How To Achieve Sleek Straight Hair
Sleek, straight hair is every frizzy-haired girl’s dream but achieving that perfectly pin-straight hair look seems even harder than achieving As in school! No matter what you do, the frizz always seems to find its way and ruins the hours worth of effort with the straightener. If you relate to this struggle, then keep reading because we’ve got for you some tricks and tricks that will ensure you get that perfectly straightened look every time.
It all starts with healthy hair. The root cause of frizz is dry and damaged hair. So, in order to achieve that pin-straight hair look, you need to eliminate the root cause of frizz. This means oiling your hair regularly, washing your hair with tepid or cool water and using sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner. You can use any natural oil for this purpose including coconut, olive, almond, castor and even mix them together for a nice hair treatment. Alternatively, you could also go for salon protein treatments.
Hair drying prior to straightening:
If you have frizzy, curly hair then it is essential that you blow-dry your hair prior to straightening. This helps to smooth out the hair cuticle and ensures that shiny, straightened look. However , if you have slightly wavy hair then you can let your hair dry. The key here is to have your hair 100% dry before you begin the straightening process. Remember, if you straighten damp hair, the look will never stay in place and as the hair dries it will curl up.
To achieve the perfect sleek hair look, you need to ensure that every section of your hair is straightened nicely. So, always work in small sections. We recommend parting the hair into 3 section. The first section is to be taken right from your eyebrow level and the other from the ear level. Work on one section at a time while keeping the others clipped away.
Using a comb:
This is the technique that will ensure that all strands of your hair get equal heat so that all of them are straightened and you don’t end up with some wavy and some straight pieces of hair. For this technique all you need in a narrow comb. Place the comb under the section of the hair and the straightener right behind the comb. Run the comb down and straightener along with it.
Hair spray the flyaways:
Even with all the straightening, it is very likely that you will still have some flyaways here and there. In order to tame them, you need to use some hair spray. We recommend spraying at the parting or anywhere else you have flyways and not the entire hair. The best way to do this is to take a toothbrush and spray with some hairspray and then brush the flyaways with the toothbrush. This way you will be able to get all the tiny hairs and nothing will look stiff or crunchy.
The last step to the routine is to add some added shine. There are plenty of shine sprays available in the market. We recommend you get one and spray it all over the head once you are done styling to get that shiny, sleek, pin-straight hair look.