Got curls? No need to agonize over how to get your spirals
perfectly springy or be totally envious of girls with stick-straight strands.
With our fab hair face-off, you can pull a Taylor and rock it out either way
whenever ya please.
to: Get flat hair…fast!
No time for the full wash ‘n’ dry? Getting smooth hair is easier
than you think.
1. Start with clean, completely dry locks and
brush out hair from roots to ends, removing any knots.
2. Section hair, then mist with a heat protectant
spray. Starting close to scalp, gently guide a straightening iron from root to
tip in one smooth motion, never stopping. Let hair cool, then repeat if needed.
3. Continue straightening each section of hair,
repeating until your entire mane is done. Finish with a light mist of
to: Bust bedhead!
Before you head to bed, run a flat iron
over your mane to eliminate any waves that sprung up during the day.
To get easy volume and keep things
smooth overnight, pull hair into a loose bun and secure with a no-pinch tie.
To fight frizz in the AM, spray a bit
of strong-hold hairspray on a hairbrush and lightly brush it through hair from
roots to tips.
15 perf products for gettin’ smooth
hair ties let you pull your hair back without leaving a crease! Perfect for
putting your hair up before bed.
Goody Ouchless tie backs, $4, target.com
We love the
smell of this peppermint hair mask so much;
the fact that it heals damaged hair and leaves it silky smooth is just a bonus.
Just lather it all over your damp hair, leave it in for 5 minutes, then rinse.
Tigi Bed Head Peppermint Hair Mask, $22, kmart.com
Soak it up
got a whole lot easier with this super-strength hair moisturizer. Maintain your
hair’s gorgeous body without those pesky fly-aways just by treating your
tresses for 20 minutes before your usual shower routine.
Lush USA The Strokes Hair Moisturizer, $20, lushusa.com
star—and your hair should shine like one. Dull, flat looking hair is dunzo with
just a spritz of this. Your locks will be so light and airy, there’s no way
you’ll want to stop swooshing around your mane.
Not Your Mother’s Rise & Shine Silky Smooth Shine Mist, $6,
Hey there, alligator
hair just has to get out of its own way. Start your sections off right with
these cool gator clips. We recommend these, ‘cause they hold nearly all of our
straightening, finish up your ‘do with a few drops of this truly superior serum
to avoid frizz for the rest of the day. Blow-out saved!
Blow Pro Weathergirl anti-frizz serum, $22, beautybar.com
Not only does
this straightener tame even the most unforgiving frizz, but it conditions your
hair and protects you from the effects of humidity. A good hair day, even when
it’s raining? Yes, please.
Style Therapy: Frizz Therapy 1" Flat Iron, $50,
Between the hot
irons we style it under, the crazy hairstyles and harsh chemicals from dyes,
our hair can get pretty beat up sometimes. It def needs some tender loving
care. Treating your hair to a deep conditioning once a week prevents heat
damage. And omigosh, you can actually feel it working. How cool is that?
Eufora urgent repair replenishing treatment, $28, eufora.net
Ready, set, dry!
A formula that
creates a fuller mane of hair, tames frizz, and…wait, it speeds up hair drying,
too? You know what that means: Extra time to sleep in the morning and awesome
hair. It can’t get better than that.
Blow Ready Set Blow: Express Blow Dry Lotion, $21, beautybar.com
to style your hair as soon as you get in the shower. Shampoo not only keeps
your hair clean, but protects and treats it. We love this straightening shampoo
because it soften and smooths any unruly curls.
Pantene Straightening Shampoo, $10, pantene.com
A stylist is
only as good as the tools she uses, right? Well, a large barrel is perfect for
drying your hair and smoothing out those knots. This brush is so rad ‘cause it
distributes heat evenly when drying to help sleekify your hair and make
everything super shiny.
Conair Infiniti Large Vented Mixed Boar Round Brush, $3, sears.com
super damaging to your hair, which is why you should always use hot set spray
before using any kind of heat tools on your mane. Try this spritzer to hold
your gorgeous locks in place and repel humidity, all while avoiding that bad
burned hair smell.
Warren Tricomi Style Hot Set Spray, $17, beauty.com
Ouch! Don’t you
hate having knotty hair when you step outta the shower? We’ve found a solution
to tackle the tangles. Not to mention, this prep spray helps all your other
styling tools work even better.
Bumble and Bumble Bb Prep, $20, sephora.com
might need to chill out a little bit before you hit ‘em with the hot iron. No
big deal. Try a curl relaxer that’s made primarily from natural ingredients to
help ‘em lie straight.
Curly Hair Solutions ReMane Straight, $17, soap.com
match the conditioner up with the shampoo! This curly hair formula awesomely
aligns and smooths your spirals in shower so it’s ready to straighten once you