Pin-straight, glossy hair goes well with any outfit and any occasion. The key is to keep hair sleek and frizz-free—something that can be a bit of a challenge in the humid weather. A flat iron makes the job so much easier, but you have to do it right if you don’t want to end up with dry, damaged strands. Read on to learn how you can wield your flat iron like a pro!
Here's How to use a Flat Iron
Wash & care with keratin
Start with clean and nourished hair. TRESemme’s Keratin Smooth Shampoo & TRESemme’s Keratin Smooth Conditioner helps calm frizz, making your hair smoother and more manageable. Use it regularly, even on days that you don’t use heat styling tools.
Brush your dry hair.
Your hair should be totally dry before you plug in your hair iron. Straightening your hair while it’s still wet can ruin your strands, making them rough, brittle, and dull. Once your tresses are completely dry, gently brush your hair beginning from the ends going up to the roots. Avoid yanking on tangles to prevent breakage.
Protect your hair.
Exposing your crowning glory to extremely high temperatures will inevitably result in some burnt strands. Minimize the damage by spritzing on TRESemme Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray for protection before heating up your iron.
Divide and conquer.
Divide your hair horizontally into two sections so you can iron the bottom part first. Use a clip to secure the upper section, try to catch as many errant strands as possible.
Iron your hair.
Straighten a lock of your hair using your hair iron, starting from the roots of your hair to the ends. Repeat until you achieve the desired level of straightness before moving on to the next section of hair.
HAIR HACK: When you reach the crown of your head, flat iron your hair upwards. This will give your ‘do more volume.
Make it shine.
Put a pump of TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops on your palms and apply it to the mid going to the ends of your hair to make your locks sleek and shiny. It helps in achieving that clean and healthy glowing hair look.
Wear it with your favorite outfit and accessories. Fashionably simple and beautiful hairstyle like this goes with anything for all seasons.
Minimizing hair damage is the key to ironing your hair straight the right way. If you see steam billowing from your iron or hear your strands sizzling, your tresses might end up in worse shape than before. Your hair’s health should always be your top priority and prepping your hair beforehand with the right products can go a long way.
Sleek and Straight Hairstyles to Try
Now that you know how to use a flat iron, use this skill to create other gorgeous hairstyles. Here are some.
1. Sleek and fierce ponytail
Take a basic ponytail to the next level by putting it up high and making it pin-straight. Nothing else screams sexy and confident than a sleek and frizz-free ‘do. You can even wear this hairstyle from day to night!
2. Straight blunt bob
What is a blunt haircut’s biggest enemy? Flyaways. And if you have a blunt bob or lob, flyaways become even more obvious, ruining your look. Keep your blunt bob or lob in good shape by ironing it straight before leaving the house. Do the same if you have bangs. This way, you don’t have to worry about your hair having a life of its own.
3. Bobby pin hair crown
When creating a bobby pin hair crown, iron your hair first to get rid of frizz that may ruin your look. Your straight and shiny hair is also the perfect canvas for creating cute shapes using your bobby pins. Don’t forget to spritz heat protectant on your hair before straightening it.
These are just some of the many hairstyles you can create with a flat iron. Be careful that you don’t damage your hair any further. Complete care for your hair before and after exposing to heat is key in knowing how to use a flat iron.