Flat Ironing

Still can’t live without your straightening iron? Once you know how to achieve that sleek, smooth look it’s hard to go back. It really doesn’t matter which flat iron you use: ceramic, thermal, metal or ionic – they all damage your hair with over-use and inappropriate use. They heat keeps your hair dry and over time will damage the ends of your hair.

Here are tips to help you and your flat iron work side-by-side without damaging your hair.

  1. Your flat iron can last longer and do less damage to your hair if you keep it clean.
  2. It is very easy to use the iron once you get the knack of it. Hence practicing the process well much in advance can help you.
  3. When using the iron on your hair comb, on the section you are using first, before running the iron through it.
  4. Try avoiding using any products until you finish straightening out your hair.
  5. Use small sections. The smaller the section the flatter and more weightless your hair will be.
  6. Use a wide bristle brush on your hair while brushing your desired shape into place.
  7. Use even pressure while stroking your flat iron from the root to the end without stopping on any part of the sectioned hair.
  8. Use a lightweight serum to smooth any frizz left over. You’ll only need a little.
  9. Let your iron cool; clean its surface with a cloth so you’ll be ready to use it again tomorrow.

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