How to straighten hair perfectly

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Straight hair is not an art form – but knowing how to straighten your hair at home to get it shiny and healthy is. Want to know how to get straight hair without draining it of its natural moisture? The key lies in the right preparation, a protective hair dryer, and a straightener that cares for your hair while leaving you with perfect straight hair. Try out our hair straightening tips for yourself and see how healthy and smooth your hair can be.

How to have straight hair: start with the right washing products

Even the most expensive shampoos and conditioners that promise perfect straight hair cannot work miracles. But ‘straightening’ products can still play a useful part in how to get straight hair if they moisturise it. Dry, brittle hair will stick out rather than lying flat after straightening, making the process less effective.

After applying conditioner, use a brush to work it through the lengths before gently but thoroughly rinsing your hair clean. Afterwards, pat it dry with a microfibre towel to produce smooth strands.

How to get straight hair: hairdryer first

The wrong hairdryer can dry your hair out or even scorch it. Fine or dyed hair in particular needs a low temperature that won’t damage it. The Philips EssentialCare hairdryer has a ThermoProtect temperature setting which creates the optimal drying temperature to retain your hair’s natural moisture;  and protects hair from overheating. hair can be dried quickly and without overheating. Plus, the ionising function conditions the hair with negatively charged ions and smooths the outer cuticle layer for a silky finish.

Hold the hair dryer with the nozzle downwards and move it back and forth over your head until your hair is completely dry. This helps the hairs to lie smoothly in one direction. Use a brush that has at least partly natural bristles, like boar bristles. This prevents your hair from getting statically charged and standing on end.

How to straighten hair: straightener second

If you’re not sure how to straighten your hair at home, take your time. Don’t take up too many hairs at one time. The straightener can’t reach every hair in a large section, so you’ll end up going over the same section several times. The easiest method is to part your hair in the middle, comb it from the back forwards and work on it slowly, strand by strand. Clip the front of your hair out of the way with hair clips until you’re done with the back part.

Want some more hair straightening tips? Hold the strands taut before you apply the straightener slowly from the roots to the tips. This a good trick for how to have straight hair more quickly, so you don’t have to go over the same area repeatedly.

It’s important that you use a straightener that can straighten your hair without parching it. The Philips KeraShine Vivid Ends has a UniTemp sensor that protects your hair from unnecessarily high heat exposure, giving you perfect straight hair with a lower and more consistent styling temperature. The plates are enriched with keratin, the natural ingredient of hair that makes it strong and healthy. Designed with negatively charged ions to eliminate static and frizz, the UniTemp sensor helps protect and enhance healthy looking ends.

How to get straight hair: finish with the right hair products

If your hair naturally frizzes or curls, another trick for how to have straight hair is to combine straightening with good hair products. For thick or brittle hair, argan oil is ideal for nourishing your lengths for healthy and supple locks*.

However, if you have thin hair, stay away from oils and products that contain silicone. They can weigh your hair down making it look limp and tired. Instead, choose a serum or spray that lightly holds your hair. Rather than applying it directly, you can spray it onto your brush. That way, you can comb the product into your hair evenly without making it sticky or stiff.

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