Hair Care: How To Straighten Hair Like a Pro
If you’re looking for ways to keep your unruly hair straight for longer, we can help. Read on to discover how to make poker straight tresses last.
Silky-smooth straight hair is a classic look. It’s a style that can take you anywhere. From a big work meeting to date night or lunch with the girls, all while looking perfectly polished. The problem is that many of us are blessed with less than pin-straight locks and trying to tame waves and curls into straight styles that last past lunchtime can be challenging. But like any beauty problem, the right tools and tips can make it easier to keep your favourite straight styles locked down for longer. We’ve brought together everything you need to know about upping your straight factor below.
Straight hair starts in the shower and choosing products that infuse your hair with moisture can help to fight the frizz that can quickly undo straight styles. It’s also important to take your time when it comes to conditioning. If you have thick, curly, or naturally unruly hair, consider combing through a deep conditioning treatment and letting it sit in your hair for a few minutes before you rinse. This will make hair more manageable. Also, remember to never scrub at wet hair with a towel (this can cause lasting damage). Instead, gently pat and squeeze hair to remove excess water.
The right hairdryer and blow-drying technique can go a long way. Always start by rough drying your hair until it is around 80% dry and then style using a paddle brush and nozzle to tease hair into your preferred style. Direct air down along the hair shaft and work through sections of the hair methodically to gently straighten hair. The right hair dryer is a key part of your quest for perfectly straight hair and we love the Panasonic EH-NA65 Nanoe™ Ion Hairdryer. This cutting-edge hairdryer uses innovative nanoe™ technology to lock in moisture, reduce frizz, and boost shine. It is the perfect styling tool for flawlessly straight hair. The lightweight design and quick-dry nozzle make it easy to use, and with three heat settings, you can ensure that you are always perfectly in control.
For truly straight styles, you need a straightener or flat iron to provide a polished finish to your look. The wrong straightener, one that is too hot or that doesn’t protect delicate hair, can do more harm than good. The Panasonic EH-HS99 Nanoe™ Hair Straightener can help you achieve flawless shine while hydrating and supporting your hair. And thanks to advanced heat control technology, you can enjoy straightened hair that lasts 20% longer, achieved in just 20% of the time. What’s more, this advanced straightener uses moisturising nanoe™ particles – tiny particles that lock into hair to create a smooth, silky, touchable finish. Always ensure that hair is bone dry before straightening to avoid heat damage and create sections to ensure that you hit every piece of hair. Randomly straightening odd sections as you go can lead to uneven styling and can leave some areas of your hair prone to frizz. Stopping your dream straight style from lasting all day.
Straight styles can be tough on hair, particularly if you have naturally wavy, thick, or curly locks that need a lot of attention. Great products act as your hair’s first line of defence, preventing heat damage, keeping styles locked in, and helping you to achieve perfectly-smooth, frizz-free hair for longer. You should choose products to suit your unique hair type and styling needs, but you should make sure your toolkit includes a smoothing serum to tame wet hair, a heat protection spray to use with your straightening iron, and a finishing product to tame flyways. The right product line-up can help to keep hair straighter for longer.
There is nothing more frustrating than creating a flawless hairstyle and then stepping outside on a windy or humid day for it to turn into a wavy, frizzy mess in a matter of minutes. Hair is sensitive to climate and using a finishing spray or oil combined with a light mist of hair spray can help to protect straight hair from those environmental challenges. On truly wet or windy days, when even the fiercest products won’t do, you may need to provide a physical barrier to protect your locks. A hat, scarf, and umbrella can ensure that a bad weather day doesn’t turn into a bad hair day.
If you want to create a beautifully straight look and need to up your styling tool game, we have you covered. Explore the Panasonic online store today to find the most advanced hair styling tools around. Your hair will love you for it.