Kinks in your hair can give hair a slovenly or sloppy look, especially if your goal is to have straight hair. Getting rid of the kinks in your hair can be done thanks to a few easy-to-do techniques and some hairstyling products. If you have annoying kinks in your hair, and would like to get a silky straight look, learn some techniques you can try at home.

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Straightening Iron Method

Wait for your hair to dry completely, if you have just washed it, or blast it with your blow dryer to get it dry quicker.

Comb out any tangles in your hair with a wide-toothed comb, and use a clip to clip up the top layer of hair. If you’ve got lots of hair, be it thick or really long, you may need to use a few clips to clip it up.

Turn on your hair straightener and give it a few minutes to fully warm up, so you get maximum straightening benefits from the heat.

Take a small section of hair, say about two inches, and spray it with a few mists of your heat protectant spray.

Starting a few inches away from your scalp, to avoid burning scalp, clip hair in your straightening iron, grab the tips of your hair and hold it out straight, and slowly pull straightening iron down the section stopping just above the tips.

Do this with the remainder of hair you have kept down, then let down one side of the hair you have clipped up.

Begin straightening the hair you’ve let down, as you did with the lower section of hair, remembering to stop a few inches before you reach the ends. Continue letting down small sections of hair until you’ve straightened all of it.

Gather the section of hair on one side of your head and spritz the tips with protectant spray, straighten the tips and continue doing this with the rest of your hair. Add a mist of anti-frizz spray to prevent your hair from getting kinks in it as the day goes on.

Blow Drying Method

Wash your hair with a straightening shampoo and conditioner, detangle with a wide-toothed comb, and gently squeeze and dry with a soft towel.

Apply a straightening cream to wet hair that contains some sort of heat protectant, then clip up the top layer of your hair as you did before with the straightening method.

Take a flat brush, making sure it is blow dryer safe so that heat won’t warp it, and starting at the scalp begin pulling it through a small section of hair while using your other hand to hold the blow dryer, set on a low blast setting, and blowing hair as you brush down it.

Do this with all the sections of the bottom layer you haven’t clipped up, then as you did before, let down small sections of clipped up hair and continue pulling flat brush through them with the blow dryer on them. Do this until all hair is dry and then mist hair with an anti-frizz spray to keep it from kinking.