Blame it on the seventies trend working its way back onto the high street or the nineties grunge look taking streetstyle by storm; poker straight hair is back in fashion. The look that adorned the locks of our favourite pop princesses has suddenly made a return to catwalks and we’re not ashamed to say we love it. Perfect for wearing with floaty blouses and flares or black jeans, chunky boots, and attitude-packed kohl liner, straight hair is the look du jour this season and we know just how to get it.
Frizz is the archenemy of straight hair so you’ll want to start with a shampoo and conditioner that will leave your hair silky, like this Argan Plus Shampoo and Conditioner Duo. Starting with the right shampoo will smooth out your hair, make it easier to style, and protect it from the hot temperatures of heated hair tools.
If you have wavy or curly hair, it’s going to need an extra helping hand before you get straightening so pop on some Goldwell Style Sign Flat Marvel Straightening Balm. This will help hair stay smooth, sleek and protected all the way to your next wash (so it’s even useful for naturally straight-haired ladies who want to fight the frizz).
Now it’s time to get straight to it! You’ll want straighteners that have variable settings and a top heat that won’t damage your locks; we love Babyliss Pro’s Advanced Ceramic Hair Straightener. Next you’ll need to decide what style you’re after. For the ultimate nineties grunge look, straighten hair directly downwards from the top to the bottom. For a more glam seventies style (or a more modern look), you can achieve the look of a salon blowout by straightening hair from the roots to halfway and lifting hair out and away from your scalp as you go.
Even the most carefully-straightened mane can succumb to wind and rain. To make sure your straight style lasts all day, finish off with a smoothing spray like Osis’ Blow & Go Sleek Blow Dry Spray to keep flyaways at bay.