Recently, I’ve noticed a certain trend appearing all over TikTok – and it couldn’t be worse for your hair.
That trend is for new ‘wet to straight’ hair stylers, which claim to dry and straighten your hair at the same time. In my experience, they’re damaging, ineffective and take a long time. Everything we aim not be at Hershesons!
So, here’s why we would never want you to use them on your hair – and how you can achieve smooth, straight hair in a quicker, simpler, less damaging way…
DIRECT HEAT WILL DAMAGE AND THIN YOUR HAIR
When our hair is wet, it’s in its most porous, weakened state. Wet to straight stylers work by applying intense, direct heat to the hair – and the very moment its most vulnerable. They also require you to use them from root to tip (tracing over the same section of hair if yours happens to have any natural wave or curl to it), creating even more potential for damage.
STRAIGHT HAIR, ZERO VOLUME
However straight and glassy they want their hair, it’s rare for me to meet a woman that wants no volume in their hair at all. Yet, a flat, lifeless take on straight hair is all wet to dry stylers are capable of achieving. This look tends to look tired quickly as you go about your day – and can often feel very unforgiving on your face.
I prefer to keep hair effortless and natural, using a little Zhoosh Foam to add body and root lift where your hair needs it most, to maintain a great, face–framing shape that feels fresh and full of life.
HOW TO GET STRAIGHT HAIR WITHOUT DAMAGE
A safer way to achieve straight hair that’s simple, quick and allows for some natural body and movement, is to rough dry your hair first to remove the most of the moisture. Using the Great Hairdryer, this five–minute rough dry video shows you how to do this when you’re short on time. Then, once your hair is dry, use straightening irons, running them over each section of hair just once, but leaving out the root to maintain a little lift here.
To minimise damage even more, I recommend applying a pump of Almost Everything Cream to your hair after blow drying. This will beat frizz to give you that smooth, glass finish – plus will help seal in moisture and prevent damage as you use your irons.
Try it – I promise your hair will thank you for it!