Monday, October 17, 2011

Hair Straightening Techniques | How to Straighten Hair

Hair Straightening:

Long straight hair, has abundant of advantages. Straight hair can be styled in many ways, goes well with every face cut, looks good on every dress and enhances the features of your face. Thus, hair straightening, is a common practice and hair straighteners are girl's essential companion.


Hair straightening is a hair styling technique which involves the flattening and straightening of hair in order to give it a smooth, streamlined, and 'sleek' appearance. It may be accomplished by using hair irons and hot combs, chemical relaxers.


Hair straightening using straighteners or blowers are the quickest way to get the desired style but at the same time they are hazardous. The heat which they generate can make your hair dry, lead to excess dead hair, damaged hair follicles and be a cause of hair fall.


Hair Straightening Tips:

1. Use a mild shampoo and strong conditioner so that the hair is well protected. You must keep off from any heat styling tools so as to prevent any damage to the hair. Regular deep conditioning of the hair can give it a healthier bounce and shine.

2. Using a microfiber towel, or your regular towel, try to get as much moisture out of your hair as possible.

3. Use one of the blow-dryer extensions so you can put the blow-dryer up closer to the hair and round bristled brush.

4. Who want to add a bit of shine add a drop of silicone serum and watch the tresses bounce. A little care will go a long way in maintaining the straightened tresses.

5. Hot oil treatment is one of the most effective way of soothing the curly and wavy locks. All you need to do is take hot oil in a bowl and apply it all over your hair and scalp. Wrap a shower cap or hot towel on your oiled hair and leave it for 30 minutes before shampooing and conditioning.

6. Milk works wonders on your hair and scalp making your hair soft and straight after repeated usage. First wash your hair thoroughly using a shampoo and dry well. Now pour milk in a spray bottle and spray it all over your locks nicely. Rinse hair with plain lukewarm or cold water and comb them while wet to get a sleeker look.

7. Take coconut milk in a bowl, add a spoon of lemon juice to it and mix well. Refrigerate this mixture for a few hours. Now apply the creamy layer all over your locks. Once done wrap hair in a hot towel. You can also put on a shower cap and then take steam for a few minutes. Wash off your hair after 30 minutes using a mild shampoo to see the difference.

8. Use a little bit of gel or cream or something to keep it straight and non-frizzy.

9. Apply a little bit of straightening gel before blow drying and in between towel drying.

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