Knowing how to use a flat iron can change your hair game! Read up and practice.
What you’ll need
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.
Brush your dry hair.
Protect your hair.
Divide and conquer.
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.
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.
This basic style is only one of the many styles 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.
Next read: Now that you know the basics of how to use a flat iron, explore how you can create beachy waves using a flat iron here.
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