Want to know how to keep your hair looking straight until your next wash? Look no further! Use these simple and effective tips to keep your hair straight longer:
1. Straighten Your Hair Bit by Bit
Let your hair air dry then section it and straighten it bit by bit making sure that each individual section you’re planning to run a hair-straightener over is not bigger or chunkier than the styling gadget can handle. It’s a meticulous, time-consuming procedure indeed but it will ensure a smooth, even texture that is harder to mess up. But, that’s not all and I’m sure you’ll be pleased to know that I have more great tips on how to keep your hair straight to share!
2. Use Silicone Based Serum
A silicone based serum you’ll apply after you’ve finished styling will help keep hair straight for a longer period of time too. As I’ve mentioned before, silicone-based products act as sealants, providing a soft, water-proof barrier that prevents water particles from entering the hair shaft and ruining its smooth silky texture.
3. Apply Some Hairspray
Lift the top section of your hair then use hairspray on the bottom one in order to keep hair straight even in hot weather or, in case you’re worried this might give you that much-hated helmet-hair, spray the hairspray on the brush, then slowly work it through sections that tend to curl or frizz first.
4. Use the Right Products
Next on my list of tips on how to keep hair straight longer would be to invest in a range of products designed to aid the flat-ironing process and make the effects long lasting. You can opt for silicone based shampoo, conditioner, heat protector and shine serum, go for a something with a green label or mix a couple of brands for a more personalized hair care routine.
5. Try Home-Made Solutions
Want some more tips for straight hair? Well, here’s one interesting home-made mask you simply must try! Simply grate fresh coconut and mix it with lime juice then apply this mixture on your hair and leave it in for about 20 minutes. Rinse and style as you normally would and do let me know if you notice any difference!
6. Protect Your Hairstyle
In order to keep hair straight until your next wash, you’ll have to take very good care of your hairstyle. Wrap your hair in a clean, dry towel to protect it in the shower. It will certainly help you hold on to your hairstyle!
7. Invest in a Top Quality Flat Iron
The last but not the least bit important of my tips on how to keep hair straight would be to invest in a professional, high quality flat iron that won’t only give better results but help you have healthier, less damaged hair. Modern styling tools are coated with special protective materials that help distribute heat better, control frizz and …. (drum-roll)…. Won’t fry your hair!
8. Invest in a Quality Blow Dryer
As important as it is to invest in a top quality flat iron, the same goes for a blow dryer. I suggest investing in an ionic blowdryer - it's a bit pricier than most but totally worth the splurge. The ionic molecules break down the water molecules rather than just evaporate it like your standard dryer. It also cuts down on drying time and leaves your hair smoother and in better condition!
9. Wrap It up to Keep It up
Silk is straightened hair's best friend! Cover your hair with a silk scarf or invest in some silk sheets! You'll wake up with your hair looking as good as it did when you went to bed.
10. Use Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is such a life saver! It can help keep your hair straight by reducing the moisture, oil and buildup in the hair. Spray it on to the roots of your hair and brush it outwards to remove the oils from your hair. It'll help keep your hair straight long after it's been styled.
11. Use an anti-frizz Serum
This is an easy way to keep your hair from getting, well, frizzy! You can find a good anti-frizz serum at any drugstore and it'll definitely come in handy. Put it on before you head out for the day!
Do you have any tips on how to keep hair straight for a longer period of time? And which of these tips for straight hair are you planning to use?