When you get up in the morning and see the frizzy mop staring back at you in the mirror, it can seem like straightening it for the best look is in the “too hard” basket. After all, who has an hour or more set aside for just their hair? Many people choose to tie their hair up to avoid the battle when they really could be looking at their very best with the most minimal amount of effort. Here’s how to straighten your hair correctly in less time than you would have imagined.
To straighten your hair to perfection, it’s mostly in the preparation. Choosing shampoo and condition that promotes a frizz-free finish, or a smooth look, are the ones to opt for. They can help to make sure your hair isn’t frizzy, dry or brittle before you take to it with the flat irons.
Once you’ve washed your hair, it’s crucial not to towel dry it too vigorously. The aim is to have it lie flat, and that won’t be achieved if you’re fluffing it up with a towel. Instead, gently dry it with a hairdryer, or opt to let it dry naturally if time allows. Once you’re ready to straighten it, ensure it’s thoroughly dry with no wet strands.