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Straight hair sussed

BeautyBy Sunday World
Straight hair sussed

Poker straight hair was a big hit on the Spring/Summer 15 Fashion Week catwalks, with Balenciaga presenting a blunt finish and celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow already working the look.

Here we'll talk you through how to recreate this polished style.

1) Wash your hair using straightening shampoo and conditioner. These include higher levels of silicone and polymers, which help weigh your locks down and prevent them from going frizzy.

2) Before drying, comb your hair into the desired finish - we recommend a middle parting to give the look a more dramatic feel.

3) Apply a heat protector combined with a straightening agent, like L'Oréal Elnett Heat Protect Spray Straight Hairspray or Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray, onto towel-tried hair. Don't ruffle your tresses too much as it will create static, try squeezing your strands instead to get excess water out.

4) You'll want to dry your locks in different sections to get a clean finish. Take a giant hair clip (scrunchies will damage the wet strands) and depending on how thick/long your hair is, separate into reasonably sized layers that you can get a brush under. Most hair dryers have attachments to dry straight so using a brush and facing the nozzle down, gently guide the brush down through your hair as the hot air blows.

5) Once dry you can begin to straighten, with a quick spritz of heat defence spray again for extra protection. Again, you'll want to section your hair so that you're not running the irons over thick segments as you won't get great results. Likewise, don't have too little hair - it may cause extra damage. It should only take two - three times going over hair to get a good, neat finish.

6) A bit of anti-frizz serum or hairspray to give locks a smooth finish and you're set!

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