One thing that I get asked often is “how do you get your hair so straight?” OR “what kind of flat iron do you use?” My natural hair can be kinky, curly, and somewhat coarse at times, therefore when I want to wear my hair straight, I want it bone straight. So over the years I have tried what feels like a million different products and tools to finally figure out what works best with my hair in order to achieve my desired straight look.
I do believe that you should use quality products on your hair, but I also believe that results are achieved through both good haircare products AND tools. So here are some of my favorites that I use in order to get my straight looks (keep in mind, these are the products and tools I use when doing my own hair at home, not what my professional stylist Shona Casey uses on me. Be sure to check her out on instagram @shonacaseysondergeld)
My Favorite Haircare Products
- Kenra Professional Platinum Blow Dry Mist ($22) – Kenra Professional Platinum Blow-Dry Mist dramatically decreases blow-dry time and provides intense heat protection from damage and breakage. This lightweight formulation detangles, smoothes, and softens while eliminating frizz and resisting humidity for long-lasting, healthy looking results. Dramatically decreases blow-dry time by 50% Provides intense heat protection from damage and breakage Lightweight formulation detangles, smoothes, and softens Eliminates frizz and resists humidity Provides long-lasting, healthy looking results
- Kenra Professional Platinum Blow Dry Spray ($22) – This is the exact same as the above mentioned mist in my opinion, except one is called a spray and the other a mist. I have purchased both and they both come out of the bottle the same and they work the same. So use whatever tickles your fancy! 🙂
- Pureology Hydrate Sheer Shampoo ($28) – Keeps fine, dry hair happy and hydrated with Hydrate Sheer Shampoo. Gently cleanses hair without the added weight of silicones, leaving hair moisturized without the build up. Keeping your hair shiny, vibrant and colourful!
- Pureology Hydrate Sheer Conditioner ($30) – Keeps fine, dry hair happy and hydrated with Hydrate Sheer Condition. Silicone-free formula gently conditions hair and scalp for weightless hydration without build up or heavy feeling. Keeping your hair shiny, vibrant and colourful!
- Biosilk Silk Therapy Treatment ($16) – Silk Therapy is the original weightless, leave-in silk replenishing and reconstructing treatment to repair, smooth and protect all hair types. ideal for all hair types leave-in replenishing and reconstructing treatment fills any voids in cuticle layer aids in preventing split ends provides incredible shine paragon free. This is amazing for helping to control frizz and static. Its truly a lifesaver in the summer!
- Kenra Professional Platinum Finishing Spray 26 ($22) – Kenra Platinum Finishing Spray 26 is the ultimate firm hold hairspray, providing maximum control with long-lasting lift and style retention. Its fast drying, humidity resistant formulation finishes styles with high shine, and it¿is completely shampoo soluble. All-day style retention Provides maximum control with long-lasting lift and style support Fast-drying, non-flaking, non-drying Humidity-resistant Finishes with high shine Helps extend the life of color
My Favorite Hair Care Tools
- Chi Pro Hair Dryer ($89) – Pro Hair Dryer by CHI has a ceramic heater that produces moisture and shine. Key Features: Ceramic heater produces moisture and shine Negative ions reduce frizz and static electricity Far infrared dries hair from inside out and up to 40% faster Diffuses water into the hair for added moisture Low EMF (electromagnetic field) for safer environment Extremely light weight (1.5 lbs.) and quiet Attachments. This comes with a diffuser attachment. When I tell you this blow dryer is so quiet, it truly is. This with the Kenra Blow Dry Spray cuts drying time in half!
- Drybar “The Tress Press” Digital Styling Iron ($150) – The Tress Press Digital Styling Iron by Drybar is simply smoother. Negative ions seal the cuticle, resulting in smoother texture, less frizz and tons of shine. The fast and safe tool features titanium plates and a digital temperature control, allowing you to quickly style even the thickest hair with just the right amount of heat. Dual ceramic heaters create even, steady heat in 60 seconds while memory-lock function technology allows you to set the ideal temperature for your hair and return to that temperature with the press of a button. The smooth floating plates provide constant contact with the hair to straighten in one pass while round edges allow you to wrap hair around the barrel for curls and waves.
So alright ladies (and gents) go ahead and get your straight hair on!!! You can thank me later! haha 🙂
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