June 6, 2017

4 Easy Steps to Get Silky Smooth Straight Hair

Sydne Style shows all white outfit ideas for summer trendsWhen I first decided to cut my long hair into a modern lob (a long bob) with my mane man Sean, I was nervous. I haven’t changed my hairstyle since I was a teenager! At first, I felt I lost all the sex appeal I achieved from my long loose waves. But now I couldn’t be happier. Shorter hair is so easy!

My favorite way to wear my new hair is silky and straight. It’s a quick hairstyle and looks so much healthier when I work with my natural texture instead of forcing a different look. Here are my four easy steps to get silky smooth straight hair:

Sydne Style shows how to get silky smooth straight hair1. Prep with a Heat Protector

After I shower, I use a heat protector spray. There a bunch of options available. I like Brocato Cloud 9 Hot Shapes Heat Protector because it also has a UV protector, which helps keep my hair color in tact. You simply spray it on your damp hair, then brush through.

My hair is naturally pretty straight with a slight wave. So when weather and time permits, I try to let it air dry to keep it healthier. You can also blowdry if you have wavier hair or are running late.

2. Straighten With a Hot Paddle Brush

Once my hair is dry, I quickly straighten it. I used to use a traditional hair straightener, but with my shorter hair I’ve switched to the Conair Ceramic Hot Brush. I simply section off my hair, straighten the bottom, then run the brush through the top as well. It straightens while still keeping the volume. I’ve also found it to make my hair smoother than a traditional straightener.


I’ve been obsessed with Garnier Frizz Guard. I spray it onto my straightened hair to get rid of frizz and flyaways. Then I shake my hair and run a brush through. It’s super lightweight and adds extra shine.


In Los Angeles, I stop at step number three. But in more humid climates, like New York City, I add my favorite hair trick to tame extra stubborn flyaways. I learned this toothbrush trick from a hairstylist on set when I used to work at Style Network. You simply spray a toothbrush with hairspray then lightly brush the toothbrush over any frizz or flyaways.

I’ve been using L’Oreal Elnett hairspray for years. But this trick works with whatever hairspray you have in your beauty cabinet. Just make sure to use a different color toothbrush so you don’t accidentally brush your teeth later with hairspray bristles!

What are your favorite quick hairstyles for straight hair?

Sydne Style show hair tricks for getting straight hair with a lobPhotos by Falcon Griffith

Top: Heartloom
Jeans: Express
Rings: Gorjana
Hair Products: Brocato spray, Conair brush, Garnier spray,  L’Oreal hairspray
Nails: Essie Gel Couture “At the Barre”
Hotel: Nomo Soho

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  1. Natali commented:

    You’re such a beauty!! Love your hair!

    Published 6.6.17 Reply
    • Sydne Summer commented:

      Aw thanks Natali!

      Published 6.6.17 Reply
  2. Lise commented:

    I love your shorter hair! Looks great!

    Published 10.6.19 Reply
  3. Joseph commented:

    Before you pick a treatment for hair, identify the type and pass the diagnostics of the scalp. This can be done in many large beauty salons. We ourselves do not always correctly assess the condition of our hair, although there are some signs that allow us to attribute hair to a particular type. You can also find answers to many questions about hair here Proper hair care always starts with the scalp.

    Published 10.2.20 Reply
  4. Ann commented:

    Keep in mind that as the season changes, your hair needs special care. I love light curls or pigtails, it takes more time, but the result is always amazing. I always find all the necessary tools for a good hairstyle here

    Published 12.15.21 Reply
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