How to Straighten a Hair Weave

by Contributing Writer ; Updated September 28, 2017

Knowing how to straighten a hair weave is a great skill to have when you want to take your look from casual to sophisticated for an event or even just a change of pace. But straightening hair pieces can be a tedious task, especially when you have extensions that are pre-curled or were designed for a specific style. Follow a few tips to take your hair weave from curly or frizzy to straight and silky.

Items you will need

  • Vent brush
  • Bristle brush
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Light Gel or hair serum
  • Blow dryer with comb extension
  • Holding spray
  • Flat iron
  • Oil sheen
Step 1

Make sure your weave is human hair. Synthetic hair cannot have heat applied to it or it will melt.

Step 2

Brush through the curls or texturing of your human hair piece or extensions. Pre-curled pieces are not usually brushed while dry. Brushing the hair before shampooing will allow the curls to loosen so they won’t re-curl while under water.

Step 3

Shampoo and condition the hair. This can be done at home or by your hair stylist.

Step 4

Use a light gel or hair serum after washing your hair, being sure to use a moderate amount from the root to the ends. Brush your weave thoroughly to rid the weave of all pre-curls, which will now start to untangle.

Step 5

Use a hairdryer with a comb extension on the end. If a comb extension is not available, be prepared to brush the hair while it dries. Dry the hair in 2-inch sections until completely dry.

Step 6

Apply holding spray on the 2-inch parted sections. Brush with a bristle hair utensil, not a vent brush, and then apply the flat iron to the hair. Feel free to go over the hair two or three times to make sure it’s completely straight.

Step 7

Use oil sheen throughout the hair once it is all straightened, and style as desired.

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