Want straight, silky hair? Here are a few things I’ve found that help.
First, I wash my hair with Matrix Sleek Look Smoothing Shampoo. Then I follow with the conditioner which I leave in my hair for 3-5 minutes while I wash the rest of my body. Before I rinse it out, I comb it through with a wide tooth comb. This comb is absolutely essential for combing out wet hair, which is hair’s most fragile state.
When I get out of the shower, I towel dry my hair, then I apply a volumizing mousse at the roots. I just run it through my wet hair with my fingers. After that, I squirt a generous amount of Garnier Fructis Style Smoothing Milk. Then I let my hair air dry. (If you prefer to blow dry your hair, be very careful not to invoke frizz and body. That will ruin your style.)
Once your hair is mostly dry, begin straightening it with a high quality flat iron like Hot Tools Professional Flat Iron. (That’s the one I have) Use the flat iron in one hand and a round nylon bristle comb in the other hand. You don’t want one with many bristles. That will create more body and frizz in your hair. Plastic or nylon bristles are best.
Lift thin sections of hair up with the round brush. Then run hair through flat iron slowly, but keep the iron moving. If you leave the iron in place, you could burn your hair. Use the same care with a flat iron that you would with a blow dryer.
Comb hair smooth with the round brush after each draw through of the iron. Continue this process until all of your hair has been straightened to your liking. My hair is a bit longer than shoulder length right now and it’s very thick, so it takes me approximately 20-30 minutes to straighten my hair.
And this really is quite simple once you get the hang of it. You might want to practice using your flat iron while it is cold until you get used to the feel and weight of the particular tool you are using. Some flat irons are quite heavy and other are very lightweight like mine. Either way, the process is much different than blow drying your hair.
Once I am done, I usually part my hair on the left side. Then I spray the part with Aussie’s 12-Hour Hair Spray D-Humidifier with Flexible Hold. My hair doesn’t like to stay straight for very long, so I help hold my style by adding a bit more of the Garnier Fructis Style Smoothing Milk to the the last 6 inches of my hair. This keeps it looking straight and silky for hours.
Have questions? Leave a comment or email me!