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
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
- 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
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.
Start with iron preheated on low
Hold barrel horizontally to your part
Begin 1/2" away from part
Slowly press hair by moving
Curling Iron Technique to Flatten Roots
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.
"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.