Hair Ironing Tips and Tricks
Straight, silky smooth hair is all the rage and girls are going crazy over ceramic hair straightening irons. Before you iron away your mane, make sure you follow these top five tips to ensure you donít dry or damage your hair.
Heat, whether by the sun, hair dryers, curlers and ceramic hair irons, all cause your hair cuticles to open. This opening often leads to dry, weak hair, resulting in hair that is damaged and lifeless.
Ceramic hair irons have gained a lot of popularity due to their ability to make hair soft, silky and straight. But, incorrect use of these tools can lead to more damage than good.
- Ensure your hair is dry
A general rule of thumb when applying heat to hair is to ensure that the hair is completely, 100 percent, bone dry. When ironing wet hair, your hair is not able to soak in the moisture that it requires.
- Use a thermal protector to protect your locks
Before applying an iron to your luscious locks, make sure you are using a thermal protecting treatment on your hair. This can be in the form of a spray or cream that, when applied, helps to protect the hair cuticle.
- Separate the hair into sections
Separating your hair into sections when ironing will help you to achieve a more even, well-rounded application.
- Slide the iron downwards
After you have separated your hair into sections, secure the unused sections with pins or a clip. Using your hair iron, slide down the shaft starting at the roots and ending on the tips of that section.
- Always use a brush or comb
When ironing your hair it is always advisable to have a comb or brush in your free hand. This will help you to brush out the hair without touching it with your fingers. Remember, the iron is hot and could burn your hand.
Author: Dimi Ingle
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