How to Straighten Your Hair With a Blow Dryer in 7 Simple Steps (PHOTOS)

Straighten_Hair_With_Blow_DryerTrue confession: I can't control my hair. It isn't straight. It's not curly. In actuality, it falls somewhere in the slightly wavy to frizztastic range. My lovely stylist categorizes it as "2A hair," whatever that means. What I do know is that every morning when I wake up, my natural part shifts and I'm greeted by the ever-present cowlick.

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I dream of silky smooth strands, like those of Jennifer Aniston or Gwyneth Paltrow. Seriously, how do they get their hair so shiny?! While I don't have the luxury of having a professional styling team at my disposal, I do attempt tostraighten my hair at home. The key, as I've discovered, is to ditch that blazing hot flat iron and bust out the trusty hair dryer. Armed with a ceramic round brush and some heat protectant spray, I can get those smooth tresses of my dreams. Or, at least, come really, really close.

Check out this quick hair straightening tutorial for more:



How do you choose to straighten your hair?

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nonmember avatar Stacy k

2a hair is a hair type as defined on the website naturallycurly .com. It's a great site that really teaches you on how to care for your hair and what you can realistically expect to achieve (style wise) . Curly Nikki is another great site if you are interested in leaning more. The info below is taken from the first site I mentioned.

Type 2a is gently, slightly "s" waved hair that sticks close to the head; it won't bounce up, even when it is layered. 2a hair tends to be fine, thin and very easy to handle. It is also generally easily to straighten or curl. Type 2a hair tends to have quite a bit of sheen. Your best bet is to use lighter products such as mousses, lotions or gels that enhance the curls, but don't weigh them down.

2a celebrites include: Emma Stone, Amanda Seyfried, and Nicole Richie.

Quick Tips

Use a sulfate-free gentle cleanser to get the most body for your Wavy Swavy hair

Use a light, silicone-free conditioner that won't weigh your waves down

Finish your style with a volumizer that will keep your hair full while reducing frizz

nonmember avatar kristen

I am in the category of I really dont care. I am 28 and only now have a blowdryer because I got it for Christmas. I have a straightener i have had for a few years and can count on 1 hand how many times I have used it. So much more important things to focus on rather than hair

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