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Bone straight, silky sleek and sexy shiny hairstyles have always been popular. From Red Carpets to Catwalks, men and women of all ages, races and lifestyles, desire stick straight hairstyles at different times in their life.

When it comes to stick straight hairstyles there are some key steps which must be taken. Can everyone create stick straight hairstyles on their tresses? Yes, but for those born with naturally straight or slightly textured hair it’s easier than for those with natural curls, coils and kinks.

How To Get Stick Straight Hairstyles – Pros And Cons Of Every Hairstyle

There are always considerations when it comes to creating stick straight hairstyles. The pros and cons include how much time it takes to create the hairstyle as well as how much effort it takes to maintain it.

If hair is naturally straight, slightly wavy or curly, it can be blown out with a paddle or round brush, touched up with a flat iron and maintained with the appropriate styling products. When tresses range from very wavy and curly, to tightly coiled, going straight can require a little bit more work.

Hair may be temporarily straightened with leave-in styling products combined with a range of hot styling products such as a blowdryer, iron and/or hot rollers. Maintenance of stick straight frizz free locks may be more time consuming.   

For an extended straight hair experience those with tight waves, curls and coils would have to consider chemical or related options.

Some celebs like Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson take the easy route to stick straight hairstyles and turn to clip in or fusion extensions. Or they might pop on a long luscious lace front wig.

Step By Step – How To Get Stick Straight Hairstyles

If you wish to get stick straight hairstyles complete the following steps:

1. Seal in Moisture To Avoid Frizz And Create Sleek Strands

Start your stick straight hair quest by cleansing hair in lukewarm (never hot) water. Utilize a moisture enhancing product designed for your hair type (straight, wavy, curly, coily), texture (fine/thin, medium, thick, very thick) and current condition (normal, oily, dry, very dry, damaged) and length.

Depending on your current hair type, texture and condition you may achieve better results with a modified cleansing system such as using Diluted Shampoo (DS), Low Poo formulas, Conditioner Only cleansing (CO), No Poo or Water Only (WO).

Or you may prefer a combination of these options utilized with pre-cleansing conditioning treatments or post cleansing deep conditioning. You know your own hair and what it needs. Be sure to supply the proper products to add and seal in moisture.

Note: If your hair is naturally oily, thin or fine you may want to skip the intensely moisturizing options which may leave your strands limp and over conditioned.

Adding moisture is a key step in helping to minimize frizz and prep hair to be heat styled. Moisture enhancing cleansing treatments like the CO method will ensure a smooth cuticle which locks out humidity and prevents fuzzy strands. It also helps add a layer of protection during detangling and eventual hair treatments.

Follow up your cleansing method by rinsing well and applying a rinse-out moisturizing conditioner or mask.

Detangle strands with conditioner in the hair while still in the shower. Use fingers or hair-friendly detangling comb. Rinse well and finish with a cool or cold finishing rinse which helps to seal in the newly added moisture.

2. Apply Styling Cocktails 

Towel blot hair avoiding any rubbing which causes friction and may activate frizz. Apply the appropriate leave-in styling cocktail for your hair type, texture, condition and length. Your custom cocktail might include, but not be limited to, leave-in conditioner, defrisant cream, straightening balm or similar.

Use fingers or a detangling wide tooth comb to distribute styling cocktail throughout hair evenly.

If your hair is damaged from ongoing heat styling or chemical treatments you may wish to add a top layer of heat protectant product as well. A properly applied styling cocktail and/or heat protectant will minimize heat damaging and create a smooth silky surface.

3. Blowing It Out 

Separate hair into 6-8 horizontal sections. Secure all sections not being worked on with non-creasing hair clips. Blowdry individual sections with a paddle brush.

If you prefer volume, lift or movement opt instead for a medium to large round brush. Apply tension to the brush as you move it down the hair shaft. Pull brush through the underside of your hair to expose the section directly to the heat of the dryer. Once the underside is mostly dry, switch to the top of the hair.

Note: Keep a spray bottle filled with lukewarm water handy to spritz any sections of the hair that air dry before you can dry them. This allows you to achieve consistent blowout results.

Keep the tension consistent to ensure uniformity in hair texture and over drying. When working on the top of the hair remember to direct the air flow from the dryer down the shaft from the roots down to the ends. This creates a sleeker finish.

When possible use a cooler temperature setting to avoid frying or damaging hair. Once each section is 100% dry move to the next section and repeat the process until all of sections of the hair have been dried.

4.  Fine Tune With An Iron 

If your  hot styling leaves your hair as straight as you desire skip the hot ironing since this is where a lot of damaging occurs.

When your hair is not as straight as you desire, separate hair into 2″ sections and run through each section with a flat iron. When  using a hot iron it’s always best to prep hair with a heat protection spray.

5.  Finish 

Once hair is completely dried, optionally ironed and completely cool, you may wish to apply 1-2 drops of shine serum or shine spray to the palms of your hands and massage well. Lightly brush down the length of your hair with your serum infused palms to seal in moisture and block frizz.

6. Maintain Straightness 

To extend the life of your stick straight hairstyle you may wish to sleep on a satin or silk pillowcase which will prevent creases and frizz from forming. You may also benefit from regular touch-ups of frizz fighting sprays.

If roots start to go flat, oily or limp, spritz with a dry shampoo. You may also use a tiny bit of cornstarch. Don’t use baby powder unless it has a cornstarch base.


Follow the steps above to get temporarily bone straight strands. If your hair gets wet the strands will automatically revert to their natural patterns.

If you wish to maintain stick straight hairstyles for an extended period of time you will most likely need to investigate chemical options.

Keep in mind if you love your natural waves, curls, coils or kinks that constant heat styling to change the texutre may eventually cause it to become damaged.

Wearing hair with natural texture is currently very popular. The best long term hair plan may be to temporarily straighten hair for specialty occasions only.

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