Ever wondered how your favorite celebrity rock such luscious, pin-straight hair locks every time she steps out?
You also want to want to sport straight hair like a celebrity but fail miserably every time you try it?
Well, the days of your curiosity are over because we have found out the tips and trick (obviously from a celebrity hairstylist) your need to rock lustrous silky, straight manes like a star whenever you wish with just a very few steps.
So without any further delay, let’s start.
Do You Want Permanent Straightening?
One way to rock celebrity like straight hair locks on daily basis is to go through chemical procedures like Brazilian Blowout, Rebounding or Japanese Straightening that straightens your locks permanently; these procedures take minimum 4 hours to maximum 7 hours to complete depending on your hairs type, length, and other conditions.
You can either visit a hair salon for professional permanent straightening or try out by yourself at the comfort of your own place with kits and creams available in the market. But we always prefer professional care because there is a minimal chance of hair damage compared to the procedure done at home.
Heat Styling Might Be Your Savior
On the other hand, if you don’t want to go through any chemical treatment on your hair or don’t want any permanent hairstyle, then straightening your manes with a good quality flat iron is the best way to straighten your precious tresses to the perfection.
Now you might be wondering how to find an excellent quality straightening iron for your hair type.
Well, we have discussed this topic in many of our articles previously, but then again, we will briefly talk about it here just for our readers’ convenience.
To maintain your Type 1 and Type 2 (straight and wavy) hair locks, we would recommend you a straightening iron like this BaByliss PRO Porcelain Ceramic Straightening Iron that comes with ionic technology and ceramic plates whereas, for Type 3 (curly) tresses, there is nothing better than an ionic flat iron with ceramic tourmaline plates. The INFINITI PRO BY CONAIR Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron would be a great choice for this hair type.
However, we would strongly suggest that you use a titanium or gold flat iron such as the BaByliss PRO Nano Titanium-Plated Ultra-Thin Straightening Iron that comes with ionic technology as well as infrared emission for Type 4 (natural, black, Afro-American) manes as this hair type is thick, coarse and stubborn and very much difficult to straighten.
How to Straighten Your Hair With a Flat Iron Successfully; Tips and Tricks
Now let’s learn step by step how to style your tresses with pin-straight strands like a celebrity easily yet effectively:
1. Shampoo & Condition Well
he first step to any phenomenal hairstyle is a clean base and for that, you have to shampoo and condition your manes well so that you can have a great base to start off your straightening session. You might try the OGX Ever-Straightening + Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner as they soften your hairs and prepares it for heat styling.
Then again, if you don’t want to wash your tresses, we would suggest you to clean your scalp as well as your manes with a dry shampoo like the Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal Biotin Dry Shampoo, to not only build a great styling base but at the same time to also add some texture to your manes for a flawless style.
2. Dry Your Manes Fully
Drying your tresses properly is extremely important before straightening them because a flat iron can cause unimaginable damage and breakage if used on wet or damp hair strands. You can either air dry or blow dry you tresses using a hairdryer (we suggest using the Remington D3190 Damage Protection Hair Dryer), but always remember to use a microfiber hair towel on your water dripping manes because this towel helps to soak up 95% of the water and cut down your hair drying time by several notches for less hair damage.
You can try this DuraComfort Essentials Super Absorbent Anti-Frizz Microfiber Hair Towel for quick hair drying.
3. Brush Through the Tresses Thoroughly
After you have completely dried your hair locks, we would suggest you comb your manes thoroughly with a hair comb like this Harry Josh Pro Tools Detangling Brush to not only remove kinks, knots, and tangles but at the same time to also create a very smooth and polished base for the straightening.
4. Don’t Forget to Apply Heat Protectant
Once your manes are washed, dried and combed nicely, it’s now time to put on some heat protectant spray or cream to them so that your hairs remain extremely protected from the heat you would apply to style them with straightened tresses like celebrities. We prefer the HSI PROFESSIONAL Heat Hair Protector for all types of hairs as it comes with argan oil for additional moisturization and nourishment to control frizz and doesn’t weight down your tresses.
5. Heat the Straightener Properly
Before using the flat iron, make sure that its plates are heated properly so that you can straighten your hair locks (the selected part) in just a few passes. If the plates are not adequately heated, you have to go through the same portion of hair, again and again, to straighten them precisely; this repeated pulling your tresses with the straightener would not only take hours to straighten all your manes but at the same time also expose your hair strands to heat damage and hot spots.
6. Finish Off by Spraying Hair Spray
When you are done straightening all your hairs properly, we would recommend you to spritz on some holding spray to hold the style in place for a long period of time. You might try the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hair Spray as it is an excellent holding spray that provides long-lasting brushable hold at a very affordable price range.