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Out of control, unruly hair is never a good thing. If your African-American hair is feeling a little bit frizzy, try applying a straightening balm. Straightening balms help get your hair in control, and make it look much more relaxed, sleek and straight.
How They Work
Straightening balms aren't relaxers so they won't permanently straighten your locks. They're also not going to turn naturally curly hair straight just by applying them. What they can do is lock down frizz and leave hair looking much smoother, so your straight styles can look much more gorgeous than they would without.
All-Natural Relaxing Balms
Chemical relaxers get your hair permanently straight. If you don't want to deal with harsh chemicals that can damage your hair, try a relaxing balm. Relaxing balms help to banish frizz without applying any harmful chemicals to your coif. Look for a relaxing balm that contains moisturizing ingredients to leave your hair soft as well as straight.
How to Use Them
Keep your blowout looking fresh by applying a bit of straightening balm. Apply a bit of straightening balm to damp hair. Don't overdo it. You don't want to weigh your hair down. Then, blow dry hair using a flat or round brush to get it straight. Your straightening balm helps your tresses on their way to getting perfectly sleek.
Try It On Curly Hair
Straightening balms don't just work on hair you want to straighten. They also help make curly hair look better. If you have natural curls that you want to keep, try applying a bit of straightening balm to damp hair to keep frizz at bay, moisturize your tresses and define your curl pattern.