I don’t often wear my hair straight as I think a natural wave suits me better, but sometimes it’s just nice to have swishy hair! I tend to think of it as smoothing rather than straightening… I like a slight curve to my hair rather than it hanging like curtains. As I don’t own straighteners, I always blow dry it for this style, which is pretty easy using my GHD Air (review here) - it’s so powerful it dries and smooths my hair much faster than a traditional hairdryer.
Here’s my quick guide to smooth hair the traditional way! …
1. I started by washing my hair with Ojon Damage Reverse Shampoo & Conditioner which I got free with an online purchase from the Ojon website last month and am absolutely loving - best duo I’ve tried in a long time. Smells amazing, detangles and leaves my hair so soft and easy to style, particularly good for a straight look like this.
2. For an ultra sleek finish, I added Toni & Guy Classic Smoothing Lotion* to towel dried hair… great for taming flyaways, reducing frizz and achieving a soft silky finish - I really noticed a difference when using this.
3. I blow dried my hair using a ceramic barrel brush with the GHD Air, rolling the hair around the brush and holding it at the root to add a little bit of volume rather than a poker straight finish, which I’m not a fan of. I’m not sure if the Toni & Guy Smoothing Lotion was supposed to help with this, but it did seem to - it was easier to create the volume than usual.
The lotion can also be applied to dry hair for a perfect finish… looking at the pics I probably should have done this, though in my defence this was done two days before getting my hair cut, so the ends were a bit awol.
Sorry that these pics aren’t great… it’s really hard photographing the side & back of your own hair, even with a mirror! I’d often wear some of my hair tied back to add a little interest when it’s straight, pathetically demonstrated here with my fingers as I couldn’t find a bobble at the time! (where do they all go?!)
Toni & Guy Smoothing Lotion is £7.19 at Boots
Ojon Damage Reverse Shampoo & Conditioner are around £21 each at Ojon.co.uk
Am I the only person in the world who doesn’t use straighteners? I’m actually quite curious to try them!