A couple of weeks ago, the hair master herself Natalie Anne flew down to Melbourne to hold a masterclass at Adore HQ using the ghd Platinum+ straightener. This masterclass assumed that you knew how to curl your hair with a straightener, whereas I struggle to even straighten my hair properly. I have thick, frizzy hair, which does not like to stay smooth.
That is, until I met Natalie Anne. She gave me a really simple, step-by-step routine to get a smoother and sleeker style.
The Basics: How to Straighten Your Hair
This might seem ridiculously basic, but it took me 30 years to learn how to properly straighten my hair, so I'm not going to assume anything.
Prep damp hair with a heat protection spray
Blow dry hair with nozzle facing down. I used the Parlux Alyon.
While blow drying, use a bristle brush to pull the hair in a downwards motion
Using the same brush, glide the straightener through small sections slowly rather than straightening over the same section multiple times. I used the ghd Gold.
I filmed the first time I tried this technique at home. It took a total of 22 minutes. I really struggled with Step 4, as I'm used to aggressively straightening over the same sections over and over. But overall, my hair was much sleeker, smoother and straighter. And the best part? It lasted for four days without having to re-straighten. Any extra time it took me to blow dry was saved by not having to restyle.