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A Step-By-Step Guide On How To Create A Sleek-AF Hairstyle With Your Flat Iron At Home

Ayushi VermaAyushi Verma  |  May 5, 2021
Sleek Hairstyle At Home

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There’s nothing that beats the glam-quotient of a shiny updo. Beauty trends come and go, but sleek, straight hair has certainly stood the test of time thanks to the leeway it offers in terms of styling. Not only does sleek hair look fashionable, but they also have the added benefit of instantly elevating almost any look. If you gravitate towards poker-straight hair, we must tell you that the iterations sweeping the ‘gram right now are undeniably cool and we’re obsessed.

Sleek ‘dos look gorgeous and are relatively quick and easy to master. So, we say it’s time to make the best use of quarantine and hone the art of nailing a salon-standard sleek hairdo at home. Keep swiping for the complete low-down on different ways to style a sleek hairstyle.

 

The Ultimate Guide To Nail A Celeb-Like Sleek Hair Do At Home

Step 1: The Prep Work

The key to nailing a smooth and sleek hairstyle lies in first prepping your hair. Ensure that your strands are hydrated and frizz-free by opting for a sulfate-free smoothing shampoo followed by a nourishing conditioner. 

Step 2: Post-Wash Nourishment

After towel drying your hair, spritz on a heat protectant spray or apply a hair serum throughout the length of your hair. Then use a wide-toothed comb to distribute the product evenly through your hair. 

 

Step 3: Blow-Dry Your Hair

Whether you prefer sleek and stick-straight hair or curly and full-bodied- a good blow-dry can make you look well put-together in a matter of minutes.  All you need to do is section the hair on top of your crown and secure it with clips. Begin with drying the layers underneath and work your way to the top.

Pro Tip: Always dry your hair in the right direction that is from top to bottom. Point the hair dryer’s nozzle downward to create smooth, shiny locks. Try removing at least 90 percent of the moisture before you start heat-styling it.

 

Step 4: Straighten Your Locks

Spritz a heat-protectant spray to avoid heat damage. Then, start to split your hair into one-inch sections by clipping away the rest of your hair. Next, take your flat Iron and gently glide over these one-inch sections, maintaining even pressure throughout the length. Take one section at a time and repeat the process for all of your small sections.

 

Step 5: Pick A ‘Gram-Worthy Hairdo

Sleek hair is classic, edgy, and versatile enough to style in uncountable ways – From impossibly chic side-parted bobs to the slicked-back ponytail and effortlessly gorgeous super straight hair adorned with a single hair slide. There are wide-ranging hairstyles to suit all types of mood and style aesthetics.

 

Step 6: For Long-Lasting Smooth Finish

If you’re exacting just like us, then lightly apply a frizz-fighting, smoothening formula over your hair for a long-lasting sheen finish. We recommend You can also set it using a hair setting spray.

 

Will you be wearing your hair sleek, smooth, and sexy for your virtual happy hours?

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