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How to Make Your Hair Straight No Matter the Weather

Rain or shine, these tips will help you nail smooth and straight hair.

There are days when you want to curl your hair, and there are days when you want to wear it straight. And why not? After all, straight hair has its charm. You look effortlessly sleek and chic even when you simply leave your mane down.

If you already have straight hair, you may want to add anti-frizz products to your beauty arsenal. This is because when it’s humid, hair tends to get frizzy as it absorbs water and salt from the air. All the more when your hair is dry and damaged, so you’ll need to make sure your straight hair stays moisturized to keep frizz at bay.

On the other hand, if you have natural waves or curls, you can straighten your hair either by using heat-styling tools or heatless hair hacks. You can also get chemically straightened hair at the salon, which provides a longer-lasting result. But when you can’t go to your favorite salon to for this treatment, there are ways to get straight hair at home.

Learn how to make your hair straight and maintain it no matter the weather. Here are some easy tips.

How to Maintain Straight Hair

1. Use shampoo that can help smoothen your hair.

Asian woman shampooing her hair in the bathroom
Use a shampoo that can help make your hair straight. Credit: Shutterstock

Start by washing your hair with shampoo that gives your hair salon-quality smoothness and shine. A keratin-rich shampoo is a great choice for this. Your hair is largely made up of keratin, and when you use products that are rich in this protein, the gaps in the overlapping cells of your hair cuticle get filled with keratin, resulting in smoother and straighter hair.

Using TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo can help you achieve this hair goal. It has KERA10 Protein complex, which goes up to 10 layers deep into your hair to nourish it. This shampoo also gives your hair 10 salon benefits in one wash. It has an anti-frizz and anti-humidity formulation. It also makes your hair smooth and soft, adds shine, detangles, strengthens hair, tames flyaways, provides heat protection, and leaves a long-lasting fragrance.

Bottle of TRESemme Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo

You can also try Dove Straight & Silky Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Shampoo to give your hair the benefits of Keratin Tri-Silk Serum, the newest triple-action formula that combines the power of keratin, fiber actives, and serum ingredients. All these work to repair damage, deeply nourish and protect your hair, and leave it extra beautiful. This shampoo also has Amino Essence that helps in making your hair extra straight, smooth, and shiny.

Bottle of Dove Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Straight & Silky Shampoo


2. Don’t forget to condition your hair.

Asian woman washing her hair in the bathroom
Hair conditioning is key in maintaining straight hair. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Even if you’re in a hurry when washing your hair in the morning, don’t skip the conditioner. When you shampoo your hair, dirt gets washed away along with some of your hair’s natural oils. Using a conditioner helps bring back moisture and seal it in so your hair won’t get dry and frizzy.

If you’re not sure what conditioner to use, go for TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Serum Conditioner. Like its shampoo counterpart, it has KERA10 Protein Complex and it gives your hair 10 salon benefits in one wash. It also has oleo serum to moisturize and nourish your hair deeply.

Bottle of TRESEMME Keratin SMooth KERA10 Serum Conditioner

You can also use Cream Silk Ultimate Reborn Standout Straight Tri-Oleo Conditioner. It has Tri-Oleo Complex, which consists of three lightweight, ultra-nourishing oils such as argan oil, rosehip oil, and marula oil. These help in strengthening, smoothening, and moisturizing your hair. This conditioner also has Frizz Defense Complex, which leaves your hair smoother, straighter, and with less frizz.

Bottle of Cream Silk Ultimate Reborn Standout Straight Conditioner


3. Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle your hair.

Asian woman combing her long straight hair
A wide-tooth comb is best for getting rid of tangles. Credit: Shutterstock

Hair is at its weakest when wet, so you risk breaking and damaging your strands when you use a brush after washing your hair. Instead, use a wide-tooth comb and start detangling from the tips before you make your way up.

4. Apply hair serum to keep your hair smooth.

Asian woman applying hair serum to her hair
Make sure to apply it evenly to your hair. Credit: Hariono Halim

Hair serums coat your hair strands to help make them silky and shiny. You can apply it after washing and drying your hair to give it a lustrous finish. If you’re looking for a hair serum to add to your hair care arsenal, we recommend TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Anti-Frizz Shine Serum. It has keratin and marula oil, giving your hair five benefits such as calming frizz, detangling knots, adding shine, making your hair soft, and taming flyaways.

Bottle of TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum

5. Put the nozzle on when using a blow dryer.

Asian woman wearing a white robe blow drying her long black hair in the bathroom
Put your blow dryer at the lowest heat setting to prevent damage. Credit: Natasha Estelle

The nozzle helps direct air, so you don’t blow-dry your hair aimlessly. This helps you dry your hair more efficiently, lessening the time your hair is exposed to heat. Don’t forget to blow-dry your hair one section at a time so it’s easier to make your hair straight. Also, set your hairdryer to the coolest or lowest heat setting possible to minimize heat damage.

On weekends or on days when you’re just chilling at home, simply let your hair dry on its own to give it a break from heated tools.

6. Let hair cool down before styling.

Asian woman blow drying her hair and smiling
Cool air from your blow-dryer can help seal your cuticles. Credit: Shutterstock

This helps make sure hair cuticles stay flat and prevent salt and moisture from the air from sneaking their way into your hair strands. You can do this quickly by setting your blow-dryer to its coolest setting and letting the air blow through your hair. 

7. Divide your hair into small sections when straightening with a flat iron.

Asian woman ironing her dark medium-length hair
When straightening your hair, iron the lower sections of your hair first. Credit: Natasha Estelle

If you need to use a flat iron to straighten your hair, clip some sections of your hair first. Then, iron your hair one section at a time. Like blow-drying by sections, ironing your hair the same way is a more efficient way of straightening your hair, so you finish more quickly and your hair doesn’t get exposed to too much heat.

8. Use scrunchies to straighten hair.

Asian woman with several scrunchies on her long hair wearing a red silk top
No-heat hair hack: Use scrunchies to make your hair straight! Credit: Hariono Halim

Don’t have a blow dryer or flat iron? You can also get straight hair without using heat. To do this, tie a series of scrunchies to your long hair. Leave them for about half an hour or more. When you’re about to leave the house, remove the scrunchies and say hello to straight hair!

9. Pamper your hair with a hair treatment.

Asian woman patting a towel against her hair
Pamper your hair with a hair mask. Credit: Dennie Ramon

To help make your hair sleek and straight, treat it with a hair mask at least once a week. Hair masks can deeply moisturize your hair and protect it from dryness and frizz.

Tub of Cream Silk Treatment Keratin Rebond Straight

Editor’s tip: If you had your hair chemically straightened, maintain it with the help of Cream Silk Treatment Keratin Rebond Straight. It has keratin, which defines the structure of your hair, smoothens away damage, and reduces frizz. It also has amino acids such as lysine and glycine, which go deep into the hair fiber to promote hair growth and elasticity.

10. Hands off your hair!

Asian woman with a sleek center part bob wearing a light blue blazer smiling
Just leave your hair be! Credit: Natasha Estelle

The excess oil in your hands as well as dirt can get in your hair and make it frizzy, so resist the urge to touch your hair. 

Maintaining straight hair and combatting frizz can be challenging when the weather is not cooperating, but it can be done. You just need the right products and hairstyling tricks to help you make it happen.