10 Major Mistakes You're Making When You Try to Straighten Curls
The process of the classic "press and curl" has come a long way from the hot-comb and hair-grease days. We're not talking about your average blowdry here. Getting coarse, thick, or curly hair straight requires more than a round brush and hair dryer.
You need to know the proper technique and own several different hot tools to achieve a silky finish on natural textures — and even some pros can't do it without snapping a comb in half, popping the nozzle off the hair dryer, or causing permanent damage to your curls. Before you trust a blowdry bar with your delicate locks, we challenge you to try straightening at home (you just might get better results).
We've enlisted the help of Johnny Wright, celebrity hairstylist and artistic style director of Amla Legend, to break down the 10 major mistakes you're making when you straighten your curls — with easy fixes. Plus, he reveals the frizz-fighting trick he uses on Michelle Obama to keep her natural hair sleek after a workout.