Have you ever seen a woman who has left the house with perfectly straight hair from the front and then huge kinks in the back? Have you been that woman? Perhaps you can’t straighten your hair because it sticks to your head and looks lifeless? This post will help you by teaching you to straighten it the right way!
Spray With Heat Protector Spray
Never, ever forget to spray your hair with a heat protectant spray before you begin straightening. It’s much better to prevent damage done to your hair in the first place, than to try to get rid of it once it appears. Concentrate on the ends of your hair especially.
Brush your hair with your favourite brush, but make sure you’ve removed any old hair from it first (gross). This will distribute the product and make sure you have no tangles.
Now, you want to section off your hair. This is the part that most ladies skip, but it makes a big difference. Start by tying up most of your hair and leaving the underneath exposed. You can straighten this with your best straightener, and when it’s perfectly straight go on to the next section. The more sections you do, the more thorough your efforts will be.
Curve Slightly Inwards
Instead of letting your straightener make your hair poker straight, curve slightly inwards. Poker straight hair went out years ago. By curving inwards, you’ll show off any layers you have, and make your hair look way healthier and bouncier. You’ll look way more glamorous than if you had poker straight hair!
Backcomb a Little if You Need to
After each section you’ve straightened, you can backcomb at the roots if you need to. This will give you a little more volume and stop it from sticking to your head. Spray with hairspray to make sure it holds. Another option is to use an appliance that creates a crimp at the root to make it stand out. When you’ve completed the very top section of your hair, don’t backcomb underneath. You need to backcomb at the crown of your head to make the volume look more natural and flattering. There’s nothing worse than having too much volume at the sides – it makes your face look wider and doesn’t look good at all.
Use a Mirror to Check the Back
This part is important! Do not miss out the back of your hair. Use a mirror to make sure you’ve got all of your kinks out.
Apply a Small Amount of Oil or Shine Spray
When you’re finished, you want your hair to look nice and shiny. You can apply a small amount of oil to the ends if you like, which can help to smooth and separate layers. You could also lightly spritz with a shine spray all over.
Add Just a Touch of Hair Spray
You don’t want to drown your hair in hairspray. It’ll go stiff and won’t look healthy at all. Instead, go over with a light hairspray to keep it in place but make sure you’ve still got movement.
Use these tips and you’ll love your hair!