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Hair Straightening: What Types of Straightening Are Available?

If you have frizzy or curly hair, you may lust after beautifully straight hair which is sleek and shiny. The good news is, this is a completely achievable dream, and there are lots of different options available to you to help you get the hair you want. The options which you choose will depend on what you want from your new hair style and what your budget is. Here are a few options for hair straightening:

1. Chemical Straightening: Chemical straightening is the method of hair straightening which will last the longest, however it is also one of the most costly options. If you choose to have your locks chemically straightened, you will have to visit a good hair salon, because the chemicals involved are strong, and should not be used by amateurs. Although there are different types of chemical straightening processes available, during an average process a chemical treatment product will be applied to your hair, which will relax the bonds of the hair, which will then be straightened. Once the hair is straight, a second product will be applied which will fix the bonds of the hair back into place, leaving you with semi-permanently straight hair. This option is great if you are committed to having straight hair, but if you would rather your hair was only straight occasionally, this may not be the best option for you.

2. Straightening irons: Straightening your locks with straightening irons will result in straight and sleek hair but it will not last forever. Your hair will most likely return to its natural state after you have washed it. This is a good method of hair straightening if you would like your hair to be straight for a one off, special occasion, but it can be very time consuming if you want to have straight hair every single day. There are different types of straightening iron available, at a wide range of prices. Although ceramic irons are generally more expensive, they are often less damaging to your hair than other types of straightening iron. Most types of iron should not be used on wet hair, so you will have to dry your hair thoroughly after you have showered and before you straighten it. If you are using straightening irons on a daily basis, make sure that you use a heat protection product on your locks to prevent heat damage. Once your straightening irons have cooled down, make sure you wipe them clean after every use.

3. Blow-drying: Blow-drying your hair straight is another option for those who do not want to have permanently straight hair, and do not want to apply excessive heat or chemicals to their hair. This method allows you to straighten your hair whilst you are drying it after you have washed your hair. It can be a little tricky at first to learn how to blow-dry your own hair straight, but once you have learnt how, you can achieve results that are as straight as if you had used straightening irons. However, this method of hair straightening is also very time-consuming.

Hair straightening is very easy and there are lots of different methods available, so you can choose the method of hair straightening which most suits your needs.

Shawn Nejad