How To Achieve Perfectly Straight Hair At Home
There’s a reason why our hair is called crowning glory, not only because it’s at the top of our head, but because it also makes a lot of difference to our appearance. It’s not a secret that humidity and hair can have a tumultuous relationship because humid weather makes our hair prone to dryness and frizziness. More often than not, it takes a lot of effort to fix our bad hair day, especially when we’re dealing with humid weather in tropical countries like ours.
This can be a nag to Filipinas with natural wavy or curly hair. And instead of rocking that wavy chic hairdo, it just looks unattractively messy. And when you start looking like Albert Einstein, you have no other resort but to straighten it. Though straightening can sometimes take a lot of work (and going to a salon just doesn’t make the cut either), do you really want to look like a hot mess on your next date, birthday, or zoom meeting?
That’s why in today’s blog, we’ll be breaking down some quick flat iron tips and tricks to achieve that beautiful, straight, and sleek finish for your hair at the comfort of your home. Let’s get started!
Tip # 1: Preparing for Hair
Hairsprays, for example, tend to make your hair sticky and tackiness when drying, so stay away from them when ironing hair. Moreover, using hairsprays before ironing dries your hair even more, so it’s best to use hairsprays after you finish styling. For best results, it’s better if you use hair care items that provide moisture, such as conditioners.
Tip # 2: Drying Your Hair
This is a common mistake featured on our other blog as one of the hair drying mistakes that dry your hair and the culprit in causing damage and not achieving the best hair results. Too much dampness in the hair won’t help straighten your hair and can cook the hair resulting in dryness. We suggest air drying your hair first and then use a hair dryer for smooth results.
If you don’t have a hair dryer handy, do some towel drying and shake off the dampness until all areas of your head are dry and safe enough to flat iron.
Tip # 3: Using Hair Heat Protectants
Hair protectants come helpful when you’re styling your hair using heat, such as flat irons. You can protect the health and vitality of your hair by using hair protectants, which create a protective layer over each strand.
There are many hair protectants in drugstores, but if you’re opting in for non-chemically formulated or organic heat protectants, some essential oils such as argan oil, coconut oil, shea butter, and grape seed oil can suffice. Most of these essential oils are rich in vitamins and minerals, so they help promote your hair’s health.
Tip # 4: Sectioning Your Hair
Often, when flat ironing your hair, you can’t just arbitrarily grab an iron to flatten out your hair because that is a big NO-NO. Ideally, you section your hair and start by ironing the lower layer first and work your way up to the upper layer of your head. This way, you’ll evenly straighten out all parts of your hair.
Tip # 5: Use a Good Hair Straightener
Choosing a good quality flat iron is not only a good investment but brings out the best results that you’re looking for. Ideally, the tool you should be looking for should be able to curl out, doesn’t dry your hair, and be able to style your hair the way you want it to. After all, flat irons aren’t only used to straighten your hair, but you can create soft and wavy curls as well. Talk about versatility!
Try the American Heritage Professional Hair Styler Digital Display-6251 with a ceramic coating plate that eliminates frizz and doesn’t pull your hair, and straightens your hair in smooth glides.
Tip # 6: Finish Off with a Serum
Finish off your ironing process by applying a hair serum to keep your hair smooth and silky.
And there you have it! A perfect sleek and straight hair like you’ve gone to the salon.