Top 6 Tips for Smooth, Sleek Hair
Whether you have curly hair, straight hair or hair that can’t make up its mind on which one it wants to be, we all want one basic thing from our hair: shine. Not the shine that comes from unwashed hair of course – the shine that comes from styled, healthy hair! The smooth, sleek shiny look has never gone out of style, no matter what hair style trends come and go. Some people try to get this popular look from different hair serums, sprays and gels, but find the effects are sadly temporary or that the products they used left their hair more greasy looking than smooth and shiny.
What most people do not know is that you can’t really be successful at getting the perfect, smooth shiny look from just a hair serum. There are 6 proven tips to having smooth hair, that when put together, are guaranteed to work:
Tip # 1: You have to start at the beginning. Don’t just wash your hair with any old shampoo and conditioner; buy a good and proven anti-frizz or smoothing shampoo and conditioner. If your hair is frizzy, it is probably dry, so a moisturizing combo would be good as well.
Tip # 2: Smooth it down. After you’ve washed and conditioned your hair, put some smoothing cream on it while it is still wet. This cream should make your hair easier to style while you blow dry it, as well as making it smooth.
Tip # 3: You have to dry your hair right. Towel dry your hair until it is damp, then make sure you have the right kind of round brush. The longer your hair is, the bigger you brush should be, and the ones that work the best are ceramic brushes with boar bristles. Ceramic is great at capturing the heat from the blow dryer and this will dry your hair faster.
Tip # 4: Protect your hair. Most of us flat iron our hair after blow drying, and flat iron temperatures can reach up 205 degrees Fahrenheit. You can bake something in the oven at this temperature, so you really need to protect your hair before you flat iron it! Try a flat iron spray, and make sure you spray it evenly, paying special attention to the ends.
Tip # 5: Straighten you hair. When you choose a flat iron, don’t even think about going to a department store! Get your flat iron through your hair stylist or buy it at a beauty supply store. The flat irons in Walmart and other stores like it will not do the job at all, especially the ones that use steam!
Tip # 6: Keep the smooth look. Spray a little bit of hair spray over your hair, then run your fingers through it to keep the natural look. Make sure you don’t use hair spray that is too stiff though, or you’ll end up with hair that looks more straw-like than smooth and shiny.