Step-By-Step Guide For Permanent Hair Smoothening At Home

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Let’s face it, very few people on earth have accepted their natural hair texture as their own. People with straight hair long for bouncy lustrous curls and people with gorgeous curls would die for poker-straight hair. And this is not something that is common only in  Gen-Z. Hair styling and straightening techniques can be traced back to ancient civilizations such as the Egyptian civilization, where iron plates were used to straighten hair. Well, we can’t say how safe or effective that was, but thankfully the iron plates have developed into straighteners that fit in our makeup drawers. But now the makeup and beauty industry has advanced so much that you can permanently alter your hair structure at home. Want to know how? Here in this article, we will discuss step-by-step instructions on smoothening your hair permanently at the comfort of your home. Read on!

What Is Hair Smoothening?

What Is Hair Smoothening?
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If you are new to hair smoothening, you need to understand the process and how it works to be able to do it yourself. Hair smoothening gives you silky and smooth hair. So, no matter what your natural hair texture is, you will get absolutely smooth and straight hair after the procedure. The frizzy and slightly wavy hair that made it difficult for you to look perfect in your pictures can now be tamed into silky hair. However, truth be told, the process is time-consuming and expensive if you plan on getting it done in a salon. But, once you understand how it works, you can cut the cost by half by doing it yourself at home.

The hair smoothening process involves many steps, including drying the hair, using keratin solution, and straightening it with a flat iron. However, it is not the same as other keratin treatments or hair straightening. Here is how to smoothen your hair perfectly at home.

Step 1: Oil Your Hair

Oil Your Hair
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Oil is your best friend when it comes to getting rid of a dry scalp and nourishing your hair with nutrients. You can use Moroccan argan oil or almond oil to supplement your hair with the necessary nutrients. After massaging your hair from the scalp to the tips, let it sit for a few hours.

Step 2: Cleanse Your Hair

Cleanse Your Hair
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Once your hair is deeply conditioned, you need to wash it out. Use a nourishing shampoo to eliminate the excess oil and dirt from your hair.

Step 3: Use The Keratin Treatment

Use The Keratin Treatment
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After your hair is clean and damp, apply the keratin treatment and gently massage it. You must spread the cream evenly from root to tip using a wide-toothed comb. Don’t apply it directly on your scalp. You can also opt for a keratin hair mask if you want to nourish your scalp.

Step 4: Rinse Your Hair

Rinse Your Hair
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Let the keratin treatment sit for about thirty minutes, and then wash your hair. Make sure there are no treatment residues when you wash your hair. Once your hair is dry, brush it with a toothed comb to ensure there are no tangles.

Step 5: Straighten Your Hair

Straighten Your Hair
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Once your hair is dry and combed, make small sections of your hair and apply heat protectant on them. Now you can straighten your hair with the help of a straightener.

Step 6: Wash Your Hair

Wash Your Hair
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Once your hair is straightened, you need to rewash your hair after a few hours with pro-keratin conditioners. Apply the conditioner to your hair a few minutes before rinsing it.

Step 7: Apply A Nourishing Serum

Apply A Nourishing Serum
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Apply the serum while your hair is still damp. This will make the detangling process more accessible and make your hair silky, smooth, and shiny while locking all the hydration in.

Common Mistakes To Avoid While Smoothening Hair

Common Mistakes To Avoid While Smoothening Hair
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Here are some common mistakes people make while smoothening their hair at home, which must be avoided at all costs.

  • Never use a flat iron on damp hair. Wait for your hair to completely dry, or use a blow dryer before straightening your hair.
  • Adjust the heat setting on your straightening iron to prevent it from charing your hair.
  • Make sure your hair is detangled before applying the keratin solution.

Once the steps are complete, your hair will be smoother and glossier. Make sure you read the instructions on the products well and do a patch test on your hair to keep allergies at bay. After the treatment, make sure you refrain from tying your hair up or adding any clip, as it will destroy the free-flowing texture of your hair. Also, don’t use oil on your hair after the process for up to three weeks. Instead, use a nourishing conditioner each time you wash your hair. So, are you confident about smoothening your hair at home? What do you think about the process? Let us know in the comments section.

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Indrani Karmakar
Indrani KarmakarSenior Social Writer
Indrani is a writer and artist who likes to add a dash of humor to everything she does. She has two years of experience in writing articles across beauty, health, and lifestyle genres. After graduating in Political Science from Calcutta University, she took a detour into the world of creativity and discovered her knack for social writing, advertising, designing, and doodling.

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