Gently heat oil [ex: olive oil] before using it as a hair treatment. Once the oil is slathered on generously thru your strands, gather it up and put on a shower cap. Then cover your head & cap with a towel. The bathing cap keeps the oils locked in & the towel keeps the heat from escaping. Heated oil will distribute more evenly through your follicles than room temperature or cold oil.
Wash your hair in cool water only; the colder the better. Hot water causes humidity, which produces frizz!
Dry shampoo is your friend. Especially on those lazy days I mentioned. I prefer the kind that sprays out of a can versus the powder in a tube kind… but both works better than none. I highly suggest this for people who stay overnight at places & do not like to wash their hair every day!
When using a heat styling tool always remember to use a heat protectant spray! Your hair will eventually fry from over use of these tools without a spray; I have seen it happen to friends of mine. Try to limit your use of them all together. Save it for special occasions! Try to love your natural hair… but when all else fails…
When blow drying your hair straight the most important part of your technique is to NEVER point the dryer underneath your hair; this will cause frizzies & major fly away hair! Always point your dryer down. If you want to create volume use a boar bristle brush. Brush up against your scalp & twirl the rounded brush a bit while pointing your dryer down & at the section of hair. Work from one side to the other. Always remember to use a blow dryer attachment so you don’t sap the moisture from your locks.
When you finish blow drying, hit your head with the cold shot. This will not only lock in your style, but it will feel AMAZING after all that heat!
Before using a hair straightener to complete your look I suggest using a bit more heat protectant. YES I AM MENTIONING IT TWICE. It is that important!! You will want to separate your hair into three different layers once more. Then grab a small section from your layer and run the straightener through evenly. Make sure to use the same amount of time & force on each section so your style looks even. Working from side to side really helps too.
Once you finish locking in your straight look with your tools use a bit of shine spray, especially at your roots. When strands break off [and they will!] they tend to break in the middle & not quite from the root. This means a bit of hair will be left behind on the top of your head. So you want to use some spray to weigh them down to keep away the frizzy look! Shine spray also smells really good & sometimes even has glitter in it. If you have really long hair I would suggest a tiny bit of pomade at the tips of your hair in small sections. This gives it a razored look that I have always loved. This is just an option though, and should be avoided by people who have greasy hair!