February 25, 2016

Ways To Maintain My Flatironed Hair...

Relaxer days are the only days I take the dust off my flatiron and use it on my hair.  That happens 3-4 times per year.  I try very hard to minimize the amount of direct heat I place on my hair. 

The TWO ways I use to keep my hair straight
Full Wrap Method
With my side part, I use a wide width comb and comb my hair to the right.  I continue in a circular motion until all of my hair goes around my head.  You can use a brush to make it much neater or add hair pins to secure your hair.  I don’t use hair pins because I don’t like the dents the pins leaves in my hair. When my hair was shoulder length, hair pins where definitely needed. 

Pro’s: My relaxed hair falls straight and smooth downwards.
Con’s :Too much manipulation
           If not careful breakage can occur during wrapping and the take down

With my hair with a side part, I use my fingers to part my hair in half.  I take the right half and pull it to the left hand side of my head and secure with a hair pin.  I take the left half and pull it to the right hand side at the top of my head. No matter the length of your hair you need to secure your ends.

Pro’s : Its less manipulation
Con’s: Can create dents in your hair

Both of these methods I use frequently and I always tie a silk scarf to secure my hair before bed.  I honestly prefer full wraps because my hair falls a lot better. When I’m lazy and don’t want to put in the effort that’s when I do the cross wrap.

I don't like straight limp hair so I keep my moisturizing and sealing very minimum.  I apply Elasta QP Olive oil and Mango Butter moisturizer every other day and seal with coconut oil.  Everyday I apply coconut oil. I only use about a dime for my entire head.  I can wear my hair straight for two weeks unless my scalp starts to feel irritated after one week.  

How do you maintain your hair straight?


  1. I need to try the partial wrap with my shoulder blade long hair! We have Lou Ann Coconut oil and I agree I want conditioned not limp/oily flat hair!



  2. I didn't know you can do that on flat ironed hair I saw this technique on discovering natural where is use it to stretch her hair.


  3. I try as best I can to do a full wrap, but I just about always get breakage. But like you said, the hair falls so much better when it's been fully wrapped. I never could get cross wrapping down very well, but I will have to try it next time I straighten my hair. Great post!

  4. I mostly do crosswraps but i dont get dents from it. I use duck bill clips to temporarily hold the hair in place then use my satin cloth to wrap around my hair and tie it then i remove the clips and cover with my satin cap.

    1. I need to look into duck bill clips, thanks Shantel!

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  6. The cross wrap is so easy if you have long hair. I love both styles.

  7. I do the full wrap a lot, but when relaxed i dont need to flat iron before, the wrapping makes it flat.

  8. I full wrapped my hair every day for years and then one day I just said, I can't do this anymore!! I was so tired of it. Also, I started to notice side breakage on one side. I haven't done that in over a year. I've experimented with the cross wrap, although I didn't really know what it was. I was just trying to figure out a way to sleep without waking up looking like a wreck! Someone up thread mentioned duckbill clips and maybe I'll try it with that next time I do it. Lately, I've just been doing a satiny/nylonish head scarf and letting my hair hang out the back and sleeping on silk pillow. I've had nights before where it would still end up tweaked, but lately it's been working really well.

  9. Great wrap tips, I hardly wear my hair straight and when I do I really struggle with wrapping my hair.

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