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Sleek hair: shiny and smooth
It's all the rage, the so-called 'sleek look': straight hair that shines and glows with health is the dream of many women. Today, it is easier than ever to make it come true. And this is not only thanks to a beauty tool that has been one of the most important aids when it comes to straight hair for years: the straightening iron. But the right care is also enormously important for wonderfully shiny and straight hair.
Smooth hair: it's all a question of structure
Smoothing is a process that literally takes its toll on hair. Because during this process, under the influence of high heat, the chemical compounds in the hair are literally 'flattened' or the hair structure is reshaped. However, this process is not permanent. If the hair is not straightened again during the next wash, it is no longer smooth. This is because the connections inside the hair return to their original position. Only if chemical substances are involved that change the hair structure, the straightening effect remains for the duration of the influence. It is therefore all the more important to take care of the hair when straightening it. Otherwise, the silky-white curtain will turn into a shaggy branch.
Care for straight hair
In addition to using the straightening iron (plus heat protection, of course), straight hair is all about the right product mix to keep your mane looking silky, full and healthy. This includes a rich hair mask, which should be applied about once a week: it ensures that hair damaged by heat becomes soft and supple again by supplying the cuticle with valuable nutrients and "sealing" it, so to speak. Very important: after rinsing, briefly run your head under cold water! This closes the cuticle after washing the hair and the straight hair gets an extra portion of shine.
The use of a hairdryer and brush.
Luckily, there are a few more tools to transform your hair into a shiny, sleek mane. For example, blow-drying: Here, the hair should be blow-dried from the roots to the tips. And it is best to do this with a brush made of natural hair, which prevents static build-up and makes the straight hair really shine. The paddle brush is ideal for this purpose and should be used to treat the hair in the direction of growth. This prevents the hair from looking rough, dull and lacklustre. Likewise, the condition of the hair must always be closely examined. If it is already slightly split or very dry at the tips, a break from heat is urgently called for. And also a visit to the hairdresser to recut the damaged tips! Otherwise there is a risk of hair breakage.
Properly protect straight hair
Smooth or often straightened hair more than deserves an extra portion of care when washed! This is ensured, for example, by special shine shampoos and conditioners that seal the hair surface. Because the secret is quite simple. The smoother the hair structure, the more light is reflected in the hair! Special heat-protection products such as fluids, sprays or mousses with corresponding functions also ensure the shine of straight hair. They act like a kind of partition between the hair and the heat and prevent the hair from overheating - but this is not a free pass for continuous use of the straightener....