Hair straightening is one of the ways to make the hair silky, smooth, and soft. The straightened hairstyle will always be free to fly away. The hair can be easily straightened irrespective of the nature of hair using various methods. It is more important that people need to know the different types of hair straightening methods hence they can easily choose the best one for their process. If we search for the various kinds then one may find a lot of methods and all those methods are classified into three major categories. Natural, Chemical, and Non-Chemical methods are that category and in this article let us discuss chemical and nonchemical categories.
Chemical Hair Straightening method: The name itself clearly instruct us what we are going to do to make the hair straighten. Yes, the chemicals will be applied to the hair and will be washed out later to make the hair straighten. In this method there are three important types are existed.
- Hair rebonding: It is one of the efficient chemical methods used to straighten the hair. In this method chemicals and heat will be applied to the hair hence the bonding in the hair shaft will be broken and that will be recovered by rebonding in a straight texture of hair. This method is not a permanent solution where the straightened hair will last for six to twelve months.
- Keratin Treatment: It is one of the chemical treatments and is also represented as a protein treatment. In this process to straighten and smoothen the hair, the keratin solution will be applied. After the solution application, the hair will be dried using hot tools. This method is considered as best compared to the rebinding method since it produces less damage to hair than the rebonding. The straightened hair will be lasting for three months.
- Hair relaxing: It is one of the methods where here high chemicals and heat will be applied to make the hair straighten. It relaxes the hair and helps to straighten it directly. This produces normal damage to the hair but the conditions applied are based on the type of hair.
Non–Chemical Hair Straightening Method: In this category, the hair straightening will be done using the hot tools alone and no chemicals will be applied to the hair. Flat iron, Blow dryer, and Heating brushes are active Hair straighteners in this method. Generally, heat will be applied along with some pressure to make the hair straighten. The straightened hair will be lasting only a few hours in this method. When considered damages and loss of hair will be less compared to the chemical methods. But excessive use always leads to heavy loss and damage of hair.