The Best Way to Get Straight Hair Without Damaging Your Luscious Locks

Aymes Sarah
4 min readApr 18, 2020

All you need is pins, product, and patience!

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I love reading about anything beauty related. I love trying new makeup, hairstyles, and beauty hacks.

I usually write about pretty heavy topics, but I’ve decided to try writing about another passion of mine: Beauty.

I have had curly, dry hair for years. Anyone who has curly hair feels my pain: It tangles, dreads, and sheds. I love my natural hair, but combing out tangles every day was damaging it severely.

Recently, I decided that a change in my haircare routine is essential. Since we are under lockdown and I have some free time, I decided to try a different method and it worked!

The old way wasn’t working so it was time to try something new!

Do you want shiny, straight hair without using heat tools? Try this!

We all know that the use of heat tools can cause hair damage. My type of hair (dry, coarse, fine) cannot tolerate heat at all and even using it once a month will damage it.

After my wedding, I could feel the damage from getting my hair styled for “the big day”.

When I let my hair go natural for more than one day, it ends up tangled and frizzy. Each day, I was losing a lot of hair from combing out the tangles!

I decided I wanted to try something different, so I researched ways to straighten my hair naturally and came across something called “wet-wrapping”.

This technique has been used for years by people of color to smooth their hair or keep it smooth after relaxing. It is heat-free and has resulted in me finally having the shiny, bouncy hair I’ve always wanted!

Basically, after shampooing and conditioning, you apply a styling product and wrap your hair, pinning and smoothing it as you go.

The smoother and tighter you wrap, the better the results. I have tried many versions of this but the one that worked best for my hair type was by a young “beautuber” named Krazyrayray.

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Aymes Sarah

Wife, mother, and researcher of a myriad of subjects. I love to write about anything and everything! Writer for The Startup, Better Marketing, & The Ascent👊