Get It Straight – Flat Iron

In this lesson, you will learn how to straighten your daughter’s curly hair using a flat iron.


Begin this process by shampooing, conditioning, and completely blow drying the hair. To learn how to how to properly wash, condition, and blow dry curly hair, go to our Curly Hair Video Lessons: Shampooing and Conditioning and Get it Straight - Blow Dry.


Apply a small amount of moisturizer or a heat protectant to protect the hair from the heat.


Begin by parting a small section of hair about a quarter of an inch from the hair line.


Comb the section before flat ironing to make sure the hair is smooth and free from tangles.


Place the flat iron at the top of the section without touching the scalp.


To achieve desired straightness, use very slow and smooth passes with the flat iron. With curly hair, you may have to use two to three passes of the flat iron to achieve desired straightness.

Tip:Use small sections of hair, making sure that the section of hair fits in between the width flat iron plates.


Continue these steps until your flat ironing process is completed.

Tip:To create loose curls, bend the flat iron at the end of the hair.

: Take your daughter to a professional every four months to have her ends trim. This will keep her hair healthy and guarantee a gorgeous flat iron look!

Flat irons range anywhere in between $10 and $200. We recommend a ceramic flat iron with a heat dial. The heat dial allows you to control the level of heat. Use lower heat settings for finer hair and higher heat for more coarse hair.