To straighten hair without a relaxer, preheat a flat iron, apply a heat protection product, clamp a section of hair between the plates of the flat iron, and repeatedly stroke the iron down the length of your hair. This 1-hour procedure requires hair clips, a heat protection product, a flat iron, a comb, shine spray and hairspray.
Preheat your flat iron on a flat, nonflammable surface.
Comb your hair thoroughly, and apply a heat protection spray or mousse. Gather the top half of your hair, pile it on the crown of your head, and clip it in place.
Clamp a 1-inch section of hair between the plates of your flat iron, and slowly slide the iron down. Repeat until the hair is smooth and flat, then move on to the next section. Keep the iron moving at all times to avoid scorching your hair. When the lower half of your hair is completely flat, unclip the rest of it, and iron it in the same manner.
Turn your flat iron off, and unplug it. Spritz your hair with shine spray, holding the bottle at least 12 inches from your hair. Finish with a liberal application of silicone hairspray.
To make straight hair wavy, apply a volume-enhancing mousse to the hair to dampen it, flip the hair so the underside is out, and blow dry the hair with a diffuser. Divide your hair into sections, and style it using a round brush and blow dryer. Complete the look with a finishing spray or taming wax.Full Answer >
Basic tips for a woman to cut her own hair include cutting it while it's dry, practicing on trimming and bangs first, using small scissors and asking for someone to monitor the process. Asking for help ensures that someone watching may be able to point out mistakes before they happen.Full Answer >
The Dutch braid, also called the inverted French braid or pineapple braid, is essentially an inside-out French braid. The idea is to braid three sections of hair under, rather than over, each other. This braid stands out from the head instead of lying flat like a regular French braid.Full Answer >
Easy updos for short hair include buns with volume, twists and braids. Messy updos with a lot of texture are also attractive for short hair, according to Redbook Magazine.Full Answer >