One of the most popular trends in hairstyles is straight and sleek looks. If you have naturally straight hair you can increase the shininess of your hair by using the following techniques. On the other hand, if you have curly or wavy hair, then the following techniques will straight and add shine to your hairstyle.
How to Straighten Your Hair Step #1
The first step for straightening your hair is to select the method for straightening it. You can use a straightening iron or you can use a round brush and a hair drier. If you use a straightening iron it is a good idea to invest the extra money and buy a high quality product that has ceramic plates.
How to Straighten Your Hair Step #2
Wash and condition your hair. No matter what hairstyle you are after you always want to start with clean hair. The conditioner will then protect your hair from heat damage. You may also want to apply a heat barrier product to provide your hair with extra heat protection.
How to Straighten Your Hair Step #3 Brush and Hair Dryer
If you will be straightening your hair using a brush and hair dryer then you will want to start with damp hair. Roll the hair brush from underneath working from the root to the tip. Follow the brush with your hair dryer which should be angled down at your hair from the top side of your hair. Repeat these steps until you have straightened all of your hair.
How to Straighten Your Hair Step #3 Straightening Iron
If you will be using a straightening iron then you will want to start with dry hair. Separate your hair into layers. Take a section of your hair and clamp on the straightening at the root. Apply even pressure on the iron as you pull it from the root to the tip.
How to Straighten Your Hair Step #4
After you have straightened your hair you will next want to style your hair. You can create sweeps, twists, and other popular styles with your newly straightened hair.
How to Straighten Your Hair Step #5
The final step for straightening your hair is to apply the finishing products. The products that you use to finish your hair are up to you. You can use hair spray, spray gel, or other wax.
Alternative Step Straightening Creams
In addition to using the above methods for straightening your hair you can also use a hair straightening cream or gel. This is a chemical product that is designed to relax your natural curls and waves and create straight and sleek hair. If you use a chemical straighter you will want to make sure that you follow the instructions for its use and then repair the damage that it causes by using a deep conditioning treatment after you use the straightener.