If you straighten your hair regularly, also strain it at the same time. Reason enough to put the iron down maybe more often. However, that does not necessarily mean that you have to do without a soft mane. Here you will discover the options and home remedies with which you can straighten your hair without an iron.
Life without straightening irons ?!
If you have naturally straight, shiny hair or have been blessed with big curls or beautiful falling waves, you may be among the lucky ones. However, if, like me, you’re one of those women who looks like an untamed stray dog without straightening and who certainly wouldn’t call the messy hair on his head a hairstyle, you probably can’t survive without an iron. But if you want to give your hair a break, generally want to switch to another straightening method, or you just don’t have a straightening iron on hand, this article will help.
So you can straighten your hair without an iron
In general, of course, you will not get the same results with “gentle” straightening products and methods as with the iron. However, they can help you make your hair look a little more tame and cared for. You will probably never get completely straight frizzy hair this way. To achieve the best possible straightening of your hair, you can combine several of the following methods, with and without a hairdryer:
# 1 hot air brush
You can straighten your hair after washing it with a round brush * and a hairdryer. To do this, keep pulling the brush down with your hair as you begin working on the respective section of hair. It works even better with a hot air brush, like this mega bestseller * for just under 40 euros on Amazon:
# 2 smoothing shampoo and conditioner
Use a special softening shampoo with a suitable conditioner when washing. Then dry your hair with a microfiber cloth so that the surface of your hair is not rough like it would with a normal one. If your hair is not that wet, you should continue combing it while it air-dries.
# 3 club braid
Okay, the name is a bit strange, but I’m sure you’ve heard of this method before. Spray your almost dry hair with a straightening product and make a deep braid at the back of your head. Cover it completely with hair ties (leaving gaps will create dents) and let them dry overnight or with the hair dryer.
# 4 keratin smoothing
Keratin straightening is a good alternative to permanent chemical straightening. It is less harmful because keratin is a natural substance and lasts between 6 and 10 weeks. The hairdresser you trust can save you weeks of straightening with the iron!
# 5 Thermal protection softener and hair dryer
If you don’t have a round brush, you can simply apply a smoothing heat shield * (you should always protect your hair with heat before styling anyway) and style while blow-drying.
# 6 papilots
Long foam things are used in another way to evoke curls. However, if you wet your hair beforehand with a straightening product, wrap it gently and straight over the papilots *, set it and blow-dry it, you can achieve a fairly soft mane.
# 7 straightening brush
Straightening brushes have been conquering the market for some time now and are increasingly being used as a gentler alternative to straightening irons. With the additional application of a softening thermal protection, you can achieve excellent results here.
# 8 hair clips
Part the individual sections of your damp hair. Pull it long and straight around your head. Secure them with bobby pins or bobby pins and let everything dry.
More tips for smoothly straight hair
- Comb your hair while it is wet.
- Do not wash your hair before going to sleep, or it can be pushed in all directions the next morning.
- Do not blow dry your hair upside down as this will not leave it soft, but rather voluminous out of control.
- Use anti-frizz products so that little frizzy hairs don’t stick out on your head and you don’t get nasty waves in high humidity.
- You can laminate your hair to soften its structure a bit. It is also very easy to do at home.
Also, you should absolutely avoid the following things, because healthy and well-groomed hair also appears much softer and more flexible:
There are many ways to straighten your hair without an iron. Of course, it’s not that easy to do without the valuable gadget overnight, but switching to an alternative every now and then and taking it easy on your hair definitely can’t hurt. By the way, we also have some tips for you on how to straighten your hair even without heat.