When experimenting with hairstyles, many people braid, pin up, color and curl their hair. But eventually most will discover the power of hair straightening: after all, models all over the world embrace sleek hairstyles! On and off the catwalks between Los Angeles and Cannes, this look commands attention, so why not go ahead and try it yourself? You will be surprised how this look actually lends itself to so many variations. Just remember, the best way to straighten your hair depends on your style and how long you want the effect to last. Keep reading to find out how to straighten your hair in a way that works for y
How to Straighten Hair: Three of the Best Ways
Straight hair looks elegant and alluring: no wonder it’s still such a popular look! Fortunately, there are multiple hair straightening techniques you can choose from to help you achieve it. From blow-drying while using a brush, to using a flat iron or applying hair straightening products, you’re sure to find the best option for you.
How to Get Straight Hair Naturally: Blow-Drying Over a Brush
The classic hair straightening method involves pulling your hair over a round or paddle brush while blow-drying it. You probably already have these tools at hand. It is very simple, easy to achieve, and the effect lasts one day.The method works in three simple steps:
- After washing your hair, pat it dry with a towel
- Roll the strands of your hair over the brush and blow-dry them
- Finally, carefully pull the brush straight through your hair
Bear in mind, a round brush tends to work best for short hair while a paddle brush is more suitable for long hair. Also, getting the hang of how to straighten hair is easier after applying a straightening lotion or spray. Some hair straightening products also contain heat protectant to shield your hair from damage and drying out during blow-drying. However, trying to straighten curly hair with this method will likely only result in waves.
How to Get Straight Hair with a Flat Iron
Using a flat iron is a more effective hair straightening technique, and can keep your hair straight for up to two days. We recommend this especially for straightening curly hairstyles and for women who are not satisfied with the blow dryer technique.
First up, don’t forget to work heat protectant through your towel-dried hair (preferably by combing your hair with a wide-toothed comb) before using a flat iron! The process itself is very straightforward: simply pull sections of your hair through the flat iron in a smooth, continuous motion. With a little practice, you’ll perfect the technique in no time! If waves or curls reappear after a day or so, you can run the flat iron through them again. In terms of which type of flat iron to use, ceramic plates are a good option since they distribute heat evenly and gently.
Note: Be sure to give your hair a conditioning treatment for dry and damaged hair, such as GLISS® ULTIMATE REPAIR Anti-Damage Mask once a week to prevent lasting hair damage.
Semi-Permanent Hair Straightening
This method shows you how to straighten hair that’s especially frizzy or very unruly: applying a combination of straightening serum and sealing cream is a great way to achieve straight hair.
It works in two steps. First, apply the straightening serum and rinse it out with lukewarm water after twenty minutes. Good serums tend to contain keratin, silk and wheat proteins, which help make your hair supple and smooth, as well as straightening it. After the serum treatment, apply the sealer for ten minutes and comb your hair straight a couple of times, thoroughly yet gently. The sealer ensures that your hair stays sleek and straight.
Using these hair straightening products in this way should keep your hair straight through up to ten shampoo treatments. After shampooing, you may want to use your blow dryer to freshen up your new look. In an instant, your hair will be as straight and supple as you always wanted it to be.