It’s so funny how women with curly hair want it straight and those with straight want it curly! Fortunately, there is a way to make that happen. Today, we will talk about those glorious curls! Curly hair can be beautiful but requires some special attention and care. Whether you’re looking for something wavier or want to completely straighten your hair, here are some simple tips to straighten curly hair with minimal damage
Straighten Curly Hair Tip #1: Be Gentle When It’s Wet
Your hair is more fragile when wet. Vigorous actions in this state can cause breakage and even damage hair at the roots. You may be harming your hair unwittingly with your towel and brush. Try using cotton t-shirts to dry your hair instead. The soft cotton will slide over your locks more easily and absorb water just as well as a towel. Additionally, use a wide-toothed comb when your hair is wet, working up from the ends to the roots.
Straighten Curly Hair Tip #2: Choose the Right Flat Iron
Did you know that all flat irons are not created equal? This is one product that you may not want to scrimp on. Investing in a quality flat iron will serve your hair well for years to come. Ceramic and titanium irons are what the pros use to get any type of hair smooth and straight fast. The shorter time your hair is exposed to that intense heat the better. Sites like http://www.hairstraightenerstudio.com/ offer reviews and good information on a variety of flat irons. Your hair stylist should also be able to help you choose the right flat iron for your hair type and condition.
Straighten Curly Hair Tip #3: Add a Smoothing Serum
After straightening your hair, try adding a special serum to tame flyaways. These products also add shine and manageability. Again, pay attention to quality and look for reviews on the various products. This article https://www.huffingtonpost.com/ offers a great guide to the best serums on the market. I recommend that you allow your hair stylist to experiment with different products while at the salon. This way you can be sure about what works before you buy.
Straighten Curly Hair Tip #4: Blow It Out
You don’t have to use a flat iron to straighten your hair. In fact, you may be able to do it using only a hair-dryer and brush (although I recommend a comb-through beforehand and a bit of smoothing creme). High wattage hair dryers are best for the job – this is the type that your stylist is likely to use. Some dryers also come with multiple temperature settings. Blow-dry your hair first until the dampness has gone. Then hold out a lock of hair and blow-dry from the root to the tip while using a round brush to comb down the length of it at the same time. If you’re not used to doing it, it might be a little tricky. Watch a tutorial video or check out https://www.leaf.tv/ for a more thorough guide on blowing out hair.
Straighten Curly Hair Tip #5: Keep It Dry
As soon as your hair gets wet or exposed to humidity, it’s likely those wonderful curls will return. Obviously, there are times when you can’t avoid the weather completely. You can, however, remember to bring an umbrella or some type of covering for your hair. I do also recommend that you keep an anti-frizz product handy in your car or at work. You also need to be prepared to embrace what happens to it after that moisture hits.