If you straighten your hair every day, will it become naturally straight?

curly hair girl angry because she can't straighten it every day

  • No, not at all. If you straighten your hair every day, it won’t get straighter.
  • In fact, far from being a solution, it’ll be a disadvantage because you’ll damage your hair by straightening it every day.
  • The only way to straighten your hair permanently is to have it chemically straightened, ideally by a salon professional. But even then, it won’t make your hair become naturally straight. 
  • In this article, we’ll take an in-depth look at why straightening your hair every day not only won’t make it naturally straight but will also cause problems down the road.


Do you have curls or a lot of frizz and straighten your hair every day?

Do you think that your hair will adapt and stay straight forever?


 Sorry to disappoint you, but your hair won’t become naturally straight by straightening it every day. 

The only way to permanently straighten hair is by   chemically straightening it, which we do at the salon. 


If you have wavy or curly hair, you should value it and care for it with treatments that help reinforce that natural movement. That way, you’ll  keep your hair healthy, strong, and shiny. 

But even if your hair doesn’t become naturally straight, let’s see what happens if you straighten it every day. And what your options are to make it permanently straight.

Shall we?


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Did you know that the heat of the flat iron could become your worst enemy?

Frustrated straight-haired girl points her hands and gaze up

For some reason, you’ve decided to flat iron your hair every day. Or worse,  blow-drying and flat ironing your hair every day  (maybe every other day) and you think that it’ll permanently straighten your hair.

It’s free to dream!


But nothing could be further from the truth.

 The heat from the hair dryer and flat iron acts directly on the hair fiber.  They immediately change the internal hair structure.

This results in completely straight hair.


However,  a little moisture in the environment will be enough for your hair to return to its natural form, be it wavy or curly. 

The same thing will happen if you wash it. The story ends like “Cinderella.”

You may wonder, what’s wrong with straightening my hair every day?


The problem is that you dehydrate your hair with so much heat. You’re stripping your hair of its natural moisture by evaporating it.

Have you ever noticed that steam comes out of your hair when you straighten it?


It  is the hair’s own moisture.  If this happened once in a while, there would be no problem.

 However, straightening your hair every day or every other day can be serious.  Over time, you’ll start to notice how the hair fiber slowly starts to thin.

How do you realize you’ve burned your hair with constant straightening?


One of the first signs of heat-damaged hair is the  split ends.  Then, you’ll start to see your hair thinning.

Being so badly treated, your hair will be much  drier, porous, and fragile, and it’ll tangle easily. 

In short, your hair will be very fragile and may cut when you try to untangle it.


Therefore,  the solution would be to stop straightening your hair every day  because it won’t turn naturally straight.

In case you can’t give up straightening, use heat protectants and use both the hair dryer and the flat iron at the lowest possible temperature.
You should also moisturize your hair at least once a week:  apply masks, ampoules, and any other nourishing product you can find. Your hair will thank you for it. 


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Do you want to have straight hair? I’ll tell you what your best options are

Hairdresser seals the keratin on a client with a hair straightener

Now you know that your hair won’t become naturally straight if you straighten it every day.

 But don’t panic: there are alternatives that allow you to make your straight hair last longer.   Of course, they’ll keep your hair healthy.


  • If your hair is puffy or very frizzy, you can have a keratin shock, hair botox or hair lifting.

All these products contain  small doses of formaldehyde, which helps control frizz.


According to the amount of formaldehyde they contain, , the duration of the product is estimated between 15 days to two or three months. After that, you can continue these treatments.

 Formaldehyde leaves a memory trace in the internal structure of the hair.  Therefore, the duration of straightening is likely to increase after each application.

But… (there’s always a but) if you stop any of these treatments, the hair will return to its natural shape (no treatment works magic)


  • If you have wavy or curly hair,  these treatments will also work but will last for a shorter time.  For more complex cases, the best option would be to have a definitive straightening

This way,  you’ll put an end to the problem and get completely straight, shiny, and silky hair. 

These treatments last between 3 and 6 months, according to the amount of formaldehyde they contain.

Some of these straighteners are thermo-active. So, you always need to blow-dry your hair. Your hair can’t be wet because the heat of the blow-dryer activates the product. 


Other straightening products have much more formaldehyde. Your hair may be wet because it’ll always be straight.  You must repeat the treatment every 6 months  as it grows.

Alternatively,  formaldehyde-free straighteners currently yield excellent results.  They’re less aggressive and anyone can apply them.

They last for a shorter time, but there are risk-free. As you’ll see, you have several options for definitive straightening. Which one will you choose for you?


Conclusion: straightening your hair every day won’t make it naturally straight, so opt for a permanent straightening instead

As we saw in this article, magic doesn’t exist, let alone in hair matters. Your hair must undergo a chemical process for changes to be long-lasting.

So now you know that  straightening your hair with blow-drying and flat ironing won’t make it  become naturally straight.

If possible,  avoid using a flat iron and blow dryer every day.  Otherwise, use a heat protectant.


If you want your hair to stay straight for a long time,  choose a permanent straightening  with or without formaldehyde.

Make an appointment at the salon. Your hairdresser will know how to treat your hair so that it’s totally  healthy, silky, and with a completely natural movement. 

Don’t hesitate, GO FOR IT!

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