Sleek and smooth hair is something that many of you are trying to achieve. Naturally having smooth and straight hair is quite unlikely. Luckily there are a number of different ways that you can get the look, even if you are not given it with genetics. There are ways that are temporary, and require restyling after every wash. There are also ways that last much longer. Depending on your hair type and desired results, there will be a method to straighten hair that suits you.

Temporary Methods

Most methods that temporarily straighten hair require heat. You can use large rollers, avoiding heat damage, but those will only work if your hair is naturally fairly straight. Large rollers also will not make your hair completely straight. It will just create very large waves, so if you are looking for pin straight this method isn’t for you. Straight irons are very popular for creating the straight look most people are going for. The down side is that heat can damage hair. There are products that reduce that damage, but using high heat regularly will still cause breakage. If your hair is very dense, this is going to be a long process, and needs to be redone after every wash.

Long Lasting Methods

Heat, time, and restyling might not be for you. The methods that last longer for hair straightening involve chemicals. There are several different combinations and treatments that will straighten your hair. Keratin straightening and other chemical relaxers can give you long lasting straight hair. These methods can give you great looking hair that lasts. It is important that you have these treatments done by a professional. The chemicals can be harsh, and improper applications can cause burns. A professional hair stylists will also be happy to show you the best way to maintain your style.

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