Use this style guide to add some straight sophistication to your routine
Straight hair is always on trend, so this tutorial will help you whether you are wearing this style as a part of your everyday beauty routine or for an event. I love the simplicity of straight hair and I also want to share some great products you can use no matter your hair texture. Rebecca, the model in this tutorial, has a straighter texture, but you can see in the before photo it can still be a little tangled.
There are a couple of different ways you can approach your straightening strategy, so before I give you a full list of products and instructions, I will let you know what your options are for getting the best heat press into your lovely locks. When you straighten hair, your greatest focus has got to be getting the most thorough level of heat throughout the lock from root to tip.
If you have an extremely thick, curly texture of hair you may choose to start with it damp or dry. You will still need a blow dryer, but you can use Bed Head’s Blow-Out, which has a golden illuminating element to bring out the brilliance in your hair. I use this product for super straight hair, as well as on wigs and extensions. I am huge fan of the texture it gives to all different types of hair.
I also want to introduce you to a few other pre-straightening products because what you do before you break out the iron is just as important as the amount of heat you get on the hair. I recommend L’Oréal Studio Line Silk Gloss & Hot Straight Cream, as well as Redken Sheer Straight. These products will really help you get a straightening which will last through the elements. We all know maintaining the look throughout the day is the important part, no matter the season or event. It is always awful when you spend an hour straightening your hair, only to walk outside and loose every ounce of your chosen style.
Here’s What You Will Need:
Comb or Brush
Kenra Professional Shine Spray
Bed Head Blow-Out Cream
BaByliss Pro Porcelain 1 inch Iron
Chi Maximized Volume Hairspray
For this straightening session with Rebecca, we started with dry hair and I used the blow dryer to work several squirts of Bed Head’s Blow-Out cream into her hair. I was careful to create thin layers of the hair as I went so I could really maximize the shine this product provides. I l love that it also helps the hair hold the heat.
It is very important to go slowly for this part because you want to be sure the hair is completely tangle free. One of the worst things to try to get out is a tangle which has been heat pressed in. It is never a good idea to start straightening hair without a completely knot free head of hair.
Also, remember to go totally through the hair to complete the blowout portion. It will take less time to do the entire process and you also won’t get tired half way through your hair. I have done that too many times to count.
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