Hair Straightening Tips And Tricks
For those with curly hair, straightening it to look light, straight and ‘flowy’ is not an easy task. Under most circumstances, one would have to spend lots of precious time drying, straightening, and even styling it before heading out to work or any other special occasion. If you have to pass through this every day, you then understand how frustrating and tiring it can be. You however can come out of this bondage and have straight hair for longer, naturally.
First, you may need to look for a professional hair stylist to help you determine the best ways to treat and keep your hair straight. Your hair type will determine which hair straightening method will be effective and longer lasting. Outlined below are a few tips detailing several ways on how to have straight hair all week long with just one simple treatment.
1. Ensure your hair is dry at all times: Before you, or even a salonist, can start working on your hair, always make sure it is completely dry. The best way to achieve this is by using a hair-drier to blow warm dry air into your hair. A blow dry can help fasten the drying process and help you attain the desired results before working on your hair. You can then start straightening the hair over the top.
2. Use oils: Although heat-protectant sprays and serums may do the job, it would be advisable to use natural oils on your hair. The reason why you should apply natural oils (such as coconut, avocado or olive oil) is that, they have hair nourishing nutrients and compounds. These compounds are absorbed directly into the hair thus making it lustrous and easy to work on. This is much better and more effective as compared to these serums that simply coat hair strands.
3. Brush the hair instead of combing: One of the worst mistakes that most people, as well as hair stylists, do is combing the hair instead of brushing it. Combing should only be done to wet hair (white drying) and never when the hair is dry. Combing your hair will only make it static or cause split ends. Brushing the hair enables it to take a straight flowing style and doesn’t have any negative effect on your hair.
4. Use a flat iron (set at the right temperature): This is especially important for people with thick hair. If brushing doesn’t solve the problem, then consider using a flat hair iron set at the right temperature to boost the hair straightening. A hotter flat iron reduces chances of the hair going static, and helps straighten curves in each hair strand. You however should avoid repetitive movement when using the flat iron, as this can tamper with your hair.
Aside from these hair-straightening tips, you can also adopt natural ways to care for your hair. Most of the products in the market today have chemical compounds that could be reacting negatively with your hair. Natural hair products on the other hand are pure hence do not pose any threat to your body or hair.