Flat Iron Hair: How to Get Super Sleek Strands

Learn to flat iron hair the right way!

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Hair Types

Whatever length or texture your tresses are, sleek hair is a seasonless style you can always fall back on. Despite how effortless the final look may appear, there are a few key hacks to creating perfect poker straight strands. All Things Hair reveals how to flat iron hair, the correct way. Whether you’re starting with voluminous curls or just less-than-finessed tresses, this technique will work on all hair types so there’s no excuse not to get your technique down to pat. Sold? Get your heat protectant and straighteners at the ready, and learn the best way to flat iron hair:

How to Flat Iron Hair



Before you start straightening your hair, it’s important to prep your strands with a good heat protectant. Try TRESemmé Biotin+ Repair 7 Primer Protection Spray, which helps to protect your hair from 7 types of styling damage, including damage done through heated tools!

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Section hair.

Take a diagonal section of hair from your ear to the nape of your neck. This will help maintain volume and ensure your roots don’t fall flat.

The size of the section will depend on your hair density but be careful not to make them too big, as this will result in insufficient straightening.

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Straighten first section.

Place a fine-tooth comb under the straightener from the roots and slowly move down the hair shaft.  

Why a fine-toothed comb? Because this will allow smooth, detangled sections of hair to be fed into the flat iron, giving a sleeker end result.

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Continue to straighten.

Continue to straighten your hair in diagonal sections until the entire head is complete. 

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Final look.

And you’re all done! See, learning how to flat iron hair is a piece of cake!

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Safaa’s Hair CV

What’s your hair type?

“It’s naturally quite wavy and thick. It can be difficult to manage but since I cut it shorter it’s definitely been easier to style.”

What are your go-to hair products?

“I always use a serum on the ends because I’ve got really dry hair. And a heat protectant!”

Editor’s note: Consider incorporating Suave Split End Rescue Hair Serum into your routine for hair that’s shiny and healthy, just like Safaa’s.

Do you have any daily hair struggles?

“It can go frizzy very easily and usually doesn’t hold a style for too long. It can be unpredictable, some days it does what I want, other days not so much!”

What’s your signature look for day and night?

“Very undone, straight or in a loose ponytail.”

Tell us one piece of hair advice you would give to someone with hair like you…

“Keep your hair as nourished as possible, add a mask to your routine if you can. Your hair will thank you!”

Editor’s note: We suggest investing a mask like Nexxus Humectress Moisture Restoring Masque. We promise you won’t regret incorporating this mask into your regular routine. Styling-wise, finish off with Bed Head by TIGI Headrush Shine Spray to lock in that gleam after blow-drying.

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