Hair straightening tools take curly frizzy hair and turn it into sleek smooth hair in just a matter of minutes. In order to straighten your hair you will need a comb, a round brush, a hair straightening tool – blow dryer or flat iron, and a protective heat serum. For those of you who will be straightening your hair often, you would probably be best using a ceramic straightening iron. While they tend to cost a little more money than the cheaper alternatives that seem to damage the hair easier, the end results are well worth it.
If you are using a blow dryer to straighten your hair you would probably be best to brush your hair downward while you blow dry. The use of protective heat serum will protect your hair and prevent damage like scorching and split ends. When you use a flat iron to straighten your hair use a recommended flat iron heat protective serum and follow the manufacturer’s directions in how to apply and use the serum so that is effective.
Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for heating up your hair straightening device as each manufacturer has their own way of bringing their product up to temperature, or down to temperature if a certain heating time is required. Every time that you use your hair straightening device, be sure that you place on a heat resistant, non-flammable surface.
Hair straightening tools are best used when you clip your hair up and work your way through each area in manageable sections. Usually, it is best to start at the scalp with each piece and work your way to the end of the strand, being careful not to burn oneself while handling the hot device. This will take time and a comb should be used to ensure that the hair strands are evenly parted to make using the hair straightening tool more effective.
Once you have straightened all the hair strands you should then spray your hair with a shine spray or lock out lotion so that your style will be maintained throughout the day. Some important things you should remember when using straightening tools is that they are electrical devices and therefore they should not be use near anything that contains water. Do not use these appliances near a sink as electricity and water are not good partners and accidents do happen when least expected.