Blow dryers and straightening irons bogging you down? While the temperature begins to heat up, learn how to get straight(er) hair this summer, sans heat. Whether you’ve got curls, waves or anything in between, chances are that now and then you want what you don’t naturally have: smooth, frizz-free, straight hair. You’ve probably tried your hand at the various blow dryer attachments, flat irons and even a straightening comb or two – while these can temporarily do the trick, sometimes just taming your curl pattern is better for your hair in the long run. Read on to see our top tips for straighter strands this season.
Moisturizing Shampoo/Conditioner – Using a cleansing system, like Macadamia Professional Ultra Rich Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner, will help cut down on frizz and smooth your hair, making it easier to achieve a straighter style.
Try a twist! Apply Taming Curl Cream throughout your hair and then create a twisted bun at the base of your neck. Allow hair to dry and then when you let it out, touch up any pieces needed with a flat iron.
Try a Loose Braid – By pulling your hair into a loose braid you break up the springy curl pattern you may be used to. Applying a product like Macadamia Professional Taming Curl Cream and Nourishing Moisture Oil Spray prior to braiding, this will help settle your style and if needed perk up your waves with Tousled Texture Finishing Spray.
Use the Blow Dryer on a Cool Setting – “No heat” doesn’t mean “no hair dryer!” Use the cool setting on your blow dryer is a great option to remove moisture while drying. Use a vent or paddle brush to soften your curl pattern while blow drying, then place your strands in a loose braid, large curlers or in a wrap around your head until dry.