The Secret Behind Zendaya’s Sleek Hair at the American Music Awards

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Zendaya is the ultimate hair chameleon.

Without question, Zendaya is the ultimate hair chameleon. Within minutes she can go from curly, to kinky, to locs to braids. Remember her cornrows and short pixie cut during Paris fashion week? But if there’s one hairstyle she nails every time, it’s when she rocks bone straight hair.

We caught up with her hairstylist Ray Dodson, who made sure the singers strands were super sleek at the American Music Awards last night (Mission accomplished! We didn’t notice a single flyaway!) In fact, he was inspired so much by her dazzling pink outfit that he opted for straight hair with a simple middle part.

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While this look is achievable at home, we asked Dodson the secret behind having long-lasting straight hair, and he says it’s all about using CHI products. Here, he reveals the exact steps used to create Zendaya’s American Music Awards hair.

Step 1. Wash and condition hair with CHI Argan Oil Plus Moringa Oil Shampoo and Conditioner to nourish and hydrate.

Step 2. Blow dry hair straight with CHI Touch 2 Touch Screen Hair Dryer.

Step 3. Once dry, section hair out in half inch pieces and spray with CHI Texturizing Spray.

Step 4. Straighten each section with CHI G2 Ceramic and Titanium Hair Styling Iron. When completely straightened, part hair down the middle using a rat tail comb.

Step 5. Disperse a small amount of CHI Argan Oil Plus Moringa Oil throughout for shine and as a protective coat.

Step 6. To keep hair sleek and rid of fly aways, finish with CHI Reworkable Taffy.

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