Curly or Straight? The Great Debate
Straightening coarse or fuzzy hair with a blow dryer or a flat iron, like the Joico K-PAK ReconstRx VaporIron, seals the strand surface, which in turn refracts light. Hair appears glossier, shinier and as a result, healthier. âGleaming hair evokes a real âwowâ factor,â says Damien, âso if hair is naturally unruly, smoothing it makes a significant impact.â
ProâStraight hair brings out beautiful color.
The twists and turns of fuzzy or curly hair can also diminish the vibrancy of hair color. Think mohair as opposed to satin. Because they reflect more light, smooth strands also enhance the hue.
ConâStraightening extremely skinny strands can make them to go flat.
If your clientâs hair is fine, says Carney, youâre better off staying away from stick straight styles and coaxing out as much natural texture as possible. âStraightening fine hair will flatten what little body remains,â he says.
ProâIt may take a bit longer to smooth curly strands, but the look lasts for days.
âGo slow when youâre smoothing massively curly hair. Work with small sections of hair and blow the hair dry completely with a round or flat brush, directing the nozzle from top to tip to smooth the surface cuticle,â says Carney. âThen go back over each section with a flatiron. If you carefully smooth each section, your clientâs style will last longer and they wonât need to âtop it upâ over the next few days.â