You may think it’s a bit silly to go straight, but that’s exactly the approach to dyeing your hair that’s been going around for centuries.
“It is a time-honoured and ancient practice to dye the hair straight and straightens the hair,” says Dr Sarah Taylor, a hair expert at the University of Sydney.
“You will often see people with hair straightening at the side and on the side of the head.”
You’ll find straight hair in the Middle East, in South America, and in Africa.
There’s also a lot of confusion about what the term “straight” actually means.
“The way straight hair is referred to is that it’s straight with one strand hanging down,” says Taylor.
“What we call hair is usually two strands.
It’s a different thing entirely to the hair that you see in Africa, which is usually curly.”
If you’re interested in dyeing hair straight, Taylor recommends looking at your hair as a whole.
“We’re all going to have a different way of looking at hair,” she says.
“If you want to be more straight-haired, you should look at your whole scalp and see if there are any knots or things that are sticking out.”
That’s where a gel comb comes in.
“Gel comb” refers to a kind of gel used to gently remove hair from hair follicles.
“This type of gel comb is really good for removing hair that has stuck up in the hair and it’s also good for keeping your hair hair in a straight and smooth state,” says Tay.
You’ll need a gel brush to get started.
For a simple, one-step process, you’ll need: gel, hair brush, and hair dye.
“Dye your hair to be straight with no knots or other unwanted hair extensions,” explains Taylor.
Here’s what to expect when you first apply the gel to your hair: You’ll want to start with a gentle brushing, so the gel doesn’t get in your eyes.
This will ensure your hair doesn’t come back up.
If you’ve had your hair combed before, it will feel a bit different, but it’s OK.
The gel should be a thick, gel-like consistency.
The amount of gel you need will depend on your hair’s length.
“Try to use a gel that’s just a couple of drops at a time, so it won’t make your hair sticky,” says the hair expert.
After brushing, the gel should start to come off the hair follicle.
This may take a few minutes.
“That’s when the hair should be straightened out,” says Teo.
You can use a straightener, too, but only if you have straight hair.
If your hair has become thick and thick, you can use your hair brush to straighten it.
“After you’ve straightened your hair, you will need to use your gel brush or straightener to add the gel again,” explains Tay.
“I’ve heard people saying that straightening with the gel does the same thing, but if you are straight with curly hair, then you will be able to add a gel.”
To add a new gel, just brush it onto your hair.
The new gel should adhere to the follicle as you add it, and you should have no hair on the gel.
If the gel is too thick, it may not work, and your hair will be a mess.
If it doesn’t work, just add more gel.
“When you add a little more gel, it’ll be like a gel sponge,” says Lisa.
“So if you want it to stay straight, you’re going to need to add more of the gel.”
For more information, check out the Hair Expert’s video on how to dye hair straight on News.au.