Everyone wants sleek, straight hair. It’s glossy and shiny and can make a real difference to your look. Some people are blessed with naturally straight hair, while others have to employ a range of tools and treatments to get it that way. Whichever type of hair you have, there are always ways to make it sleeker and smoother. In the run up to the festive season when everyone wants to look their absolute best, here are our top five tips on how to get shiny hair that is perfectly straight.
1. Deep conditioner
Deep hair conditioning treatments really are your friend when it comes to soothing out kinky or dry hair. Find one designed for your hair type and apply it at least once a week – more if you’re endlessly suffering from split ends and stray strands. Most deep conditioners are applied after shampooing while in the shower. Wait for 3-5 minutes then rinse off thoroughly.
2. Oil treatments
If you have thick, dark locks and are wondering how to get shiny hair you could try using oils. These can lead to perfectly sleek, straight looks. Simply take a pea-sized amount of your oil of choice (argon oil is a good place to start if you’re not sure) and apply from mid-strand to the tip. Be sure not to apply too much. After a few applications you should start to notice the added shine.
3. Using a towel turban
Whatever product you apply; it’s going to be more effective if you use a towel turban. Either buy a dedicated turban or fold an existing towel around your head. Use these to keep moisturizing products in place for long periods. For example, after applying a leave-in conditioning spray use a towel turban to help it soak right into the strands. This will lead to more naturally sleek and straight results.
4. Cold water rinse
Perhaps not as appealing as applying some pleasant smelling product to your hair, a cold water rinse can however have much the same effect. Give your hair a quick 2-minute cold water spray after you shampoo. This helps lock in moisture and is particularly useful to add suppleness prior to blow-drying and straightening.
5. Protect your hair from heat damage
Most people wanting sleek, straight hair will be using straightening tools and while these will certainly do the trick it’s important to protect your hair in the process. Over-use of heat on strands can lead to breakage, causing kinks and frizz. Apply a dedicated heat protecting spray each time you straighten.
Those are our top tips on how to get straight, shiny hair that is also beautifully sleek and smooth. Try them out today and enjoy your gorgeous new look!