Here are my tips for creating that straight, silky hair look at home for damas or quinceaneras.
First, go get yourself a high-quality flat iron. Even if your hairdresser only used a blow-drier, it’s pretty much impossible for a regular person to get that perfectly-straight look without a flat iron. Since you’re going to be using it frequently, it’s worth investing in a good brand that has ceramic plates – you can purchase these at some hair salons, or at a beauty supply shop. Yes, this kind of flat iron is more expensive, but it won’t fry your hair as much as non-ceramic kinds and it creates a better effect.
Make sure your hair is completely dry before using the flat iron. This is extremely important to avoid damaging your hair. The high heat of a flat iron can cause damage to hair strands and applying the heat to damp hair worsens the potential for damage.
Before using your flat iron, after you’ve blow-dried your hair, apply a heat-protective spray (also called “thermal protector”) to your hair in order to create a shield between the fragile hair cuticles and the heat from the appliance. This can prevent a lot of damage, and only takes a second.
You’re going to be working with small sections of hair – half the width of the flat iron’s plate at maximum – so know that it’s going to take a long time, and be patient. Pin up the top layers of your hair and begin underneath. Start at one side of your head and work your way around to the other side. Work your way through the layers of your hair to the crown of your head. As you move from section to section, be sure to go back over the junctions between straightened sections. This will create a more even look.
Remember not to place the iron too close to your roots, or you risk burning your scalp. Use a steady, slow motion to draw the iron down to the tips of your hair. Consult your flat iron’s owner’s manual to determine how long to leave the iron on each hair section.
For a completely sleek and straight look, pull the iron straight down to the tips of your hair. Comb your hair smooth after you draw it through the flat iron and continue the process till all the hair is straightened.
After you’ve finished, shake out your head and allow hair to cool before using any hair accessories (or you’ll get weird bends in your hair). Comb hair when cool for a smooth finish, and set your newly-sleek style with a bit of hairspray (which is great at protecting from humidity, which can wreck all your good work) and if you like, a dose of shine serum. That’s all girls, keep coming back to superquince for more quinceanera hair tips.