It's not that easy to keep your hair smooth all day, as those with naturally curly hair know all too well. Taking care of your hair with a smoothing shampoo and conditioner is the first step to maintaining straight hair. There are literally countless smoothing hair care products on the market, so learn to pick and choose. There are also other ways to straighten your hair, such as using a boar bristle brush, blow drying your hair at a low temperature, and pinning your hair straight.
Wash and condition your hair
Use shampoos and conditioners that will straighten your hair. Buy shampoos and conditioners that are enriched with vitamins and minerals to nourish your hair and make it smoother. When these products are sold, they are often labeled as "smooth," "silky," "vertical," and so on.
Look for ingredients such as wheat protein, vitamin B5, and ivy extract.
In the shower, use your fingers or a wide-toothed comb to comb the conditioner into your hair. This will reduce tangled sections and make your hair straighter.
Create smooth hair with a straightening oil or serum. Apply a few drops of straightening serum to wet hair. Use your fingers or a comb to apply it evenly all over your hair. After applying the serum, you are ready to blow-dry your hair.
Apply mousse to your hair before blow-drying it. Take a dollop of shine or straightening mousse at least the size of a ping-pong ball and apply it to your hair. Smooth your hair with your fingers so that the mousse is applied evenly from the roots to the ends. Then use a hair dryer and a comb to straighten your hair.
Create straight hair with an anti-frizz product. Anti-frizz products contain silicone, which helps lock in moisture in the hair. If your hair is frizzy or always sticks up, try an anti-frizz spray or hair cream.
Most anti-frizz products can be used on both dry and wet hair.
Blow Dry Hair
When drying your hair, do not rub your hair haphazardly with a towel. Instead of drying your hair hard, use a soft towel to pat or squeeze your hair dry before it gets frizzy.
Instead of using a towel with lint, try a cotton T-shirt or microfiber towel.
Use a blow dryer to dry your hair. When using a hair dryer, don't keep blowing on one place, keep swinging the mouth from side to side when blowing. This will reduce damage to your hair and prevent frizz at the same time.
Buy a boar bristle comb to detangle your hair. Plastic bristle combs can cause split ends and damage to hair. A cylindrical comb made of nylon and boar bristles is best for blow-drying straight hair.
Turn the blow dryer down to the lowest setting. The higher the temperature and volume of the blow dryer, the greater the likelihood of frizzy, flyaway hair after blow drying. Be patient and then use the gentlest setting to create soft, silky hair.
Blow-dry your hair with the mouth facing down and away from the roots. This will prevent frizz and also allow your hair to dry in a vertical direction. You can also use a comb to straighten your hair while blow-drying.
To save time, use a cylindrical comb to style your hair while blow-drying. It will straighten your hair and you won't need to use a clipboard to straighten your hair afterwards.
Use cold air to straighten your hair. Set the temperature and airflow to the lowest setting, then run a thick comb through your hair on the inside, taking care to keep the teeth of the comb pointed at the blowout.
Always blow dry your hair completely before leaving the house. If there is excess moisture in your hair after you leave the house, your hair will become frizzy. To keep your hair soft and smooth throughout the day, make sure to blow dry your hair thoroughly before you leave the house.
Use a negative ion hair dryer to reduce frizz. A negative ion hair dryer breaks down water molecules, allowing hair to dry faster. It is more beneficial to the health of the hair and makes it look softer and more stylish.
Use a clipboard
Before you clip your hair straight, spray your hair with a heat protection spray. It will not only prevent your hair from getting burned, but it will also make it fit the clipboard better.
Choose a ceramic clipboard. Ceramic-faced cleats are better for your hair, as they not only straighten your hair better, but also reduce damage to your hair. See if your clipboard is ceramic, and if it's not, consider buying a new one.
Only clip straight 2.5 to 5 cm wide hair at a time. If you plan to straighten a large handful of hair at once, the results will definitely not be good. Before using the clipboard again, part a 2.5 to 5 cm wide strand of hair so that the clip out will be much straighter.
If you clip too much hair at a time, the hair that is close to the clipboard will straighten, while the hair in the middle will not see the effect.
If your hair is thicker and harder, further reduce the amount of hair you clip at a time. Try pinning about 1.5 to 2.5 cm wide of hair at a time.
Clip your hair straight before going to bed. If you can, clip your hair straight at night before going to bed. This will give your hair some time to cool down and allow it to adjust to the straightened hair before going out or say, being exposed to outdoor moisture. The next morning, you'll only need to treat the frizzy areas.
Dealing with humidity
Apply an oil with smoothing effect on straight hair. After straightening your hair, take a coin-sized amount of essential oil and apply it to your hair; it will eliminate frizz and insulate it from airborne moisture. Common hair oils include argan oil and coconut oil, both of which work well. Anti-frizz products like serums or hair balms are also good choices.
Apply the hair oil from the ends of your hair to about the midsection.
Do not let the hair oil touch the roots.
Bring an umbrella if you go out for a long time. Rain can ruin your carefully straightened hair, so it's a good idea to take an umbrella with you when you go out. An umbrella can also prevent hair frizz when outdoors in the humidity or heat.
When it's humid outdoors, use an umbrella to ward off moisture. Umbrellas also provide shade and allow you to sweat less, thus reducing frizzy hair.
Comb your hair with a wide-tooth comb from morning to night. A wide-toothed comb has longer, wider teeth, which is ideal for untangling knotted hair, and it's less likely to damage hair. Keep a wide tooth comb in your purse or car to keep unruly hair in check and prevent frizz.
Use hairspray to set your hair. After drying and straightening your hair, spray it with hairspray. Comb through your hair, smoothing out any sticking points and spreading the hairspray evenly.
Don't use strong or overpowering hairsprays, they can stiffen and harden your straight hair.
Use bobby pins to hold your hair in place if needed. When passing through a humid place, it is best to simply fix your hair with bobby pins or hair bands in order to reduce the effect of moisture on your hair. When you arrive at your destination, untangle your hair so that it will be straighter.
If you don't plan to wash your hair while taking a shower, put on a shower cap. Covering your straight hair with a shower cap will insulate it from moisture to a certain extent, thus reducing frizzy hair.
Put whole milk in a spray bottle and spray it on your hair 20 minutes before you take a shower, it will make your hair smoother.
Use a silk pillowcase to reduce damage to your hair from pillows and to keep it smooth.
Wrap your hair at night to prevent moisture loss.
Always use heat protection products before straightening your hair.
To prevent hair damage, be sure to dry hair completely before using a clipboard.