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Chemical Hair Straighteners - What You Need To Know

Oliver Turner

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Many people turn to chemical hair straightening and other hair straightening means to straighten hair for a long period of time. With hair straightening, curly hair gets rearranged to straight hair. The chemicals used for hair straightening are usually guanidine hydroxide, sodium hydroxide and ammonium thioglycolate. However with this, there may be damage to your hair as the chemicals used here strip the bonds that are responsible for curly hair. Instead of permanent hair straighteners, you can turn to temporary hair straighteners for straightening very curly hair.

There are many professional flat irons available today like the Sedu flat iron for you to use to pin straight your hair a day at a time. In addition to this, there are many products available today like oils, hair straightener solutions, serums and creams that can be used for hair straightening. It is always better to go through reviews before choosing the product that you like as some products don't hold as long as other products.

When choosing your hair straightening products, you have to take your hair type into consideration. This is because fine hair tends to straighten easily as the product gets soaked faster in this hair. You will need more of the product when straightening coarse and thick hair. In addition to using these products on your hair, you will have to blow dry your hair using these products and coax it with the help of a hair straightening brush.

Chemical hair straightening is done following four steps with the strand test first done to find the strength, texture and elasticity of the hair. This determines the chemicals that can be tolerated by your hair. The next step involves using a protective cream on the scalp to shield damaged hair. Then chemicals are rinsed over the hair using hot water and last, the scalp is relaxed using a special conditioner.

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