Hair straightening 101.
These days, it’s perfectly okay—encouraged, even—to embrace your natural-born texture. We’re super excited about natural hairstyles having a major of-the-moment boom right now, and we’re eager to carry that enthusiasm over to the other camp with this following tutorial on how to straighten hair.
Straight hair will always be a timeless, seasonless classic—not to mention all-occasion appropriate and, let’s face it, kind of a foolproof, “get it and forget about it” look. And since a lot of women can still use some step-by-step direction around straightening locks and getting salon-worthy results via a flat iron (I know I do!), we are all about finding out how to get straight hair in the easiest, most efficient way.
Think we’re exaggerating? Just try to remember a world where frizzy, unmanageable hair is no longer a reality, or when bad hair days are obsolete. Yeah, this understated skill is definitely a gamechanger, especially during weekday mornings, rainy days or crucial last-minute, can’t-mess-this-up moments.
So whether you’re looking to learn how to straighten curly hair, or need to know how to keep your hair straight from the get-go (both equally vital points to consider!), we’ve got you covered. Scroll on:
Tutorial: How to Straighten Your Hair with a Flat Iron
Start with clean, freshly washed hair.
Apply a heat protectant.
Section your hair.
Create small buns.
Clip hair up.
Tug the ends through.
Repeat on the other side.
Finish with your hairline.
Apply some hair oil.
Want to see how else to get sleek, straight hair on shorter looks? Read on below:
Hairstyles for Straight Hair: How to Straighten Short Hair
Tips provided by Dove Hair Care
Step 1: Blow-dry your hair.
For long-lasting sleekness, blow-dry your hair in 2 to 3-inch sections with a round brush, using the nozzle attachment on your blowdryer.
Step 2: Use a flat iron on each section.
Next, take 3-inch sections of hair and run a flat iron over each section. It’s important to section the hair finely, so the heat is evenly distributed.
Step 3: Use hairspray to finish the look.
Keep your part tidy by spraying on Dove Style+Care Compressed Extra Hold Hairspray to lock in your style, while also taming any flyaways.