Curly hair should be bouncy, healthy and shiny. However, most women with curly hair agree that sometimes that look is difficult to achieve. Humidity, dryness and bad hair days can turn gorgeous curls into a big, frizzy mess. One way to tame your curls is to temporarily get rid of them. Although many women use hair straighteners to tame their manes, this particular styling tool is not needed to straighten your hair. Using a hair straightener applies additional heat to your hair, which could lead to dryness. Instead, straighten your curls using a special styling product and a few basic styling tools.

Things You'll Need

Wash your hair with hair straightening shampoo and rinse clean. Apply a straightening conditioner and allow it to set for a few minutes, then rinse with cool water.

Squeeze your hair dry with a towel. Do not rub your hair, since this may cause breakage that results in frizz.

Squeeze a quarter-sized dollop of heat protection mousse into your hands and lightly tap your palms together. Distribute the mousse evenly all over your hair from root to tip.

Comb the product through your hair with a wide-toothed comb, removing any tangles.

Separate your hair into four sections; top, sides and back. Clip three sections to the side and let down one section of hair.

Position the round brush at the underside of the loose section of hair as close to the root as possible. While blow-drying about 2 inches from the brush as you move it, pull the brush downward through your hair, rolling the brush inward at the ends. Repeat this until the section of hair is dry.

Repeat step 6 for each section of hair until your entire head is dry. Then apply a small amount of hair straightening serum, as recommended by the manufacturer, into your palm and apply the product evenly over your ends first, then through the rest of your hair.


  • Hair straightening cream can be used instead of heat protection mousse. However, make sure to use a heat protection spray on your hair after applying to cream evenly from root to tip.