Without the right hair care products and tools, achieving smooth, straight and sleek hair can turn into a super lengthy and tedious process. Aside from having a great flat iron, a super effective heat protectant and a shampoo (to help prepare your hair for smooth locks), you’ll also need a straightening conditioner to help you out.
If you’re not familiar with a straightening conditioner, we are here to let you know more about the benefits of using one before creating straight styles on your hair. Read on as we explain what this specialty conditioner is and how to use it, plus a few of our favorites:
Straightening Conditioner: Why It's a Smoothening Essential
1. What is a straightening conditioner?
Let’s start off by telling you what it is not. A straightening conditioner doesn’t make your hair straight. The conditioner, usually a part of a wash and care system formulated for creating straight styles, is made up of ingredients that’ll leave you with a smooth and conditioned base before blowdrying or flat ironing.
2. What is a good straightening conditioner to use?
This depends on how long you’d like your hair to be straight. If you’re going for a week-long hairstyle, we suggest using the TRESemmé Keratin 7 Day Smooth Conditioner. This conditioner works with the heat of your flat iron to control frizz leaving your hair smooth a week. There’s one caveat though, this isn’t a product that you can use by itself. Wash your hair with the entire system for best results.
3. Do you still need a heat protectant after using a straightening conditioner?
If you want to play by the rules, yes. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Before applying heat to your hair, apply a few pumps of the TRESemmé 7 Day Smooth Heat Activated Treatment. This treatment works as a protective barrier between your hair and heat styling tools.
4. When’s the best time to use straightening conditioners?
First you have to decide your reason for using one in the first place. Is it just for a special event? If so, you can also opt for the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner. Are you using it because you’re trying to keep your hair straight during high humidity? Or is this how you’re planning to avoid spending an arm and a leg for a true in-salon keratin treatment? If it’s the last two, then this straightening conditioner is for you.
5. Why do we love it?
Seriously, what’s not to love? The entire system is super easy to use and the results are amazing. So go for it! Skip the expensive keratin treatment and opt for this affordable and effective system instead.