How to Straighten Dry, Frizzy, Color-Treated Hair – Tutorial

How to Straighten Dry, Frizzy, Color-Treated Hair – Tutorial

Friday, June 07, 2013 Sara Hassan , 57 Comments

I have been getting tons of requests about hair straightening lately, so I decided to post a tutorial for you. Now you can achieve the salon effect right at home!

I asked my mum to let me try on her. She has got naturally thick, curly and rebellious hair.

Before
Products used
  • Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask
    I just recently got this hair mask for my mum and she tried it out for the first time. It's too early to comment on the results but I could tell how well it tamed the flyaway, added shine and restored her parched hair. If you want that salon effect for your hair then deep conditioning is a must in my opinion because it locks in all the moisture so that your hair doesn't feel brittle or look lifeless by the end. Details will be mentioned in the review.
  • John Frieda -Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Thermal Protection Formula
    I have had this hair serum for well over a year and I just love it! I haven't yet reviewed it but it does what it says.
  • TRESemme Instant Heat Tamer Spray
    This is truly a gem! I think it's the best heat protectant I've tried to date.
  • L'Oreal Elnett Satin Supreme Hold Hairspray
    Elnett Satin was among the first line of hair setting sprays that I tried and I've never looked back. The fact that it's so easily available, I totally recommend checking it out.
  • Remington Pro Ionic Ultra 2100W Hair Dryer
  • Remington Sleek & Smooth Wide Hair Straightener
    It's my first hair straightener and I'm absolutely satisfied with it. This should be one of the best budget-friendly hair straighteners out there.
  • Nylon bristle-Round Brush, some hair clips and fine-toothed comb
 
1. After washing your hair with a good shampoo, deep condition your hair or use a hair mask.
2. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and rinse. You could cover your head with a shower cap.
3. Apply three to four pumps of your favorite anti-frizz hair serum on damp hair. Spread evenly.
4. Mist a good heat protectant spray on hair. 13-14 spritz should be fine for mid-length hair.


5. Part your hair with into four to five sections and blow dry using a wide nylon bristle round brush.
6. Set your straightener on 200-220 degrees (depending on your hair thickness).
7. Now part your blow-dried hair into sections. Straighten each section leaving an inch from the root to the tip. You might want to go two-three times on each section.
8. Generously apply a hair spray to set the style in place.

And Voila! Here's what you get...

Before & After (Yep! that's a huge difference right there)
Her hair pretty much remains the same until the next wash. That's all folks! I hope you find it helpful.

How do you straighten your hair? Do you have any favorites that you'd like to share?

57 comments :

  1. Wow that looks great! No matter what I do, Karachi's humidity never lets my hair remain straight for more than an hour. Tried every thing :(

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  2. your mom has such healthy hair! i wish i had hair half as good and thick as her!

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    1. Nayab you have goodd hair too :) There are some like me who have short thin hair who won't agree to grow :(

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  3. wow... the shine is flawless!!! just awesome!

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  4. i want to know how to curl super straigh hair :)

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  5. The difference is amazing Sara! Job well done! :D And is it creepy that I imagined a hair driers sound in my head while I read step 5!?! Hahah! Not to mention the spritz of the hairspray too! O.O

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    1. Thanks Ayesha. You know what, I can hear that too now. Haha! ;)

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  6. Wow.. Her hair looks so gorgeous :)

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  7. OMG !! the final result is awesommeee !!!!!

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  8. Wow! Amazing post on hair starightening! ;)) the results on your mom's hair is remarkable!

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  9. wohhhhh helpful damn helpful sara thanx a lot for this amazing hekpful post although i have straight hair but there were times that they were good but now they are very fine so i want to curl them n your post regarding styling sprays n heat protectant is so helful thanx a lot <3 :)

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  10. Great tute sara!! Really love the after-look!!

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  11. I've never seen someones have straightened that good. x

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  12. Wow amazing result... by the way you would have contacted me for applying those staigtening products as i have extremely freezy hairs ;)

    I will definately try to use the suggested products...

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  13. Love the final result! Now I really want to try this straightener! Great tutorial Sara!

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  14. your mums hair look very beautiful

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  15. great post sara!! very informative, .... I have been straightening my hair for several years but never with any extra products so I am excited to try this out =) thanks!

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  16. I love the post. The results are amazing :)

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  17. This is a perfect post. Love the results

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  18. Wow nice Tute loved the way you explained it :)

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  19. I have really dry and frizzy hair and I'm going to use this.. yayyy!! Thanks for sharing = )

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  20. AOA Sara!..if the hair r less frizzy as compared to ur mom's hair and r fine,will u recommed the same treatment??? then which mask should b used??n dn frizz ease serum should b used??

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    1. Hey Saria, you can use the same products if your hair is less frizzy and fine but you wouldn't require the same quantity. Well, you can google for reviews on hair masks/deep conditioners and see if you can get one from store near you. :) xx

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  21. OMG! The result is awesome and if the hair remained this good till the next wash in this crazy-hot-humid weather then WOW! I am already out the door with products wishlist!

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  22. Sara as usual u hv done gr8 work thats amazing infact i hv the same texture as ur mum's bt i hv extensoed hairs and my new growth has grown a bit longer nw Which realy gvs a frizzy and dirty look i must say pls tel me smthng wt to do with those ingrowns and also mention the prices of the products Which u hv mentioned above love ur work :)

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    1. Hey Sana, thanks a ton for appreciating! ^_^

      You can redeem your hair by using a hair mask/hair conditioner once weekly. The one you see above cost me Rs.1750 (with shipping). I'd be reviewing it soon. Please go through the 'Hauls' section on my blog to know about prices of other products :) xx

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    2. from where you got the heat protector spray got it form pakistan or from online linkdly ans i needed this because heat damage my hairs badly when i tried to straighten my hair....i suggetion when ever you post a tut kindly mention with every product from where you got it because these are not availble in pakistan...if yes then we did not know from where...waiting for your reply thnaks

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    3. Momina, please visit the 'Hauls' section on my blog. The button is on top. :) x

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  23. This is really good, like night and day. My hair is very much the same texture when brushed out, I have very curly hair. I get similar results when straightening it. I use a serum and a heat protector. Then do small sections at a time. It takes approx 2 hours to complete my whole head, when I do it by myself. How long did this take to do?

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    1. Hey Fatima, excluding the time taken by the hair mask, it took around an hour to blow dry and straighten. :)

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  24. oh wow! what brilliant effort, Sara. Your mum must have been overjoyed!!

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  25. Wow wow wow i wish someone wud gv that look to my curly frizzy head

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  26. from where did you buy tresemme heat protective spray? I have been looking for it Chaseup store has a wider range of tresemme shampoos and conditioner but they don't have this.

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    1. I got this online. Please check out the haul section for price and details. xx

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  27. wow you did a really good job! I have staight hair so never had this prob but you have given girls with wavy hair hope! :) xx

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  28. WOW!!!
    this is what I shouted after watching the end-result...great tips will try for sure <3 u lovely Lady and regards for ur gorgeous Mom:)

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  29. WOW! The difference is really, wow! Good job!!

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  30. The result looks amazing. Her hair looks so sleek and shiny. Great job! xo

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  31. Ok... Thts really amazing. But i have a prob. I cant do self blow drying. Ive tried but i end up breaking alot of hair. My hair have become frizzy and dull after the post pregnancy diet i did to loose weight. Also falling alooooottttt.
    I was in search of a good straightner. Is this good enough that u used? Can you or any one else suggest some other good models of straightners?
    Would really appreciate.

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    1. Hey A.N, well this is the first I've tried and it's absolutely worth it! You can find a complete review on it too on my blog. :)

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  32. wow...thts a great job Sara!!! ur mumma's hair is so healthy and amazing..any hair oil in specific which she use..
    I wish..if u do a complete hair care routine of urs as well...including, ur HG shampoo, conditioner, serum , hair oil and any other specific products that you use!! would love to know!!!

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  33. Hey sara i have rebellious frizzy curly hair, cud u plzzzz suggest any nice n effective frizz control which cud tame my hair daily without striaghtning iron....
    I hav already tried livon but tht didnt work havent found th right one...
    Plz suggest any effective n whose price is on budget...i wud b much obliged.....

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    1. Hey Sumera, you can checkout Avon Moroccan Argan Oil, L'Oreal Smooth Intense Anti-Frizz Serum or Garnier Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment. :) xx

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    2. I have curly hair too and Lolane hair serum can be a good choice and it's easy on the pocket too. You should definitely try that!

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  34. Hey Sara, I'm so impressed with your work, you did an amazing job on your mom's hair! The ultimate salon effect, I must say!
    And I sympathize with your Mom since I have the same kind of hair and I would like to give some advice to make her hair look beautiful in its natural state. :) The steps are:
    -Oil your hair with coconut or olive oil before shampooing. That's a MUST. Wear a shower cap if you want to deep condition.
    -Dilute you shampoo with lots of water and use it ONLY on the scalp in a massaging motion. No need to get that sqeaky clean, dried feeling.
    -NEVER towel dry your hair. Instead, just squeeze the excess water out with a cloth or dupatta and let it air dry.
    -When the hair are 75% dry, apply some coconut oil as a leave in.
    -Use a wide-toothed comb instead of a hair brush and comb your hair while it's dripping with conditioner. The curls that will form after air drying will look fab!
    These were the tips that i follow. Make sure you make your mom do this. :)

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    1. Awww thanks a lot for the lovely words ^_^ xx Yes I will definitely share the tips with her. Thank you for sharing <3 means a lot!

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  35. hey sara! I must say my sister and I were going through your blog and we are totally impressed by what you did! this is a salon effect we've been dying for since ages, can't thank enough! one question though, did you find this hair mask by Neutrogena easily? or you got it from states? do tell as there are functions coming up and I so so want to try this! bless youuuu for uploading this tutorial, smooches!

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  36. Thats my hair there. Lol. I have the same texture of hair as your mom. Im losing volume though. I buy shampoos from States and da UK, yet I see no improvement. Can you dedicate a blog to how to treat split ends? I tried trimming, choppin off my locks and even tried changin shampoos everytime I wash my hair but nothin seems to work :-(

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  37. what is the price of john frieda frizz serum? nd kindly tel me is loreal paris anti frizz serum and garnier fructis anti frizz serum available in pakistan? if yes! then where?

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  38. can you tell me where can I get Neutrogena triple moisture deep recovery hair mask and John Frieda frizz ease serum? and from where did you brought it?

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    1. Hey Samul, I got the mask from some online store. The serum however is easily available from Agha's supermarket Karachi :) x

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  39. what products would be beneficial for curling purpose sara?

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