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Have the hair you've always wanted with the hair care and conditioning tips in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Smoothing shampoo, conditioner, and styling products
- Blow-dryer with diffuser
- Curling iron or flatiron
- Cotton T-shirt (optional)
- Brush (optional)
Start with the right shampoo
To achieve all-day smooth, start with a conditioning shampoo that penetrates hair to the core and helps protect each strand from breakage. A conditioning shampoo will also help align the strands, reducing the inter-fiber spaces that can make frizz seem even more unruly.
Use a smooth conditioner
Apply a moisturizing conditioner; it's important that your shampoo and conditioner work in unison. Conditioner lubricates the hair surface, providing a barrier between your hair and the environment -- helping to lock in good moisture and keep out the humidity that causes frizz.
Rinse and blot
Rinse your hair thoroughly. Then, gently blot excess water from your hair with a clean towel. Aggressive towel-drying can damage cuticles.
Apply a leave-in cream with humidity protection. By repelling moisture in the air, it provides yet another barrier to the elements.
If you want to keep your curls, use a diffuser, scrunching the ends as you dry. If you want a straight look, blow-dry it until it's 95 percent dry and then blow it out with a brush. With either texture, smooth just the ends with a curling iron or flatiron for a more finished look.
Help lock in your smooth look with a hair spray formulated to keep out frizz; its fixative polymers will help keep each hair in place. Once sprayed, refrain from unnecessarily combing, brushing, and touching your hair.
Enjoy those smooth tresses. You and your hair are ready for anything!