Flat Ironed Straight


The flat iron has an ability to polish almost any hair texture into a smooth, sleek style.  Although lately, flat ironing is happening less and less as I have been enjoying my hair curly!

Here are a few factors to consider:
1. My hair is naturally straight. If you have curly hair, you can follow the same method, it just might take you a little longer.
2. I have a high quality flat iron (GHD 1 inch), that can be purchased through salon’s or online.
3. If you have longer or shorter hair than me, you might get a different finished look, but you can still use the same method I use!

See this post to learn what products I use daily (and what I used for this style).

Flat Ironed Straight

My outfit–Shirt: Martin and Osa (closed), Jeans: Target Fall 2011, Jewelry: Elisabeth Ashlie Jewelry

If you don’t have a GHD Flat Iron, still give this a try! If you aren’t able to get it as smooth, or straight, you may need to add a smoothing product, like this one, or invest in a better flat iron.

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Comments (155)

  1. Terry says
    Posted October 10, 2011

    Love these tuts. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    • Posted October 28, 2012

      Yes… This is awesome hair tips. I love the video tips about hair straightening. But if to often did it might cause broken hair. I have a tips to avoid a bad effect when you use flat iron with natural treatment.
      I use coconut milk and celery leaves to do.
      Thank you for nice share

  2. Tina says
    Posted October 10, 2011

    Love it! I’ll have to try this one soon:)

  3. Posted October 10, 2011

    What I would like to know, is…..how the HECK do you get so much volume? Do you just like tease the you know what’s out of it?! I can’t get my hair to look THAT good! I straight iron almost EVERY day! Please HELP!!

  4. Debbie says
    Posted October 10, 2011

    Thank you so much! I LOVE all of your videos, and even with something like this (which I do every single day) you have still managed to teach me some new stuff, so thank you!

  5. Rebecca says
    Posted October 10, 2011

    How far back do you do your part your hair before you just make your hair bend towards the back?

  6. Anonymous says
    Posted October 10, 2011

    Your blog is my new favorite! Love your tutorials ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Tay says
    Posted October 10, 2011

    Would you recommend using a wider flat iron for longer hair – or is a one inch the best?

    • Anonymous says
      Posted August 16, 2012


  8. Shauni says
    Posted October 10, 2011

    What temperature do you keep your flat iron on? Is low heat or high heat the best? Love your blog! Thanks for all your great tutorials.

  9. Posted October 10, 2011

    Rebecca: I part to about the top of my head, and then the rest goes back!

  10. Posted October 10, 2011

    Tay: Either one will do, but yes, you will have an easier time with a wider flat iron on longer hair!

  11. Posted October 10, 2011

    Shauni: It’s just 1 heat setting. And it depends on your texture. Frizzy, curly hair needs more heat than straight hair!

    • Jeanna says
      Posted March 7, 2015

      I just bought a high end flat iron from a beauty supply store..and it has heat temperature settings. The default setting is 360 degrees, but that seems to not always work. How high can I turn it up and not burn my hair?

  12. Lori says
    Posted October 10, 2011

    Your tutorials have made my hair look sooo much better! I feel like you’re sitting on my shoulder helping me style my hair each morning ๐Ÿ™‚ One question- after I tease, my hair tends to look more helmet-y than piece-y. I’m blaming it on my hairspray… what do you use?

  13. Anonymous says
    Posted October 10, 2011

    Hi Kate!
    So I really want that Redskin smoothing serum, but I’m in Wilmington and my hair stylist is in Raleigh… is buying it off of Amazon just as bad as getting it at a store in town (I read that blog of yours!)

    Maybe I should just try a salon around here and see if they sell it?

  14. Lindsay says
    Posted October 10, 2011

    You make it look so easy. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve got to try this on my little girls’ hair, since they have shoulder length. Great tips, as always!

  15. Andrea says
    Posted October 10, 2011

    Thanks for another great tutorial, I can’t wait to try it! You’ve mentioned before that you blow dry your hair upside down, do you blow dry it all the way dry that way? Do you ever round brush your hair? I can’t seem to break the round brushing habit.

  16. Bridget says
    Posted October 10, 2011

    After i blow dry my hair it is lik a huge poof ball[it’s curly and holds a lot of water, that’s the best way i can describe my hair]. So i us chi silk infusion to make it smooth and not a gigantic poof. But its kind of greasy. Would Redken Real Control Slim Supreme be the same type of product? only better and less greasy?

  17. Anonymous says
    Posted October 10, 2011

    Kate, I’m so inspired by your videos! I have thick curly hair that I never do anything with except put mousse in and let it dry.Thanks to you, I have cut it about your length and started straightening it. I’m having a lot of trouble with the part and the bangs. Can you help me with that. My part needs serious help! Thanks girl

  18. Posted October 10, 2011

    I am so glad I found you through Pintrest! I love seeing your hair tutorials, and look forward to many more! You now have a new subscriber. :]

  19. Chandra says
    Posted October 10, 2011

    I just want to say you are a God send! Watching your tuturials has been a life saver! I have ‘wavy’ hair and trying to straighten it in the Kansas humidity is a killer! NOw I know what products to use…helps a ton!

  20. Posted October 10, 2011

    Love this style! What type of root lifter do you use on your hair?

  21. sarah says
    Posted October 10, 2011

    Love the volume! I am a huge believe that the more volume the better. Too pretty!

  22. Libbs says
    Posted October 10, 2011

    Love this look! Maybe you could get a friend who has shorter hair and do a tutorial on her. My hair style is similar to yours, but shorter lengths.

  23. Posted October 10, 2011

    Hi Kate,
    Love your blog! I’m curious…do you ever blow dry with a round brush for the same effect?

  24. Diane says
    Posted October 11, 2011

    Hi Kate, can you recommend a decent flat iron that maybe isn’t as much as the GHD? Not sure I want to make that big of an investment just yet, but wouldn’t mind trying this out.

    • Jennifer Arnsto says
      Posted August 24, 2015

      Hi Diane, I know its late but if someone is reading this blog, just wanted to help to find cheaper ones with good quality. Im fine with my FHI and I may recommend it. btw i found this website useful, comparing flat irons with prices. http://www.beautilab.com/

  25. Tara says
    Posted October 11, 2011

    How do you use your flat iron at the roots, but not have the crease? Every time that I use the flat iron at my roots I seem to make a crease or dent. Is there a way to fix it?

  26. Posted October 11, 2011

    Your hair teases like nobody’s business! Love it as always.

    I did another one of your styles today.

    Got the Kenra PINK at Ulta yesterday with a coupon. Deal.

    The weather lately here in the Triangle has been hair divine. Rain comes tomorrow…

  27. Posted October 11, 2011

    I just spent a big portion of my evening watching a bunch of your tutorials. I am excited to do my hair tomorrow!

    (I’m a little concerned because my hair is very thick. No need for extra volume here!)

  28. Posted October 11, 2011

    Lori: could very well be the hairspray. Try Kenra Volume 25!

  29. Posted October 11, 2011

    Andrea: I do blow dry all the way. But if round brushing works for you, great! You can get a lot of lift that way!

  30. Posted October 11, 2011

    Bridget: yes! Try Redken Slim Supreme

  31. Posted October 11, 2011

    Diane: I wish I could but a cheapeer flat iron really won’t do the same things a quality one will. Sorry!

  32. Posted October 11, 2011

    Tara: it might be a hair texture thing. Make sure as soon as you press the flat iron closed, you move it. And you mght be pressing too hard.

  33. Amanda says
    Posted October 11, 2011

    Great tutorial!

  34. Posted October 11, 2011

    Hi Kate, I love all your hair styling tips and would like to know where I could find Aquage Uplifting Foam? I live in Atlanta and have been looking, but no luck so far in finding it. Right now I use Kenra Boosting Spray-Foam and I would like to try something different.

  35. tharker says
    Posted October 11, 2011

    I am one of those quick, try to run my flat iron through huge sections of hair people you talk about in this video. And I wondered why my hair never looked right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    So, yesterday I followed this tutorial and guess what? I had a rockin’ hair day!! Thank you, thank you!

  36. NicoleM says
    Posted October 11, 2011

    How does you hair manage to stay looking so healthy without breakage even though you use a flat iron or curling iron all the time? Is it b/c of the products you use? And do you really notice a difference in this style vs the bouncy curled under when it is humid? Either one for me would fall flat. Those are my natural wavy days!

    • Posted October 26, 2012

      Try taking biotin. I purchase it at GNC. I’m 47 years old and color my hair once a month. I use a high watt blow dryer ( one and only Brazilian tech keratin blow dryer… <3!!). I wash, blow out and curl or flat iron my hair every single day. Since taking the biotin my hair has become softer, silkier and I am losing less of it down the drain! It’s not expensive and definitely worth trying!!

  37. Jamie says
    Posted October 12, 2011

    Great tutorial! I have a hard time getting ‘body’ to my hair- I am going to check out the products you use.

  38. Tammy says
    Posted October 12, 2011

    I just discovered your blog and I am so glad I did! I have watched several of your tutorials and they are fantastic and they have helped me so much already! The best thing I have learned is about Aquage. What a fantastic product! Thanks for all of your help!

  39. Posted October 12, 2011

    NicoleM: Read my “Products I use on a Daily Basis” post to see the products I use!

  40. Posted October 12, 2011

    Kate love the blog by the way. I have a question, I have started looking into getting some Aquage and it’s not easy to find! I have found a few places that carry it but I have more thin and fine hair will Aquage be good for my kind of hair or will it just weight it down too much?


  41. Posted October 12, 2011

    Kevin and Lori: it shouldn’t weigh your hair down at all. So give it a try!

  42. Lori says
    Posted October 12, 2011

    Thanks! I found it on Amazon for $13.40 is a that an average price for it?


  43. Posted October 12, 2011

    Lori: Thats actually a bit cheap. Usually it’s around $17.

  44. NicoleM says
    Posted October 13, 2011

    Sorry- I don’t think I made my question clear. Do the products you use daily keep your hair from getting damaged/breaking even though you flat iron or curl your hair every day? My hair is also blonde and kind of fine, so I find that if I curl it or flat iron it every day that my hair seems to break. I am starting to use the products you use, so should I expect my hair to be able to handle the styling a little better?

  45. Ashley says
    Posted October 13, 2011
  46. Posted October 13, 2011

    really!….. I want your hair ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. Posted October 13, 2011

    Nicole: Yes, they keep my hair strong and conditioned so it won’t break! Every texture is different, so I would think that these products will help keep your hair strong and healthy, but if your hair is finer and more susceptible to damage, you may need to add a deep conditioner or heat protector to your routine!

  48. Posted October 13, 2011

    Hi Kate! What a great blog you have! I am now following via Southern Lovely. I am your newest follower; and I hope you will follow me, too! Blessings to you!

  49. Kelley says
    Posted October 13, 2011

    Kate….loving your blog (and your hair, of course). I’m curious (and I apologize if you’ve already answered this same question)….how would you describe your hair type? Mine is very fine but I have plenty of it. When your hair is styled, it looks plentiful and thick but in this flat-ironing tutorial, it looks similar to mine and I was just curious.

    My Aquage just came in the mail today….I’m so excited. (They should be sending you a commission check, by the way. : ))

  50. Posted October 13, 2011

    Kelley: Hi! Glad you got Aquage! Enjoy it!

    I would describe it as a lot of medium/fine hair. Not thick, not thin. Sort of medium. ๐Ÿ™‚

    And the volume is all aquage! ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. Deb says
    Posted October 14, 2011

    Kate: Love, love, love your tutorials and pictures. My hair looks so much better since I started using the Aquage. I can see why you love it! (My hair is blonde, and very similar to yours, but no bangs!) I’m hoping with practice I can get some of these hairstyles to work for me.
    Thanks!!!! Can’t wait to see what tutorial you post next!

  52. Connie says
    Posted October 14, 2011

    I wanted to tell you that I used this technique on my hair and it turned out beautifully! Where have you been all my life?

    Thank you!

  53. Posted October 18, 2011

    thoughts on the chi straightener?

    jen ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. Posted October 18, 2011

    JenAdele: If you have a Chi and it works, great. If you are looking to buy one, don’t! They are cheaply made and seem to break quickly!

  55. Stacey says
    Posted October 20, 2011

    I just found your blog last night! I think you’re going to be my hair guru from now on ๐Ÿ™‚ I have fine stick straight hair, similar to you, and I always thought I should stay away from flat irons, but it seems to really help you with lift at the roots and volume. Can you recommend a “beginner” flat iron that may not cost as much as the GHD? I see that CHI is not recommended.. so just wondering! Thanks so much!

  56. Posted October 20, 2011

    Stacey: try a Cricket. They are not nearly as powerful as a GHD, but you may get a similar effect to my hair with it. Keep the receipt and return it if you don’t like it!

  57. Stacey says
    Posted October 20, 2011

    One more questions – have you reviewed/tried the InStyler rotating iron? My friend swears by it, and since I’m looking for more of a lift/volume from a flat iron, she suggested the InStyler. I’m a little leary though of some of the reviews I’ve read online – it’s 50/50 love/hate, so I’m just not sure if I want to spend the money on it, and instead just go for the GHD. ANy thoughts?

  58. jacks says
    Posted October 20, 2011

    Oh my word. I stumbled upon your blog last night after perusing Pinterest, and found this tutorial. I’m growing out a short style, so it’s just now getting to my shoulders, and I have some wonky layers to work with. I watched the tutorial and did everything you said to do this morning, and viola! My hair looks AMAZING! Seriously. It’s never looked like this. Thank you!!

    P.S. I didn’t have any root lifter, so I used Michael O’Rourke “Get a Lift” volume spray at my roots as you did with your Aquage. It worked great!

  59. Posted October 21, 2011

    Stacey: I’m skeptical of the InStyler. I think it is kind of limiting. If you want a good flat iron, GHD is the way to go! Or Cricket–for something less expensive!

  60. Posted October 22, 2011

    Does teasing break/damage your hair? Is it difficult to comb out afterwards? I love the tousled/teased look but I’m afraid it’ll make my hair a knotted mess (it’s long but layered)

  61. Anonymous says
    Posted October 23, 2011

    Hi Kate! I posted this question, now I cant find it or figure out what page it was on…so here goes again…
    I wash my hair at night and sleep with it wet/damp, then blow dry and flat iron in the mornings.
    When should I apply Aquage? at night? or rewet in the AM and apply it in the mornings???

    {Mom of 2}

  62. Posted October 24, 2011

    @Tightsandtea: As long as you don’t rip through your hair when combing out the teasing you should be fine!

  63. Lisa says
    Posted October 24, 2011

    Thank you for all of the great tutorials you do! They are amazing and you have inspired me and have given me the knowledge to do more then a ponytail! My husband and I thank you ;p

  64. Jessica L. says
    Posted October 24, 2011

    I would also like to know if you think applying the aquage at night would work. If I blow-dry afterwards and then maybe blow dry for a couple minutes in the morning to reactivate the product, do you think it would be effective. I know the only way to know is try but I wasn’t sure if you have ever attempted this?

    I just found your blog by accident really, but I’m addicted! ๐Ÿ™‚ I live in NC and have family in Raleigh so that makes it even more interesting! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for your hard work keeping this blog going, I am really enjoying learning new tricks!

  65. Posted October 25, 2011

    @Jessica L: it won’t be nearly as effective by doing it that way. You can try it, but I don’t think you’ll get the same results!

  66. Kelly Vaught says
    Posted October 25, 2011

    Thank you so much! I wear a ponytail every day and have for years. I just didn’t know what to do with it. Now, I do and so excited to try this!

  67. Kelly Vaught says
    Posted October 25, 2011

    I just went and did this! I used my daughter’s one inch CHI iron and it worked fine. Where I was going wrong was straightening straight down, instead of to the side or up….huge difference! Thank you for taking time to do these videos. I watched several and pinned them on Pinterest.Com.

  68. Kelly Vaught says
    Posted October 25, 2011

    btw…I just read above about the CHI iron. I’ll never buy another. My daughter is on her third one and only reason being, we took back the other two after they broke and the store replaced them! I had saved the boxes. You are right, they do not last.

  69. Stephanie says
    Posted October 25, 2011

    This has been such a huge help for my hair! i tried it today and it looks amazing. no need to tease a ton anymore. thanks!

  70. elesa says
    Posted October 25, 2011

    I couldn’t find the video of how you did your bangs. And my bangs need some help. Thanks!

  71. Anonymous says
    Posted October 27, 2011

    First of all I love your Blog. I have never read a blog before and I have spent days on yours. LOL. My question is – do you wash your hair everyday? I wash mine every other day to keep it from getting too dry. I worry that if I use the Aquage, my hair will be hard to deal with on the day that I do not wash it. Any thoughts?

  72. Posted October 28, 2011

    @Anonymous: Yes, I do wash everyday. I use a LOT of product so I need a fresh start every morning. You may actually like aquage the 2nd day. . .it could give some great texture!

  73. Sarah says
    Posted October 29, 2011

    I’m going to try this tomorrow, you make it look so easy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  74. Posted November 2, 2011

    I am AMAZED at how great you are at doing your hair!! I have superfine naturally curly hair and right now LOTS of growing back from having children…so I tend to keep my hair short as I have a tough time getting it to look cute when it grows out. But I would die to have beautiful mid-length or longer hair like yours. I am wondering if you have come across people who just simply need to keep their hair shorter to get the volume to look attractive, or whether your hairstyling techniques would work for everybody?

  75. Posted November 2, 2011

    @Romeril: sometimes shorter is easier to work with for certain textures. But you may be able to do some of my tutorials depending on how long your hair is?

  76. Anonymous says
    Posted November 2, 2011

    Love your blogs! Do you use the Aquage every day, even if you are flat ironing? I have only found one salon locally that sells the aquage. Could you tell me what an average price on what you pay where you live? Also where would I purchase a ghd? thanks so much ๐Ÿ™‚

  77. Kim says
    Posted November 2, 2011

    I have found lots of websites selling GHD. What model would you reconmend, I have medium/thick hair?

  78. Posted November 3, 2011

    @anonymous: Yes, I use it everyday! It’s about $17-19 here and you can buy a GHD through your stylist or some people have been finding them online!

  79. Posted November 3, 2011

    @Kim: I use the GHD Classic! And that would work for you!

  80. Sharona says
    Posted November 11, 2011

    Oh wow,
    your hair looks SO healthy!
    It’s just beautiful!

  81. Anonymous says
    Posted November 12, 2011

    Thank you so much for all the videos. I watched flat iron straight last night and applied just a few of the tricks this morning (I was in a time crunch) and couldn’t believe the difference in my hair. I had realized lately that I was making so many mistakes when I fixed my hair every day, but I didn’t know what to change. I’ve learned so many new tricks already, and I envision many more good hair days in the future. Thank you for the time and effort you put into these videos – I certainly appreciate it!!

  82. Posted November 12, 2011

    Thank you so much for this blog Kate you have changed the way I do my hair – for all styles! I read the entry about how to curl your hair with a curling tong and went and ordered the 1″ instead of the 1 1/4″…do you think I will get similar results?

    We don’t have Aquage here in Australia but another volumising mousse I bought works wonders…how did I not know this earlier?? Thank you so much you are a gem!

  83. Posted November 12, 2011

    Oh and one more thing….is it necessary to dry your hair upside down? I’m wondering if that creates more lift?

  84. Libby says
    Posted November 14, 2011

    I have a lot of very thick hair, about your same cut but about 3 inches longer. I tried doing this about a week ago, and it looked pretty good, but definitely as much awesome volume as you get.

    So, then I went to Sephora and invested in a GHD (I got the New Wave model). It’s magical. Oh my gosh. The best thing to happen to my hair. I also got Living Proof heat protectant, and it’s super.

    I do think I want to try this with aquage, though. I usually use a leave in conditioner or moroccan oil because my ends get dry, but I want to see it with a serious root pumper-upper.

  85. Posted November 14, 2011

    KylieGuest: Yes, it will be similar!

  86. Posted November 16, 2011

    Loved the video thanks so much. I have been trying to master this style and am not getting much lift. I will try your technique and hope for “higher” success!

  87. Posted November 21, 2011

    This is wonderful! and makes me feel so much better about myself..LOL I just started using a straightening iron a few months ago and just LOVE the look. I HATED my hair before. But, b/c I have a terrific hairdresser :P, she taught me how to straighten my hair. I will NEVER go back to what I had. So easy to maintain and I’m grateful b/c I wanted a “longer” look anyways. This worked perfectly for me! Your tutorial is awesome!! I’ve learned some new tricks and I really appreciate you going to the trouble of making these videos. God Bless you!!

  88. Tamara says
    Posted November 22, 2011

    Thanks so much for all of these tutorials! I stumbled onto your blog from a Pinterest post and wound up spending all afternoon watching them and trying them out on my own hair. Didn’t have any product but just getting the right ideas on which way to roll the sections around my face was a huge help. Looking forward to more ๐Ÿ™‚


    @God’s Perfect Promises

  89. Maycee says
    Posted November 23, 2011

    Where do you get your hair product and clips from?

  90. Melissa H from So. Fla. says
    Posted November 23, 2011

    Dear Kate – I just wanted to thank you for all the time and effort you put into making these videos. You’ve help me take my style to a whole new level. I did this Flat Iron Straight tutorial to a “T” and it worked out perfectly. Also, The Aquage Uplifting foam is God sent. I really can’t believe how much it helps your hair “stay” and not go flat. If someone is hesitant on trying it, I know salons sell it in sample sizes. It’s a must have in your style arsinal. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  91. Andrea says
    Posted November 23, 2011

    I have the hugest need to get that Aquage uplifting foam now – I wonder if the company has noticed a spike in their sales ๐Ÿ™‚ Question about it – I watched the video on the Aquage website and was kind of shocked at how much they use. Can you tell me how much you usually use? They had just about covered the models head with it!

    Love your blog and videos – thank you for sharing your expertise.

  92. Anonymous says
    Posted November 25, 2011

    Hey do you have any tips on styling side swoop bangs with cow-licks?

  93. Lauren says
    Posted November 29, 2011

    Hi Kate, I absolutely love your hair! I am actually getting your same haircut. I have watched most of your tutorials and read the products you use. You mentioned that for fine/medium hair to use Aquage uplifting foam. I have thick brown hair and it is even thicker now because I am pregnant. However, my hair does not have much volume and is just plain dull. Would the Aquage work with my hair as well or would I need something different? Thanks so much!

  94. Posted December 1, 2011

    Hi- I am addicted to you blog! I have very long hair and plan on getting a major cut soon, so your blog has come in handy. I haven’t been able to find the Aquage anywhere locally….do you have any recommendations for other products that work as well?

  95. Amy says
    Posted December 2, 2011

    I think you just changed my life. I got bounce for the first time using my straight iron! Also–I love the Aquage foam. It’s been my fave one so far. I found all your stuff on Pinterest and am learning quite a bit. Thanks!!

  96. Afton says
    Posted December 3, 2011

    I’m inspired! I just bought an expensive flat iron and haven’t yet figured out how to use it. I’m going to try this tomorrow!

  97. Becky says
    Posted December 6, 2011

    Hi Kate, my hair is long and kind of thick. How would I get the volume that you have? As I straighten my hair it basically goes flat even if I use the root pump spray (big sexy hair root pump) and I use a CHI flat iron.. What am I doing wrong? Is there anything I can do?

  98. Posted December 12, 2011

    Love these i have thin hair do u think these would work?

  99. Posted December 12, 2011

    Love these i have thin hair do u think these would work?

  100. Anonymous says
    Posted December 15, 2011

    Kate, what kind of hair cut do you have? It never fails no matter who I go to to get a haircut it turns out awful…. My layers are shorter then my bangs and I don’t even know how to explain it! It’s been a while but it’s not growing out any either and when they cut bangs for me they cut like way back into the rest of my hair? Any helpFul information?

  101. Tori says
    Posted December 18, 2011

    Hi Kate!I love these videos.I haven’t been able to do anything with my hair since trying to let it grow out.For curly hair do you have any tips on how to make my hair actually straighten?I have been having a really hard time especially around my face due to “baby hair” as my stylist calls them.Lately they just want to stick straight out no matter how hard I try to blend them with the rest of my hair.Thanks!~Tori

  102. Valerie says
    Posted December 25, 2011

    Love your videos. My hair is thinning out bad. I am taking prenatals & Biotin and using Nioxin products. Any other suggestions???

    • Posted February 9, 2012

      I would actually suggest Ovation Hair Care. You buy it online and it’s a little on the pricey side, but when my hair was falling out – price didn’t matter. It took about 2 months for me to notice a difference because all of a sudden I had a ton of 2″ baby hair standing straight up (yes, it was funny looking)! I take biotin daily and I had to quit prenatals bc they actually caused my hair to break (weird, huh?)! Eat a lot of protein, I realized once my diet was well balanced that helped a lot to! Good luck!

  103. Anonymous says
    Posted January 8, 2012

    Kate! Love your hair!!! I have a quick question: Do you use the aquage uplifting foam when your hair is wet (before you blow dry) or after it is dry (right before you style it)? THANKS!!!!

  104. Anonymous says
    Posted January 12, 2012

    Love, love, love this blog!!

  105. Posted January 24, 2012

    I love this site, thank you so much!!

  106. Posted February 9, 2012

    I love your blog! I watch all of your tutorials and I cannot get my hair to do any of that! Kudos to you and your gorgeous hair! You can absolutely tell you are making a blog difference, if you search aquage in amazon all of the other products you discuss come up! =D Thanks!

  107. Becky says
    Posted February 13, 2012

    You are just too cute!! Thanks for your tutorials. It’s so nice to have help and such great advice!

  108. Lauren says
    Posted March 1, 2012

    Hi i need to know how to get that crown “bump” that you do in the pony tail and just for wearing how down..my hair is super thick and super heavy..i mostly get hair cuts to thin out the bottom because its hard to even get a brush through it and drying takes so long that im to tired to actually fix my hair after lol..but any advice would be great your hair is amazing!

  109. Polly says
    Posted March 21, 2012

    Any advise on how to give naturally curly hair this kind of body when straightening?

  110. Anonymous says
    Posted April 11, 2012

    I just tried this, and you just saved my hair!!! I was about to go and tell them to cut it all off. I had let it grow out and could not do anything with it. Thank you!!!

  111. Anonymous says
    Posted April 18, 2012

    Hi Kate!
    I love your blog and this tutorial; however, I have been encountering a problem with the flat iron. When I attempt to straighten near my roots I get a crease from the iron. Is there any way to avoid this?!

  112. Anonymous says
    Posted April 18, 2012

    Hi Kate!
    I love your blog and this tutorial; however, I have been encountering a problem with the flat iron. When I attempt to straighten near my roots I get a crease from the iron. Is there any way to avoid this?!

  113. Alyssa says
    Posted May 17, 2012

    You are amazing! Thank you so much for helping me! You have even helped me get done quicker with my hair. Curling that took me an hour before now only takes me a half hour at max. I love the straight look too! Going to go try that right now. Have a good day!

  114. Anonymous says
    Posted May 31, 2012

    Great tutorial. I love straight hair. I’ve found here some hair masks that will make your hair look even better when it’s straight http://www.beautyispleasure.com/haircare/hair-mask-for-soft-smooth-and-shiny-hair.html

  115. Anonymous says
    Posted July 3, 2012

    when i try to do the c motion on the ends, my hair kind of goes sideways… it doesnt curl under and it looks terrible.. my hair is longer and naturally very curly does that matter? or am I just doing it wrong? lol

  116. Posted July 5, 2012

    I have THICK CURLY longer hair. I have a chi.. But i can never seem to straighten my hair the way i want it! My hair is very frizzy.. i let it air dry by its self… should i try and blow dry it? What product should i use? I love my hair straight i can just never get it to how i want it to be… what do you recommend? PLEASE HELP ๐Ÿ˜€


    • Posted August 28, 2012

      I’m no professional, but I can recommend something from my experience. I have thick wavy/curly hair and I found that “straight sexy hair smooth and seal” by sexy hair works really well for helping me straighten my hair. It really helps take the work out for me. The only down side is it seems to hang in the air when you spray it. So I always spray it over by the shower and then walk over to my bathroom sink. Otherwise I feel like I’m in a cloud of product. I can’t remember how much it costs right now but I get the big bottle and it last me forever. I hope this helps. I know how it can be trying to find something good for stubborn curly hair.

  117. Posted July 9, 2012

    Hi I love your differant styles, but I am not able to see the video’s for some reason. Thanks

  118. Anonymous says
    Posted August 19, 2012

    Going now to find the tutorial on bangs! Can’t wait till tomorrow to do this!!!!!

  119. Anonymous says
    Posted August 30, 2012

    can u put a link on here for the tutorial on bangs please

  120. Posted August 30, 2012

    Also Kate how can I follow u on here do I can c all ur hair styles cause all I have seen do far r wonferful & I love that u do video tutorials

  121. Posted August 30, 2012

    Kate please put a link to ur tutorial on how u do ur bangs. I love ur cut. I always try to get mine cut that way but nobody seems to know what i’m talking about, do what do u tell ur hair dresser about ur bangs???

  122. Posted August 30, 2012

    Also Kate how can I follow u on here do I can c all ur hair styles cause all I have seen do far r wonferful & I love that u do video tutorials

  123. Anonymous says
    Posted September 19, 2012

    Thank you so much for the help! I recently cut 6 inches of my hair off and am having trouble learning how to style it.

  124. Posted September 27, 2012

    I need some advice. I have fine thin hair.. It is naturally curly and i oily.. I am needing styling tips for making my hair look more full and not using products that make it stiff. I like to straighten my hair a lot and i like to play in my hair through out the day right now my hair length is about 3 inches past my shoulders and I need a new cut an style I was wondering what you recomend for someone with this hair type..

  125. Posted October 28, 2012

    The video tutorial for this is SO great! One question though…what do you suggest for people who wash their hair at night and style it the next morning? Should I still use the Aquage at night even though I let my hair air dry?

  126. Posted October 29, 2012

    When you blow dry your hair upside down, do you brush it or anything? Or do you just apply the lifting foam and blow dry upside down?

  127. Posted November 10, 2012

    This is one of the few tutorias of yours that I’ve never watched, because I assumed that I didn’t need to! After watching it’s so helpful! Especially since I just cut my hair around the length that it is in this video!

  128. Posted January 17, 2013

    i have a 2 inch flat iron and i have fine hair will that work ok?

  129. Posted January 30, 2013

    This is hands down the best flat iron tutorial I have ever seen! Thanks for sharing with us!

  130. susan says
    Posted February 9, 2013

    What was the product you mentioned you used before you blow dryed your hair. something uplifiting foam?????

  131. Posted February 13, 2013

    I ordered my first can of Aquage uplifting foam today! I’m excited to see how it works for me!

  132. Posted September 26, 2013

    Thank you for sharing. I learned so much! Although I am older now and wear it shorter, I still got a lot of great tips I would otherwise never know. Appreciate you!

  133. Posted October 23, 2013

    I’ve been following you for over a year and just wanted to THANK YOU for helping me with styling my hair. I, like you, have very straight hair and it was short like yours so I feel we’ve been on the same hair journey in a way. But yes, thank you for all the style advice!

  134. Posted November 1, 2013

    love this, thanks for sharing! bought a ghd iron and love it!

  135. Posted February 4, 2014

    LOVE THIS and all your hair tutorials, thank you!

  136. Posted July 21, 2014

    Wow. I love your blog. I enjoyed watching your hair tutorial. Well, excited to try this one. If you have time read more about hair straightening.

  137. Takisha says
    Posted August 27, 2014

    Great info. Lucky me I found your website by chance (stumbleupon). I’ve saved as a favorite for later!

  138. Posted September 15, 2014

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  139. Posted September 25, 2014

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  141. lisha says
    Posted November 5, 2014

    Hi Kate i do hair my self and alot of tips i know but im always watching new videos for things to learn. And a suggestion i had was in allot of makeup artist videos they do dupes for high end products. I thought maybe you could do the same with some of your more expensive product like the aquage and kendra volume 25 cause face it some of us want it so bad but just can’t afford it.:) well let me know what you think. Thanks lisha

  142. Mary says
    Posted December 24, 2014

    I like my Karmin!

  143. Michelle says
    Posted January 31, 2015

    Love the video on straight hair with volume! I too fight the NC humidity. I’m in a wedding in May her theme is vintage. My question is do you have a suggestion for a vintage style with my hair about the same length as in this video? Thanks for the post I’m trying it today for bridesmaid dress shopping!

  144. Gloria says
    Posted March 5, 2016

    Hi ladies,
    I tried a number of the OTHER straightener brushes and was disappointed with the functionality, the quality, and the design. This brush straightener is WONDERFUL! It’s exactly as described! NO disappointments here! It’s a BETTER design and has BETTER functionality. It has high quality construction and feels nice when you hold it in your hand. It’s a better design because the buttons are on top of the handle. The side located buttons on the other brushes I tried were WAY TOO EASY to accidentally press changing the temperature and turning it off when you don’t want to. The “bristle” design is better too than the other brushes. My hair would get caught and pulled out too easy in the thin knobby rubber topped bristles of the other brushes. The “bristles” on this brush have a smoother, flatter, more straightening surface to them and they are quality constructed with heat resistant scald proof edges on all sides that may come near your touch. The high quality cord has 360 degree swivel, is generous in length, and has a handy Velcro cord strap included for cord storage. This brush has an ionizer feature that can be used, also! The brush heats up in about two minutes and straightens my hair quickly and leaves it beautifully shiny. I especially like the ionizer feature which tames all of the static that builds up in my hair. I love my hair after I use this product on it. This does no damage to my hair either at all. It makes it better. The built-in ionic generator emits negative ions – anions (concentration: above 6 million PCS/CM3 – negatively-charged atoms and molecules) that can interact with the molecular particles in your hair. They seal the hair cuticle reducing frizziness, split ends, knotting and increasing hair manageability, leaving hair silky and lustrous!WOW –> https://goo.gl/f3MnYM

  145. Posted September 11, 2016

    Good post and I shared.