Smooth, flattering and always stylish straight hair is one of the most popular hairstyles in the world. Done in a professional salon or at home, it’s also one of the easiest to obtain and perform. But when we finish the look and step out into the world, we see little hairs here, little curls there, and we quickly look like we just went to a steam room. It’s one of the most frustrating feelings, but today we’re going to find out how to fix this long-standing problem.
1. Blow dry with cold air
If you’ve already mastered smooth, straight hair with the classic “blowout,” consider changing your approach a bit with cool air. After letting your hair air dry for about three quarters, part your hair into sections as usual. Use the “cool” setting of your hair dryer and make sure there is a continuous movement of the dryer from root to tip. Hold the blow dryer about 6 inches from your hair while drying your hair.
This method shouldn’t take much longer, but you may want to keep a straightening serum or spray-on leave-in conditioner on hand to tame flyaways. Shown using a hot hair dryer
Using cold air has been shown to damage the hair shaft
Causes less damage than air drying alone.
2. Wrap your hair
Curls are one of the most popular ways to get straight hair without heat styling, but not everyone knows how to do it effectively. Luckily, YouTube has tons of curly hair guides for just about every hairstyle.
While there are different methods for different hair textures and lengths, the basic principles are pretty much the same. You will need “long” bobby pins (three inches long, also known as rolling pins) and a satin “hairband” scarf or bandana.
To wrap hair, part the top section of hair and use a fine-toothed comb to smooth it out. Pull your hair taut, pulling it over your head opposite where it naturally falls, and pin it tightly to one side of your head. You will need to repeat this method for each section of hair and secure it with a bandana before going to bed at night.
3. Rollers with plastic rollers
By purchasing a “large” (1 3/4 diameter or larger) plastic curling iron, you can achieve voluminous, slightly wavy hair with a shiny finish without the need for heat. Simply part damp hair into medium-sized sections and work the product into your hair before bed, or about four hours before you plan to take them out. These types of curlers can take some practice, but some people with medium to long hair swear by them. Some YouTube tutorials can help you understand.
4. Use products designed for straightening hair
There are shampoos, conditioners, leave-in products, hair sprays and pretty much anything you can think of to soothe and relax your hair. Trying products designed for straight hair or making your hair easier to style may be a good place to start.
Smoothing serums and spray conditioners with keratin coat your strands, weighing them down and relaxing your locks.
They come in handy when sleeping or entering a humid environment like the bathroom. As long as you keep your hair from getting wet, you can take a shower with this glamorous hairstyle. They’ve been all the rage in the fashion world lately, giving your hair a healthy environment that keeps pace with fashion and trends.
6. Smoothing Brush
One of the greatest inventions in history, the straightening brush can be used for the straightening process itself or for touch-ups, and is especially useful when straightening 4c hair. It’s a great alternative to traditional hair irons and achieves really long-lasting results.
7. Use the Right Heat
Most of us tend to jump to the highest heat, but this can lead to dry, damaged and rough hair that becomes frizzy. Consult your hair straightener manual and set the correct temperature for your hair. Just the right amount of heat can do wonders for your hair, so it’s important to know your hair texture before applying heat to your straightener.
8. Don’t forget your roots
Straighten from the root. Many women tend to neglect this part due to burns, but the long-lasting look starts with smooth and straight roots. In addition to straightening, make sure you condition your hair properly, otherwise it can lead to breakage and split ends.
9. Heat Protection Spray
The holy grail of hair products. This step is crucial to the hair straightening process as it protects the hair from heat damage. Most heat protection sprays also make it easier to style your hair and make your makeup last longer. Irons can do real damage to your hair, and these protectants are really good.
10. Moisture-proof products
Moisture is the worst enemy of straightened hair. If not cared for properly, it can completely ruin your hairstyle and your entire look. There are some of the best products for preventing frizz. Make sure to always use these products to properly protect your hair from the environment.