How to Use a Hair Straightener Correctly and Effectively
The first step to using a hair straightener is to have clean and smooth hair. You can obtain this by washing your hair and using some sort of a shampoo and conditioner. Different people will suggest different brands, types, and styles. In this article we will not touch on that as it is for the most part a personal preference and can vary by hair type and even the person.
Once your hair is washed you will want to first towel dry your hair and then follow up with a thoroughly drying your hair with a hair dryer. There are a few key factors you want to follow while blow drying your hair to make it easier when it comes time to straighten your hair. First use a dryer attachment, this will help smooth your hair and make sure it blows in the same direction. Make sure you do not flip your hair while drying; this will cause your hair to get frizzy and make it more difficult to straighten.
Now you want to turn your straightener on, it should get hot fairly quickly. Once your hair is fully dry it is easiest to divide your hair up into sections, most find it easiest to divide it up into 3 sections. Once you have an idea of where you wish to make the sections you will wants to use some sort of a headband to tie 2 of them back so you can focus on the single section you are about to straighten.
Take the section you are working with first and brush it out getting rid of any and all tangles. Make sure once you have brushed it out you hold on to this section of hair so it can be straightened. Using the straightener start at the base of your hair getting as close as you can to your scalp but be careful not to burn it. Slowly drag the straightener down the length of the hair all the way through the ends. Like when ironing an article of clothing the faster you go the less straight your hair will be. If you are going at the normal speed in which you brush your hair this is too fast and you will be able to tell when you look in the mirror that you need to slow down.
Take another section of hair and repeat the previous directions. Please be sure to remember to brush each section of hair before you straighten it. Finished with the last section of hair and now all your hair should be smooth and straight.
Once your hair is straightened and styled as you wish and if you deem necessary you can put a finishing cr?Ã¯Â¿Â½me on the ends of your hair but be sure only at the ends and not at the base of the hair. If you put cr?Ã¯Â¿Â½me or any kind of like product at the base of your hair it will weight it down and look greasy and dirty.