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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.