How to straighten your hair
The straight-hair trend is here to stay, so if you still need to master the tricks, here's an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide and video.
Wash your hair and blot the excess water by pressing your hair into a towel. Don't rub your hair; this will cause damage and roughen the cuticle, making your hair more difficult to smooth.
Take the nozzle off your hairdryer and 'rough-dry' your hair with your fingers, pointing the nozzle downwards to smooth the cuticle.
While your hair is still damp, apply a straightening balm. Dispense a blob into your hands, rub your hands together and start applying at the ends, working it through the hair until about 10cm from the roots. Not only does this help to maintain a smooth style, but it also protects your hair against heat styling.
Replace the nozzle on your hairdryer. Section your hair and secure it. Then dry each section with a large-barrel brush. Remember to point the nozzle downwards and don't hold the hairdryer too close to your hair.
When your hair is completely dry, section it carefully again and smooth each piece with the hair straightener.
Brush and finish with a shine spray. For an on-trend style, part your hair into a deep side-parting and then take it back into a low ponytail.
Watch the step-by-step video
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