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This ultimate guide to perfectly straight hair is a must read for all those individuals who are fighting the frizz.
Like most people who have naturally curly hair, I have always dreamed of having beautiful, straight hair. However, as most of you know, that can be quite tricky if your hair won’t behave.
In spite of my hair never doing what I want it to, I have still searched years for the perfect remedy for straight hair.
After much research and trials, I have undoubtedly found the miracle.
Below you will find a step by step tutorial on how you can achieve perfectly straight hair.
As well as this, we have also compared the 2 top rated straighteners on the market; GHD’s and Cloud 9.
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The best shampoo- The ultimate guide to perfectly straight hair-
To begin our guide on perfectly straight hair, you need to wash and condition your hair. Although it’s more common to use shampoo first, we however suggest that you use conditioner first. As a result, this will help eliminate some of the frizz before you even begin to straighten.
In addition to this, also ensure that when you are washing your hair, to thoroughly rub in your shampoo and conditioner in order to cover all of the hair.
Although you can use any shampoo and conditioner, my personal favourite is Hair Burst. They also sell amazing vitamins that help keep your hair beautifully healthy. Click HERE to find some amazing hair burst products.
Apply hair products- The Ultimate guide to perfectly straight hair
Once you have washed your hair, towel dry and brush thoroughly. After this, apply a small amount of Lee Stafford heat protection straightening iron mist to your hair, ensuring that you spray the ends of your hair too.
Throughout the years, I have without a doubt tried almost every anti-frizz product available. This one is by far my favourite. As well as being amazing, it is also a fantastic price and most certainly one of the cheaper ones on the market.
On the other hand, if you don’t want to this product, any heat protection spray will do.
Drying your hair- The ultimate guide to perfectly straight hair-
After you have applied your product, it time to dry your hair.
For best results, it is always better to section your hair for both drying and straightening.
In order to do this, simply take the top part of your hair and clip on top of your head, leaving a small amount of hair out at the bottom. Once this section is thoroughly dried (or straightened), let down another small amount of hair and section the rest again. Repeat this until you have covered all of your hair.
Although with a lot of practice, using a barrel brush becomes much easier. However, many people struggle to use a barrel brush on their own hair. For this reason, I suggest that you invest in a good straightening brush.
Not only will these brushes make it much easier to dry the back your hair, but they also help to eliminate frizz.
In most cases, you will find that these brushes look a lot like a straighter with bristles instead of plates. As well as this, these brushes have no electrical output or heat and are used along with your hair dryer or along with your straighteners.
How to use your straightening brush
In order to use your straightening brush, simple run this brush slowly through your hair whilst simultaneously blow drying. As mentioned above, you will get a much better result if you thoroughly section your hair, drying smaller pieces at a time.
On the other hand, you can also use this brush whilst you straighten, simply use as suggested above, with you straighteners instead of a blow dryer.
Furthermore, you can buy these brushes HERE
Straightening your hair- The ultimate guide to straight hair
Once your hair is thoroughly dried, it’s time to move onto straightening. Although there are many different straighteners available, there are 2 straighteners on the market that are highly recommended; GHD’s and Cloud 9.
Many people when buying straighteners find themselves deciding between these 2. Due to this, we did research into both of these.
In addition to this, as mentioned above, when straightening your hair it is very important to section your hair. Start at the back of your hair and work your way up.
All about GHD hair straighteners- The ultimate guide to perfectly straight hair.
On the whole, GHD’s have been a popular name for many years. In fact, the first thing I bought for myself when I began working, was a brand new pair of GHD hair straighteners. Although they are very popular, not many people are familiar with the key functions of the ghd’s.
For our demonstration, we are using a pair of ghd original professional ceramic hair straighteners. On the whole, these will cost around £110-£130.
- A round barrel for creating curls, flicks and waves as well as straight hair.
- 30 second heat up time. In addition to this, they will also beep 3 times when the straighteners are ready to use.
- 2.7m electrical cable, ensuring you have more that enough room to move around if you required.
- Automatic sleep mode. Most importantly, these straighteners will safely turn off when the appliance is left untouched for 30 minutes.
- ghd hair straighteners also come with two year manufacturer’s warranty
- 1 heat setting is available with this appliance, there is no choice to change the temperature.
- Maximum heat is 180 degrees
Cloud 9 Hair straighteners- The ultimate guide to perfectly straight hair.
Moving on in our guide to perfectly straight hair, we come to looking at cloud 9 straighteners. Unlike ghd’s, cloud 9’s are relatively new in comparison. Although I have always used ghd’s, cloud 9’s have most defiantly interested me lately due to the amazing reviews that I keep reading. For that reason, we decided to put them to the test. Furthermore, we will be using Cloud 9 original iron hair straighteners. In most cases, these will cost between £130 – £150.
- Mineral infused ceramic plates that help fight frizz and also helps to protect your hair.
- 360 degree swivel chord that ensures comfort when using. As well as this, this also helps when creating curls.
- Adjust able temperature control that ensures you can choose the best temperature for your hair type.
- 1.5 inch plates that aid when wanting to achieve beautiful curls or waves.
- Able to heat up to correct temperature in as little as 15 seconds.
- When left unused, the cloud 9 straighteners will turn off after 30 mintues.
Ghd vs Cloud 9 – what we found
Although ghd’s have always been my go to straighteners, Cloud 9’s have blown my mind. Due to having naturally wild hair, taming my hair has always been a challenge. Not only do cloud 9’s straighten my hair with ease, but they also target the frizz in my hair too. Without a doubt, cloud 9’s are most certainly my new favourite appliance, however, I will still always love my ghd’s.
We hope that you have found this useful and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to message us or comment below.