7 Tips For Sleek Beautiful Silky Straight Hair
If you have straight hair, consider yourself lucky. Straight hair is one of the most sought after and desired hair styles to have. Some people pay upwards of $500 to get their hair straightened that last a couple of months. It is also one of the reasons why straight iron sales are a booming industry.
You may think that having naturally straight hair is a little bland—in reality you are very blessed!
Here are 7 tips for folks that have naturally, chemically, or temporarily straight hair and how to make it look it’s most fabulous.
Tip 1: Remember to choose the right shampoo for your hair. Look for gentle shampoos that advertise formulas for fine, limp or straight hair.
An important ingredient in good shampoos for straight hair is panthenol (vitamin B5) which helps hair thicker in texture—helping reduce break. Don’t use any hair products that have alcohol listed in the first 3 ingredients.
If you want super silky and sleek hair, use smoothing or straightening shampoos—these type of shampoos help lay down the cuticle of your hair which helps reduce fizziness.
Tip 2: Get a great brush. We recommend if you want a little volume with your straightness, blow-dry with a boar’s-hair-bristle brush. This will give you a ton of body and help make your hair shiny.
Tip 3: Hair glossifiers and hair pomades help straighten your hair. For best results, use them on damp hair and finish drying your hair with an Ion blow dryer, which will help cut down on frizziness.
Tip 4: When styling, apply a little gel or mousse to your roots of your hair. Use a hair dryer diffuser during last couple of minutes of drying time while turning your head upside down. Finish drying hair on the coolest cycle of your dryer.
Tip 5: If you have layered straight hair, work from the bottom up, sectioning off layers. Remember to tease the crown for volume.
Tip 6: Remember to always use a serum before applying any heat to your hair and to protect it from getting damaged. Serums will keep your hair ultra-shiny, silky, smooth, and frizz-free.
Tip 7: Remember the less you shampoo the healthier. Don’t be fooled into thinking that you have to shampoo every day!
You should be able to go several days between shampoo—this goes for any hair type.