How to Straighten Hair: Your Basic Guide to Getting Sleek Straight Hair

All Things Hair Team | 18 June 2019
How to straighten hair: Asian woman with straight dark hair smiling
10 minutes Style Easy

Find out how you can properly straighten your hair plus the products you’ll need to keep it sleek for long!

Thanks to the availability of flat irons, hair straightening has become so easy and so accessible. In fact, almost every working woman would probably have their own iron at home. The process is pretty much as straight to the point as it gets, but it’s also important to know the best way of going about it. This way, your hair stays healthy and would have minimal damage due to the use of a flat iron and other heated styling devices.

Basic Steps on How to Straighten Hair

1. Wash and prep

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First things first, give your hair a nourishing wash using shampoo and conditioner that can help keep moisturize your scalp and strands. After that, pat dry until your hair is half damp. Then, apply TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops to prep your hair. Pat dry once again and use a wide-tooth comb to detangle your tresses, making it easier to go about straightening your hair.

2. Comb and blowdry

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One easy method of straightening your hair is by using a hair blow dryer. Using a small brush or comb, gently brush small portions of your hair and blowdry as you comb your way through the section of the hair. Simply repeat this process all over your hair. Don’t forget to spritz TRESemme Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray on your hair before blow drying to keep it protected from the heat. The spray will also help smoothen your hair even more.

3. Clip and iron

If using the blow dryer is not up your alley, then you can simply use a flat iron. To start, clip around 60% of your hair and use the flat iron to straighten one small portion at a time. Repeat the process until you’ve managed to go through the rest of your hair. Apply hair serum once again to add more polish and shine to your mane.

Hair straightening has become so easy that a lot of women make it a part of their daily routine. Just remember, proper care for your hair becomes even more important. Treat your hair to a weekly deep treatment to keep your strands nourished and well protected from frequent damage. This way, you’ll be starting off with lustrous and shiny hair every day.

Now that you know how to straighten hair, share this tutorial with your friends so all of you get equipped with this basic hairstyling technique.

Next read: Now that you know how to straighten hair, it’s going to be easier for you to create sleek hairstyles. Check out these sleek tied hair ideas for when you want to look extra polished.