Using Straightening Irons
How to use those straightening irons!
When it comes to straightening your strands, using a flat iron seems to be the go-to move. But, what happens when your locks become dry, dull and fried from the constant clamping and overexposure to heat? Below, we've highlighted the dos and don'ts when it comes to using a flat iron to ensure healthy, straight hair—everything from heat protection sprays to the ideal flat iron temperature. Scroll down to learn everything you need to know about using a flat iron.
Never Straighten Wet Hair
Possibly the most important thing not to do. Before using a flat iron, always make sure the hair is completely 100% dry whether by a blow dryer or a simple air dry. Putting a flat iron to wet hair could be extremely dangerous—no one wants sizzling, burnt strands.
Always Prep the Hair with a Heat Protection Formula
To avoid damaging the hair, always apply a heat protecting formula such as OSiS+ Soft Glam Prime Prep Spray prior to styling.
Section the Hair Before Beginning
Sectioning the hair with clips can allow for a way easier and efficient styling process. To guarantee you don't miss a spot while straightening, begin my separating the top and bottom of the hair, and then divide those sections into smaller ones to ensure every strand is accounted for.