After the Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole Paul & Joe Post, I was emailed a few times asking what styling products and tools I use to straighten my hair.
Here are the products I use:
The Orange wood or Luxor Citrus Nylon and porcupine boar bristle 4 1/2" diameter jumbo brush.
I learned how to do my hair while I was on tour with Cirque du Soleil; before that, I would go to the salon two to three times a week for a blow dry.
This jumbo size brush is the best styling brush I've ever used; grabs onto the hair, giving the perfect amount of pull, without causing breakage, and smoothing each strand.
Besides needing good pull, the next key to a good blowout is heat and speed.
I recommend the Parlux 3800 or the Twin Turbo 3200 Ceramic Ionic. Both Blow dryers have the perfect amount of heat and air flow power to leave the hair straight, shiny, and frizz free. This is my second Twin Turbo (the first one was with me for six or seven years before the voltage power in Korea killed it), the first one being a Ceramic Ionic. In repurchasing, I didn't realize I bought non Ceramic Ionic dryer, and, in all truth, I don't see the difference.
I've tried many flat irons, Babyliss, Solano (I think it was called Blue Sapphire), CHI (not a fan) and I was using a T3, before my friend and stylist (Melvyn) gifted me a HAI Flat Iron, and I've converted ever since.
I used to work the flat iron throughout all of my hair, but in the last few years, I just smooth out my roots at the front to prevent any frizz that may creep in throughout the day (and, it works). If I want my hair bone straight or just smooth out little bits, HAI does the job while keeping my hair soft and shiny.
I've been asked to do a post on what hair products I use when it's curly or straight, and that is coming soon. If you have any questions, please leave a comment or email me.