If you have very curly hair and enjoy it, then stop reading this immediately as it does not in any way pertain to you. If, however, you fall into the 95% of women who don’t have completely perfect hair, and need or want to straighten it, then by all means, please continue reading.
Even though most women know that blow drying, straightening, and curling their hair causes heat damage, they continue to do it anyway. Why, you ask? Well, because they all realize that their hair looks its best after its been blow dried, then straightened. Sometimes even curled. So what do you do about all of that heat damage? And what about all of the extra haircuts you have to get because of all of the heat damage? You could use a hair straightening cream to help.
Don’t get me wrong. Hair straightening cream is not going to erase all of the heat damage caused by hair dryers, hair straighteners, and curling irons….but it sure is going to help some. Not to mention the fact that hair straightening cream makes your hair look even better when you use it than when you don’t use it.
The first step to using hair straightening cream is to pick the right one for your specific hair type. You may have to experiment with this for a bit and try out a few different brands and types.
The three most popular types of hair straightening creams come in creams, oils, and sprays. The dryness and texture of your hair will depend on which one is better suited for you. If your hair is extremely dry and porous, then a hair straightening oil serum will most likely work better on your hair than a spray will. On the other hand, if you have almost perfectly straight hair that is a bit on the thin side, and not very dry, then using a hair straightening oil may just cause your hair to look very greasy. You will most likely be better off with a hair straightening spray, which is lighter, and won’t weigh your hair down as much an oil or cream will.
Once you figure out what type of hair straightening cream is best for your hair type, then its time to figure out which brand will work best for you. This is the tricky part since there are literally hundreds of hair straightening creams, serums, oils, and sprays on the market. Asking your hair dresser for a recommendation is a good place to start. Don’t, however, take your hair dresser’s recommendation as gospel however as sometimes they will try to push certain more expensive brands on you. When it comes to hair straightening creams, more expensive does not always equal better.
In addition to asking your hair dresser, you can always ask your friends, and even ask on social media about a good hair straightening cream recommendation. When you do this, make sure to take into account your friends’ hair types when they respond. Like I said earlier, what works best for someone with thick, dry hair is not necessarily going to work best for someone with thin, almost completely straight hair.
Searching online also helps when you are trying to find the right hair straightening cream to fit your needs. There are about a gazillion web pages solely dedicated to this.
Once you get your recommendations from your hair dresser, your friends, and online, you will need to purchase about three to five different products. And remember what I said, the most expensive product is not always the best. Sometimes you can find a better product at Walmart than you would find at a salon supply store, and if you are lucky enough to be able to do this, then you will also save tons of money when you factor in how often you will need to use and purchase this product.
Now all you have left to do is test the products out. After you wash your hair, and brush it out, test one of the new products out. Be sure to read the directions before applying the product. Different types of hair straightening creams require different amounts of application, and your hair length is also a factor. Whatever you do, do not apply any product onto your roots, unless your goal is to have instantaneous greasy hair.