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Hairstyles: Bangs- How To Straighten

Quick Tip

How To Straighten Your Bangs

Things You Need:

-a ceramic straightening iron (1/4 inch)
-sectioning clips
-a smoothing balm that protects against the heat (Revlon Lisse Smoothing Balm)
-large round brush

Step-by-Step Instructions

  • After you have completed your blow drying, turn your attention to your bangs. If they have natural curl, you may need a straightening iron to give them this particular look.

  • You may have already applied your smoothing balm before you started your styling. If that is the case, your hair should already be dry. *Do not use a flat iron on damp hair.

  • Using your sectioning clips, pin hair out of way. Bangs should be all that is visible.

  • Start with small sections of your bangs and draw them through the iron. As the bangs in this photo are going from left to right, be sure that keep this in mind as you straighten.

  • Use your brush to sweep the freshly straightened hair into position.

Additional Tips

*Fortifying Shampoo

These shampoos are often vitamin packed and claim to make your hair stornger and in a sense they do. What they are doing is filling and smoothing all those roughed up sections of your hair. What they can't do is nourish your hair. Every strand of hair that you can see is dead. The only way you can nourish your hair is by what you eat. The nutrients in the food go straight to where your hair is actually being formed.

*How Much Is Too Much?

Do you know how much shampoo your hair needs to properly remove product buildup? It is different for everyone and using too much can actually accelerate the buildup. Long hair requires shampoo that would be the size of a quarter in the palm of your hand. Short hair would require significantly less.

*How often you shampoo also varies from person to person as well. If you don't need to shampoo more than once a week, that's okay.

*Or you could...

*Make Your Own Dry Shampoo

It couldn't be any easier. All you have to do is sprinkle your hair with cornstarch and let it absorb the excess oil. Brush out the cornstarch and with it, goes the oil.

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