Smooth, silky and oh-so-straight, salon straightening can most certainly turn your hair into these three, which is why many women visit salons on a regular basis. But for those of us with limited funds, salon straightening can not only straighten our hair but also burden our budget. This is where hair straightening at home becomes very convenient and economical.
Achieving salon-straight hair at home can be a challenge. For starters, you may not have or know the tools or the products needed and the process you follow may be hit or miss. To make sure you get salon-straight hair, here's a list of 6 easy steps to doing it right, in your own home.
Step 1. Clean
In straightening or any other treatment and styling process, you need to start with clean hair. It is best to have your hair washed the day before, freshly washed is fine as well.
Step 2. Condition
After washing, make sure to condition your hair using a straightening conditioner. There are several available in the market today and these can make it shinier and more relaxed. After rinsing, make sure to let it air dry or rough dry using a dryer. Do not towel dry aggressively as this can cause frizziness and poufiness.
Step 3. Use a Hair Straightening Product
Apply a good straightening product to your hair. These products come in many forms, including serums, creams, gels and balms and will protect your hair while straightening and keep it in place at the same time. If you're starting with really dry hair a spray on product will work best, but if it is still quite damp something heavier like a balm would be more effective. Serums are really good for thick hair and add shine once your it is straight. Make sure not to use a mousse or anything “volumizing” as these can have the opposite effect of a hair straightener.
Step 4. Comb
Combing ensures that the straightening product is distributed evenly and that your hair is free of all tangles and knots.
Step 5. Blow Dry
When blow drying, make sure to point your dryer downward while moving a large, round bristle brush down small sections of hair. Make sure to get a good, quality dryer like a ghd Air Hairdryer or any Wahl hair dryer. Cheap drugstore dryers may be tempting but a good quality dryer will give much better results and will be worth the investment.
Step 6. Flat Iron
Using a flat iron or hair straightener should only be done when it is completely dry; and like your dryer, your straightener should also be of good quality, preferably with ceramic plates.
When using a hair straightener, work with one small section at a time and don't make the temperature too high. A hotter straightener does not automatically equate to straighter it and may only result in damage. Always keep the hair straightener moving to avoid burning your hair and only go over a section of hair 3 times at the most. If it still isn't achieving the desired result, then work on an even smaller section of it.
Straightening your hair at home can be a breeze when you follow the right steps and have the right tools at your disposal. At Sydney Salon Supplies you will find all the tools you need to achieve salon- styled hair right in your own home. They supply top quality hair straighteners, dryers, clippers, curling iron and so much more.So when you feel like styling without breaking your budget, skip the salon and do it yourself with the help of Sydney Salon Supplies's fine line of products.