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The expert guide to embracing your hair’s natural texture: poker straight hair


By Holly O'Neill
18th Oct 2018
The expert guide to embracing your hair’s natural texture: poker straight hair

Enhancing the hair that nature gave you is simple when you know how to manage what you’re working with. In the October issue of IMAGE Magazine, on shelves now, HOLLY O’NEILL gets the experts’ tips on making the most of your natural texture.

POKER-STRAIGHT

With hairstylist Alex Keville, kevillehair.com

How can I give life to my fine, straight hair?

Invest in a shampoo. Find a balance between weightless and conditioning – the Wella Volumize range is perfect for flat hair.

Wella System Professional Volumize Shampoo, €18

How can I make straight hair hold a curl?

On day-old hair with the help of dry shampoo, use a medium-sized tong and curl small sections, keeping heat at medium. Before you brush it out, spray Kevin.Murphy Doo.Over throughout. Brush through and spray a strong-hold hairspray Leave alone until you leave the house, then run hands through it.

Kevin.Murphy Doo.Over, €24

READ MORE: The expert guide to embracing your hair’s natural texture – coily curls

How do I make my hair looking sleek when it’s usually limp and greasy?

Fine hair doesn’t react well to shampoos with silicones – they just lie on the hair. A weightless strength shampoo, like Wella Volumize, has creatine that strengthens the inside of hair and bamboo extracts that allow for movement and lustre. Keep heated tools at low heat – fine hair will look dead if tools are too hot. It won’t take long for heat to penetrate, so you are more at risk of burning your hair.

This article originally appeared in the October issue of IMAGE Magazine, on shelves nationwide now.