How To Use Hair Straightening Cream (At Home)

What can be easier to keep your hair straight than CREAM right? 

To get the best results it’s important you understand the right process. 

So how do you use hair straightening cream? 

It’s easy to follow our simple step by step process for using straightening cream on your hair. Be sure to start with clean hair, apply the cream, let it sit, wash the cream out of your hair and blowdry it to get the salon end results. 

Take a look at our guide to learn our simple steps to follow and which products we recommend you to use on your hair. 

How To Choose The Right Straightening Cream

It is important to choose the right hair straightening cream first before you choose to apply the cream to your hair yourself at home. 

It can make a difference when you are using the cream best suited for your hair type. 

If you have slightly frizzy, curly hair then you can purchase a mild straightening cream which can be sued daily resulting in gradual results in smooth silky straight hair. 

We recommend the Wella Creatine straightening cream you can use this daily, it’s a reliable brand and great value for money. 

Yet if you have the crazy naturally curly, afro hair which can be stubborn to straighten out the curls with cream it’s suggested you use a super-strong cream that incorporates keratin which is a much more powerful chemical to help relax your hair from home. 

We would recommend using Professional Results Brazilian Keratin Blowout Hair Straightening Treatment its a lot more powerful for those tougher hair types. 

Wash And Clean Your Hair

Now you have chosen the right cream for your hair, you can start your process. It’s essential you start by washing your hair thoroughly. 

If you apply your chosen cream to unwashed hair, it’s unlikely to have the outcome you are looking for. You need to attempt to wash away any build-up of dirt or debris from your hair so the cream can do its job correctly. 

We would recommend using a clarifying shampoo which is made purely to remove dirt from your hair. 

Our favourite kit currently is Nanobeauty Diamond Infused Brazilian Keratin Hair Straightening treatment Kit. It includes the perfect shampoo and keratin straightening treatment for your hair. 

Towel Dry Your Wet Locks

Many women have explained that applying your straightening cream to damp hair rather than dry hair will achieve much better results. 

Use a microfiber towel to take away the excess water from your hair. You can then lightly brush through your hair to get rid of any knots or tangles before smothering your hair in your cream. 

Divide Your Hair Into Small Sections

The best way to achieve the same results all the way through your hair is to divide your hair into small even sections. This will ensure the cream reaches every part of your hair you are wanting to straighten. 

You can also use a back tail comb to create your sections and use clips to hold the hair you dont need out of the way so you can cover the sections with cream fully. 

Apply The Hair Straightening Cream

So here is the most important part of the process, applying the straightening cream to your hair. You already will have it sectioned with a small amount ready for it to be applied. 

All you need to do is add a small amount of cream into the palm of your hand and start applying it to the roots of your hair right down to the ends. Run your fingers through your hair making sure you have evenly covered your hair. 

You will need to repeat the process to cover all your hair with styling cream. 

Read Here: Side Effects of Using Hair Straightening Cream

Let The Cream Sit

It’s essential you leave the cream on your hair for at least 20-30 mins, depending on the condition of your hair. 

If you feel you have more sensitive hair types then I would suggest only leaving the cream on for 20 minutes. Whereas if you have more difficult hair types then you will need to allow the full half an hour to make sure you have the best results from the cream. 

Wash The Hair Again

It’s time to wash the cream out of your hair. Be sure to use lukewarm water, when washing your hair as this will make sure it washes away all of the product. 

There is no need to use any shampoo or conditioner as this may reverse the process you have just followed. 


Hopefully, our guide has given you the confidence to give it a go at home on your own, the process of how to use hair straightening cream really is as easy as it seems. 

Be sure to choose the correct hair straightening cream for your hair depending on your hair type. Be sure to wash your hair beforehand and also let it sit for the right amount of time for your hair. 

What did you think of our guide on how to use hair straightening cream? Are they any questions you would like answered? Feel free to contact us as we love to hear from our readers. 

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