Author: Chris Paul
It is essential to protect your hair from flat iron when you apply high temperatures on your hair. Most flat irons easily reach up to 400 degrees. Whether your flat iron is ceramic, metal, ionic, or thermal, they all can be used incorrectly, doing damage to your hair after a while. Here are some essential tips for using a flat iron to avoid damage and to achieve straight and smooth hair.
Make sure the flat iron has a temperature gauge setting on it. It is not that everyone’s hair can stand the same amount of heat. So, you may cause dryness and breakage in the long run if you don’t get an adjustable setting with your ceramic flat iron. Ceramic plate flat irons create a bone straight, smooth, silky look and feel to the hair. They use an even heat pattern which provides a more uniform finish and also move through the hair more smoothly so you will experience no snagging or sticking to the hair shaft.
Apply a heat protectant to your hair. A pure silicone will help protect the hair shaft with a silk coating that will not allow heat to penetrate and damage the hair. You can put these products in your hair while wet and then reapply while dry for extra protection.
To have a maximum flat iron protection, section your hair off in four parts. Thus you will get more control over your hair. Start with one section at a time and make smaller sections within each section. Use hair spray on the smaller sections you are going to flat iron, starting from close to the root to the ends of the hair. Repeat the process until you complete all four sections.
Run your flat iron down each section of your hair smoothly, and avoid overlapping. Flat iron each section of your hair once or twice. Overuse of flat iron on your hair can make it very dry and brittle, leading to breakage over a period of time.
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