Is it possible to straighten hair with a flat iron without causing damage?
You may not even be a regular user hair curling iron, but surely you’ve straightened your hair at least once, right? Many people are skeptical about using heat tools to style their locks, are they ultimately damaging or not? The answer will depend on how you handle the styler and how you prepare the strands to receive this heat source; Come and see.
Does the board type make a difference?
Yes! In addition to the material used to make the straightening plate, which can be ceramic, titanium, or metal, the temperature setting also greatly affects whether or not damage occurs. In this regard, when choosing a tool, check if it has this thermostat, thus preventing the “toast” of the wires.
Can all hair textures be straightened the same way?
No Straight and wavy strands require a lower temperature and the flat iron does not need to be passed through the strand multiple times to style. But curly and curly, yes. The important thing is not to exceed the amount of use, because at that moment the damage is not always noticeable. But, after washing, you may notice dryness and lack of shine.
How to make wires for a flat iron?
In addition to having a good hair regimen, using at-home masks, and in-salon treatments, hair should be clean and dry, even if you need to use a blow dryer.
Regardless of texture, heat protectant enriched proteins and vitamins it is irreplaceable, that is, apply the product minutes before using the tool to protect the hair fibers. Another important point is that repair oils should not be used before styling as they can damage the strands, this product should only be used after finishing.
WARNING: never use a flat iron on wet locks. Apart from ruining them, you can still risk your life due to shocks.
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With previously clean, detangled and heat-protected hair, separate thin strands and gently slide the flat iron from roots to ends. Use a comb or brush to make handling easier and to avoid burning your hands. Repeat the process if necessary. If the threads are already smooth, you can leave another thread.
How to prolong the effect?
There are anti-humidity products that reduce the appearance of frizz and make hair stay beautiful longer. Additionally, using a CC Cream and finishing with a restorative argan or macadamia oil helps to maintain the smooth effect for longer. Also, it’s worth using a satin/silk hat or pillowcase when sleeping to minimize frizz. Wear a shower cap to prevent steam from stripping your hair of moisture and changing its shape.
How often can I use a flat iron?
Ideally, you should use it as infrequently as possible, such as once a week, but it’s understandable that some people model more often. So boost your defenses and invest in good treatment.
Do you need to process your locks after using a flat iron?
Yes! As the hair fiber is unnaturally heated, it is normal for the structures to become brittle. Moisturize, moisturize, and/or nourish well after using the tool. Your hairdresser will be able to guide you on the best treatment.
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