A Guide to Perfect Straight Hair🤩🤩

Jul. 21, 2020
Straightening your hair isn't and shouldn't be difficult but you need to pay attention and take your time. A mistake can burn your hair or skin or, possibly, add a crimp to your hair and even make it frizzy and ruined. Avoid these issues with careful preparation and treat your hair with a heat protection product prior to straightening.
But there's more to it than just grabbing your iron and going for gold. It’s all in the preparation and aftercare. To get sleek and beautiful locks every time, it’s also important to focus on the health of your hair. Strong and healthy hair not only looks better, but it will allow your blowout to last longer. Use coconut oil as a treatment once a week and shampoo it out in the morning. In a few weeks, your hair will feel like silk. When your hair is healthy and strong, it can hold up to heat a lot better, giving you a better, longer-lasting style. 
You should always clean your flat iron. This is a simple thing that most of us do not do (guilty!) Between using heat protectant spray and any other styling products that may be in your hair, build up can and will affect your flat iron, which can cause it to snag and ruin your hair. For a smooth, clean style, make sure you’re cleaning your flat iron regularly. When your iron is turned off, wipe down with rubbing alcohol and a warm, damp cloth.
We’ve broken it down into 10 easy steps for you to follow below:
10 Easy Steps to sleek straight hair
  • Wash your hair with quality shampoo and conditioner and dry your hair until damp. 
  • Apply heat protectant. Spray lightly onto your entire head of hair. 
  • Brush or comb your hair. Ensure all tangles are removed. 
  • Plug in the flat iron and let it heat up for three to five minutes.
  • Section off your hair. The thicker the hair, the more sections you need. People with thin hair can skip this step or divide it into two to four sections, while people with thick hair may need many more. 
  • Separate a lock of hair. Starting with the lowest layer of hair, separate a lock of hair 1–2 inches wide. This should be small enough that you can fit the flat iron around it easily, and straighten it in one pass.
  • Clamp the iron above the roots. Place your flat iron 1–3 inches above your scalp.
  • Close the two heated sides together, with the hair between them. Run the iron down the length of your hair. Repeat with all remaining locks. Once you've finished one section, unpin the next and repeat. 
  • Rub in a small amount of hair oil in the ends, about the size of a pea or even smaller. 
  • Spray a little hairspray over the flyaway strands and comb them down. 
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  • Make sure your hair is 100 percent dry before you do anything, since straightening even semi-damp hair guarantees a ton of heat damage.
  • Stay away from oil-based thermal protectors.Using a product that contains less oil but also packs in the same thermal protectants is a great option for girls who use their straighteners daily. 
  • Use a fine-tooth comb when straightening. Start by attaching the comb to a section of hair and follow with the straightener to make sure I get every piece of hair perfectly straight, and that way, you don’t have to damage the hair by running the iron multiple times over each section.
  • Pick the right size flat iron - flat irons are like clothes, they are not one-size fits all. The length and thickness of your hair should determine the size of your iron.
  • Select the right heat setting on your flat iron. Your hair texture and type should determine your heat setting. Most professionals use an iron with variable heat settings. The more your iron caters to your specific hair needs, the less likely you will be to damage your hair. A simple rule to follow is: for fine or damaged hair: 250-300 degrees. For medium/average hair: 300-350 degrees. For thick or coarse hair: 350-400 degrees.
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