How To Blow Dry Curly Hair Straight - smartesthairstyles.com - Every now and then it's fun to change up your hairstyle by straightening it. If you're afraid of damage from direct heat or don't have time for a flat iron, straight hair can be achieved simply by blow drying. Try any of these ways to create your new look.
1. Wash hair and dry roughly
Wash your hair thoroughly. Be sure to rid your hair of any dirt, oil, or product residue. Apply conditioner to your hair, paying special attention to your roots and ends. Then, gently comb your hair with a wide-toothed comb to distribute the conditioner evenly throughout the hair. Leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing your hair with warm water.
Gently comb your hair from tip to root with a wide-toothed comb. Using a wide-toothed comb puts less stress on your hair, which is important because wet hair is very weak and breaks easily.
Dry your hair a little to remove excess water from your hair. Continue to gently run your fingers through your hair from root to tip, pinching sections of your hair to wring out any water. Continue to absorb water by gently patting your scalp with a clean, dry towel and squeezing your hair. If your hair is long or very thick, you may need more than one towel.
Apply the products that will protect your hair from the heat and achieve the style you want. Read the instructions for your specific product to ensure proper application. However, when you apply your hair product, you usually apply it to the roots of your hair and then spread it down the length of your hair and down to your ends.
If you want a classic straight look, apply a heat protectant and leave-in smoothing treatment.
If you want extra volume, start by applying mousse. Apply it throughout your hair from roots to ends. Apply the volumizing spray to the roots of your hair only. Then apply the argan oil to the length of hair from the chin down. Argan oil is a very light oil that protects your hair from heat. The amount of product you use may vary depending on the length and thickness of your hair.
Roughly dry your hair. Rough drying your hair means instead of using your brush, you use your hands along with your blow dryer to dry your hair. Start by placing your fingers on your scalp, finger comb your hair up for volume or down for a sleek straight hair and continue by blow drying your blow dryer at a 45-speed setting. hold degree angle. Blow dry until your hair is about 80% dry.
Divide your hair evenly into 1 inch sections. If you want to add extra volume to your look, these sections should be no wider than the width of the brush or higher than the depth of the brush.
Starting with your hair at the back, use a rattail comb to section your hair into 1 inch sections.
Create a horizontal part near your ears to separate a section of your hair from the rest just above the nape of your neck. Secure the top section of hair at the top of your head with an elastic band or large barrette.
You can either part the entire bottom section of your hair into 1 inch sections with your comb and hair clips before you start blow drying, or you can part your hair into 1 inch sections as you blow dry.
Section your hair by working your way up and around your head. You can either section all your hair at once, or save time and hair clips by simply sectioning and blow-drying your hair as you proceed.
2. Achieving a classic straight look
Straighten your hair with your brush and blow dry with a nozzle. You will need a flat paddle brush and a wide and narrow nozzle for your blow dryer. The nozzle directs a concentrated jet of heat onto your hair. Which hands you use to hold the blow dryer and brush will likely depend on what feels right to you and whether you're left-handed or right-handed. It's best to hold your brush vertically and your blow dryer horizontally for a 'modern wave'.
Create tension with your brush. Creating tension will help you achieve a smooth breakout. Place your brush at the root of your hair, grasp the brush handle and twist slightly to create a firm but not painful or hair-breaking hold in your hair. Run the brush through your hair at a downward angle from root to tip. As you get closer to the end of your hair, you can angle in the direction you want to make your ends flow.
Work your way up and around your head. When you're done blow drying the back section, move on to the section above it. Use the same method to straighten this new section of hair. Continue dividing and straightening 1 inch sections until each larger section is straight.
Complete your look. Once you've straightened all of your hair, apply a finishing serum to set loose strands in place and add shine to your hair. Then style as desired. You can choose to show off your new look by wearing your hair down or tied back. You can now also part your hair however you like, either on the side or in the middle. Other style suggestions: Slick your hair back, pin a section in the front, or pull your hair into a ponytail.
3. Achieve straight hair with added volume
Using a brush and your blow dryer with a nozzle, straighten your hair strand by strand. For a straight look with added volume, you'll need a round brush with a mix of nylon and boar bristles. You also need to make sure your blow dryer has a wide nozzle and a narrow nozzle to direct the heat onto your hair. Hold your blow dryer and brush in the hands that feel most comfortable. This usually depends on whether you are left or right handed. Hold your brush vertically and your blow dryer horizontally for a more modern curl.
Starting with the hair at the back of your head, position the brush at the roots and twist the brush to wrap your hair around the brush once. This creates the tension you need for a smooth blow out. To get the desired volume, pull the brush up and back along the length of the hair and let the blow dryer follow the brush.
When you're done with the back section, part a thick section of your hair over it. Divide the hair into sections and blow dry straight using the same method as before. Continue working your way up and around your head, making sure to brush in an upward motion to create volume and curl.
Concentrate your voluminous efforts on the crown of your head. The volume of your hair will be most noticeable at the top of your head, so that's where you want to maximize your efforts. As you work your way up and around your head, you should have a U-shaped strand of hair. Grasp the roots of your hair with your brush to create tension, and run both your brush and blow dryer in an upward motion.
Spray the top sections of your straightened hair with cool air. Once you've straightened all of your hair, roll the top sections of your hair into your brush and blow dry with cool air. Cooling the hair helps retain volume and curl.
Style your hair as desired. You are ready to show off your new style. Now that your hair is dry and has the volume you want, you can choose to part your hair on the side or in the middle. It's best to wear your hair down to maintain your volume.