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Back By Popular Demand - Jessica Biel's Silky Straight Style !

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Jessica was born with naturally fine hair that often morphs back and forth between her natural brunette and a wide array of blonde hues. She confessed to InStyle Magazine that her hair tends to be "very dry" because it is always "being dyed blonde for a role".

The actress appears to prefer straight hairstyles that are parted slightly off center and then worn swept back off her mostly oval shaped face. Jessica has a hint of squared angles throughout her cheek area, but arranges her strands so that they form a soft cascade at the center of her cheekbones.

The star told InStyle that as a result of all the chemical hair coloring her strands have endured, she loves any products that "put moisture back and makes it less tangled". 

To get Jessica's straight style, complete the following steps:

Step 1:  Shampoo and condition your hair with your normal products designed for your current hair type, texture and condition. If your hair is highlighted like Jessica's use either a moisture enhanced or color enriched formula. If your hair is dry from chemical processing, consider diluting the shampoo formula to protect your strands.

If you have fine or thin hair, use a volume enhancing shampoo. Skip any rinse-out conditioning products that might make hair too soft and flat. If you must use a rinse-out conditioner, make sure that you limit how much you use and that you concentrate on the middle to the ends.

Rinse well with a cool water spray which helps build natural volume and increases shine.

Step 2:  Towel blow strands. Detangle strands from the ends to the roots.

Step 3:  Apply a volumizing gel or similar products to the roots. To protect against heat and add body, distribute a leave-in conditioner, mousse or gel from the top of the ears to the ends.  Distribute well.

Note:  If your hair tends to frizz or is naturally wavy or curly, you may wish to combine a volume product for the roots with a smoothing serum for the rest of the hair.

Step 4:   Working from side to side use a boar's head or natural round brush combined with your blowdryer to straighten and build in body. 

Step 5:  To build in volume at the roots, use the round brush to lift your tresses up and direct the air flow from the dryer up the hair shaft to the root. This "ruffles the cuticle" helping to add natural fullness

If you prefer, bend over at the waist and direct the air flow of the dryer up the hair shaft towards the roots. When hair is 90% dry, bend right side up and work on the hair from the ears down to the ends.

Note:  Hairdressers differ on their opinion whether it is beneficial to blowdry hair "upside down" or not. Use your own judgment on which technique works best for you.

Step 6:  Use the round brush to straighten the remainder of the hair by rolling individual sections carefully around the brush and directing the air flow down the hair shaft towards the ends. This helps to straighten, close the cuticle and adds shine.

Step 7:  While drying the ends, use the round brush to turn the ends under slightly while finishing. 

Step 8:  Seal the style by finishing up with a blast of cool air, if possible, from your blowdryer.   

Step 9:  Carefully comb in your desired part.

Step 10:  To add soft curls and waves to Jessica's straight hairstyle, separate hair into 2-3 inch sections. Working from side to side near the roots, use a 1 1/2" curling iron and create big curls with the iron. 

Release each curl and then carefully pin into place with a bobby pin. Continue to curl and pin until the entire hair has been finished. Let the curls air dry until 100% cool.

Step 11:  Spray the pinned curls with a strong hold hairspray or volume spray. Carefully unpin the curls.

Step 12:  Apply a tiny drop of shine serum, drops or spray into the balms of your hands. Lightly brush the palms over the top of your style and you are ready to rock ala Jessica Biel style.

If you prefer, you can use a curling iron to turn under the ends a little bit or use a straight iron on selected pieces around the face to give a contrasting texture to the look.

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