Creative Director of the renowned hairdressing salon Shuum, Brisbane, has given us some hair styling tips and techniques to give you a smooth transition
from curly to straight hair. What you will need is the right hairstyling tools, some suitable hair straightening products
and loads of hair-styling patience.
on how rebellious your hair is, straightening it at home can involve
up to 45 minutes with a blow dryer or straightening iron. The
right products are essential to keep hair frizz free and straight",
straightening products Michelle recommends "products that are
formulated to suit your hair type. They should also offer protection
from heat styling and lock out any moisture as damp atmospheres
and humidity will spring curls back into your straightened hair."
hair, a flexible gel spray (Tec Ni Art Flexi Design) or mild setting
lotion (Tec Ni Art, Tec Ni Pli, sensitive hair) will straighten
hair without adding excess weight or losing volume. Denser hair
will benefit from a combination of straightening balm (Tec Ni
Art Liss Control) and gel spray to add texture needed to straighten
hair. No matter what hair type, always finish with a gloss product
for extra shine.
relaxing hair provides a more permanent solution for straightening
hair. This process involves chemicals with properties that change
the internal structure of the hair to straighten it. "It works
like a perm, but instead of winding hair on rollers, we comb the
hair flat. Just like a perm, regrowth will need to be straightened
every two to three months to ensure evenness in texture", says
curly tresses into straight, frizz-free hair at home follow Michelle's
with a nozzle to direct the airflow.
round brush with real bristle. (Real bristles grip the hair
adding tension to straighten out the curls).
to pin up unwanted hair.
Hair: flexible gel spray or setting lotion and gloss
Hair: straightening balm, gel spray and gloss.
and use a moisturising conditioner.
hair using a wide toothed comb and then blot dry. Hair should
be almost dry when you begin.
apply a straightening balm or setting lotion throughout the
all hair from above the ears and secure on top of your head.
with hair in the nape, section off a 5 cm wide piece of hair.
your brush from the roots to the ends, keeping tension in
the hair and blow dry ensuring the flow of air is directed
straight down the hair. Keep a medium to high heat with the
hair dryer about 3-5cm from the hair so as not to burn it.
the hair is fully dry before you repeat the process for the
run a gloss product though for extra shine.
Aldridge is the creative director of Shuum, Brisbane.
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