Hair Flipping Out

Hair that flips out at the bottom
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Q: I have naturally straight and shiny hair. But the problem is it flips out in a major way at the bottom and I hate it. When I straighten it, it goes away, but only for a little bit. It just flips back out again.
Also, ever since I started to straighten my hair, it has become static and very frizzy. Am I damaging it? Is there some sort of product I can use to keep my hair from flipping out and keep it non-static at the same time? Please help me!

A: You could be damaging your hair if you aren't taking care to protect it during the straightening process. There are also shampoos, conditioners and styling products that are designed for use on the hair when you prefer straight hair styles.
Look for shampoos and conditioners designed to give "smooth and sleek" hair results. These will help to smooth down the cuticle layer and control frizz. You can also use a leave-in conditioner to help protect the hair during the heat styling process. Apply the leave-in conditioner to the towel-dried hair before blow-drying the hair.
Furthermore, you should apply a smoothing serum (anti-frizz serum) on the hair as well, prior to blow-drying the hair. This will help to ensure that the hair is as smooth as possible even before you flat-iron it.
You can also find several brands of product designed to use when flat-iron styling the hair to help keep it smooth and sleek-looking. These are designed to help hold straight hair styles and keep the hair healthy. You may also find that using a misting of hairspray on the straightened hair will help it to hold the straight style longer.
Also, while you are flat-iron straightening your hair, you should use a deep-conditioner once a week to re-hydrate your hair. In addition, you can use a hot-oil treatment once a month to keep protecting the hair, but this is optional.
See also:
Flat iron styling
How to get rid of static hair
What are the benefits of a hot oil hair treatment?