Straight and glossy locks are in for 2019, with various celebrities and bloggers choosing this sleek style over more natural waves or bouncy curls. If you have naturally straight and smooth hair, then this is a look that will require little in the way of maintenance, whereas if your hair has a natural frizz, wave or curl, there are a few ways in which you can create straight and sleek locks…
The first step to creating super sleek and shiny hair is by choosing products that are designed to smooth, reduce frizz and add shine, while also protecting the hair ahead of heat styling. Super glossy hair needs a good conditioner, and a good heat protector is also necessary to ensure your hair looks smooth and healthy despite having to heat style it.
The Smooth Infusion Conditioner by Aveda is a great option, used alongside a complimentary shampoo that also works to reduce frizz while removing product buildup, dirt and oil. After washing, use the Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother, as a pre-styling treatment to add extra shine and tame frizz, as well as protecting from heat styling.
When it comes to styling, all you need is a good pair of straightners. We recommend choosing GHDs to deliver the best results. Whenever you straighten your hair, ensure you have used a heat protector before hand to limit any damage caused by heat styling. Part your hair in the middle and section off. Start with the hair at the nape of your neck and work your way up, running the straightners down the full length to iron out any frizz, waves or curls.
To keep your hair straight all day long, there are a few things that you can do. Once you have finished straightening it, try giving it a quick blast with the cold setting on your hair dryer to set it and add more shine. If your hair is prone to frizz as the day goes on, a light hairspray should reduce this and keep it looking straight and smooth. Try the Air Control Hair Spray, that’s light enough to allow movement and won’t weigh the hair down or make it feel sticky.
If sleek and smooth hair is your thing for 2019, make sure you nail the look with these styling tips. Remember to always use a heat protector though, and make sure you give your hair a break from heat styling whenever possible.