Get Super-Straight Hair in 15, 30, or 60 Minutes
We asked Mindy Clark, artistic director at Regis Salons, for some professional advice on how to achieve a sleek, straight look every day, in about half an hour.
"Depending on your hair type, 30 minutes is a lot of time," says Clark. "If you have fine hair, your hair will dry faster, allowing you to complete this entire process in half an hour. If you have thicker hair, I would recommend shampooing and conditioning hair the night before."
Step 1: Begin with freshly washed, wet hair. Remember, when towel-drying hair, blot dry. Rubbing hair dry with a cotton towel will initiate frizzy hair.
Step 2: Part hair, section and secure each with a non-creasing hair clip. Blow-dry each section twice, following round hair brush down hair shaft with blow-dryer. Also, remember to blow-dry the front of your hair first. Your hairline is the first part of your hair to frizz when drying, as well as the hardest to fix.
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Step 3: Blow-dry each section. Follow paddle brush down hair shaft with blow dryer. Hair should be blown completely dry before you use the flat iron.
Step 4: Finish styling by using the flat iron on each section. Remember to flat iron small sections of hair. Heat should be distributed evenly.