Achieving perfectly straight hair sometimes feel like it’s only something the experts can achieve, like they have some special magic wand that allows them to make it stay so straight. Well, the good news is they don’t have a magic wand and you CAN achieve perfectly straight hair at home. Seriously! We’re sharing some of the best steps to perfectly straight hair to make this hairstyle achievable for even the at-home hairstylist, and we promise you don’t need to have attended cosmetology courses to get this look.
Dry Your Hair In Sections
When it comes to achieving straight hair, experts all suggest starting by actually drying your hair straight. Before you actually get started with drying your hair, make sure that you apply some quality hair care products to your hair. If you use a product that’s specifically formulated to encourage straight hair, it’s even better – and there are a ton of straightening serums/lotions that are great for really helping your hair lock in the straight hair style. The key to this is to actually dry your hair in smaller sections, starting at the nape of the neck. You’re not just going to want to dry your hair, but also make sure that you’re drying it straight. Using your hairdryer in a way where it’s aiming down from the roots to ends to really emphasize a straighter hairstyle. Work your way up in small sections. Breaking your hair up into smaller sections allows you to have more control over your hair and really get it straighter with the hair dryer and brush.
Straighten Your Hair In The Same Sections
Once you’ve dried your hair with a hair dryer in sections, and ALL of your hair is completely dry, it’s time to go over your hair (after it’s cooled from being dried) with a straightener. The key to this part is breaking your hair up into the same sections as you did with the hair dryer. Again, it’s a great way to have more control and ability to be able to really make sure that you get all your hair straight. Take your time when going over your hair with the straightener and make sure that you’re using the straightener at a temperature setting that’s accommodating to your hair type.
Once you’ve straightened all your hair in sections to get that gorgeous straight hair, it’s really important that you make sure that you use some finishing products to lock in that straight hairstyle. With a straight hairstyle you don’t want to use products that are too heavy as they can weigh your hair down, but you’ll want something that’s formulated to emphasize and hold straight hairstyles. In addition, it’s a great way to make sure that you add some moisture and hydration to your hair after all the heated hairstyling you just did between the dryer and straightener.
See? It’s really not hard to achieve a perfectly straight hairstyle at home! It’s just about having a few key products and tools and techniques!