Ok so as you can see, I am a guy. I am working of getting scene hair
link like that. Its not nearly there yet. I have blond hair and it is wavy. So, I have been straightening my hair for maybe 2 months. by the way I do plan on dying it black. So the issue is whenever I straighten my hair, my hair smells awful. I know that everyone is going to say that's its because I burn my hair, but I can guarantee you its not, so please leave that out. I have no idea why it does that and I really hate it. My girlfriend has pointed it out before and I have no idea what it could be. I use a very thin 1" Remington flat iron and Paul Mitchell Hot off the press thermal protection spray before I straighten it. Do you have any idea why it smells like this and how to fix it? Could it be that I've just recently started straightening it or the thermal protector?
Btw that's not me in the picture lol. I hate smoking.
Like others have said, it's most likely the product. The product is probably burning a little too. I would suggest getting a different protector. I love the it's a 10 miracle leave in product, because it does apparently 10 different things. It'll protect it while you straighten, and itll also make it smell good, not girly, and itll help hold the straightened hair so that it lasts longer, and protects frizziness, moisturizes, adds shine, etc. Also make sure you use a really good moisturizing conditioner when you wash your hair, so that you can heal it, because heat everyday isn't good for the hair, even with protecting product. Paul Mitchell isn't as good as what people say, I use it on my dog, haha.
It's not because you just started straightening it, that rarely ever happens. It's probably the heat protectant. :/ You could try some of these link . I'd recommend the Sedu protectant or the FHI hot sauce :) Or you could even switch your shampoo or conditioner! Good luck :)
As gay as it seems you need to go shopping. Its not the straightener, its the fact that you probably use the protection spray before you straighten your hair. Common mistake. All you need to do is shower, make sure your hair is dry (but not greasy) and then use Tresemme heat tamer spray before and after you straighten your hair. Also, Dove flexible hair spray works so so good.. it smells great to guys and girls, and if you comb through your hair it will make it really soft.
What temp. do you heat it at (or is it not adjustable)? ...when you spray the thermal protector in your hair, do you let it dry or immediately straighten (if it's still damp that could give off a funky smell)? ...otherwise, I'm not sure
You could try a serum that you put in while its wet, then spray in a different thermal protector before you straighten it. But make sure you don't spray in too much and then straighten the piece right away, wait till it sinks into your hair. If not that would literally fry it and have the opposite effect of a heat protector.