Here, the hair temporarily assumes a different form. The usual curly and coiled nature of the hair is altered by heat application. Hair product and heat are applied to straighten the hair in sections with tools like flat irons and a hot comb. This makes the hair straight and seemingly relaxed but will revert to its natural curl pattern once the hair comes into contact with water. Some natural hair enthusiasts are however simply revolted by the mention of heat application to their naturally curly tresses and would never consider this an option.