Fashion & Style Hair

How To Keep Hair Straight

Published at 03/22/2012 18:48:46


Ah, the eternal struggle against your own hair – we all know what that feels like. Men and women all across the country are constantly looking for new products and methods to keep their hair straighter. If you have naturally curly or wavy hair, you may feel that any efforts to keep your hair straight will be futile, but this is not true. There are plenty of easy methods for keeping your hair straightened. Take time to consider the following options.

Step 1

The first and most popular option is to buy a handheld flat iron, also called a hair straightener. These flat irons come in a wide range of sizes and prices and can be found anywhere from your local supermarket to high end salons and beauty supply stores. There are also many different types of flat iron, but the best and safest for your hair are ceramic flat irons. These tools style your hair straight in the same way that a curling iron makes your hair curly – through extreme heat. If you choose this option, be sure to use a protective spray so you don’t do a great deal of damage to your hair.

Step 2

Second, you may want to consider getting your hair chemically straightened. If you want to do this, take time to speak with your hair professional about the risks and whether or not you are a good candidate. Since strong chemicals are used, people with already processed hair may not want to have this treatment done. If you want to straighten your hair through this treatment, be sure it is done at a salon by a licensed professional. The good news is these treatments keep your hair straight for about 6 months.

Step 3

A third way to straighten your hair only applies to those of you with naturally straight hair who experience a little frizz here and there. In order to keep your hair straight and eliminate the frizz, consider trying out hair oils or serums. These products are usually found where ever hair care products are sold and range in price from just a few bucks to well over $20. The type you get will depend on your hair needs and your budget.

Step 4

A fourth way is to use straightening shampoo. Although this method is usually somewhat ineffective alone, by shampooing your hair with straightening product and then using a flat iron, you can enjoy silkier straight hair. Many companies who make shampoo to keep your hair straight also offer conditioner to assist in keeping your hair looking healthy and soft.

Step 5

The last way to keep your hair straight is to blow dry your hair using a rounded brush. If using this method, you will need to dry your hair in sections while twisting the round brush through. The resulting look will be a straight, voluminous look with slightly curled ends. If you do not want your ends curled, you can finish up with a flat iron.


Regardless of which straightening methods you use, be sure to condition your hair often. Many methods of keeping your hair straight can also cause breaking, damage and split ends. By using conditioner regularly and getting a trim every six weeks, you will rid your hair of pesky split ends and enjoy straight hair year round.

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