Sometimes I get these urges to change my look completely for a night. Whenever it happens, I take out my synthetic hair and start going down to business. Many of you may find the task of straightening crochet hair daunting.
However, when you have a clear idea about something, it is never very difficult to do it anymore.
Many people wonder if it is possible or can you straighten crochet hair. Well, yes, you can, but only when you know how to wear them and how to straighten them safely.
How to Wear Crochet Hair
Straightening crochet hair is relatively easy; wearing them, on the other hand, is much more difficult.
It takes quite a bit of time just to wear synthetic crochet hair, and let’s not even talk about the effort you have to put in.
So, what you first need to do is make braids with your hair. It doesn’t matter how you align the braids. Just make sure they are enough to attach the synthetic hair. Put some oil to keep your scalp moist and healthy after you are done making the braids.
Now, you will need to grab some crochet locks and synthetic hair; once you have them start sectioning the artificial hair into small portions. Having small sections gives makes it easier for you to straighten them and allows the hair to look original.
Use the locks to attach the small portions to your braids. The process is similar to crocheting; you will need to attach one end of the synthetic hair to the locks and then make the lock go through your braids.
When you see that the synthetic hair is attached to your braids, pull out the lock and keep repeating the process.
How to Straighten Crochet Hair
Straightening crochet hair is pretty much the same as straightening normal hair. I personally focus on the flat iron I use. So, if you want to do the same, check out my article on Nume straightener reviews.
1) Untangle your hair with a comb and use some heat protectant to keep it and your scalp safe.
2) You can use a spray to lock in on a style, but it is not mandatory.
3) Turn on your straightener and set it on the lowest settings. (Unless you somehow manage to find thick, coarse hair, in that case, click here to get some ideas)
4) Take a small section of your hair and straighten it using the flat iron and comb.
5) Keep flat ironing till all the section are straightened properly
6) Use the comb to give a final touch to your crochet hair.
Expert tip: You can use clips or bands to select different styles for your hair. It is also possible to straighten your synthetic hair with a blow dryer and comb.
Warning: Take a very small portion of hair and check if the temperature of your flat iron is melting it or not. It is best to stay alert in these kinds of situations.
Time for Action
Once you are able to set up your crochet hair, the rest of the process is quite straightforward. Apart from that, if you are not a fan of Nume straighteners, you can have a look at my list of Babyliss flat irons as well.
In any case, the answer to ‘can you straighten crochet hair‘ is simple. It is a big yes, but you should always take precautionary steps to keep your scalp and natural hair safe.