We always want what we don’t have, and if you’ve always wished you curls were straight, they can be. Chemical hair straighteners are available in a variety of strengths and formulas, with results ranging from wash-and-go to finishes that requires blow-drying.
The most popular straightening options are lye and no-lye relaxers, which are good for African-American hair; texturizers, which reduce frizz and blow-dry time, but leave a bend in the hair; Japanese straightening, which permanently straightens the hair until it grows out; and Brazilian keratin treatments, which repel moisture and coat the hair shaft, adding shine.
Since straightening can be a long and somewhat complicated process involving several different chemicals, it’s best to always have it performed by a trained stylist.
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