|Posted on August 19, 2014 at 3:50 AM|
Most people think that any kind of flat iron would do to straighten someone's hair. However, most hair experts suggest that the best flat iron must have a ceramic plate rather than a metal plate. Good brands of flat iron are Chi, Babyliss, GHD, Fhi and HSI.
Before using a flat iron, completely dry your hair from roots to tips and never use the flat iron in drying it. Likewise, never apply any hair product like gel or hair spray while drying your hair. Instead, use a straightening balm to coat the hair and protect it from heat.
Hair styling tools don't have to cost a fortune. But they do need basic features, says Mark Goodman, a master hair care professional.
Look for tools that offer different heat settings. "The cheaper ones have just one setting," says Goodman, who owns The Hair-Designers salon in Hilton Head, S.C.
Check to see if your tool displays heat temperatures. For instance, some hair irons can be dialed to a variety of heat settings, from 175 or so to nearly 400.
But then again, ensure that your hair is totally dry prior to use of the straightening iron. Most importantly, read the flat iron manual and follow the product instructions carefully.
Different products may require different heat setting for various types of hair. Straighten hair by 2-inch segment at a time until all strands are nicely done. Position the flat iron close to the scalp and firmly stroke it going down the tips of the hair.