Thursday, September 8, 2011

Straighten up! : Tips on how to make your hair perfectly straight

Every woman wants to achieve the perfect look, when we say perfect; we mean a well-maintained straight hair. But most women struggle to achieve this vanity dilemma because most of them do not know how to straighten their hair perfectly.

Straightening a curly or wavy hair is the most common topic that most women talked about. Well, it is not surprising because it’s normal to women to get what they want even if it requires painstaking efforts to attain it.

Women should not worry about it. There are a lot of solutions available on magazines, blogs, beauty articles and websites that will surely answer this problem. Here are some tips on how to pull off a flawlessly straightened hair.

First, use shampoo and conditioner when washing your hair to hydrate your porous hair and to prevent it from getting frizzy. You can also use a gloss or oil, if you have curly or wavy hair.

After washing your hair, it is advisable that you should blow dry it. Never go out of the house, when you hair is still wet, because this will make your hair dry and damaged.

In blow-drying, most stylist recommend to use only  a 1500- to 1800-watt hair dryer when styling your hair, because anything below this power requirement will surely curl up your hair even before you’re done with trying to make it straight.

It is also great if you stay with your hair locks that are not thicker than one inch. This is to allow the hot air to pass through and reach all hairs.  You should also aim for small portions and be sure to dry each of them thoroughly before moving on.

Immediately after you blow dry it straight, you should separate it sideways. I think all the weight on each side, when supported with a lot of hair products, particularly on hair straightening, will help the hair not turn stuffed and curly by the end of the day, ensuring that you look stunning all day long.

You should be careful when buying hair straightening products. Always keep in mind that when buying these products; make sure that water is not one of the major components, because water adds moisture to your hair. Using this will make your hair curly or wavy again after straightening it up.

Alternatively after blow-drying, you can also use your hair straightening iron. Before using the hair straightening iron, separate first your hair in 3-5 portions horizontally (left, right and in the middle), this would really depend on the thickness of your hair. Then, clip each portion of your hair into a small hair clip until that part is ready to be straightened.

Subsequently, it is suggested that you should start straightening your hair at the bottom part. It is also advisable to apply a hair protecting serum in the hair to prevent it from getting damaged under the heat of the sun. The serum will also keep the hair straight and make it look really shiny at the same time. This product is available in any beauty stores and groceries (under beauty products section).

When you start straightening your hair, make sure to begin at the root and slowly slide the straightening iron all the way down to the tips. If needed, run the straightening iron through each partition a second or even third time until the hair is super straight. Repeat this with every part of hair, starting at the lowest section, working your way up to the top part.

After doing this hair straightening regimen, angle the hair around your face and parting in the direction you wish it to fall. If your hair needs more volume, angle it out from your head at 90% rather than down towards your shoulders.

With all of these things put into mind, always remember that the straight hair we’ve always dreamed of should be only half an hour of styling away.  As Shana Alexander said “Hair brings one's self-image into focus; it is vanity's proving ground.  Hair is terribly personal, a tangle of mysterious prejudices”.

Even how vain we are in maintaining a well-managed hair, always keep in mind that inner beauty is still the most important thing in this world.

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