How To Get Pin Straight Hair With Flat Iron

How To Get Pin Straight Hair With Flat Iron

When you have curly hair, you want straight hair. When you have straight hair, you want curly hair. We can never be satisfied, right? It’s nice to have a change now and then, and we gals like to follow the trend. At one point in time, pin straight hair was popular, and Japanese permanent hair straightening (which I’ve tried) was what the buzz was all about. Personally, I like the flat iron method because some days, I just want to change it up a bit. The key is not to only get it straight, but it should be silky and frizz-free as well.

Steps For Pin Straight Hair

  1. Prep the hair in the shower. - It all starts when you’re in the shower. Using a shampoo or conditioner that locks in moisture helps to achieve smoother hair. Dried hair combined with a flat iron is a recipe for frizziness.
  2. Completely dry hair. - Get the hair completely dry by blow drying or air drying it. Air drying is always better because heat damages hair. If the hair is sizzling when the flat iron is applied, that’s a sign that the hair is not dry yet.
  3. Use a heat protectant. - Anytime you’re subjecting your hair to heat, using a good heat protectant will minimize damage such as breakage. It can also help with resisting humidity and frizz.
  4. Choose the right tool. - It is important to use the right flat iron for your hair type. There’s a handful of different types of flat irons, such as ceramic, ionic, tourmaline, and titanium. Finer hair should generally not use high-temperature straight irons while courser hair may need the extra heat. If you want to know more about selecting the right flat iron, I wrote another whole article dedicated to it. What to Look for in Buying a Flat Iron
  5. Straight iron in sections. - Grabbing thick strands of hair and running the flat iron through isn’t going to do the trick to pin straight hair. You will need to work in thin sections beginning from the nape of the neck going up. When running the straight iron through the hair, start closest to the scalp and glide all the way to the ends. Working from midsection will add texture that you do not want. Make sure to pull hair sections taut when passing the straight iron through to minimize the amount of times you have to run the straight iron through your hair for less damage.
  6. Set the hair. - After you’ve got your hair completely straight, setting the hair with finishing spray will help prevent frizz and add shine to it.
Jul 26th 2020 Skin Beauty

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