Straight hair is making a major comeback in the trend world, especially as we work our way into the spring season. You’ve likely noticed some of your favorite celebs have been rocking the pin straight hair styles that look so chic. While pin straight hair is on trend, it’s not always the easiest hairstyle to achieve, but it’s really all about using your tools properly. According to some of the experts in the hair world, it’s time to start resolving flat iron mishaps to make sure that you’re making the best use out of your flat irons. We’re sharing some of the mistakes many people make when using flat irons.
Your Hair Isn’t Completely Dry
Ever noticed steam or a sizzling sound coming from your hair when you being using your flat iron? If you have, that’s a definite mishap you want to learn to avoid. It’s essential to only use a flat iron on your hair when your hair is completely dry. If your hair is wet at all, you will notice that steam and sizzle appear. Why is that so bad? Experts suggest that when your hair is wet while using a flat iron you’re basically clamping down and holding your wet hair hostage in the flat iron–which can cause a lot of damage to your hair. Straightening wet hair can cause your hair to become frizzy, brittle and cause a lot of long-term damage to your hair.
You’re Using the Wrong Setting
The thing about flat irons is the heat aspect of them can help or hurt your outcome when using them. To keep your hair healthy and really make the most of your flat iron, it’s essential to make sure that you’re using the flat iron at the right setting. A good quality flat iron will come equipped with different heat settings, you’ll want to make sure the setting you use is good for your hair type. Typically, when you have thicker hair you’ll need to use a higher setting and fine hair will need a low setting. Experts suggest to start on the low setting and slowly work your way up to keep your hair protected but still achieve the results you want.
You’re Trying to Straighten Your Hair All At Once
To really get the best results when using a flat iron, experts suggest that it’s best to section your hair off. Breaking your hair up into sections is the best way to have more control over your hair and keep you from causing any damage. In addition, for styling purposes when you section your hair you’re able to focus on a small section of hair at a time–this really helps to make sure you’re able to get the hair as straight as you want without having to worry about all the rest of your hair getting in the way.
We can’t forget to mention that’ it’s crucial to ensure that you’re using protectant products on your hair before applying any heat with a flat iron. Not doing so can cause a lot of damage to your hair.