Straightening Hair And Keeping It Straight

Straightening hair seems to be all the rage these days, and celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman, and Penelope Cruz are spearheading this style with every chance they have on the red carpet. Girls with curly hair, wavy hair, and even mildly straight hair are striving for the pin-straight look. So how do you get stunningly straight hair and how do you just keep it straight with a few simple steps?

What are some tips for straightening hair?

1 - Use a straightening iron. This is the best method for achieving that ultra pin-straight look, but should be used sparingly. It can cause major damage to your hair if used everyday.
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2 - Blow dry your hair straight. This is a great way to get your hair straight, while maintaning a little volume. This is also a quick method, and can be done in minutes after stepping out of the shower. Use a blow dryer that gets a strong air flow without getting too hot. Blow dry by taking sections at a time and with a flat brush.

3 - Use a straightening product on your hair. There are many products on the market that will not only help you get your hair straighter, but will also make it shiny and soft. A drop of silicone serum will go a long way in giving your hair an extra boost.

4 - Deep condition your hair. Using a deep conditioner will help repair the frayed ends and damaged hairs that daily straightening can create.

5 - Book an appointment with a straightening specialist and get an opinion on whether a straightener would work with what is already on your hair. A hairdresser will take a "test strand" (basically a clipping of your hair) and pop it into a bowl with the chemical straightener to assess its ability to remain in good condition. If the result is that you should not try it on your hair please take the advice.

"If you don't have time in the morning, learn to keep your hair straight overnight. It is a challenge but it can be done!"

What can I do to keep my hair straight overnight?

Keeping hair straight overnight is a challenge, but can be done. By doing so, you’ll save time and money!

1 - Put it up in a very loose ponytail at the top of your head. If you have a slight crease in the morning, you can dampen that small section of your hair and blow dry it straight, saving you time of blow drying your entire head.

2 - Spray it lightly with hairspray. This will help keep your hair straight against the pillow.

3 - Don’t go to bed without drying your hair. Letting it dry naturally only creates waves and curls. Rather, straighten it before you go to bed to avoid the "sleepy waves".

If you have all the time in the world to get ready for your red carpet moment, or no time at all, these tips will be life saving.

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  • wow great article! :)

  • curly girl here lol its a bit harder than that