If your hair is curly, then you can do a lot of things to make it straight.
Flat iron to the rescue!
A flat iron is a very useful hair device that could make a difference to your hair. It makes the straightening work easier and faster. You don’t even have to go to a salon to change your hair.
But how can you use it when your hair is not that straight?
Below are the tips on how to use your best flat iron for curly hair:
Before using your flat iron
Do not flat iron your hair if your hair is damp. Chances are, this could damage your hair by basically burning it. You should never begin the straightening process using your flat iron in the shower. No shampoo or conditioner will give you the results that you want.
If can hear a sizzle, then you might be doing it wrong. Stop the hair straightening method for a while and assess your hair because it might still be damp, hence, the sizzle. A hair, as a rule, should be bone dry before you begin the process.
Blow-dry your hair and make it as straight as possible. It is important for your hair to be smoother so the straightening process is also smooth and flawless.
If you have air-dried your hair, make sure that you run a brush on each section so the curls will stretch out.
For the flat iron to work out smoothly, resort to a thermal protectant spray. Choose a protectant spray that is lightweight. You can opt for a heat protecting oil if you do not have a thermal protectant spray. If you are using an oil, do not touch the roots because doing this will make them oily and greasy.
Choose a flat iron that could distribute the temperature equally throughout the plates. Then you can set the flat iron to 365 degrees. This temperature is considered the optimal temperature when you are flat ironing your hair because it won’t do any damage. This is also the temperature that suits ever hair texture.
Getting the sleek style
Your goal is to make each section of our hair as straight as possible. Do not miss any section in order to create an equal quality.
To achieve this goal, you need to begin by gathering a small section of your hair, at least not bigger than one inch. If you gather bigger than this, you may not likely smooth out the section evenly.
Without hurrying, glide the device slowly and firmly through your locks, from root to the tips. Now if your hair is shorter, say, shoulder-length, the process may take about six to eight seconds in each section.
As you straighten your hair, pull the locks taut. You have to create enough pressure to your hair. This is in order to provide a thermal contact between the hair and the plates as you run the iron through. Just make sure that you are not doing it too much because you might pull your hair out or you might also cause pain on the scalp.
Getting Curved and Turned Under Ends
If you want your hair to have some bend to it, do not choose an iron that is totally flat. Choose the type that has a beveled edge to it so it will work just fine.
Read the things that were discussed above and follow them. Just flick your hand toward your face when you reach the ends of your hair in order to for the locks that are situated under to curl.
So basically, you can quickly turn the iron back on itself in a half turn while its clamp is closed. You will then see the result—a U-shaped bend at the ends.
Amazing, isn’t it?
Creating a Tussled, Beach Babe Waves
Using a flat iron, you can create messy beach waves. Your goal is to come up with an amazing S formation. What you just need to do is to make sure that the iron clamp is closed. Next, move your hand back and forth in a wavy motion as you go through each section of your hair.
Begin from the scalp and clamp the iron down on your locks. Next, smooth an inch of your hair or two, then turn it down a half of a turn toward your face.
As you glide the iron, turn it up a half of a turn against your face. Do this process again, making the iron turn up and down the length of your hair half of a turn every inch of your hair until you make it to the end portion.
As long as you know how to do it, you can make use of your best flat iron for curly hair. Just follow the rules mentioned above and you’re on your way to a completely fabulous hair.