Straight Hair

Tips for Wavy, Curly, and Flat Long Hair

Styling Straight Hair

  • Shampoo and condition your hair
  • Gently towel dry hair
  • Detangle from ends to roots
  • Blow until 75% evenly dry
    • Flip head upside down (for more control)
    • Gently pull roots straight fingers
    • When 50% dry, place dryer between knees
      (adjust height and keep back of dryer unblocked)
    • Use round brush to pull hair taute while finishing
  • Banana clip roots near front crown (for even more volume)
  • Separate into 6+ sections (thicker hair needs more sections)
  • Slowly iron each section 1/2"-1" away from roots**
  • Release clip when you're about to leave

    Don't have much time to straighten hair? Try this Quick Routine.

    Important Tip About Using High Heat Styling Tools for Straight Hair:

    Please note that while styling with tools now and then can be less damaging than chemical straightening, using a straight iron too close to the hairline can be damaging to your scalp. This can be easily avoided!

    Perform extreme caution when ironing within 1/2" of the skin. If you iron your hair straight more than twice per week, you may want to try the curling iron technique to flatten roots, without risking extreme heat near the skin.

    Curling Iron Technique to Flatten Roots

  • Start with iron preheated on low
  • Hold barrel horizontally to your part
  • Begin 1/2" away from part
  • Slowly press hair by moving
    the iron down towards the ends

    Using a high heat blow dryer too often can damage your locks while trying to attain straight hair.

    It is not necessary to blow dry directly facing the scalp. Try alternating angles and methods until you find the healthiest way for you to straighten your hair.

    What People
    Are Saying

    "I started washing my hair before bed then straightening it in the mornings like you suggested and feel a lot less rushed and it even look less frizzy!"

    - Diana P.



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