How to straighten your natural curly hair

Hair Transformation: How to Straighten Curly Natural Hair (Video Tutorial)

This tutorial will show you just what you need to do to get your hair from curly and frizzy to straight and sleek.


One of the best things about having natural hair is its versatility. Depending on your mood or the occasion, you can wear your hair either straight or curly. Either style can be glammed up or made cool and casual. Today we’re going to find out how to make curly hair straight. If you use the right products,  you don’t have to be worried about heat damage. We all know high heat can straighten your hair, but it can do serious harm, which defeats the purpose! 

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What You Will Need to get this look:

  • Shampoo
  • Deep Conditioner
  • Tail comb or fine tooth comb
  • Wide tooth comb
  • Hair ties or clips
  • Coconut oil
  • Flat iron
  • Blow dryer – optional

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Style Tip: Use the lowest possible heat setting for your hair. 

Step 1: Shampoo, condition and dry hair

You want to start this process with freshly washed hair, so the first step on how to make curly hair straight is…

How to make curly hair straight

  1. Start by shampooing your hair with your preferred shampoo
  2. Follow your shampoo session with a deep conditioner and detangling session
  3. Allow your hair to air dry (if you have long hair that takes a long time to dry, then you can blow dry or put your hair into medium twists and allow to air dry)

Step 2: Straighten hair with a flat iron

  1. Section dry hair into two halves, securing one half with a hair tie or clip
  2. Further section your hair into one small section at a time
  3. Place coconut oil on a small section
  4. Use the flat iron and comb to pass over the section of hair with the comb in front of the flat iron

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  1. Pass over hair slowly so you don’t have to pass over too many times in the same place
  2. Continue to pass over each section until you have completed your entire head
  3. Use the flat iron to smooth out your edges one more time after you have completed your entire head
  4. When you are all done, you want to wrap your hair and allow the coconut oil to set

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Now you know how to make curly hair straight at home you can start doing it yourself and save some of the money you would be spending getting it straightened at a salon.