Keep Your Hair Straight Longer With These Straight Hair Tips!
My clients are always asking me how they can maintain their sleek straight blowout longer, without the risk of the dreaded frizzies or the undesirable greasy look. We all don’t have the luxury of having our stylists on speed dial or in our budget on a daily basis, like uber stylish celebs Kristin Cavallari, Jennifer Aniston, and Kim Kardashian. Here are some easy tricks to help you make your straight style last for days!
How To Keep Hair Straight Longer- Step 1:
Start by cleansing and moisturizing the hair with a shampoo and conditioner made specifically for maintaining smooth, straight hair, like Enjoy Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner. Towel dry hair thoroughly and apply a leave in conditioner, like Enjoy Leave In Conditioner, to the ends to help prevent heat damage from the hot tools.
Begin blow drying the hair straight in sections using an ionic blow-dryer and nozzle attachment, such as Wigo Abstrax White Honey Comb Blow Dryer. Use a round brush with nylon detangling bristles, like Luxor Pro Thermal Zebra Zig Zag Nylon Round Brush. Direct the air flow downwards from the attachment, blow-drying the hair from the roots to the ends while making sure your nozzle attachment always makes direct contact with the hair running through your brush. This will help control frizz and encourage that straight sleek look.
Lastly, apply a drop of a cyclomethicone based serum, likeDavines Defining Drops. Rub rigorously into the palms of hands before running the serum lightly thru the ends of your perfectly straightened hair. This will smooth the cuticle while protecting the hair from moisture. Avoid touching your hair too much as well as humidity as best you can. Any sort of moisture or an excess of oil will certainly ruin all your hard work.
Secure your hair in a smooth bun in the evening before bedtime to help prevent the hair from getting tousled while you sleep. Wrap in a circular motion at the back of your head and secure with a lightweight ponytail holder, like Scunci No Damage Ponytail Holders.
To re-perfect your straight look on day 2, first unleash your hair from the bun and brush through softly to untangle. Then repeat steps 2, 3, and 4. If your hair has some flyaway’s on top near your part, then spritz a laminating hair spray, likeGot 2b Styltini After Hours 24 Hour Laminating Shine Hairspray, to the palm of your hands and lightly smooth out on the top of your head to tame the frizzies.
Jenny Karl is a Celebrity Hair and Makeup Artist in Los Angeles. Jenny always wanted to be a shrink, so now she prides herself in giving the best beauty advice she can give! She is also major product junkie and absolutely loves to make people beautiful.