haven’t always been so widespread. We’ve only been using them for about 10 years. Before, people had to resort to other techniques. Here’s a look at some ways of achieving perfectly straight hair without using straighteners.
Before straighteners, women who wanted straight hair used their hair dryer
. “By blow-drying your hair you can achieve an effect much like you do with straighteners. Both use the same principle: heat and a styling tool. The plates on straighteners make the process easier as they provide a lot more heat, but you can achieve the same result using a brush and a hair dryer
. What’s more, blow-drying is better for your hair as the hair dryer is not in direct contact with the heated area. Only downside? Blow-drying takes longer."
The traditional blow-dry isn’t the only way to get perfectly straight hair without using straighteners. "A less well-known approach involves twisting the hair using a flat brush. Dry your hair section by section for the best result. You can also use chunky rollers
. These work especially well on curly hair. Using rollers that are chunkier than the curls produces a straightening effect. You’ll obviously need to heat up the rollers to get the perfect result.” Our tip:
make sure you protect your hair from the heat before blow-drying your hair or using rollers. The heat can leave your hair fragile, so it is vital you take protective measures
. Straightening heat-protector sprays are just the product for the job. © Pixelformula/Emmanuel Ungaro prêt-à-porter show, Autumn-Winter 2013-2014 © Jean Louis David