How To Straighten Wavy Hair
How To Straighten Wavy Hair
Find out which products and techniques to use in blow drying wavy hair to get it straight and smooth.
Hi, my name is Lorenzo. I've been working for Rush for about seven years, I'm a Rush Academy educator and also a Rush artistic team member. What we're working on today is a wavy hairstyle and we're going to blow dry it straight.
This is my lovely model Polly. Now, so far, I've already pre-dried the hair a little bit. You don't want to start sectioning until the hair is, let's say 50, 60, or 70% dry.
So you can, you know, just rub it back with your hands and get a little more movement in the roots. You don't want to dry everything too flat. We want movement and then we're going to bring the hair nice and smooth.
So, I'm going to start with a very clean section, center parted, and divide the hair using two sectioning clips, nice and clean. Comb the hair away from the section you want to be blow drying on, therefore you can get a clean finish on the roots. That's one single clip.
Obviously, you want your sections to be even and balanced, therefore you get a more balanced blow dry. Here we go. Now, the product I will use on the ends is the self limited gel which is going to give me moisturized ends and a boost of a little bit of mousse, the volume active.
So we've got on Polly's hair cells the mousse on the roots to give us the volume leading into nice smooth shiny ends, so two products really, for two great reasons. It can be used in a small nozzle. The thing is going to give me more power so I can straighten the hair out and seal the cuticles to make it as smooth as possible.
Also, we use in a large round brush. It's very important that it's round so we can get the tension and also lift the roots and draw the hair out. I'm subdividing the hair, working right through to get in the nozzle, and now we can start the dry.
So we're got the roots first, quite elevated. Smoothen through the end and bevel on the end. Now, I'm going to begin working about one-inch sections all throughout the head to maintain balance and repeat the technique while not touching the hair underneath because we don't want to disturb this now.
Okay, guys. So, as you can see, I've worked the top section of the hair. I've left a box out because I need to change my technique in this area.
Now, the product I'll be using in the top is a mousse. The mousse is going to give me some volume, so the Kerastase Volume Active is perfect for this. Obviously, I wanted a great straight, very smooth and shiny until reaching on the ends but when it comes to blow drying straight hair, I still feel that you want to have some volume on top.
So we can create some movement. So, I'm going to take three small sections on the top, horizontally work my brush up and then back on to itself to create a barrel roll. Now, I'm going to pin that barrel roll whilst it's still hot, and as the barrel roll goes down, it will actually set a little more volume which are quite important to give it a little bit more balance.
Again, working with a smaller nozzle and a large round brush, so what I want to be doing is all my movements elevated. So, we elevate the roots and then back on to itself. Whenever you want to work with volume or curling the hair, you know, you have to be quite able to get it.
You really need to work it. The idea is to get the hair as hot as possible from the root up to the tip. I want it to be hot all the way through, that's why I'm working it much as possible.
Now, I'm winding it down with two sections, plenty of feel, and now we take the brush out and very quickly, we just want to barrel this curl underneath itself, just use your fingers, twist that in a nice and tight little bun there. Just place a clip at the root. You still want the hair to breathe and expand, you don't want to put the clip and flatten it, otherwise it will be dry and flat.
So, what we're going to do is work a couple more sections coming back and then the fringe, I'm going to show you how to blow dry it working from left to ri