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4 Great Tips on How to Keep Your Hair Straight all Day

It’s always been that way – girls with straight hair want it curly and girls with curly hair want it straight. Well, if you’re the latter, I have some useful tips for you.

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1. Long Works Better Than Short

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In case you want straight hair, it would be a good idea to let it grow a little longer. Short hair has more tendencies to curl up than long hair. Moreover, it is harder to make short hair stay the way you want it to be.

Don’t forget regular trips to a hair dresser, at least once in every three months, to get rid of those dead or split ends, because they are one of the reasons why your hair curls up. In any case, try to keep your hair as healthy as possible, not only for the sake of straightening it, but for the sake of having a beautiful healthy hair, straight or curled.

2. Use of Products

Buy hair products that are labeled as “smooth”, “sleek”, “straight” or anything similar, wash your hair with a straightening shampoo and always apply conditioner. After you wash your hair, dry it a little with a towel, but don’t be too harsh. Apply some kind of straightening mousse, gel or any other hair straightening product on wet hair.

Don’t ever brush your hair while it’s wet, although brushing can help make it straight, your hair is weakest when it’s wet and brushing damages it. It’s also a good idea to apply some heat protector, since you’ll be exposing your hair to heat next.

3. Blow Drying and Flat Ironing

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You can now choose to either blow dry your hair or to straighten it with a flat iron, or both. If blow drying, take a wide brush and straighten your hair as your hair stylist would do. Watch out not to turn the blow dryer on maximum heat and not to keep it too close to your hair.

If you decide for a flat iron, bear in mind that a good flat iron costs good money. Take small sections of your hair and clip the rest of the hair with hair clippers so that it doesn’t get in your way. Work your way from the back of your head to the front, leaving the hair sections closest to your face last.

4. Keeping it Straight

Now that you’ve made your hair straight, the idea is to keep it straight the whole day. You can do this best by applying either hairspray or even better a small dub of anti-frizz serum with silicone. Try to avoid warm and humid places since they will probably make your hair curly again.

Always keep a couple of things in mind – first of all buy good hair products. Flat ironing and straightening your hair in any other way does a lot of damage, so you need best quality products to give your hair the care it needs.

Second, and even more important – give your hair a break once in a while. You look perfectly good with curls, and no matter how “in” straight hair is right now, try not to damage your hair too much and leave it curly now and then. Guys like it wavy and curly anyway.

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11 thoughts on 4 Great Tips on How to Keep Your Hair Straight all Day

  1. This has helped me alot I have been looking all over the internet for someone to give me a few tips on ‘How to keep my hair staright all day’. My hair is curly and I just want a change because most of my class mates have straight hair. Thanks for the help.

  2. I think this web site is really usefull I got some good ideas but it never worked on my hair. I went round asking people ‘Boys’ do they like girls with straight hair or wavy they all said ‘Girls suit wavy then straight’. So girls there is no worry if your hair won’t stay straight you are perfect what ever you look like. Thanks.

  3. My hair wont do it. I have tried it all. I think I need a straightening perm…

  4. youqueen girl illustration Shania

    Hello. I Have My Hair Cut Into A Semi Mohawk. I Have No Problem Keeping The Longer Part Of My Hair Away From Heat Most Of The Time Because I Always Roller Set It. But Its The Very Short Hair That Is Getting Really Curly And No Matter What Products I Apply To Keep It Straight And Flat, It Curls Right Back Up. I Am An African American So My Hair Is Naturally Curly. What Should I Do?

  5. Hey! iknow this thing works,,,although it just works for 1 day because after it,,, we’ll take a bath again then the FLAT IRONNING THINGY is gone because.using Flat iron,,,is just temporary

  6. Loved it! worked very well for me. I could never get my hair straight for my hair is very wavy. Thanks for the help!

  7. youqueen girl illustration Aashmita Ajit

    I had wavy hair… with lotta frizz and I live in a tropical country so its really hot and humid here. These tips never really worked out for me, so I straightened my hair permanently.. and I love my hair now :D
    Yea, chemicals are bad for your hair but if you give yourself an oil massage every week, you’ll have shiny straight silky hair!!

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