How To Keep Straightened Hair Dry in the Shower

Those of us with hair that is not naturally straight know how much of a hassle it is to section apart and straighten long hair with a flat iron.  We also know how frustrating it is to try to take a shower without getting your hair wet, considering it isn't necessary to wash hair daily.  Here are a few tips on how to keep your beautifully straightened hair dry in the shower.

I'll preface this by saying that you should always be prepared to possibly run over your hair a few times with a flat iron after you get out of the shower considering no matter how much preparation you put into it, sometimes it is inevitable that you will end up with a few bumps or creases in your straightened hair, depending on the natural texture of your locks. 

  1. That being said, the first thing you should do is loosely put your hair up into a messy bun or ponytail depending on how long your hair is.
  2. Next you can use a cotton headband if you'd like (it's personal preference really) and put it just around the front of your hair, resting on your forehead, kind of like you'd fashion your hair in order to wash your face. 
  3. Next you can use either a traditional shower cap or a swimming cap, depending on which you have readily available.  Put the cap over your head, making sure to cover every bit of your hair.
  4. One option to be sure to keep your hair from getting wet is to take a bath instead of a shower.  Unless you only have a stand up shower or simply don't like taking baths, this is likely the best option for keeping your straight hair dry.  This is especially true if you have short hair, considering you may not even have to put it up in a bun to take the bath and won't have to worry about any creases or anything from the process.
  5. If you do have to take a shower though, you should be prepared to strategically maneuver your body so that the shower head is never directly streaming water down on top of your hair, considering that is one of the easiest ways you would get your hair wet. As long as you can successfully keep your head out of the path of the shower head, your locks should be protected from the water.
  6. Once you finish bathing, dry off your neck, back and arms first so that when you take your hair down from the cap and bun it won't be ruined by any lingering water on your skin.  Brush through your locks now and if needed run over your hair a few times with a hot flat iron and it should look as good as new!


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