There isn’t anything worse than trying to keep your hair straight—and it having other ideas! Making your hair stay straight can be difficult, but you don't have to keep using your flat iron over and over! Here, I’m sharing the best hair straightening gels out there so you can enjoy your straight hair with ease.
When choosing a straightening gel, consider the weather where you reside. Is it likely that your hair will frizz? If so, choose a gel that can help combat humidity and frizziness. Also consider the length and health of your current hair and your budget.
Additionally, using a leave-in conditioner about once a week will also help to keep your hair straight. (Unless your hair is coarse and/or curly, then use a leave-in conditioner 2–3 times a week!) Leave-in conditioner provides extra moisture which provides hair-detangling properties and helps to prevent any further damage. A good straightening gel will help with frizz, shine, and keeping your hair straight. Look for something with hydrating glycerin and smoothing polymers to get that sleek, flat look.
How to Choose the Best Gel
Look for products that aren’t just a bunch of “stuff” but rather consist of ingredients that actively repair and protect your hair—while also keeping it straight. Consider your budget and the length of time you’d like your hair to stay straight. Some products promise 12 hours of straightness, some 24 hours, and some as long as 3 days.
Keeping your hair straight can be very tricky depending on your hair type. The products you use, though, do matter and are important in creating the desired look. Look for products with keratin and hydrating and moisturizing ingredients.