It is the fashion to have straight, sleek, shiny hair and this is made possible by using a hot iron straitening device. However, using great amounts of heat on your hair can be damaging and so to achieve both healthy hair as well as beautiful fashion, try these things to make sure that you accomplish both.
It is the fashion to have straight, sleek, shiny hair and this is
made possible by using a hot iron straitening device. However, using
great amounts of heat on your hair can be damaging and so to achieve
both healthy hair as well as beautiful fashion, try these things to make
sure that you accomplish both.
When using a flat iron, you need
to first prepare your hair. You need to make sure that your hair is
clean and free from the residue of any styling products or shampoo or
conditioner. Washing your hair thoroughly with water to free your hair
of any of these elements will prevent clumps and stickiness that can
damage your hair when contacting the hot iron.
using conditioner will maintain the moisture in your hair, but be sure
to thoroughly wash all of it out. Try to choose conditioners and
shampoos that have hydrating power because the hot iron will suck dry
the moisture from your hair and you will want something that is able to
keep the moisture level in your hair high and rich. Also, use a well
known conditioner that can keep your hair strong against the hardships
of styling that it will soon meet.
While your hair is still wet,
apply thermal sprays and various hair care serums to protect it from the
damage about to come. These can come in tiny spray bottles that you
spritz all over your hair and then comb through to spread. Or you can
use different kinds of treatments but make sure that they are
specialized in thermal treatment and make sure that you spread it all
over your hair, something that is better done when the hair is wet. As
your hair dries, the thermal treatment will soak into the strands and
protect your hair.
Then, blow dry your hair. Straightening wet
hair is a very inefficient maneuver and it is far better to blow dry and
get your hair totally and completely free of water. Many straighteners
can even fail miserably at straightening wet hair and then you will have
burned and scorched your hair for nothing.
Once your hair has
been dried, use a ceramic heated ionic hair dryer for the best results.
The ones without this plating can cause serious burning of your hair and
is very bad for the strands and follicles. Also, with ceramic ones,
there will be less frizzing and better results. Also, choose one that
has the right width for you. The ones that are two inches wide are good
for long hair, but most people do just fine with the one inch to one and
a half inch irons that are good for styling all types and lengths of
hair. Straighteners with rounded edges are the ones meant for curls and
Choosing the right temperature is very important. The
hot iron comes with settings and you need to make sure that you vary the
intensity of the heat you use. Try to stay in the middle setting,
because the lowest will do nothing and the highest will damage your hair
profusely. Perhaps for very formal occasions, do the highest setting
for a ramrod straight and glossy look but most of the time, just do the
middle setting and avoid putting your hair through that much stress and