It’s funny but a lot of close people in my life don’t even know I have curly hair! And if you have been following me for a while, or even if you’re new to my blog, this may even be a shock to you too.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE curly hair. Just not on me. I admire girls who are able to leave their hair beautifully curly without it frizzing and for some reason I just haven’t mastered my natural hair! So the easiest thing to do is straighten it (or blow dry on occasion).
I thought I would share with you some tips and tricks on how I do this as, let’s face it, I’ve been doing it my whole life and can safely say I’ve learnt a thing or two along the way! So here are my 5 easy steps:
Step 1: Prep the hair by combing gently through it and making sure it is fully dry! Never, ever, straighten your hair with damp hair. I always wash my hair the evening before and then straighten it the next morning.
Step 2: You MUST heat protect your hair. I repeat, HEAT PROTECT your hair. I like to use my GHD heat protector spray (here) as it leaves a nice smell and it does the job! It also lasts a long time.
Step 3: Invest in a pair of great straighteners. I have always been a huge fan of my Cloud Nine original iron and cannot live without it! They are the best quality pair of ceramic straighteners I have ever owned (yes I’ve owned GHDs). I also like the fact that you can adjust the temperature and control how hot you want them to be. This ensures healthier, less damaged hair!
Step 4: Use a comb as you straighten each section of hair. This will ensure the straighteners glide along nicely and it will avoid any kinks! You want to make sure your hair is as sleek and smooth as possible.
Step 5: Use argan oil on the ends of your hair to give your hair a softer, silkier, shinier feel! It helps treat split ends and tame frizz! What more could you want?
And just in case you want to see me live in action! Here is a link to my video below:
Buy the Cloud Nine original iron here