Gorgeous Hairstyles for Straight Hair & How to Maintain Them

Find all the inspiration you need when it comes to dreamy hairstyles for sleek, straight locks with our guide below.


Stunning straight hair never goes out of style and pin straight hairstyles are long overdue a comeback. Versatile and effortlessly flawless in all the right ways, straight hair is here to stay!

Here at John Frieda, we’ve got all the tips and tricks to maintain and style straight hair, along with the best product recommendations to achieve the hairstyle of your dreams – whether you’ve got short, medium or long hair.

And remember: straight hair is more prone to split ends, so you’ll need to take extra care of your locks. It’s best to get your hair trimmed every 4 – 6 weeks, to prevent split ends and keep your straight hair healthy and beautiful. Work in our repairing cream serum to your routine to keep hair in tiptop condition when using heat to style.


How to straighten your hair: preparation

The secret to sleek, shiny straight hair begins with a great prepping routine. Start with freshly washed hair, using our Flawlessly Straight Shampoo and Conditioner. If your hair is on the drier side, have a look at these steps to hydrate hair ahead of styling.  

1.     Spritz damp hair with a heat protectant spray and blow-dry until
        about 80% dry.

2.     Ensure the product is evenly combed through the hair and then
        section your strands.

3.     Now it’s time for the star of the show, the versatile hair straightener!
        Take pieces of your hair and hold taut whilst gliding the straightener
        from root to tip.

4.     Repeat until you achieve your desired look. Set with a 
        silicone-based serum and hair straightening spray to hold in the
        style in place.

5.     It’s time to show off and let the world see your shiny, silky tresses.


How to blow-dry hair straight

Nothing screams powerful and sexy than a fresh blow-dry. Make the streets your runway and learn how to blow-dry hair straight from the comfort of your own home!

1.     Start with damp hair which is around 80% dry. Spritz a 
        heat protectant spray evenly through the hair before sectioning into
        parts and pinning half up with a clip.

2.     Taking small pieces of the loose hair, blow-dry in a downwards motion
        using a round head bristle brush to really master this look.

3.     Repeat this on all sections, removing each piece from the clip one
        by one.

4.     Next, to keep your hair super smooth and banish frizz, check out our
        Frizz Ease range of products.

5.     Then voila! Just like that you’ve mastered the art of a salon worthy
        blow out.

How to keep hair straight without using heat

Feeling the straight hair look but with less heat? Try these easy and heatless hair techniques to learn how to straighten your hair without a straightener.

You can dry your hair with cold air, try hair wrapping or use specific products designed to straighten hair like our 3-Day Straight Straightening Spray. Fear not, you can find the perfect heatless technique that works for your hair type. Less heat, less damage and more va va voom!

Maintaining straight hairstyles

Keeping your hair straight doesn’t need to feel like a mission! But we understand that it can be hard to manage straight hairstyles. Finding the right shampoo and conditioner can really change the game for straight hair, and here at John Frieda our Flawlessly Straight Shampoo and Conditioner will do just that!

These products instantly control frizz and make unruly hair manageable. But if you’re looking to go one step further and give your straight hair a brand-new lease of life, a new hairstyle could be the way to go! Read on to be inspired, whatever your hair length!


Short straight hairstyles

There’s a reason why bobs are the most popular hairstyle worldwide. It’s iconic and an act of rebellion, just think of Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction. As Coco Chanel says, “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life”!

So, if you’re looking to shake things up with your hair, a bob is the short straight hairstyle to choose. In need of some inspiration? Well look no further as we have 9 short bob hairstyles perfect for you!


Medium straight hairstyles

Finding the right cut and hairstyle can take hair from lifeless to flawless. If you have medium length hair, consider the messy lob - a match made in heaven for those with shoulder length fine hair.

The choppy layers instantly add movement and volume to any straight hairstyle.  But if that’s not really your style, these chic medium straight hairstyles might tickle your fancy.


Long straight hairstyles

Bubble braids scream 90s nostalgia and are the fun straight hairstyle your long hair has been craving. Not only are bubble braids fun but they’re also a breeze to create; all you need are some mini elastic bands, a brush and a mirror. This one is for the 90s babies and we are living for it.

If your long hair is lacking volume and texture, adding layers into your hair will create more movement, body and texture, giving the illusion of thicker hair. If you want some serious volume action, why not try out our Volume Lift range?

Looking for more long straight hairstyles to try out? Check out these easy straight hairstyles, you’re going to love them.
Now that you’ve had the lowdown on straight hairstyles, and know how to maintain them and create a runway worthy blow-dry from home, why not have a look at the rest of our hairstyles articles?


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