After trading Hollywood lights for home and family, former '90s wild child Demi Moore made headlines when she returned to the red carpet with her youthful attitude and long, ultra-straight hair. Demi's updated hair (with shine to spare) combines sexiness with control for a powerfully modern look.
We asked Marianne Strokirk of Marianne Strokirk Salons in Chicago for some professional advice on how to achieve this modern style every day. The key, she says, is to keep hair as straight as possible throughout the styling process
Step 1 Insure tangle-free hair with shine by applying shampoo to the scalp and cleansing it thoroughly while allowing hair to stay as straight as possible. Then work shampoo carefully down the hair, pulling it taught. This will help keep the hair cuticle smooth. If your hair is color-treated, use a moisturizing formula. Next, rinse, letting the water pour down over hair while keeping it flat.
Step 2 Using a wide-tooth comb, apply a detangling conditioner to hair from root to tip. This will help keep the hair shaft smooth and shiny. Rinse from your crown to the ends of your hair, once again keeping it as straight as possible.
Step 3 Towel-dry hair by pressing towel against hair and holding it there as you move it downward. Keeping hair straight, squeeze out as much excess water as possible. Using fingers, apply a heat-protector product to the hair.
Step 4 Separate hair into four sections and clip. Beginning at the base of your head, blow-dry hair (on a high heat setting) using a flat natural-bristle brush. Aim the nozzle of the blow-dryer down the shaft of the hair as you brush to seal and smooth the cuticle and create shine.
Steps 5 For extra straightness, apply a flat iron to your hair in half-inch sections after applying an anti-frizz product. (If you have very fine hair, use the flat iron without the anti-frizz product because the extra product will only weigh hair down.)
Marianne's product recommendations:
Product name: Mason Pearson Brushes The right tools are paramount when blow-drying. The natural bristles of the Mason Pearson glide across the hair shaft to smooth and shine like no other. Your stylist uses it
Product name: Phytodefrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm
Product name: Phytostyle Finishing Gel
A lightweight, nongreasy formula leaves hair supple, and the product's natural sugarcane imparts shine.