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How to Achieve Straight Hair without Spending a Fortune

While you could always go to an expensive salon and have potentially harmful chemicals spread all over your head, there are natural ways to get the straight hair you want.  I will show you how to achieve straight hair with some simple, inexpensive techniques. These techniques will only be temporary, but it can give you the luxurious straight hair you want for a special event.


The first step is to invest in a quality flat iron.  You should buy a little better, and more expensive, model from your hairstylist or a beauty supply store because the quality of the iron is higher which means better heating surfaces as well as temperature controls.

The next step is to buy a thermal protective spray for your hair; this can help protect your hair from heat damage.  This is especially important if you will be using your flat iron on a regular basis.

Wash your hair and use a quality conditioner.  Since using a flat iron can really dry your hair out, you may want to leave your conditioner on for a little longer than normal.

Towel dry your hair thoroughly, applies a leave in conditioner, and then gently combs your hair with a wide toothed comb.

Blow dries your hair the rest of the way.  Using attachments that will allow you to get the blow dryer closer to your hair will make a big difference. After the hair is dry, brush it out completely to get out any tangles and snarls.

Separate your hair into sections and pin the areas you aren't working on, up on top of your head.  Taking your hair in sections about 2" wide and about 1/2" thick, than clamp it into the flat iron close to your scalp.

Than smoothly, and slowly, pull the flat iron through your hair.  Make sure you keep the move one fluid motion because if you don't you could end up with horizontal lines in your hair and getting them out will require more passes of the flat iron and more damage to your hair.

If you see a little steam rising from your hair, that is normal since your hair still has some moisture in it.  If, on the other hand, you hear your hair sizzling that is not normal and you should readjust the temperature settings.

Continue doing this with small sections of hair all over your head.  Make sure to carefully examine your hair so you don't miss a section since that would look a little weird! Once you've gotten all your hair straightened make sure to avoid adding any moisture since that will cause it to curl up and get frizzy.

If you want to make sure your style stays put, apply some hairspray once you have the look you want.

That's it! You've gone from curly and wavy to straight and exciting.  Just follow these simple tips on how to achieve straight hair and you can save yourself a lot of money by being able to do it yourself and also less damage to your hair by not adding a lot of harsh chemicals.
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