Love the sleekness of straight locks? Us too, but we also want to protect our hair from the damage that straightening can cause. To achieve great results, we don’t necessarily need Brazilian hair straightening or any other chemical hair straightening. Here’s a caring way to get soft, smooth, poker-straight hair.
Ready to learn how to straighten hair while also protecting your lovely locks? Like any great work of art, preparation is key. Start by using a moisturising shampoo and conditioner such as Dove Pure Care Dry Oil range. Formulated with Macadamia oil, they nourish hair leaving it soft and shiny
Use a heat protection spray to safeguard hair against hot tools. Spray into damp hair before blow-drying and then mist again onto sections before using your hair straightener. Your hair will thank you for it by looking gloriously smooth by the end. Trust us
Make sure hair is dry before letting loose with your straighteners. If there’s too much moisture left, the heat from the straighteners can cause the water in your hair to boil, which can damage and break your lovely locks. Ouch. Squeeze hair dry with a towel – never rub as it will rough up hair cuticles – and dry thoroughly using a flat paddle brush. Direct the dryer airflow from root to tip (it will help close the cuticles and make hair shiny and smooth)
Here we are, at the main event, the part we’ve all been waiting for. To straighten hair well, make sure to take small sections at a time, holding the rest of your hair away using clips. Keep individual sections taut using a brush and swiftly go over them with the straighteners. Don’t linger too long, especially on the delicate ends, to avoid unnecessary damage to your hard-working hair
After all that hard work treat your hair to a little care. We love Dove Style+Care Nourishing Dry Ends Serum for the perfect finish it gives to any hairstyle. Smooth onto ends for a polished finish and wait for the compliments to start flooding in
Now you’ve got your lovely style you’re probably wondering how to keep your hair straight, are we right? Easy. Add a final touch of hairspray to set your hairstyle and keep any misbehaving flyaways in place.