There is no denying that straight hair is one way to get a sleek, put-together appearance that’s fit for any occasion. If you have naturally curly hair, it can be difficult to get your hair straight (and keep it that way). From picking the right shampoo to deciding on the perfect hair pomades and pastes, it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start. If your hair is on the shorter side, keeping some wave out of your mane is even harder! Luckily, we have a few hair straightening products and tricks up our sleeve to help you straighten your short, curly hair.
STRAIGHT HAIR TIP #1: SMOOTH IT OUT
The first step to having straight hair is to use a smoothing shampoo and conditioner. The L’Oréal Paris Elvive Smooth Intense Smoothing Shampoo will give you long-lasting frizz control. This anti-frizz product will help you tame your curls and leave you with smooth, soft hair. Follow with L’Oréal Paris Smooth Intense Smoothing Conditioner to ensure you have frizz-free strands.
STRAIGHT HAIR TIP #2: GET RID OF THOSE TANGLES
After washing your hair, you want to make sure any knots are smoothed out. Using a detangler, such as the L’Oréal Kids Burst of Sweet Pear Tangle Tamer for All Hair Types, will help do just that. This detangler is sure to bring back some childhood memories while also making sure your hair is ready to be straightened! It’s tear free formula and pear scent will surely win you over.
STRAIGHT HAIR TIP #3: SAY GOODBYE TO FRIZZ
While your locks may be nice and smooth from your shampoo and conditioner, it’s important to invest in an anti-frizz product to ensure your hair doesn’t go back to being curled and unruly. The L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream will give you long-lasting frizz control, is humidity resistant and provides heat protection.
STRAIGHT HAIR TIP #4: BLOW IT OUT
Once your hair is detangled and smooth, it's time to blow it out. By blow drying your hair, you have control over if it dries straight or curls as it would if you were to let it air dry naturally. Using the proper blow drying cream, such as the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Thermal Smoother Cream, will make this process even more effective. The cream protects your hair from the heat you’ll be applying and uses fibralock technology to de-frizz, smooth and prepare your hair for straightening.
STRAIGHT HAIR TIP #5: STRAIGHTEN YOUR LOCKS, LADIES
After your hair is prepped, smoothed, de-frizzed, and dried, it’s time to get to straightening your hair! You’ll want to invest in a good heat protectant spray to keep your hair from getting damaged and dried-out. The L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray offers 450 degree heat protection. The specially formulated spray calms frizz, seals in shine, blocks humidity, and conditions so your sleek straight style can last up to 3 days.
STRAIGHT HAIR TIP #6: INVEST IN A HAIR SERUM
To seal the deal on your smooth, frizz-free locks, you’ll want to get a hair serum. This is a leave-in smoothing treatment that polishes the surface and creates a humidity barrier.
STRAIGHT HAIR TIP #7: LOCK IT IN PLACE
While people normally think to use a hair spray when they curl their hair, they often forget to do the same when straightening. The L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Weather Control Hairspray will give your hair anti-frizz protection and humidity resistance. The lightweight mist will hold your style in place without leaving your hair feeling uncomfortably stiff and will tame those unruly fly-aways. The hairspray is also water resistant so there’s no need to fret if you break a sweat.
Now that you’ve conquered curling your short, curly locks, you can read about other ways to manage curly hair. Check out our article on 6 Heat-Free Ways to Style Curly Hair.