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Check out these Hair Tips for the Holidays

Step by Step Tips on How To Achieve Straight Hair and avoid Frizzy Hair.

The holidays are upon us, and we want our hair to look it’s very best! A nice looking “do” can really boost our self-esteem.

Many of today’s most popular hair styles require you to have straight hair, and for anyone who has naturally curly or wavy hair, learning how to achieve straight hair is the top priority.

There are a couple techniques you can use to get that straight hair that is so important to really be able to pull off today’s popular hair styles.

Follow these steps:

1. Wash your hair thoroughly. Brush it out to remove all tangles. You should always brush gently from the bottom up to the scalp, this helps reduce breakage which can also make your hair damaged and not silky straight like you want it to be.

2. Buy and use a quality heat protection product. Most of these will go a very long way so you only need to use a little bit. Also, if you use too much your hair will look greasy and dirty, definitely not the look you were going for! Apply it evenly all over your hair starting at the bottom of your hair.

3. Section your hair and hold the sections you are not currently working on up with a pin or hair clip. You will be working with one section at a time.

4. Then you will need to take a straightener to one small section of hair at a time. You don’t want to get too big of a section to work with since you will need the heat from the straightener to penetrate all the way through the section of hair.

It’s best to do too small a section and take a little longer than to try to do too big of a section and not get the results you want.

Depending on how thick your hair is and the quality of your straightener and how hot it gets, you may need to do a section more than once to get the results you really want. For that reason, make sure that you do this at least once so you know how long it will take, before you plan on doing it for some big event.

5. When straightening your hair, make sure you don’t curve the straightener outward on the way down the section of hair. Doing so will make your hair flare out at the bottom and that probably isn’t the look you want. Make slow controlled movements from top to bottom and keep it straight.

6. And last, but not least, use a holding spray that will not only hold your hair in place, it will also add shine and luster.

That’s it! You’re ready for that night on the town. Go out and show the world your gorgeous straight hair now that you’ve learned how to achieve straight hair.

How To Avoid Frizzy Hair – You Can Do It

In many cases frizzy hair is simply a by product of the hair care, or lack thereof, routine that you have. If your hair is broken and damaged it is more prone to get frizzy, especially when it is humid out.

Hair tips and tricks

If you’re prone to tangles, it’s best to have your hair wet or damp to remove it. Try gently pulling it apart as opposed to combing it. You can also add a tiny amount of olive or coconut oil.

To help reverse the damage to your hair, and prevent further damage in the future, here are a few simple things you can do starting right now that will help you achieve healthier hair and less frizz:

1. Start with your shampoo. Some shampoos are just not that good for your hair, no matter what the commercials say. All you have to do is to look at the back of your bottle and read the ingredients. If your shampoo has sulfates in it, keep looking. Sulfates will dry your hair and damage it further.

2. To undo some of the damage you do to your hair every week, deep condition it at least once a week. Using coconut or jojoba oil can provide a deep penetrating hydration that your hair is dying for. If your hair has the proper level of moisture it is less likely to frizz.

3. When you step out of the shower, do not “rub down” your hair. It’s much better to gently pat it dry so you don’t break off the hair strands. This breakage can ultimately lead to frizz.

4. If you can avoid it at all, do not blow dry your hair. If you simply do not have the time to let your hair air dry than at least minimize the damage to your hair by using a diffuser on your hair dryer, this will help prevent tangles which cause breakage when you brush your hair.

5. Get trims frequently. Trimming off the damaged ends of your hair will lessen the damaged parts which in turn will lessen the amount of frizz you get.

6. Keep the blow drying, curling and dyeing to an absolute minimum. All of these things are very damaging to your hair. Even if you can’t avoid them altogether, at least cutting back on them, say by not blow drying your hair on the weekends when you aren’t pressed for time and don’t have to get to work, can help a lot.

You don’t have to be sentenced for life to frizzy hair. Some simple day to day changes may be all you need to learn how to avoid frizzy hair. While these things may not completely get rid of the frizzies, they sure won’t hurt. The healthier your hair is, the less damage it will have and the smoother and less frizzy it will be. Do as much as you can to tame the mane that Mother Nature gave you.

Quick Tip: To prevent Bobby Pins from sliding out of your hair, spray them a little with Hairspray then let them dry for a few minutes. The spray will give them more grip! especially on very fine straight hair. 

If you rinse your hair under cold water after you shampoo and condition it will add additional shine and luster.

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