8 Things They Forgot To Tell You About Hair Straightening

8 Things They Forgot To Tell You About Hair Straightening

You managed (somehow) to tame your not-so-straight hair into a straight, sleek waterfall. But it seems to revert to its earlier state much faster than you’d like it to. What’re you doing wrong?


Naughty curls and mischievous waves are fun. But sometimes you wish for the sleek beauty of straightened hair. Good for a casual day event or even a formal night function, straight hair will have heads swivelling in your direction. 

But you can’t run to the salon every time you want to straighten your hair. Instead, just pick up the flat iron and run with it. But do you know how to use a flat iron? What’s to do, you might wonder. Take your hair, put it in the straightener and you’re done. Ahh, if only it were that simple. If you want your hair to look gorgeous and to stay gorgeous, there are a few tips for using hair straighteners.

 From before to after, here are 8 hair ironing tips that you need to keep in mind the next time you pick up the flat iron.

8 Hair Ironing Tips while using Hair Straighteners:

1. Find the right heat setting

While too much is bad, too low is just as bad, if not worse. With a low heat setting, you will go over and over the same bunch of hair, causing as much damage. Find an optimum setting that works. 

2. Using a paddle brush

When you want to straighten your hair, use a paddle brush or a wide-toothed comb that adds volume but keeps the hair straight and not turned. 

3. Swap the flat iron with large curlers

Use large, really large (soft drink can sized) rollers to straighten your hair. It might take longer, but you will keep your hair from getting damaged because of the heat. 

4. Keep your cool

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Heat is what helps you to style your hair. But once it’s straightened, use cool air to set it in place. 

5. Pick the right shampoo and conditioner

Look for shampoos and conditioners meant for straight hair like Wella Biotouch Straight Shampoo. Every little bit you do to maintain your straight hair will keep it going longer. 

6. Add some volume

Straight locks don’t mean flat and limp hair.One tip to keep in mind while straightening hair is to pull hair up when you straighten it. This lifts it from the root and adds volume. 

7. Protect your hair

There are sprays and hair serums that will keep your hair safe from the damage that comes with straightening. Don’t forget to protect your hair before applying the hot iron. 

8. Never use serum before ironing

A hairserum is an excellent idea, but never use it before you iron your hair. When you apply it beforehand the heat from the iron will steam your hair, causing more damage. Use serum on dry hair, after it’s straightened. 

Now that you know how to use hair straighteners the right way, what hairstyle are you going to sport? We’ve heard the sock bun hairstyle looks really great with straight hair.

Split end is one of the common problems caused while straightening your hair with iron. Check out 5 effective home remedies for split end removal here at our blog.

Check out more hair care tips & trend setting hair styling ideas here.

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