I’ve gotten several questions about healthy hair (especially when I wear it straight!), so I’m sharing my straight hair routine with some healthy tips and the products I use!
I know we don’t exactly need a tutorial on how to use a straightener (pretty self-explanatory), BUT I thought it’d be helpful to share my straight hair routine and all of the products I use to achieve my straight hair look! And let me just put this out there right now: None of this content is sponsored – After trying lots of products, these are my genuine favorites!
Also, you should do me a favor and pin the image below to your hair or beauty board if any of this is helpful to you!
Fun fact: I don’t wear my hair straight very often. It’s mostly for 2 reasons: 1) It actually takes longer for me to perfectly straighten it the way that I want it. With curls, it’s okay if they’re kinda crazy because it gives your hair some personality. But with straightened hair, it needs to be straight… Which takes me a little more time. And 2) because not a ton of people’s hair holds curl like mine (I can seriously wear the same curls for 3 days straight!), so why stress about having perfectly straight hair when my hair curls so well?
However, I do like to change up my hairstyle every now and then and one of that ways I do that is by straightening it. And when I do straighten it, I actually get a lot of compliments on it because (I’m told) it’s so shiny and healthy-looking! So I wanted to share a few of the things I do to achieve my straight, healthy hair!
|| Straight Hair Routine (Healthy Tips & Products) ||
TIP 1 || Thermal Styling Spray
While my hair is still damp (and when I’m planning on using a blow dryer or straightener/curling iron… which is always!), I spritz some of this thermal styling spray throughout my hair to protect it from all of the heat it’s about to receive!
TIP 2 || Dry shampoo the roots
Inevitably, my hair gets oily throughout the day. I also need a little bit of “oomph” in my roots so my hair isn’t totally flat up top. So instead of using root pump and dry shampoo, I’ve combined the two needs, which can both be solved with dry shampoo. And let me just say – I’ve used so many dry shampoos in my day, and my favorite one to this day is the Suave dry shampoo. Not only is it more affordable than the other brands with crazy price tags, but it smells amazing and gets the job done. It doesn’t come out cold (sounds weird, but there are some that come out absolutely freezing and I hate that!) and it doesn’t make your hair more oily (again, some brands make it more greasy than when you started unless you use a blow dryer which complicates things too much).
TIP 3 || Section off the hair when you straighten
I always separate my hair into multiple sections to make sure I’m straightening each piece fully. With the bottom section, however, I typically avoid straightening my roots and start about halfway down and through the ends. Because it’s the bottom section of hair and will be covered by the top sections, it really doesn’t matter too much if my roots are 100% perfect on the bottom half of my head. But that works for me because my hair gets fairly straight with just a blow dryer. If your hair is a little more difficult to tame, you should probably go ahead and straighten all of the hair in all of the sections!
TIP 4 || Tease the roots and hairspray
Like I mentioned in tip #2, I hate when my roots are totally flat, so I always tease the top section of my hair, spray with hairspray, and smooth it out a bit. And another little side note about my hairspray choice: I’ve also tried 9264678 different brands (yep, accurate number) and nothing compares to my Tresemme hair spray! It doesn’t make my hair sticky like some do, nor does it make it too stiff and crunchy. It’s the perfect hold + texture and your wallet will like it too.
TIP 5 || Tame any rogue hair by running the straightener over the ends one more time
Every so often, a section of my hair will decide to flip out when the rest of the hair is stick-straight. I just run my straightener over the ends one last time, being sure not to curl the hair under or outwards, and it usually does the trick!
TIP 6 || Apply hair oil or serum to moisturize
A few months ago, my hair stylist recommended that I start using some oil or serum to keep my hair healthy and moisturized. She made a good point: Although I may not be washing my hair every day, I’m still styling/re-styling it by going over it with a straightener or curling iron every single day. And that dries the hair out. So for the final step of my straight hair routine, I apply some moisturizing hair oil or serum to fight against drying my hair out! I have two that I love:
This anti-breakage keratin oil – It’s less expensive at $8, is a spray bottle, and smells AMAZING!
Or this Nth Degree smoothing Moroccan argan oil – It costs slightly more at $14, is a pump, and has relatively no smell. If I had to choose a favorite, this one comes out slightly ahead.
Side note: You only need to use one of those oils/serums, I’m just sharing my two favorites so you can choose!
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Thanks for reading my straight hair routine! What are some other hair tutorials or tips you’d like to see? Let me know in the comments!