I love how my hair looks when it is straightened. I was recently on The Today Show and I wore my hair straight on the show! The bad thing about loving straight hair is the fact that keeping my hair straight is nearly impossible. I will straighten it in the morning, and by mid-afternoon it is already starting to form waves. It may have something to do with the humidity in the air. If you want to know how to keep your hair straight as long as possible, read on!
- Start smart: There are actually shampoos and conditioners out there that are made for styling straight hair. They fight frizz, smooth your hair, deep condition, and provide protein. Whether you use the special shampoo and conditioner or not, this next step is vital: make sure your hair is completely dry before straightening it. Any moisture left in your hair will cause it to curl the second you step outside into the humidity. Water attracts water!
- Cool off: After you have finished straightening, allow your hair to cool completely before leaving the house. You can use your blow dryer on the “cool” setting to do this. Your hair will hold the style better once it has cooled.
- Use straightening strategies: Before straightening, you can prep your hair. One way is to shower the night before you straighten to ensure your hair is as dry as it can be. This will also save it from the damage of blow drying. When you are blow drying, though, always blow downwards to keep your hair smooth. Once you are done straightening, use hairspray to keep frizz away and to keep that style holding longer.
And lastly, be nice to your hair. No matter how hard you try, sometimes the weather wins. Try to wear your hair straight on days when it isn’t supposed to rain. 🙂