We just wish that every day when we get ready to hit the day, our hair hopefully behaves – With zero consideration to texture or style. But simply for those days when we feel like our hair needs some extra attention getting smooth, shiny and tangle-free or you just need a break from the basic monotonous hairdos, you’ll only find you’re straightening rod the solution to this everyday problem. The multifaceted styler can get your hair smooth, sleek and chic perfect, tousled and messy or bouncy and wavy in no time. Let’s have expert tips and tricks on how to use your flat irons to create that” to the perfection” hairdo.
Tips to memorize before You Flat Iron Hair
- You’re roots are considerably sensitive when they are wet, so it is preferred to never ever flat iron wet damp hair. Unless you don’t want your hair literally cooked up.
- Blow-dry leaves your hair partially smooth and straight, which is great before you get on the work of straightening it out. It will make the flat ironing process easy – peasy.
- If you’re letting your hair dry naturally, run a brush through different sections incessantly, putting a pressure on the curls and waves as you do so.
- Use a mild, heat protecting oil or thermal protectant spray before you flat iron your hair. If you’re applying oil, stay away from the roots as you don’t want them to get gushy. For thick, voluminous textured hair, the balmy Moroccan Oil Treatment is recommended.
- Always opt for an iron rod where the temperature is scattered evenly throughout its plates.
- Following, set the temperature of the iron to 360 degree, which is considered an ideal temperature to flat iron your hair without putting them in to harm’s way.
Tips to Achieve Super Sleek Hair dos with Your Flat Iron
- Try to achieve that chic-perfect straightness with the single sweep of the flat iron on each section.
- Take smaller sections of your hair for ease and better application, no bigger than one inch. Surpassing this one inch limit and your hair will not be as smooth and straight as what you could have imagined
- Be patient and take your time, pass the flat iron slowly and steadily through your hair, from root to the tips. (If you have shoulder-length hair, each swipe will not take more than 7 seconds to pass through each section.)
- Pull the hair firmly as you go about straightening. You need to apply appropriate pressure to your hair to get good thermal contact between it and the plates as you pass the iron through, but not too much to cause your hair to pull out and damage it along the way.
How to Get Curls and Curves Using Your Flat Iron
- For those curvy bouncy strands, go for a flat iron that has an oblique edge to it, instead of a completely flat one.
- Follow the steps mentioned above, but as you reach the ends, just swish your hand around toward your face so that the hair curls under.
- With the iron clamp closed to your strand, quickly turn it back on itself in a half turn. And you’ve created a U-shaped bend at the ends.
- If you want curls throughout your hair, take a small section of your hair and twist it into a barrel curl using your iron rod. Continue rolling, till it reached the scalp, and then slip the rod out without muddling the curls.
- Pin up the curls till your hair has cooled down to set the curls.
And you’re ready to roll!