So I finally decided to stop being lazy and do something other than my everyday bun.I straigten my hair about once a month in the fall and winter and pretty much never in the warmer months.Since I use alot of conditioner and oil in my hair through out the week I washed my hair with Neutrogena Anti Residue Formula Shampoo and followed that with my usual Biolage Smoothing Shampoo. After that I conditioned with Biolage Conditioning Balm. Since I was short on time I only conditioned while I showered. I have always loved the Biolage products and my hair always seems to come out better when I use their products. Also, the less products you use when pressing your hair, the better it will turn out. After shampooing and contioning all I use is a heat protectant.
Biolage Smoothing Shampoo, Neutrogena Anti Residue Shanpoo, Biolage conditioning Balm
Hair after being shampooed and conditioned (No Product):
After shampoooing and conditioning i apply a quater sized amount of Chi Silk Infusion through out my hair then begin blowdrying my hai starting in the back with my Conair Pro Silver Bird Hair Dryer. I do one inch sections at a time. The blow dry is very important, if you blow out has no movement and is stiff your flat ironed hair also will be. I intended on buying a salon quality blow dryer until i asked my hair dresser what blow dryer she said she uses this one. This blowdryer only cost 29.99 and gets my hair straigter than any blowdryer I have ever used, I use it with the comb attachment. After Blowdrying ,I flat iron in very small sections using my Generic Value Plus Ceramic Flat Iron and the comb chase method. This flat iron only cost 59.99 and works as good as or better than my Chi flat iron.It gets my hair straight and shiny in one pass. I also like it because you can adjust the heat. My hair seems to be pretty heat resistant so I usually flat iron on the hightest setting, adn have not seen any negative affects of doing so. I use the Jilbere Vented Straightening/Cutting Comb for the comb chase method.
Conair Pro Silver Bird Hair Dryer,Jilbere Vented Straightening/Cutting Comb,
Chi Silk Infusion, Generic Value Plus Ceramic Flat Iron
Flat Ironed hair: