The best way to straighten your hair without damaging it
Straight from the experts
The time machine that is the world of beauty trends has halted at the ’90s, and the first ones to alight were Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra. Centre-parted and poker-straight, their shiny locks framing a set of sculpted cheekbones in between. Now, those cheekbones may need some help from your fairy godmother, but those sleek tresses? Yours for the taking.
Shweta Sodhi Sahni, L’Oreal Professionnel’s in-house expert, pins the return of ramrod straight hair on India’s love affair with all things sleek. “Since our weather runs towards humid on the best of days, most of us have been blessed with genetically voluminous hair with an array of kinks and curls. Which is what makes the chic sophistication of straight hair all the more coveted,” she explains.
Don’t want to risk chafed fingers by toying with the hair iron daily? “The L’Oreal Professionnel Smartbond treatment provides a long-term bond strengthening solution, especially for hair that has already been subjected to chemicals and frequent colour jobs,” Shweta elaborates.
Tanya Mukherjee, creative director of Jean Claude Biguine, believes that any hairstyle is only as good as the care given between treatments. If oil massages at home are not your thing, take out a notepad for her best haircare tips.
Get the sleekest hair of your life
1. It’s essential to keep hair hydrated constantly. Given the amount of pollutants our hair is subjected to daily, opt for a routine scalp detox to maintain the pH balance.
2. In between salon appointments, rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar to get rid of debris build-up on the scalp.
3. Sip on garlic juice during the day; sounds bitter, we know, but it helps boost hair growth of thinning hair that has been damaged by frequent chemical invasions.