How to Make Hair Air Dry Straight
- 1). Wash your hair with a shampoo and conditioner specifically formulated to straighten hair. These hair products, because they contain a heavy formula, weigh down hair and prevent strands from frizzing, waving or curling. The heavier the formula in a shampoo or conditioner, the better it will be at straightening your hair. Avoid hair products with delicate formulas, such as baby shampoos.
- 2). Dry your hair with a super-absorbent towel. Blot your hair; don't rub, as this will damage the cuticle, causing your hair to become frizzy.
- 3). Apply a leave-in conditioner to your hair as your hair is drying. Ideally, a leave-in conditioner specially formulated to straighten hair is best. Otherwise, a moisturizing conditioner will also work. Avoid using hair-straightening serums unless they are specifically designed to be used on air-dried hair; most serums will leave your hair greasy and sticky if you do not use a hair dryer.
- 4). Set up a consultation with your hair stylist or salon if you have very curly or frizzy hair, but want a sleek, pin-straight hairstyle with little hassle. If you don't like your current hair texture and spend a lot of time every morning trying to get your hair straight, you may want to consider a Brazilian keratin or Japanese hair straightening treatment. If you have a chemical straightener applied to your hair, you don't have to use any kind of heat product or special shampoo to tame your curls; you can simply wash your hair and go.