Every woman wants to have a strong, shiny mane that also looks well groomed. To make this dream come true, ladies use different shampoos, hair masks and devices. The list is quite long. But in addition to buying the appropriate products or devices like hair straighteners or hair dryers, you should know how to use them. Here we share some super practical tips on how to use the straightener correctly so that the hair is not damaged.
How you use flat irons correctly plays a key role in how shiny and strong your hair will be
At what temperature should you straighten hair?
Using the straightening iron at the wrong temperature is perhaps the most common mistake that unfortunately leads to hair damage. Stylists therefore recommend setting the device to a temperature between 160 and 170 degrees. A temperature above 180 degrees will be harmful to the hair structure and will certainly cause burns and long-term problems.
But it is also wrong if you set the temperature too low. Then you have to straighten each strand several times until you achieve the desired result. And it’s bad for your hair too.
Use hair products like shampoo and conditioner that are appropriate for your hair texture and color
Why doesn’t my hair stay straight after straightening?
You’ve spent a lot of time straightening and shaping your hair. A few hours later, however, everything looks messed up asu. So that your mane does not lose its shape for a long time and remains smooth and shiny. Specialists and hairdressers believe that how you prepare the hair for the treatment is the most important to achieve the best possible end result. Wash hair with an anti-frizz shampoo and then apply double the amount of conditioner than you normally use and distribute evenly down the length of the hair.
Distribute the conditioner carefully with a comb to avoid tangles and hair damage
The type of device you use depends on the length and thickness of the hair
Using a straightening iron correctly: Can dry hair be straightened?
If the hair is matted, you can use a comb or Tangle Teezer. Lastly, apply conditioner or hair oil again to smooth the hair. You should not apply too much oil so that the hair does not look too greasy. Therefore you should apply the product to damp (not wet) hair and leave it on for at least 10 minutes.
The third step is drying the hair. How you do that also plays an important role. First, dry the hair with a soft towel by simply squeezing the moisture out of the strands instead of rubbing the hair aggressively. This not only prevents the hair from becoming brittle, but also prevents it from frizzing.
Never straighten hair when wet
Always wear hair products like essential oils and heat protectants to keep hair smooth and strong longer!
How do I apply heat protection correctly?
The first and one of the most important rules of thumb when using straighteners correctly is never to straighten your hair while it is wet! If the strands are not completely dry, there is a risk of permanent damage and burning of the hair. Second comes the heat protection. The right protection guarantees a better, long-lasting result and the strands remain protected. If you use a spray, keep it at least 12 inches from your head. This gives you better control of the dosage and avoids spilling too much product on your head. Otherwise, the hair will become sticky and weighed down. Important! Apply the product to still damp (not wet) hair and wait for it to dry out. You can carefully distribute the sprayed hair protection with a wide-toothed comb or hairbrush. In this way you guarantee that the entire hair is protected.
How often you wash your hair, which hairbrush you use and when you go to the salon are all important for keeping your hair in good condition
Invest in a higher class device to be sure that the hair will be less damaged
Before you treat the hair with the straightening iron, you should either blow-dry the hair at a medium temperature or rather let it air dry. Only then is the hair ready to be treated with the flat iron.
What should be considered with straightening irons?
How good the end result will be depends on the flat iron itself. The first thing to consider when choosing the right hair straightener is the coating. For Beginner Specialists recommend buying a hair straightener with ceramic plates. The heat is distributed much more evenly here and the hair cannot be damaged as quickly.
The ladies already more experience with it, can invest in a device with tourmaline plates. It makes the hair smoother, gives it shine and prevents hair from standing up. The tourmaline plates are suitable for the professionals. They warm up faster and release the heat much faster. This means that the plates can damage the hair much faster.
If you’re new to it, ask a friend to help – it’s more fun too!
Use the straightening iron correctly: After each use, you MUST clean the cool straightening iron with a damp microfiber cloth!
A tip: if your hair is particularly unruly, apply a special straightening cream before straightening it.
You should not straighten your hair more than twice a week to avoid damaging it