Right, so it’s only fair that after writing about how to have curly hair, I write the opposite for those of us who really REALLY want straight hair – but don’t know where to start!
- Use a mild shampoo. Proper shampooing is important to maintain healthy, happy straight hair. Wash hair with a really mild shampoo that doesn’t have sodium laureth sulphate–which dries out hair and makes it brittle.
- Beware of tangles. A good conditioner such as Pantene in the UK will also help keep your straight hair healthy and will make it easier to untangle after shampooing.
Keep a wide-toothed comb in the shower and comb through your hair before you rinse the conditioner out.
- Find the Right Conditioner. If you have dry hair you will need to use a moisturising conditioner. However, if you have oily hair you should use a basic conditioner on your ends only, to help prevent over conditioning which will leave straight hair limp and reduce its shine.
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Looking good takes time. Unfortunately we don’t always have the time to look our best, and so many people simply don’t bother. Armed with the following quick 5 minute hairstyles, nothing short of a fire will prevent you from looking your best at all times! Let’s begin…
Half Up-do Bun
- Section a segment of hair towards the highest point of your head and assemble it back and secure into a pig tail with a hair versatile. Discretionary: For extra volume in this Half Updo Bun, cut in two stacked 1-cut wefts in the zone you will assemble into a braid.
- Fold the pig tail over in a bun, and keeping in mind that doing as such freely turn the hair to give the bun more surface.
- Secure bun with bobby pins.
Reverse Dutch Side Braid
- Take an area of hair towards one side of your face and start twisting this segment into a turn around dutch plait. Discretionary: For extra volume in the twist, you can stack two 1-cut wefts in a similar segment of hair preceding plaiting.
- Secure the mesh toward the end with a hair flexible. Draw on the twist to fan it out and voluminize the look.
Dutch Side Braid Ponytail
- Utilizing a similar Reverse Side Dutch Braid, basically pull whatever is left of your hair and the twist to the other side, and secure in a low pig tail.
- For a more tousled look, you can take out a couple of face confining hair pieces.
- Part your hair down the center and segment your hair off into two. Secure the two segments of hair into low braids.
- Fishtail twist each segment of hair and secure with a versatile.
- Fan out the twist to make it all the more full and voluminous.
Three Strand Braid Pigtails
- Part your hair down the center and area your hair off into two. Secure the two segments of hair into low ponytails.
- Make a standard three strand twist on each area of hair, and secure with a versatile.
- Fan out the interlace to make the hairdo all the more full and voluminous.
Three Strand Braid High Ponytail
- Maneuver your hair once more into a high pig tail.
- Interlace your hair in a basic three strand twist, and secure with a hair versatile.
- Fan out the interlace to make the look all the more full and voluminous.
- Draw confront confining pieces/child hairs for a more characteristic look.
Three Strand Braid Bun
- Draw your hair in a high pig tail.
- Twist your hair in a basic three strand mesh.
- Rather than anchoring at the closures, fold your hair over in a bun and secure with a versatile.
- To guarantee the interlace does not unwind, secure bobby sticks in bun.
- Haul out face confining pieces/infant hairs for a more easygoing look.
Twist Through Ponytail Braid
- Secure your hair in a low side braid.
- Include another hair versatile about a fourth of the route down from the principal hair flexible.
- Make a gap through the segment of hair in the middle of the two elastics, and wrap whatever remains of your hair through that opening and downwards. Proceed with this progression with another area of hair in the pig tail – you can abandon it at two or proceed with the distance down.
- Secure with a hair flexible at the base.
And there you have it! Eight different hairstyles that take 5 minutes or less to complete. You don’t need to spend hours in front of the mirror to have good hair anymore. Have fun trying these out, and let us know in the comments section how you get on!