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Long Straight Casual Hairstyle - Black Hair Color

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Added: 23 Mar 2011
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Description

Slick and smooth is the main idea for this look. Only subtle layers are cut around the edges to soften the luscious length keeping it simple and easy to manage. This hairstyle will be great for those with natural long locks and regular trims is needed to prevent split ends.

Hairstyle Type

Category
Casual
Length
Long
Elasticity
Straight

Haircut Technique

Type
Blunt Cut

Suitability

Gender
Women
Face Shape
round,oval,heart,diamond,triangular
Hair Density
Thin/Medium
Hair Texture
Fine/Medium
Age
Under 21, 21 - 30, and 31 - 40
Height
Any
Weight
Glasses
Any

Styling

Time
30 minutes
Tip
Apply a small amount of smoothing shine to your top sections for shine and hold.
Products
Smoothing Shine, Hair Spray, and Moisturizer
Tools
Blow Dryer and Straightening Iron



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Styling Steps

1. Apply Moisturizer

Moisturizer

Apply a small amount of hair moisturizer to the palm of your hand and distribute it evenly through the mid-lengths and the ends. Moisturizer will help your hair to maintain good condition and protect your strands from heat as you style.

2. Use a Paddle Brush

Paddlebrush

A paddle brush is used for detangling the hair and can be used to smooth out straight hair when blow-drying or styling. It is a must have for every household.

3. Blow-dry Using a Paddle Brush

Paddlebrushstyling

Working in sections starting from the back, place the paddle brush close to the roots and drag it through the strands slowly, taking care not to overheat your hair. Once dry, continue to a new section, completing the back, the sides and then the top section last of all.

4. Use a Straightening Iron

Iron

When straightening your hair, first make sure that your hair is completely dry. Then, section your hair off starting from the back/nape using a comb. Straighten your hair starting from the roots and working your way down to the ends using your comb as your guide. Make sure not to leave the straightening iron in one spot for more than 3 seconds. For more information about straightening techniques click here.

5. Apply Smoothing Shine

Smoothingshinefinishing

Apply a very small amount of smoothing shine to the palms of your hands and then run it through the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Be careful not to add any to the roots or a large amount to any section of the hair as smoothing shine can be very heavy on the hair, weighing it down and making it appear oily.

6. Apply Hairspray

Hairsprayfinishing

To finish, apply a minimal amount of hairspray from an arms length distance to the top, sides and back. Take care not to use too much or you will end up with a white, flaky residue which looks like dandruff.




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