well, my understanding is that there are hair sthargiteners, kind of like curling irons only flat ones, and you run your hair through them. There's possibly also some chemical products that help you with that. There are beauty stores specifically for black hair and they should carry those. A friend of mine used to use the sthargiteners. You will probably also need some extra oil or some special lotion to keep your hair from drying out.I would expect there should be chemical perma-straightening, sort of the opposite to permanent curl, that you might get in a salon but I'm just speculating here.