How to scrunch straight hair the right way

Got bored with your straight and beautiful, but plain-looking straight hair? Well, this might cheer you up. I’m here today with a full tutorial on how to scrunch your straight hair perfectly. You’ll get that wavy, wet look in no time if you just follow a few quick steps I’m about to give you.

I’ll also list out all the requirements, meaning the products and tools you’ll need in order to pull this look off. It’ll maybe take a bit of time and practice, but it’ll be totally worth it once you stand in front of the mirror, unable to recognize your own hair. It’s the best feeling in the world since we girls enjoy changes so much, plus you’ll also be ecstatic once it reaches your brain that you did it all by yourself, without any help from a professional hairstylist. No money will be unnecessarily spent also, except for the products I’m about to list out, but you probably already have them in your bathroom, so no money wasted there.

Let’s waste no time either, and let’s get to work as quickly as possible.

How to scrunch straight hair

Full tutorial coming right up!

Here’s the complete guide on what to do if you’re in the mood of scrunching your straight hair.

You’ll start by washing your hair. There are special shampoos made for hair that’s about to get curled, so if you can it’ll be a good idea to get one of those. Also use the conditioner, but only at the hairs ends though. The conditioner is a great thing for moisturizing your hair, but it’ll weigh her down, and the styling will be made much more difficult to do.

Dry your hair using a towel. Just flip your head downwards and squeeze out the water from your hair. Don’t rub it though. It’ll make your hair’s shaft all frizzy, which will compromise the sleek, wavy look you’re trying to get

Put the mousse the size of a golf ball on your hair next. Start by putting it on your palm and rub it gently between your hands before applying it to your hair. Massage it into the sections of your hair, giving it time and opportunity to absorb the product and get some shape.

Next step will require a diffuser attachment for your blow dryer. Gather one section of your hair and put it into the cup while you’re turning it on. Be sure not to move the diffuser around at all since that’ll have a straightening effect on your hair. Just hold it in place, and it’ll do all the work for you while it’s drying your hair nicely. Do this with all of the hair until it’s completely dry.

You’ll want some extra hold, so scrunching a bit more gel or mousse into your hair would certainly be a good idea. Curling iron with a large barrel will come to your aid if you’re not satisfied with the overall look at this point. That’s to say if your hair still looks much more straight than wavy.

Flexible holding spray is your finishing move.

What do you need for this look?

How to scrunch straight hair2You already pretty much know from the tutorial, but let’s list it out none the less:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Gel or mousse
  • Curling iron
  • Blow dryer with a diffuser attachment
  • Hair spray

Main qualities of a good hair straightener?

Buying a good hair straightener that will suit your every need can be somewhat tricky. That’s why I’m here, to show you what to look for and give you a nudge in the right direction.

We will be going over some of the qualities you need to be on a lookout for once you hit the stores, and you’ll learn a bit about hair straighteners too along the way. I’ll make it as easy to understand as possible, I promise.

What will we be talking about?

We’ll divide out hair iron information into several sections. It will make the whole article easier to read, and it’s just nicer when you have it all listed out separately.

So, let’s see what sections we are talking about here exactly:

  • Firstly, we’ll go over the plates, which are pretty much the backbone of every hair straightener. Everything else can be totally perfect, if your plates are no good your results will be far from what you desire
  • Then we’ll go over some of the frequent features found in hair straighteners, so you can pick your picks out of the bunch. The amount of features you want will also impact the price of your new hair straightener

I think this is pretty much everything you’ll ever going to need in order to feel completely confident once you decide to go shopping. You’ll be fully armed with all the necessary information, and I’m convinced you’ll make the right choice.

Now that we know exactly what waiting up ahead we can get to some actual work. So, let’s dive into this together.

Plates, the backbone of your new hair straightener

There are various types of plates found in hair straighteners of today, and they’re made to fit almost every hair type out there, but also every budget.

They are by far the most important thing to look for and be well informed. They are the only part of hair iron that will directly contact your hair after all.

So, let’s see what the different kinds of plates are:

  • Ceramic coated – They heat up pretty quickly but might not be the best choice if you’re all about heat retention
  • Solid ceramic – This is by far the most popular kind of plates out there. They are relatively cheap, yet they get the job done with flying colors. They heat up pretty fast, retain constant temperature, and distribute heat evenly across the whole plate
  • Ceramic/Teflon coated – This type is exclusive to products coming from Remington. They’re very easy to clean, and will ensure a very low level of friction between the plates and your hair. They are also great at preventing the build-up of your hair styling products
  • Tourmaline – Tourmaline is a gemstone. Negative ions are generated by the plates, locking in moisture, and preventing the frizz-causing static. It gives the hair high level of shine also
  • Titanium – Very strong yet lightweight. It will heat up amazingly quickly and spread that heat evenly

These are the most common types of hair iron plates, and it is most likely that your shopping spree will lead you to one of them. You budget, hair type, and specific needs will have the final word though.

Glass plates deserve an honorable mention also, but they are way too fragile, and tend to break if handled aggressively or dropped.

All those different features

Let’s go over some of the most important features that will make or break your hair straightening experience:

  • Heat up time – It’s simply the time that it takes for your hair iron to get to the desired operating temperature
  • Temperature – The higher the temperature, the better the results. Provided that your hair is not too delicate
  • Auto shut-off – Pretty self-explanatory
  • Worldwide voltage – Useful if you travel a lot
  • Ionic straightening – Mentioned in tourmaline plates section
  • Flash quick heating – Fast boost of heat
  • Swivel cord – Prevents the cord from tangling
  • Far infrared heat – Heats the hair from the inside, avoiding damage

Conclusion

This would be your basic hair straighteners knowledge put into as few words as possible. I hope I helped, and happy shopping.

 

 

whats a good hair straightener

whats a good hair straightener

Common Myths about Hair Straightening!

Every time a personal grooming trend becomes popular, especially something that is achieved by a synthetic or a mechanical product then certain myths related to that practice tends to become common knowledge and people start treating them as facts. One of such common trends nowadays that are popular among women worldwide is the practice of hair straightening. In this article, I am going to identify and debunk some of the most common myths about the said practice and the equipment that makes it possible:

Hair straighteners can only straighten your hair:

As the name suggests, the most common application of hair straighteners is to straighten one’s hair. However, most modern straighteners can do a lot more than that, like create waves and ironically enough can also create curls.

Hair straightening can cause itchy scalp:

This myth does have some vestige of truth behind it. Most hair straighteners have an aluminum heating plate that is covered by a ceramic lacquer which evenly distributes the heat and prevents your hair from being burnt. However, you should never go cheap while purchasing a straightener because cheaper straighteners tend to be more poorly made where the protective ceramic coating starts wearing off during the straightening process and your scalp may then have an irritable reaction to the falling flakes. However, if you go with a reputed product then you should be perfectly fine.

Hair straightening can lead to hair loss:

People who believe this clearly do not understand how hair straightening works. In hair straightening, you are modifying the texture of your hair with heat. You are not touching your scalp or your hair follicles. So can a process make you lose hair, without interacting with its root? Obviously not!

Using heat on your hair equates to damage:

The human hair can withstand temperatures of 450 degrees Fahrenheit (232 degrees Centigrade) before it gets damaged. That is a lot of heat! Unless you have a narcoleptic attack while you are straightening your hair, you should be perfectly fine!

Hair grows longer and healthier without heat:

There is no evidence, empirical or otherwise proving or disproving this claim. Although using heat will not specifically help you grow your hair but there isn’t anything that suggests that the heat from hair straighteners specifically hamper hair growth.

If overdone, anything under the sun can have an adverse effect. However I hope to have made it clear that most of the myths surrounding hair straighteners are utter nonsense and if used properly the only thing it can do to you is help you get the look you’ve always wanted!