Using a common and low quality flat iron on a daily basis can be extremely harmful to our strands. Indeed those who love the ultra-sleek tresses and more, they would like to tame their neither curly nor straight only wavy strands will opt for this method too often. In special cases this ritual might cause irreversible damages to the follicles, there are several preventions that must be taken before engaging into straightening. All taken in order to avoid the formation of hair disorders as breakage or even loss.
Our hair texture might be either hyper-sensitive or more resistant to the effects of extreme heat. However it seems that with the too frequent application of this hair styling technique the immunity of the strands towards the external factors decreases. The best way to protect our hair from deterioration is to reduce the hair straightening damage.
Prepare the tresses with the help of basic hair care products. The proper application of shampoo and conditioner will furnish your follicles with a protective shield able to fight all the harmful factors.
This is a must step that should precede the
Make sure the both of these products will offer the ideal amount of moisture to the follicles in order to efficiently face the extreme heat. There are several heat protective beauty hair care products on the market. You might consider applying these to the tresses, opt either for the lotion or spray formulas.
Do It On Dry Hair
One of the golden rules of flawless hair straightening is to start straightening only if your hair is completely dry.
Wet hair suffers from the effect of excessive heat and the result might be a great disaster. Instead blow dry your strands thoroughly, than you might consider waiting a few minutes, then start shaping your hair with flat iron.
Furthermore sleeking your hair when the follicles are tortured with hair styling product build-up as gel, spray or mousse can also be damaging. Use treatments and shampoos that eliminate all the residues from the hair and ensure the appropriate hair styling.
The temperature of the flat iron should perfectly match our hair texture. The first thing is always to identify our hair type. Then decide on the perfect grades.
This way hair stylists recommend you to use: for fine hair that is a bit more sensitive max 360 degree F (180 degree) temperature, this is also valid for damaged hair, then for thicker strands and curls 380 -410-degree F (190-210 degree C) and finally for normal and healthy hair 360- 380 degree F (180-190 degree C). Keep these numbers in mind when you decide to style your hair both both a low and high quality flat iron.
Flat Iron Shape
Shape also has a crucial role when straightening your strands. Besides the temperature and also the must have ceramic or tourmaline texture, it is important to know the proper wideness of the device in order to avoid any damages. The rule is to choose a wider flat iron from the common 1-1.5 inch one if your tresses reach beyond the shoulders. On the other hand those who sport shorter crops might choose the normal-sized ones. These are important factors since the application of an inappropriate hair straightener might cause breakage.
Proceed in Sections
A final advice might be that in order to increase the efficiency of the flat ironing and also to protect the strands from damage, proceed in sections. Separate the locks in more parts and cover all the head by heading from one side to the other with great care and precision. There’s no point in grabbing a larger lock of hair an then straighten it for hours when you can do the job more easily and quickly bit by bit.