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Emo hairstyles are characterized by their color and cut. Although length varies, emo hair is usually dyed black and is extremely straight. Long bangs are swept across the forehead. If you have curly or wavy hair, achieving the emo hairstyle is difficult without a hair relaxer or constant use of a straight iron. However, it can be done. A little prep work and a lot of maintenance ensures that you will be rocking the emo look in no time.
Apply the relaxer according to the instructions in the kit. Most drugstore relaxers last six to eight weeks.
Immediately use a shampoo and deep conditioner after the relaxer sets. Towel dry your hair.
Set the flat iron to medium-to-high heat, depending on the thickness of your hair. Straighten sections of your hair until it is completely straight. Straighten your bangs at a roughly 45 degree angle across the forehead.
Use the comb to backcomb sections of hair near the scalp. Emo hair has lots of volume near the top and tapers at the end. Lightly spray the teased sections with hairspray for hold. Brush your hair with a thin-toothed comb to blend the straightened sections.
Use a firm-hold hairspray to set the hair. Do not use mousse or gel, because the "wet" look is not desirable for emo hairstyles.
You can have your hair professionally straightened at a salon.
The relaxer process, flat ironing and teasing are damaging to hair. Use deep conditioners often and discontinue the hairstyle if you experience significant breakage or thinning.