Flat ironing, or straightening your hair is a very popular way to style your hair. Lots of people think that even if they have the highest quality styling tool that they’re hair a less likely to become damaged. The quality of your flat iron is a factor however, using a iron to often and at a very high heat can cause some serious unwanted damage to your hair.
Recovering from damage hair caused by heat is very hard, so it is much easy to try to avoid the damage before hand. It is possible to flat iron your hair and keep it healthy, shiny, and smooth at the same time! Here are some Bojack Academy Beauty tips for reducing damage when usin your flat iron:
- Do not flat iron your hair every day. The more frequently you do it, the more damage you are causing to your hair. It has been recommended by dermatologists to not straighten your hair more than three times a week.
- Hair needs moisture too! Make sure your hair products help with keeping hair moist! Leave-in conditioner is great for added moisture and protection.
- If time is in your favor let your hair air dry before you flat iron it. Wet hair is much more susceptible to damage than dry hair is, so a blow dryer can cause your hair to become too dry, giving it that dull and brittle feeling.
- No time? Blow dry with an ionic blow dryer if possible, make sure you use a protective spray and the cool setting on your hair dryer.
- Hair is weaker when it is wet, so make sure your hair is completely dry before flat ironing unless you are using a wet-to-dry iron.
- After all moisture is gone from your hair, smooth in a heat protectant product. These are oils and serums that give your hair an extra defense against the heat and add a layer of protection between your hair and the flat iron. They also make your hair more manageable and shiny.
- Use a flat iron with temperature controls.
- Use a high quality flat iron with ceramic or tourmaline plates instead of metal plates. Ceramic and tourmaline flat irons are great at controlling frizz, giving you a much sleeker and smoother look.