So, the standard procedure for keeping straight hair sleek is to wrap at night. Those of us who can do, while the rest of us are supposed to try. But is it the best move for everyone? Is there no alternative way to keep straightened tresses bangin' daily without using heat?
Wrapping is a perfect way to care for your ends at night, when you have straightened hair which easily swoops and stays in place, it is great way of avoiding the awkward mid hair partings sketched by rollers sectioning. And it's particularly great when our daily style depends on the forward diagonal direction.
But wrapping hair that actively fights being wound, and wound up, is not necessarily the best idea. Stubborn hair is never stubborn without reason. Hair that refuses manipulation is doing exactly that, and forcing your hair to do what it's so fervently against increases the likelihood of undue hair stress and breakage. Though wrapping may not forever be a no-no; your hair may not be in good enough condition to benefit from the contouring of wrapping. Here at DHA's DIY, the motto is to condition, condition, condition. Although it may take a series of treatments, with the right conditioners, healthy moisturised hair is relaxed, free and easy to style.
What If STUBBORN HAIR isn't the Issue?
So your hair wraps up fine, and you know for sure that you have the right wrapping technique. But the results in the morning aren't exactly desirable, and you've been through the checklist, - nothing going wrong there. Still your hair doesn't look much different from how it would, if you never wrapped at all. This usually occurs with very thick, coarse, straightened hair, that's shoulder length and longer. (In particular, hair that is not chemically straightened and has a very tight natural curl.) Quite simply, the tension created when wrapping is simply not sufficient, nor is it distributed evenly enough to smooth such coarse, thick hair. So what's the alternative? Definitely not tying your hair tighter!
You may receive better results from loose buns that curve your ends in or out as you desire, or the invisible roller technique from the previous post. One thing is for sure; if you find wrapping your hair increases your sweating at night then avoid it; there's surely no need for smooth directed ends with curly reverted roots.
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