The weather is slowly starting to heat up, and the humidity has been staring me right in the face. Welp, that means that time is running out to flat iron my hair. So, I decided to go ahead and do it! Now, you all know I rarely straighten my hair, but I do want to do it more this year. Who knows? I may attempt to straighten it again this summer (y’all say a prayer. We are going to try. I watched some YouTube videos on how to keep your hair straight in the summer, so we shall see).
Anyway, I’m pleased at the progress my hair has made; however, I’m a bit disappointed because I know I could have been further along had I not stopped taking care of my hair properly for roughly two years. Oh well! Hindsight is always 20/20, and there’s no point in crying over spilled milk, right?
I wanted to take pictures of my hair for this post, but unfortunately, I was not able to. Rest assured, the next time I blog about my hair style, I will have pictures added! ♡
Shampoo: OGX Coconut Curls
Conditioner/detangle/Deep Conditioner: OGX Coconut Curls
Heat Protectant Serum: Chi Infusion
Blow Dryer: Revlon Blow Dryer Brush
Flat Iron: Croc Premium Infrared Flat Iron
What did I do?
Well, as you all may (or may not) know, I have low-porosity hair, so before applying shampoo, I ensured that my hair was fully saturated with water as hot as I can stand it. This helps to open up the cuticles of my hair strands, so that the hair products can do what they are supposed to do!
After my hair has been fully saturated, which in this case, took about a minute and a half, I applied the OGX coconut curls to my hair to clarify it. This shampoo does have sulfates, and I wanted to use a sulfate shampoo to wash any excess product out of my hair, so that I had a clean slate to flat iron my hair with. After doing that, I applied the OGX deep conditioner and let it sit for roughly thirty minutes before rinsing with warm water.
Upon finishing these steps, I TOOK A BREAK. Yes, because I was tired. Very tired. So, after I rested for a while, I got up and applied the Chi Infusion serum to my strands. I used roughly a nickel-sized amount for my entire head, as I did not want my hair to look greasy or weighed down. After applying the serum, I started at the back of my head and worked my way up blow drying. This took roughly fifteen minutes; HOWEVER, it was because I took a break before blow drying, and my hair had time to get semi-dry before I started blow drying it.
When I finished blow drying my hair, I sat down for a while before getting back up to straighten my hair. Once again, I started at the back of my head and worked my way to the top. I will say this, my hair did not get as straight as I wanted it to get. I was going for the “silk press” look; however, I did not achieve that. If anyone has any tips on how to achieve that look, please leave them below!
While I did not achieve the look I was going for, I must say, I still like how my hair turned out. It has plenty of body and volume. It has been heating up a bit, and considering the humidity in south Mississippi, my straightened hair has been holding up pretty good!
Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to like, comment, and share this blog post. Oh yeah, once again, leave any tips and tricks you may have on how to achieve the “silk press” look! I look forward to reading your comments! ♡