Transforming Textures: From Silky to Kinky Straight (Tutorial)

On the 4th of December 2014, I made the decision to go natural, cutting off all of my armpit length relaxed hair. I was so fed up of maintaining a foreign hair texture and craved something new, something I was naturally blessed with. To go from straight relaxed hair to 4A curls is a pretty drastic change but I’m loving it, with no regrets!

Although my hair is now just above shoulder length, I miss and desire longer locks. Now natural, it would make sense to invest in the ever so popular, Kinky Straight weave that resembles my hair texture when straightened. However, I decided to be frugal and get creative using what I already have at hand! So, here is my tutorial for transforming your weave texture, from silky to Kinky Straight!

What you will need:

  • Patience
  • The hair of your choice (please note, this is only guaranteed to work on 100% virgin human hair, I used a 14 inch Brazilian virgin human hair U Part)
  • The ability to braid fast or simply braid
  • A Hair Perming Kit (I used two boxes of an alkaline perm by Zotos)
  • Shampoo (I used Aussie Miracle Moist)
  • Conditioner (I used TRESemmé Remoisturise)

Your Beauty First - Transforming Textures - From Silky to Kinky Straight - Tutorial

Your Beauty First - Transforming Textures - From Silky to Kinky Straight - Tutorial 2

  1. Begin by finely braiding your hair of choice. The smaller the braids, the better as you don’t want to end up with chunky crimped hair.
  2. Follow your perming kit’s instructions.
  3. When you have completed the perming process, wash the hair with shampoo.
  4. Apply your conditioner, leaving it in for an hour before thoroughly washing it out.
  5. As soon as the hair begins to feel damp, unravel the braids and leave the hair to dry.
  6. Style as you desire!

I am yet to style the hair so the images featured only show the hair in its damp state, after removing the braids. I will update this post in the future, uploading more photos. I hope someone finds this tutorial useful and feel free to ask me any questions by commenting below.

Your Beauty First - Transforming Textures - From Silky to Kinky Straight - Tutorial 3 Your Beauty First - Transforming Textures - From Silky to Kinky Straight - Tutorial 4