You Asked! Expert A's to Your Beauty Q's: Straight Hair
To give your straight strands control without weighing them down or making them look greasy, stock up on lightweight hairsprays such as Sebastian Shaper Zero Gravity ($16.95), a soft-hold spray that locks in loose styles while maintaining the bounce. If your hair is thin, it's best to apply products with a light hand. To fight flyaways, I suggest Davines Wizard No.1 Finest Oil Non Oil ($22), a combo of sweet almond proteins that helps nix static during blow-dry sessions and adds shine while keeping strands light and airy.
Women with straight hair often damage their hair with high-heat styling tools -- flat irons, blow-dryers, or curling irons. Because straight strands can be fragile, it's important to use a pre-heat spray to protect your locks from wear and tear. Particularly before flat ironing, prep hair with Rusk Design Thermal Flat Iron Spray with Argan Oil ($16). Infused with UVB sunscreens and silicones, the spritz protects and conditions while adding texture, sheen, and soft hold to straight, fine strands.
Blow Drying Tips
Do you leave the salon thinking your hair will never look this good again (until your next appointment)? You can get salon-worthy blowout results at home. Zahir Ziani, Red Door Spas' national creative director, shares his steps for success.
1. Pre-dry your hair with a blow-dryer set to low heat to remove excess moisture, or let your locks air-dry for a few minutes.
2. Apply an anti-frizz/smoothing product to soften hair and make it more manageable.
3. Divide your hair into four to six sections, securing each with a clip. Using a round brush, hold your hair taut to avoid any frizzing and begin blow-drying in the back, and finish in the front. Before you're done with each section, blast it with a shot of cool air to close the hair cuticle (it opens when heated) and boost shine.
4. Apply a non-greasy shine serum, such as Citré Shine Anti-Frizz Serum, to the ends.
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