The fine folk over at ghd sent me a pair of their limited edition lagoon stylers to try out. I had previously searched the internet high and low for naturals who had used ghd's to get their hair straight but could only find a handful so i thought it'd be great for me to try them especially as i have type 4 hair which is on the kinky-coil side of the curly girl hair spectrum.
Let's begin. You will need:
Detangled moisturised hair
A heat protectant that contains some sort of silicone (I used ghd's Heat Protect Spray)
A brush or comb
Sectioning clips or hairbands
I begin by sectioning my hair into about four (sometimes five) sections for ease of access, and gently brush or comb each smaller section before straightening it just once! Yes I got straight hair with just one pass! Less passes mean less damage which is always a good thing.
Once all sections are fully straight, take your straighteners and run over the ends quickly flicking your wrist inwards to create a small curl, this is what will give you the illusion of a bob look without having to cut your hair into one! When you finish use your fingers or a wide tooth comb to gently comb it out so it looks more natural and you're pretty much good to go! Throw on your favourite red lipstick and killer dress and you're done.
Et Voila! Super sleek straight hair!
I love having natural hair because I can go from Coily to Straight with ease and so much more. As much as i occasionally like straight hair from time to time, i could never go back to relaxing! If any of you are considering going natural or transitioning and would like a more in-depth hair series let me know! I'll be doing a years worth of protective styling as of January 1st and will check in every three months and document my journey to healthier hair practices! I aim to grow my hair back to full Arm Pit length or even Bra strap length by the end of this year! I've had to cut off a good two inches of hair due to damaged split and dry ends from dying so here's hoping my hair can grow back quickly! P.S. Apologies for the dodgy lighting, it gets so dark quickly nowadays!