This email is from Kristen
I love the site. I transitioned for a little over a year, and I did my big chop about a month ago. It wasn’t really a “big chop” per se because after transitioning for a year my natural hair was pretty long.
But anywayyy, I am LOVING my natural hair, but one of the reasons that I went natural was so that my hair would be more versatile. With that being said, every now and then, I would like to wear my hair straight. Since I’ve been natural, I haven’t flat ironed though because I’m scared! I don’t want to damage my hair! I guess you can see that the recent stories about people dealing with heat damage scared me a bit. haha.
I know that your site is primarily focused on NO heat at all, but I think it would be beneficial if you did a feature about ways to SAFELY straighten natural hair.
Reader Toni had this question about Janelle Beauty’s Diva Smooth hair straightener
I would like to know if anyone has tried Janelle Beauty products, Diva Smooth? The product claims to straighten hair, chemical free.
I think it’s just a deep conditioning pre-shampoo treatment, also promoting coconut oil as a thermal protectant. Could you advise if you, or anyone else you know has tried this product?
This email is from Oyinda
I have been natural for a year. I just heard about Brazilian keratin treatments that can make your hair straight for a while instead of using relaxers. I did my research but didn’t find much for Black hair. Any ideas??
So what’s your advice ladies? How do you straighten your hair? And do the aforementioned straigthening treatments work?