What do women hate the most about their hair? Yes, absolutely it is frizz. No girl would ever want frizzy hair by any chance. One of the best ways to find about the personality of a woman is by the appearance of their hair, just imagine what if your hair is frizzy at that moment?
It can create a very bad image of you! But wait, stop getting nightmares girls! Hair straightening is also a thing in the market that will help you get rid of the frizz in your hair. According to the results of a survey 4 out of 5 girls want straight hair. What if you have curly and frizzy hair? Hair straightening techniques to your rescue!
Females’ heart melts when they see other women slay their sleeky, shiny and frizz-free hair. We all have a dream to get flawless and amazing hair but how is it possible? It is only possible to through a proper hair care routine.
What if you have a proper hair care regime and you still feel the need for frizz-free hair? Hair straightening is the solution. Straight hair is very easily manageable and looks immensely beautiful on girls.
So the next question that arises is how to get these beautiful straight tresses? Are there any other methods to get beautiful straight tresses besides chemical treatments? This is something which is a doubt for every girl who is going to opt for a hair straightening treatment.
So, just hold your breath, sit back and relax! There are abundant techniques and tricks to get straight hair. But once you decide to get hair straightening done, do not get confused by all the google research. It can confuse you and create a number of doubts in your mind regarding the chemical treatments done by hair stylists for hair straightening.
Let us directly jump onto the various types and techniques available for hair straightening.
TEMPORARY HAIR STRAIGHTENING
Temporary hair straightening can be very easy and it comes in two different frames. One is the heat method and the other is the heatless method.
Heat methods for temporary hair straightening include hot iron straightening, blow-dry, and straightening comb. Whereas the heatless method includes using bobby pins and combing against the fan.
Let us now look at the details of some of the hair treatments available which gives temporary hair straightening. Temporary here refers to a day or particularly only for an event. Your hair stays straight only if you don’t comb or touch it frequently. Some of the heat-based techniques are:
1. Hot Iron Straightening Method
There are a lot of hair ironing appliances available in the market to choose from. These hair ironing appliances work totally on electricity, generate heat and irons your hair section by section. It is always advisable to choose a hair straightener with a ceramic plate because it tends to give you a very soft smooth hair straightening and gives your hair a very shiny look.
Also, this is very budget-friendly, you only have to invest in the straightener once and then you are good to go. Let us look at the procedure and steps to be followed while straightening your hair using a hot ironing appliance.
- Clean your hair with shampoo and wash it with cold water to lock in the moisture present in your hair.
- Dry your hair as quickly as possible and apply a hair serum to detangle it.
- Com your hair thoroughly, so there are no tangles left in your hair, divide your hair into different sections and start ironing your hair.
- Iron your hair slowly from the roots to the end. And voila!
Welcome your smooth and straight hair with immense shining power.
2. Blow Dry
It is preferred after the hot iron hair straightening method, It gives your hair a very silky and sleek look. The additional advantage of blow-drying is it gives a very voluminous effect to your hair by making it a lot more bouncier. It must also be preferred because it doesn’t allow direct heat to touch your scalp.
The result is achieved by using blow-dry and cold setting of hair together. This is a very easy step and it can be very helpful in getting the desired voluminous hair look for the event. It also stays for a shorter time as it is the temporary hair straightening method.
Steps for blowdrying are as follows:
- The first four steps are as same as the iron hair straightening method.
- Use a roller brush or paddle brush to straighten your hair. Place the dryer 6 inches away from your hair, blow-dry and set your hair using the brush at a time.
- Apply hair serum at the end of the method to get that ‘shine and sleek’ look.
Blow-dry seems to be a good option before iron hair straightening as the direct contact with heat can make your hair very dry and dull. As the scalp isn’t in direct contact with the heat from the blow dryer, the damage caused to the hair roots is from minimum to zero. The hair strands can be easily protected from the effects of heat by applying a few drops of heat protectant serum along the length of the hair strands.
3. Straightening Comb
This is something to do when you are getting late for an event and you need to straight your hair as soon as possible. It is as simple as switching on the straightening comb and combing your hair. Yes, you heard it right, there are specific hair straightening appliances that come in the form of a comb.
Just adjust the heat and use it to comb your hair like you always do with your regular comb. And voila! Welcome your silky and shiny hair in a few minutes. For the best results, hold your hair at one end so that the curls and waves in your hair disappear and it makes it easy for you to comb it right.
It is advisable to use a heat protectant before taking your hair into direct contact with heat as it helps in keeping your hair intact. Aloe vera can also be used in the replacement of heat protectant.
PERMANENT HAIR STRAIGHTENING
Let us now look at the permanent straightening techniques of hair. These treatments are completely chemical-based and can help you keep your hair straight and shiny for a very long span of time. It can do a lot of changes to your frizzy and curly mane.
The popularity of permanent hair straightening techniques is increasing rapidly due to it’s increasing demand and varied options available in the market. But you must be aware of each and every technique to be able to decide what suits perfectly for your hair type and length.
Generally, every technique revolves around the usage of chemicals on your hair, which may not have many side effects during early times.
Let us look at the top 5 chemical-based permanent hair straightening techniques:
1. HAIR BOTOX
A celeb hairstylist from Los Angeles based salon piete mason said in his recent talk about the straightening techniques, “Hair botox can fill in (porous) hair, reduce frizz by more than 50 percent, and cut styling time in half”.
“The treatment eliminates frizz but keeps the natural texture of the hair. It’s the gentlest of smoothing treatment options.”
Hair botox a be done by anyone with any hair type, color, and length. This treatment also helps in removing dandruff, psoriasis and other scalp conditions.
A chemical-based product is applied to your hair and left for 45 minutes, then it is washed and rinsed off and further continued by using a flat iron. This is a formaldehyde-free process that does not break the hair bonds and still makes your hair very straight and shiny. It stays for about two to four months and cost about $150 to $350.
2. BRAZILLIAN BLOWOUT
A very famous and professional hairstylist Grand said, “A Brazilian blowout is a customizable smoothing treatment that actually improves the condition of the hair by creating a protective layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz and smooth the cuticle, because it is amino-acid based, this treatment can be done every 3-6 months with no band of regrowth.”
Any hair type can get this treatment done even if it is already chemically treated. The procedure is the same for almost every chemical-based permanent hair straightening technique. The Brazilian blowout is applied to your hair, kept for at least 45 minutes, your hair is then rinsed, and straightened with a flat iron and in the end blow-dried for the perfect volume.
What makes it different is, there’s no downtime after the procedure and it stays for up to 3 months and will cost around $250 to $300.
3. KERATIN HAIR TREATMENT
The very famous hairstylist Grand explains, “The main difference between a keratin treatment and Brazilian blowout is the intensity. Keratin treatment helps to take away most to all of the curl, volume, and frizz. It also needs to stay on the hair longer to achieve its results (72 hours!) compared to the Brazilian blowout, which gets rinsed the same day,”
This treatment is for someone who has very frizzy and curly hair. And for the ones who want to make their hair manageable to a greater extent. Though it won’t completely straighten super curly hair but can make them manageable.
If you love the natural wavy pattern of your hair then keratin treatment is not for you. The product is applied to the hair and left for at least 2 to 3 hours and then it is straightened with a flat iron to seal the product into your hair follicles. It lasts for about three to six months and costs around $250 to $450.
4. JAPANESE HAIR STRAIGHTENING
It is also known as thermal reconditioning. This treatment permanently breaks down the hair bonds and makes your hair super straight. Japanese hair straightening is for the ones who want to straighten their hair for a longer time and permanently. It is as same as the other chemically treated procedures. The special solution is applied to your hair, left for a while and rinsed.
When dried, it is conditioned and straightened with a flat iron to conceal the solution into your hair follicles. You cannot wash this up to 72 hours after the treatment. It breaks the hair bond and makes it completely straight forever or at least till it overgrows. It lasts for a very long time and costs around $450 to $800.
5. CHEMICAL STRAIGHTENING ( RELAXERS )
This is similar to Japanese hair straightening methods, where it changes the structure of a hair type to straight hair and completely changes it. It makes curly and frizzy hair very straight permanently. This is for a kinky hair type who wants straight hair. Its process is the lengthiest of all, the hairstylist applies two to three coats of the relaxer formula by diving hair in different sections.
It is then rinsed off and dried. Your hair is then shampooed and deep conditioned for better and absolute results. It is the strongest chemical treatment of all, which even helps in straightening the tightest curls. It stays until hair grows out and costs around $100 and plus.