hair. I have been trying for months to flat iron it and never have the results of the pretty ladies in these videos. I have not purchased this particular kit yet, but I have followed the same steps through many big name companies even tried doing it with a straightening systems After washing and conditioning even in a stretched state, and blowdrying, my hair does not look like the example of hair shown, my hair has far more intricate coiling, It takes a couple of hours to section my hair off enough just to find where my hair naturally parts– that is how dense my hair is. When I use a curling wand or flat iron on my hair once it dries it will make a little bend… which will fall out in a couple hours, even after passing the wand through as many times as possible without risking heat damage, you see only a slight difference. And my hair has zero movement, it just sits ontop of my hair stiff– without the addition of gel or spray. I cannot shake my hair. I could be caught in a tornado and my hair would not blow across my face. I think a relaxer may be the only solution, I wanted natural hair, but i can’t manage this. I do not know what else I could do differently. Will motion straight finish or lush cosmetics really be the definitive answer for me?

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