steps to smooth, straight hair
Desire those smooth, straight locks you see on the silver screen or in fashion magazines? They can be yours! All you need is a round brush, a blow dryer and about 30 minutes.
- Towel dry just-washed hair.
- Apply a heat protectant to your hair, paying special attention to the ends.
- Place a quarter-sized portion of straightening balm in your palm- Rub your palms together to distribute the product in your hands and then massage it evenly throughout your hair.
- Comb through your hair with your fingers while gently drying it on a low setting. This helps to remove excess water.
- Pull your hair into three sections, two at the sides and one at the back. Clip the two sides up.
- Select a small portion of the hair from the unclipped section.
- Use a thick, round brush and, beginning at the roots, gently pull the brush through the hair to the ends while you blow-dry it. Pull the hair away from the head, stretching and straightening it as you go.
- Begin by pulling the brush through the underside of your hair so that the hair is directly exposed to the heat of the dryer. Once the hair is mostly dry, switch the brush to the top of hair.
- Keep the tension consistent. Also make sure to distribute the heat from the dryer evenly over the section of hair you're working on. This ensures uniform texture and inhibits the potential to over dry certain areas.
- Continue with the other sections of wet hair.
- Tame flyaways with an anti-frizz serum or pomade. Place a few drops in your hand, rub gently to distribute, then apply it to your hair. Finish with a mist of spray shine.
Always point the dryer down as you are blow-drying the hair; blowing hair upward can cause frizzies.
Daily blow-drying can cause hair damage and breakage. Hold the hair dryer at least 4 inches from your hair and deep-condition it weekly.